Software for SEAS Students

The free and discounted software listed below is available to SEAS students for use on personally owned hardware.

Microsoft Office

Office 365 ProPlus is available to eligible Penn Engineering students, faculty and staff, providing a full version of Microsoft Office, which includes: Word, PowerPoint, Excel, OneNote, Outlook, and more.

To download Office 365 ProPlus on your personal devices, you must first activate your PennO365 account. Start by visiting ISC's website:

Office 365 ProPlus

At this time, the Perelman School of Medicine (PSOM) is not participating in the program.

Microsoft Azure Dev Tools for Teaching

Through the Microsoft Azure Dev Tools for Teaching (formerly Imagine or Dreamspark) program, SEAS students and researchers can get free installations of a limited set of Microsoft software:

Microsoft Azure Dev Tools for Teaching

VMWare Virtualization

Distributed through Kivuto's portal, SEAS students and researchers can get one free installation of VMWare software per year

VMWare virtualization software

Matlab & Mathematica

SEAS students and non-SEAS students enrolled in particular classes requiring Matlab and Mathematica have access to free copy of the software by following the instructions at:

Student Matlab

Student Mathematica

If you don't have access and feel this is an error, please contact CETS to verify your eligibility.


A limited number of free licenses are available to students for courses or degree programs that require SolidWorks. Follow the instructions at:

SolidWorks for Students


Please visit the Adobe website to view the discounts available in the Student and Teachers tab at:

Creative Cloud Plans & Pricing

Other Discounted Software

The Computer Connection and the Office of Software Licensing are other resources to investigate but you will have to follow up with them to find out about their particular offerings:

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