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Free software

As a student at Lund University, you have free access to different software that you can use in your studies, for example Microsoft Word, SPSS and Matlab.

Office 365

Office 365, i.e. Word, PowerPoint and Excel, for example, is available to you for free and can be used on your own computer. Click on the link below to get information about how to get access to the programs via your student account.

How to download Office365 –

You might need to activate Office after you download it. In this case, check the box stating that you already have an account and then use the same credentials to activate as you used when you logged in.

Scanner apps

There are different free apps that can help you convert an image into a document – for example if your Canvas hand-in assignment requires it. You can find a couple of examples of such apps below.

Genius Scan helps you convert paper documents into multi-page pdf files with the help of a phone camera.

Genius Scan for iPhone –

Genius Scan for Android –

Office Lens allows you to convert images into pdf, word, PowerPoint or Excel files.

Office Lens for iPhone –

Office Lens for Android –

Mathematic tools

Many students, especially at the Faculty of Engineering, use the mathematics programs called Matlab, Comsol or Maple. Lund University has user licences for these programs encompassing all students at Lund University. Click on the link below log in with your student account to download the software.

Log in with your student account and download the programs –

MATLAB Grader is integrated in Canvas which makes it possible for your teacher to use MATLAB coding programs directly in your course. Therefore, you might come across it in a Canvas-assignment.

The Program Manager Services at Lund University

Via Lund University's Program Manager, you can download loads of programs that you might need in your studies, for example SPSS and EndNote, assuming you are connected to the university’s network. You can connect to the university network even from home by using a VPN. See the link below for information on how this works. If you need help with the connection or the download, you can always contact Lund University’s technical support, but remember that they can’t support you when it comes to using the programs – for help with this, you have to ask your teacher or supervisor.

Read more about which programs are available and log in to the Program Manager Services –

See contact information to Lund University’s technical support

Read more about VPN and how to connect to the university’s network –

Technical support

Contact LU Servicedesk if you need technical support when using our digital tools.

LU Servicedesk
servicedesk [at] lu [dot] se (servicedesk[at]lu[dot]se)
+46 (0)46 222 9000