Software Options for Students

There are different options for getting software depending on the software needed and your field of study.

Office 365

All students, faculty and staff with an activated WUSTL Key can install and activate the Microsoft Office apps on up to five personally-owned devices. See the Office for Home page to find instructions for your operating system.

Software Licensing

Software Licensing has a limited number of software programs that are available to students to install on their personally-owned computers, but students should check here before purchasing elsewhere as these may be free or offered at a lower price. VPN may be required to access these links if you are not on the WashU network.


Check with your school or department for additional software provided. Below are some links to school specific software information.

Geographical Information Systems Software

University Libraries offers Geographical Information Systems software for free, ArcGIS and QGIS.


Students can visit OnTheHub to purchase additional software, including Adobe Creative Cloud and Windows 10 Education.

Additional Resources

Mplus for students: Visit

Stata for Students: Visit Stata’s student pricing site.

Web-Based Applications

Many web-based applications, like Zoom, Office 365, Box, DocuSign, and LinkedIn Learning, are available to all faculty, staff, and students. Learn more about these in our How To section.