Service for students

Students of the University of Stuttgart can, within the framework of campus and state licensing agreements, obtain Software free of charge or for discounted university rates.


For students of the University of Stuttgart we acquire and provide:

  • Software that is free of charge or discounted
  • Campus and state licensing agreements

List of licenses

Manufacturer: ESRI   


ArcGIS Desktop and ArcGIS Pro are available for all students.

Download and Installation:

ArcGIS Installation Instructions (License for 2024!)

Manufacturer: Autodesk®   


The student community is sponsored by Autodesk international communication platform. It is available for students of the University of Stuttgart, for the faculty of architecture, civil engineering, mechanical engineering, product design, animation and games. In addition to software, the site offers discussion forums, FAQs, e-learning courses and curricula, design libraries, job offers, and more.

  • Autodesk® AutoCAD® (CAD Software 2D, 3D)
  • Autodesk® Inventor Professional® (Simulation of 3D CAD)
  • Autodesk® SketchBook® (drawing software)

Download and installation: 

The registration is only possible with the student email address ( at  Autodesk® student

Manufacturer: Dassault Systèmes


CATIA is a multi-platform software suite for computer-aided design (CAD), computer-aided manufacturing (CAM), computer-aided engineering (CAE), PLM and 3D, developed by the French company Dassault Systèmes.

Download and installation:  

CATIA licenses can only be purchased at the student council for aerospace engineering. For aerospace engineering licenses can only be purchased from Mr. Reyle.

Manufacturer: CambridgeSoft


ChemDraw is a Software-Package by  CambridgeSoft for drawing chemical structures.

  • Chemical structures, drawing of reaction equations
  • Templates for structures and templates for most chemical journal

Download and installation: 

Please read the instructions before downloading ChemDraw Professional. Installation file links are in the instructions. 

ChemDraw V.17/18 Instruction and Download link

Manufacturer: Swiss Academic Software


Citavi enables literature management for students.
Free campus license for students of the university.

  • Literature administration
  • Recording and managing literature
  • Integration of PDFs and other documents
  • Compilation of bibliographies and manuscripts

Download and installation: 

University Library Download Guide for Citavi 

Manufacturer: PTC Homepage


Creo (formerly Pro/ENGINEER) is the standard in the area of 3D product design.

Students of all faculties of the University of Stuttgart are allowed to use the campus license on any number of private computers.The campus license includes only Creo for Windows

  • Supports optimal proceedings in the construction
  • Tool for compliance with all industry-and company-specific standards
  • Parametrical 3D-CAD/CAM/CAE software solutions

Download and installation: 

Please refer to Licensing information and installation instructions (German only) prior to downloading


The old license server will be shut down on 07.02.2019. Please read the conversion instructions (German only) for Creo 3.0/4.0 and 5.0 users.

Manufacturer: Weisang - FlexPro


FlexPro is a software used for the analysis and presentation of data. The program contains the following functions, for instance:

  • Data analysis
  • Data presentation
  • Preparation of 2D and 3D graphics and tables

Free practice licenses of FlexPro are available for students of the Universität Stuttgart. The software can be downloaded directly from the homepage of the software provider.

Download and installation: 

To obtain a free FlexPro license, register at the Website hosted by FlexPro. Please register with your student e-mail address (

Manufacturer: Jet Brains


The company Jet Brains offers software for the development environments, e.g. CLion (C/C++), IntelliJ (Java), PyCharm (Python). The products are provided free of charge as Community Editions. The entire portfolio, consisting of more than 20 development and productivity tools, is available free of charge to students, professors and research assistants.

The software can be obtained directly through the manufacturer.

Download and installation: 

To use the software, please register on the following website. Therefore a registration with your student e-mail address ( is necessary.

Manufacturer: MathWorks


MATLAB is used worldwide to solve mathematical problems, for evaluation and analysis of data and the graphical representation of the results.

Simuslink offers a graphical development environment for the design and simulation of technical systems and is used in many industries to solve demanding technical problems. The program contains among others the following features: 

  • Solving mathematical problems
  • Graphical representation of the results
  • numerical calculations using matrices
  • many add-on tools

All Students of the University of Stuttgart are entitled to use the campus license on any number of personal computers. The campus license includes MATLAB and Simulink. For more tools check the detailed list on your MATLAB account. 

