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.

To request a site license submit a business case, your request will be brought to the CIO for presentation to UCIST. If UCIST supports the licensing recommendation, the CIO will request funding for the site license.  

Available licensed software

Software company Available for: Software information
Adobe Faculty, Staff

Various products, see the complete list. This software is purchased through the IST Webstore.

Autodesk Staff Contact laughlin@uwaterloo.ca to purchase.
Autodesk Faculty

Free on Nexus.
Free for educational use on the Autodesk website.

Autodesk Students Free for students on the Autodesk website.
Corel Faculty, Staff CorelDraw, WordPerfect. Purchased through the IST Webstore.
esri Faculty, Staff

ArcGIS can be purchased through the IST Webstore.

esri for students please visit the IST Service Desk, East Campus 2 (EC2).

FileMaker Pro Faculty, Staff FileMaker Pro. Please purchase through the IST Webstore.
Labview Faculty, Staff Labview can be purchased through the IST Webstore.
Maple Faculty, Staff,

Maple for faculty/staff can be purchased through the IST Webstore.

Maple for Students, Service Desk, EC2.

MatLab Faculty, Staff MatLab can be purchased through the IST Webstore.
Microsoft Campus Agreement (FAQ) Faculty, Staff, Grad Students

Microsoft Desktop Campus Agreement

Microsoft Faculty, Staff

Various products, see the complete list. Purchased through the IST Webstore.

Microsoft Office 365 Pro Plus Faculty, Staff, Grad Students

Microsoft Office applications for up to 5 personally owned computers/devices. See Getting started with Office 365 for faculty, staff, and graduate students for more information.

Please do not install Office 365 ProPlus on managed, University-owned workstations.

NVivo Faculty, Staff, Grad Students Purchased through the IST Webstore. Grad Students please visit the IST Service Desk, EC2
SAS Faculty, Staff SAS, purchased through the IST Webstore.
SAS Students University Edition, Full Version available for purchase IST Service Desk, EC2.
SPSS Faculty, Staff SPSS, Amos. Purchased through the IST Webstore.
SPSS Students and Grad Packs Please order your copy from e-academy online store.
Techsmith Faculty, Staff, Students Camtasia Studio, Snagit/Dubit can be purchased directly from the company.
WinEdt Faculty, Staff, Students WinEdt  - Latex Editior for Windows can be purchased directly from the company.

Support for software

Please contact your Faculty service desk or IT Support Representative if you require assistance after purchasing a piece of software.