Software - Student software information
On this page, students can search the software catalogue. All entries in the catalogue include the application title and description, a link to the download site (or information on how to obtain the software), the availability of the application on computers in the IT Services computer rooms, and other relevant information.
Have a quick look through the information below for the most popular applications and software for students. Otherwise, you can search the software catalogue at the top of this page by entering the application or software name and/or by searching alphabetically.
Software usage policy
All students are advised that they must ensure that any software they are using is appropriately licensed and their use of the software complies with the terms and conditions of the license agreement. It is the responsibility of each student to ensure that they are appropriately licensed for all software on the devices they own.
Popular and Site Licensed software available to students
Students can avail of software under the Site Licenses College has purchased on behalf of students. This includes (click on the title below to expand for more information):
Microsoft Office 365 ProPlus for Students
IT Services are pleased to be able to offer all current Trinity students the Microsoft Office 365 ProPlus suite of software, free of charge. Office 365 can be used online or downloaded on up to five devices, including Windows, Mac, Android and iPhone. Applications include Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Lync, OneNote, Access, and Publisher. Office 365 also includes OneDrive which is a form of personal cloud storage. Students can use up to 1 TB of storage with a maximum file size of 2GB.
For further information please see our Microsoft Office 365 ProPlus for Students web page.
Students can get a copy of SPSS for their own personal computers under the Trinity SPSS site licence. SPSS is licensed for educational use and not for research funded by a business or organisation that would result in commercial gain.
To download the SPSS installation files please visit the TCD Software Download site. To download the files you must be connected to the wired network in Trinity offices or labs or be using one of the computers in the IT Services computer rooms. The download is not available from computers connected to the TCDconnect service. During the installation process you will need the latest SPSS licence code.
If there are any issues with the process above then a copy of the installation media can be obtained from the IT Service Desk. Students must fill in the SPSS copyright acknowledgement form and return it to the IT Service Desk in Áras an Phiarsaigh to obtain a copy of the software.
At the end of each academic year, in July, a licence notice indicating that you must obtain a new licence code will appear in SPSS. Please see our web pages on how to update the SPSS licence code.
A broad range of SPSS training and support resources are available through the Presidion Academic Portal, which requires you to register using your @tcd.ie email address.You can catch up with the latest news from Presidion by reading through the Presidion Newsletters.
Students can get a copy of Mathematica for Windows, Mac or Linux for their own personal computers, or for a Trinity-owed computer they are using, under the Trinity Mathematica site licence agreement. The software can be downloaded from the Wolfram download site by following the relevant link below. You will need to register and will then receive an activation code. When registering you must use your Trinity email address. Details of the terms and conditions of the licence are available on the Wolfram website.
Trinity has a site licence for MATLAB, Simulink and companion toolboxes. The licence covers use for all taught postgraduate & undergraduate students on their personally-owned computers. The licence is for use in academic research and teaching & learning activity but commercial use of MathWorks products is not permitted under the Trinity site licence agreement. Research Postgraduates who wish to use MATLAB please see https://www.tcd.ie/itservices/software/kb/staff_software.php for installation instructions.
The software is available for download by following the MATLAB installation instructions.
If more information is needed on the licence, instructions for installation or technical support please contact MathWorks UK 0044 1223 226700, select option 3 for Customer Service and option 4 for Technical Support, Please quote the following Licence Number 976586 for support:
The Site Licence is funded by departments across Trinity for the current Academic Year. Based on the number of downloads your department may be contacted and requested to make a financial contribution towards the cost of the renewal of the Site Licence. You may therefore retrospectively be asked by your department to justify your download of MathWorks products and their usage in your academic studies.
Staff and Research Postgraduates can avail of ArcGIS under the Trinity site licence. Details of the agreement are available on the eduserv website. To obtain a copy of the installation files, Staff and Research Postgraduates must fill out and submit the ArcGIS request form, having first accepted the terms. Submission of the form automatically records an enquiry with the IT Service Desk and they will then email you with the ArcGIS installation instructions within 3-5 working days.
Alternatively all Undergraduates, Postgraduates and Staff can avail of a 1-year license for ArcGIS Desktop. This enables you to install ArcGIS onto a PC in a standalone environment, not connected to the License Server. The license expires 1 year after activation, or when the existing ESRI license expires (July 2017). If you wish to obtain a 1-year licence for ArcGIS Desktop then please submit a request for a 1-year ArcGIS Desktop licence.
If you wish to access ArcGIS in the IT Services Computer Rooms, instructions are available to install and access the software.
Hexagon Desktop Imaging (formerly called Erdas Imagine)
Students can avail of Hexagon Desktop Imaging (formerly called Erdas Imagine) under the College site license. Students must fill out the Erdas copyright acknowledgement form and return it to the IT Service Desk in Áras an Phiarsaigh to obtain a copy of the software.
Microsoft DreamSpark enables students to download Microsoft developer and design tools at no charge. There are a host of Microsoft Developer tools available such as Visual Studio, Designer tools such as Expression Studio and Platform resources such as Windows Server and SQL server.
Students can access this through the following web site: http://www.dreamspark.com/. Unless you are undertaking courses or modules in the School of Computer Science or the School of Electronic & Electrical Engineering then please select 'DreamSpark for Students' on this website. Students in these Schools can select 'DreamSpark for Academic Institutions'.
In order to get this software from Microsoft at no charge, students will be asked to establish or verify their student status once every 12 months. They will need to sign up using their Trinity email address. Students taking courses or modules in the School of Computer Science & Statistics are automatically provided with accounts and the details of their Dreamspark Premium login credentials are emailed to their Trinity email address.
LabVIEW is available for registered Trinity students and staff to install. Please read and accept the LabVIEW licence agreement and you will be provided with the download link and current licence code.
Purchasing other software
Students can also make use of discounted pricing on other software products - see below.