Download and installation: 

To use the MATLAB license it is necessary to provide the following information correctly.

  • Student E-mail address
  • First name
  • Surname

Incorrect or incomplete information may cause an exclusion of the MATLAB campus license. So please provide your name correctly. 

Installation on computers of the university and use by employees and staff of the university is explicitly not permitted under the Student Option. Any commercial use of the products is excluded.

  1. Save the activation key on your computer!

    Save the Activation key in a place where you can find it again, because if you want to use the license longer than one year, you have to reactivate the license with this Activation key.

  2. Create a MathWorks Account

  3. Install MATLAB/Simulink - please follow the instructions of MathWorks

  4. Reactivate MATLAB Licence after one year

Manufacturer: Microsoft


Registered students of the University of Stuttgart have the opportunity to use Office 365 Pro Plus. The licensing program is coordinated by the University of Tübingen, which has also compiled  all the relevant information (German only).

  • Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook

Range: Office 365 Pro Plus, which means Office for local installation without user account and online storage.

Cost: The portal operator charges a management fee of 3.99 € a year, otherwise there are no costs.

Download and installation: 

Please register with your student account on bildung365.

The TIK does NOT provide support for this service. Please contact the official office support.

Manufacturer: Microsoft


Microsoft Azure Dev Tools is a licensing program for the IT-education in the STEM-subjects(Imagine). A legal and simple access to Microsoft creating tools is made available to students and teachers of these subjects. The University of Stuttgart is in possession of a standard-license for  all students and teachers. However, the University is only allowed to permit access to the more expansive Imagine Premium to the STEM-faculties (Faculties 1 - 8 and part of faculty 10).

The software obtainable through the website may also be installed on private computers of University employees and students as long as it is only used for non-commercial research and teaching. Please not the information regarding the subjects permitted to use Imagine Premium.

For Microsoft Office, a separate licensing program for students of all Universities of Baden-Wuerttemberg exists and is offered by the University of Stuttgart. Further information can be found here.

Download and installation: 

MS Imagine is replaced by MS Azure Dev Tools for Teaching on the 11th of February 2019. Unfortunately, Microsoft has not been able to provide us with any information on how to register for the new service. Therefore, we can neither implement nor test the connection of the university accounts to the new service "Azure Dev Tools" in time. At the same time, data protection issues arise, as anonymous registration (as before) will probably no longer be possible. Access to MS Imagine will therefore end on the 10th of February. As soon as we have further information, we will make it available here. Until then, we ask for your understanding.

Manufacturer: OriginLab


Origin is an analysis and visualization program for scientific data. The offered Origin Professional Edition includes all the features of Origin plus extended analysis tools in addition for statistics, 3D fitting, image and signal processing.

Due to significant reduction of our budget, we can no longer sponsor the Origin license. Origin licenses can only be bought for the full price of 108,29€ per year.

Students of all faculties of the Universität Stuttgart are entitled to acquire this student license. The price is around 108,29 € in ADDITIVE's online shop, which distributes student licences for the University of Stuttgart. The program contains the following features, among others: 

  • Analysis of data sets
  • Diagram, Graphic creation
  • Plotting

Download and installation: 

How to purchase ORIGIN PRO

  1. Visit the homepage of OriginLab Additive Softwareshop
  2. Add OriginPro to your cart
  3. Choose " New Customer"
  4. Enter personal information
    Please note: Be sure to use your student E-mail address (
  5. Specify shipping address and payment method and place order

Manufacturer: QtiPlot 


QtiPlot is a tool for scientific data analysis and for creating graphical renderings of analyzed data.

Students of all faculties are entitled to use the campus license on as many private PCs as they want. 

The license includes QtiPlot for the following operating systems:

  • Windows
  • Mac OS X
  • Linux (Ubuntu, Debian)

To be able to use QtiPlot you have to download Python 2.7.

Information and downloads for Windows and iOS users:

Version V.

