Software for faculty and staff

IST provides site licencing to faculty and staff for many applications. See Licenced software at the University of Waterloo.

To be considered for a site licence, the software must meet the following criteria.

  • The software can be used by faculty, staff and grad students.
  • The software is integral for people to do their job.
  • The software will be used by a significant portion of campus users.

Submit a licencing recommendation

To request a site licence, please submit a business case and your request will be brought to the Chief Information Officer (CIO) for presentation to UCIST. If UCIST supports the recommendation, the CIO will request funding for the site licence.  


Did you know? Waterloo faculty and staff (and students) have access to OnTheHub, a third-party software reseller dedicated to providing free and discounted software from the world's leading publishers. Log in to view the software (and any related costs) available to the University of Waterloo. 

Who can use this service:

  • Graduate Students
  • Instructors
  • Faculty
  • Researchers
  • Staff

How to request this service:

Submit a request using the Jira Service Desk Portal

Support for this service:

Submit a request using the Jira Service Desk Portal


The cost for licensed software varies according to the product.


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