Software available for you to download

On top of the software available on desktops, you can install and use the software, listed below, for the entirety of your study here, free.

  • Only enrolled students may download University licenced software titles
  • You will need VPN to access this service if you are off-campus OR
  • You are on-campus but not connected to the University wired (LAN cable) OR the UniSydney Wireless network.

Here is the software you can download:

ArcGIS - Windows only

ArcGIS allows you to analyze your data and author geographic knowledge to examine relationships, test predictions, and ultimately make better decisions.

You may install a copy of ArcGIS on your personal computer. Activation is achieved via your own specific Student Authorisation Code. If your course co-ordinator / lecturer has not provided you a code, please contact the ICT Helpdesk to arrange one.

Note: Personally owned devices are not permitted to use licenses via the licensing service (Student Authorisation Codes are required).

Download ArcGIS for students

Cambridge Structural Database System (CSD) - Windows and OS X

A trial of the Cambridge Structural Database (CSD) System (valid from March 2014 to February 2015) has been arranged by School of Chemistry. The CSD is a software suite that enables you to discover knowledge contained within over 650 000 crystal structures.

You can install the CSD 2014 Release on your notebook. To obtain a copy of CSD, you will need to accept the CSD Use Agreement whilst connected to the UniSydney network. View and accept the agreement here.


A DreamSpark subscription lets you download Microsoft operating systems and developer software on to your personal computer free of charge in accordance with the End User Agreement.

There are two different subscriptions:

  • Standard - available to ALL enrolled University of Sydney students
  • Premium - available to students enrolled in specific University of Sydney faculties

You must self register using ONLY your University email address:

  1. Navigate to the webstore and click on Sign in
  2. Click the Register button
  3. Select the I have an institution issued email address option and click the Continue button
  4. Enter your University issued email address, click Continue and proceed with the rest of the prompts to verify your account.

Access is granted at the beginning of semester to enrolled students in the faculties listed below. You will receive email notification and registration details to your University issued email address around the 2nd week of semester.

  • Agriculture and the Environment
  • Architecture, Design and Planning
  • Dentistry
  • Education and Social Work
  • Health Sciences
  • Engineering and Information Technologies
  • Medicine
  • Nursing and Midwifery
  • Pharmacy
  • Science
  • Veterinary Science

EndNote - Windows and OS X

EndNote is a reference management software package that manages your bibliographies and references when writing essays and articles. The software is available to students and staff.

You can download and find more information about EndNote by visiting the library's EndNote resource page.

GenStat - Windows only

GenStat is a statistical package and data analysis tool for Windows.

To use GenStat you must be connected to the University license server. This can be done on campus by connecting your notebook to the UniSydney network, or off campus by connecting to the VPN. Download GenStat.

GraphPad Prism - Windows and OS X

GraphPad Prism combines scientific graphing, comprehensive curve fitting (nonlinear regression), understandable statistics and data organisation. This software is available for Windows and Mac.

Faculty, alumni and staff with casual appointments, including those employed by affiliated hospitals and institutes are not covered under this license.

Download GraphPad Prism.

If you have GraphPad Prism already installed on your computer, apply the license patch to ensure your installation continues working.

MATLAB - Windows and OS X

MATLAB is a high-level language and interactive environment for numerical computation, visualisation and programming. With MATLAB you can analyse data, develop algorithms, and create models and applications.

To obtain a copy of MATLAB, you will need to accept the MATLAB Use Agreement online. View and accept the agreement here.

Mathematica - Windows, OS X and Linux

Mathematica is a computational software program used in many scientific, engineering, mathematical and computing fields, based on symbolic mathematics.

Under the Student Home Use Addendum enrolled students are permitted to install the software on:

  • a personally owned computer
  • in the place of their residence
  • where it will be used primarily by the student for the use and support of instruction and academic research.

Media can be obtained via the University provisioning service - Softserv.

While running the software a constant connection to the University licence server is required via a VPN connection.

Note: if you violate the terms of this Agreement, the University of Sydney has the right to take disciplinary action against you and Wolfram has the right to take legal action against you.

NVivo 10 - Windows and OS X

NVivo allows you to handle rich text based information, where deep analysis is required on both small and large volumes of data. It removes many of the manual tasks associated with analysis, like classifying, sorting and arranging information, so you have more time to explore trends, build and test theories and ultimately arrive at answers.

NVivo is available on Windows and Mac. Download NVivo 10 using your UniKey.

Reference Manager - Windows only

Reference Manager is an application for Windows used for publishing and managing bibliographies.

To obtain a copy of Reference Manager, you will need to accept the Reference Manager Use Agreement whilst connected to the UniSydney network. View and accept the agreement here.

Star Office - Windows and Linux

StarOffice software offers word processing, spreadsheet, presentation, drawing and database capabilities. The suite also comes with StarOffice Configuration Manager, the StarOffice Software Development Kit, a macro recorder, and support for assistive technologies, as well as for complex text layouts.

To obtain a copy of StarOffice 7, you will need to accept the StarOffice Use Agreement whilst connected to the UniSydney network. View and accept the agreement here.

SAS - Windows and Linux

You can install SAS software (versions 9.3 or 9.4) on your personal computers. To obtain a copy of SAS, you will need to accept the SAS Student Use Agreement online. View and accept the agreement here.

If you are downloading this package outside of campus, you will need to connect to the University's VPN service.

SAS training

As part of the latest SAS software license for the Education Analytical Suite of products, there is complimentary access to 10 SAS eLearning courses. Please visit the below web address to begin the courses. Once you have created an online profile enter the access code below into 'To Activate a New Product' text box and agree to the terms and conditions.

Your access code is G10005249

The following courses are available:

  • SAS Enterprise Guide 1: Querying and Reporting (EG4.3)
  • SAS Programming Introduction: Basic Concepts
  • SAS Programming 1: Essentials
  • SAS Programming 2: Data Manipulation Techniques
  • SAS SQL 1: Essentials
  • SAS Programming 3: Advanced Techniques and Efficiencies
  • SAS Macro Language 1: Essentials
  • SAS Enterprise Guide 1: Querying and Reporting (EG4.2)
  • Statistics 1: Introduction to ANOVA, Regression, and Logistic Regression
  • SAS Enterprise Guide: ANOVA, Regression, and Logistic Regression
  • Querying, Reporting, and Analysing Data Using SAS Enterprise