Software for faculty and staff

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

To be considered for a site license, 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 licensing recommendation

To request a site license, 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 licensing recommendation, the CIO will request funding for the site license.  


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:

Send a request to

Support for this service:


The cost for licensed software varies according to the product.


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