Licences and Discounts

Staff and students can avail of Trinity purchased site licences for certain software. They may also be eligible for discounts from other software retailers.

Site Licences

Staff and students can avail of the Trinity purchased site licences for certain software. See details of site licensing options below:


Site licences available to staff and students

Staff and currently enrolled students can avail of ArcGIS under the Trinity site licence. Faculties, researchers and students may use ArcGIS for teaching, research and learning.  Details of the agreement are available on the CHEST website. To obtain a copy of the installation files, staff and students 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.

ArcGIS Desktop

Please note ArcGIS Desktop was retired at the end of July 2023; however there are limited licences available until 31st July 2024.

Please refer to Top 5 tips for migrating away from ArcMap to ArcGIS Online and ArcGIS Pro for more information.

Students and faculty staff can avail of a license for ArcGIS Desktop. This enables you to install ArcGIS onto a Windows computer in a standalone environment, not connected to the License Server.

Existing licences will expire 1 year after activation, or at the end of July 2024 - whichever date comes first.

If you wish to obtain a licence for ArcGIS Desktop then, please submit a request for a ArcGIS Desktop licence.

If you wish to access ArcGIS in the IT Services Computer Rooms, instructions are available to install and access the software.

ArcGIS Pro

ArcGIS Pro is available for access to staff and students.

ArcGIS Pro will only install on a Windows computer. It is not designed for macOS. However as part of the ArcGIS Pro package, there is a limited functionality sub-package known as 'ArcGIS Online'. ArcGIS Online will work on any operating system including macOS.

If you wish to obtain ArcGIS Pro, then please submit a request for a ArcGIS Pro 1-year licence.

The College site licence permits academic staff and students to use the latest edition of DataDesk software on any network in College. Staff may also use it on their mobile devices for teaching or research.

Staff and students may also install DataDesk on a home device.

The EndNote site licence for current staff and students is made available by Trinity College Library

Please see the EndNote page on the Library website for more information.

LabVIEW and Multisim are available for registered Trinity students and staff to install. Please read and accept the licence agreement, after which you will be given access to the download link and current licence code.

Under the Trinity Mathematica site licence agreement, staff and students can get a copy of Mathematica for Windows, Mac or Linux for either:

  • Their own personal computer
  • A Trinity-owned computer they are using

The software can be run or downloaded from MyTrinityApps or from the Wolfram download site (See links below).

To download from the Wolfram site, you will need to register using your Trinity email address. Once registered, you will receive an activation code.

Please note this licence is for the purposes of teaching, learning, and non-commercial academic research only.

Details of the terms and conditions of the licence are available on the Wolfram website.

MATLAB, the language of technical computing, is a programming environment for algorithm development, data analysis, visualization, and numeric computation. Simulink is a graphical environment for simulation and Model-Based Design of multidomain dynamic and embedded systems. MathWorks produces nearly 100 additional products for specialized tasks such as data analysis and image processing.

Trinity College Dublin has a Campus-Wide License for MATLAB, Simulink, and add-on products. Faculty, researchers, and students may use these products for teaching, research, and learning; please note that commercial use, including non-academic research, of MathWorks products is not permitted under the College site licence. The license allows installation of the products on university equipment, including classroom and lab installations, and on personally owned computers.

Licence Cost

The site licence is funded by departments across college contributing to the cost based on usage. There is no initial charge for downloading and using MATLAB software under the College site licence for the current academic year. However, you should be aware that:

  • Records are kept for each copy of the software that is downloaded from MathWorks.
  • 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 for the next academic year. You may therefore retrospectively be asked by your department to justify your download of MathWorks products and their usage in your academic research and teaching and learning activity.
  • For guidance the minimum departmental financial contribution would be approximately €650.

Please see the Program Offering Guide and Software Licence Agreement for T&Cs, including copyright related to deployment of generated applications.

Installation Instructions

For instruction on how to download, install and activate the software, please see our PDF guide.

Installation Support and Online Learning

Azure Dev Tools for Teaching provides tools to STEM faculty and students to expand their study of software development and testing. These tools include such technologies as Platform SDK, SQL Server, Visual Studio .NET, and Windows Server.

Students can access this through the following web site: Education Hub Store.

More information is available on the Microsoft Website at Azure Benefits and Incentives

Minitab is licensed by IT Services for up to 150 concurrent staff and/or student users. It may be used on Campus only and can be accessed via MyTrinityApps.

The NVivo 12 site licence is funded by TRiSS and available for use by current staff and students on and off campus.

The use of NVivo 12 in Trinity is governed by the CHEST Agreement terms and conditions which can be viewed here: Chest - NVivo. By using NVivo 12 under the Trinity site licence you are agreeing to abide by these terms and conditions.

NVivo 12 can be installed via MyTrinityApps. The downloaded version requires a licence which can be obtained by filling out the NVivo 12 Licence request form.

