Free software for home computers

Aalto IT provides staff members and students application licenses, some of them with free of charge, that can be installed on personal computers.


  • People of Aalto can download applications for their personal computers for free.
  • Applications that can be downloaded include, for example:
    • Microsoft Office
    • Matlab
    • Cisco AnyConnect VPN client

According to the campus agreement with Microsoft, Aalto University students and staff members are able to acquire Microsoft’s software products for their personal computers. Licences can be purchased from a partner’s online shop. Purchases require a valid Aalto University email address to ensure that the buyer is a member of the university community.

Aalto University does not offer a campus license for an antivirus software. On the home computer, you can use for example a program which comes with the operating system, such as Windows Defender.


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Microsoft Office package: installation on students’ and employees’ own devices

Aalto University students and employees are provided, free of charge, with Microsoft Office 365 programs (e.g., Word, Excel and PowerPoint) for their own devices (computers, tablets, and smartphones) with the Microsoft Office ProPlus programme (for students, this is also referred to as ‘Student Advantage’).

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