Information and downloads for Linux users:

The versions for Linux are available as Debian packages (. deb) and can be also installed on Debian-based distributions (e.g. Ubuntu).

The packages for Linux with statically linked libraries should be used only when there is a problem with the normal version of the packages.



Manufacturer: Siemens


Siemens NX is used for an efficient and flexible product development. Besides the 3D modeling and documentation of multidisciplinary calculations of structural, moving, thermal, fluid and multi-physical applications, machining and quality control is possible.

Siemens NX is available for all students of the University of Stuttgart.

Download and installation: 

Due to a change of the license file all users of NX are required to select the  bundles again (see last section of the installation instructions for details)


Manufacturer: Dassault Systèmes SolidWorks Corp. 


SolidWorks software integrates a wide range of tools for mechanical CAD, design review, product data management, design communication and CAD productivity in one easy to use package.

Students from all faculties of the University Stuttgart are entitled to use the software. It can be used on any number of  private computers.  

Information for PhD research:

It is not allowed to use this license for PhD research! To use the correct license you have to contact your responsible institute - which then has to purchase a research license.

Download and installation: 


 kostenlos, Must have, free, The software is protected by copyright. It is made available by the data center without charge for all students, also for private use. Circulation to third parties is not permitted. Any commercial use is forbidden, as well as using the license after you are no longer a student of the University of Stuttgart. Each Person is only allowed to install SAV on three computers at the same time. For the installation and also for the regular (set on 60 minute intervals at the moment) updates it is necessary to be connected to the university-network, e.g. with VPN. If the Anti-Virus program is not updated regularly the program is no longer effective, because current attacks will not be identified! If you still want to use the licensed version, you can download the following file. Please note, that you have to be connected to the university network (eduroam) or to VPN for the installation and for updates. Sophos Endpoint Security & Control Version für Windows v10.3 Sophos Endpoint Security & Control Version für Mac v9.1.8

Manufacturer: Sophos


This product is designed to detect malware (viruses, worms, Trojan horses, etc.) and provide protection and removal regardless of the way the malware entered the system. The software is protected by copyright.

Download and installation: 

We recommend students at the University of Stuttgart to install e.g. the version "Sophos Home" for Windows and MacOS, which is now available for free for private use.

Furthermore, this selection can also be used for a decision.

Please note, that it is necessary to previously uninstall pre-existing Sophos-Installations.
Further information can be found here




Manufacturer: IBM 


SPSS is an application that allows you to analyze data statistically. The basic module offers the core statistical procedures. Add-ons are available for special tasks. The stand-alone application AMOS (Analysis of Moment Structures) can be used for structural equation modeling (SEM) to compare, confirm and refine models easily.

Students of all faculties of the University Stuttgart can use the campus license. The students of the University Stuttgart can use it on any private computer. 

Download and installation: 

Please read the installation instructions /license information of the respective version manual before downloading.

Installation Instructions (Versions 27, 28 and 29)

IBM SPSS Statistics 29 (neu)

IBM SPSS Statistics 28 (neu)

IBM SPSS Statistics 27

Manufacturer: VMware


The TIK has obtained a membership for the VMWare Academic program for the University of Stuttgart. The license contains, among others, the following products:

  • VMWare Workstation (Windows/Linux)
  • VMWare Fusion (Mac)
  • VMWare vSphere
  • VMWare vCenter Server

The license allows the private use of the software as well as the use in research and teaching. Infrastructural use is strictly prohibited.

All students of the University of Stuttgart are permitted to get a single license per product. If you need an additional license, you will need to purchase them for the regular price.

Information regarding the terms of service can be found here: Terms of Use VMWare Please mind the End User License Agreement (EULA). The violation of this agreement can lead to an exclusion from the program for the whole University, not only yourself!

Download and installation: 

The former software shop is no longer available.

To obtain the software please write an email containing the following information:

  • last name
  • first name
  • email address (student email from  University of Stuttgart)
  • name of the lecture, requiring the VMware licenses

If you provide the first three pieces of information in the following format (without white space), you are helping us providing the software to you:


You will receive an invitation to VMware IT-Academy where you can download the software.

Please read the following PDF document for further details.

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