Please note that a contribution cost is required from each School/Department prior to the issuing of the licence. To find out more, contact

Staff and currently enrolled students can avail of the SPSS site license for educational use but not for research funded by a business or organisation which would result in commercial gain. SPSS can be installed on any College-owned computer and also on a home computer.

SPSS v29 can be run from MyTrinityApps on and off Campus on a Windows computer only.

To download the SPSS installation files please visit MyTrinityApps. During the SPSS installation process, you will need the latest SPSS licence code. The licence code will be made available following acceptance of the terms and conditions of Trinity's SPSS licensing agreement.

A new licence code will be required in June/July each year in order to continue using SPSS software. 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 SPSS Academic Portal, which requires you to register using your email address.

Stata is site licensed by TRiSS and available for use by current staff and students on and off campus and in Trinity labs.

The use of Stata is governed by the Stata EULA which can be viewed here: Stata End-User License Agreement. By using Stata under the Trinity site licence you are agreeing to abide by the terms and conditions in the End-User Licence Agreement.

For Windows, Stata SE v17 can be run, both on and off Campus, via Cloudpaging on MyTrinityApps.

For Mac, Stata SE v17 can be downloaded from MyTrinityApps. The downloaded version requires a licence which can be obtained by filling out the Stata 17 License request form.

Please note that a contribution cost is required from each School/Department prior to the issuing of the licence. To find out more, contact


Site licences available to staff only

Under the Microsoft Campus agreement, staff can avail of a Windows operating system upgrade (or downgrade), Microsoft 365 Apps, and the client access licenses for the following: Windows Server, Exchange, SharePoint, System Centre Configuration Manager, Endpoint Protection.

Windows Operating System

Operating System upgrades are available by contacting the IT Service Desk. Current staff members can install Windows 10 on up to 5 devices (of every type) whether personally or Trinity owned.

Microsoft 365 Apps

Microsoft 365 Apps, which includes applications such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, Outlook, and OneDrive, can be installed on up to 5 devices. Please see our page on How to Install Microsoft 365 Apps.

Under the terms of Trinity's Campus Agreement, staff may also purchase Microsoft applications for use at home. More information, including how to purchase, is available on the Microsoft Home Use Programme website.

Under the College site licence agreement, all staff and postgraduates are entitled to a copy of McAfee Anti-virus software for their Mac or Windows machines in College.

Staff are entitled to a copy for one home Windows computer. Apple Macs at home are not included under the site licence.

Please contact the IT Service Desk if the software is required for home use.


Site licences available to students only

IT Services are pleased to be able to offer all current Trinity students the Microsoft 365 Apps suite of software, free of charge.  Microsoft 365 Apps can be used online or downloaded on up to five devices, including Windows, Mac, Android and iPhone.

Applications include Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, OneNote, Access, and Publisher. Microsoft 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 365 Apps for Students web page.

Software discounts

Staff and students can avail of discounted pricing on certain software products. See details below:




For other more specialised software, College staff may be able to avail of discounted academic pricing under the existing CHEST UK agreements. In order to check out the software available under the CHEST scheme please check the following web site:

Licences for Adobe software such as Dreamweaver and Photoshop should be purchased through the resellers, Micromail.

Most Adobe products must be purchased via user subscription and can be purchased under the VIP program.

A perpetual licence can be purchased for a limited range of products, such as Acrobat, under the CLP program.

Trinity staff can avail of the highest level of discount under both programs.

For pricing and licence information regarding Adobe software please contact Micromail via or

There is a Trinity group scheme, administered by the Trinity Centre for BioEngineering, which results in cheaper per licence costs.

If you wish to purchase annual licences through the Trinity group scheme, please contact Simon Carroll at

Perpetual licences are available directly from the company GraphPad. Perpetual licences are intended for individuals and should not be used on shared computers or by multiple people.

Via Micromail

For those who wish to purchase other Microsoft software (e.g. Project, Visio, etc.) which is not licensed site-wide under the College Microsoft Campus Agreement, College has a Microsoft Products and Services agreement (MPSA) in place with Micromail. Under this agreement, College staff can avail of discounted pricing. For pricing please request a quote from or; a Trinity PO may be used to purchase.

Via the Microsoft Home Use Programme

Staff who wish to purchase other Microsoft software for home use may do so via the the Microsoft Home Use Programme website.

Via the HEAnet Academic Software Centre

Staff who wish to purchase discounted versions of Microsoft 365 or Microsoft Windows for personally-owned computers may do so via the HEAnet Academic Software Centre.



Before purchasing, please check the software catalogue to make sure the software isn’t already available to students under a Trinity site licence.

A discounted Adobe Creative Cloud Subscription is available via the HEAnet Academic Software Centre.

Students can check out for discounted pricing on various software not already included above.