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Software for students

Many software companies offer licences with special conditions for students. Please refer to the manufacturers' websites for more information.

Some FH Erfurt licence agreements allow students to use the software privately on their own end-user devices.

Note for first-semester students and those changing degree programs: 
For some products, use/registration/login is only possible from the beginning of the semester.

Infos about computer centre

The Computer Centre is responsibile for the access and availability of central services. For questions about use, please ask your departmental admin.

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Software for use on private devices

  • All members of the university can also use the virus scanner on all their private devices.

    You will find more information here.

  • ArcGIS

    You can use Esri's ArcGIS software free of charge.

    ArcGIS Desktop Advanced = local installation on your end-user device
    You can obtain an activation code from your departmental administrator in your faculty.

    ArcGIS Online Subscription = manufacturer's web application
    You can obtain access from your GIS instructor.

  • Citavi enables you to collect, edit and save literature references, compile bibliographies and insert literature citations into your own documents..

    From now on, students, full-time lecturers and staff of FH Erfurt can use this efficient software for their studies, teaching and research at work and on their private computers free of charge according to the terms of the licence.

    You will find more information here.

  • You have access to the Microsoft Azure cloud platform, which offers both free and premium services.

    Microsoft "Azure Dev Tools for Teaching" are intended exclusively for use on the private end-user devices of staff and students for the purpose of preparing for and following teaching / lessons under the terms of the licence.

    Any use extending beyond this is not permitted.

    You can find more information here.

  • For the duration of the state contract with Microsoft Office 365 ProPlus, each student is provided access to the latest version for local download and can install and use these products on several of their own end-user devices.

    Installation of these products is only permitted on private end-user devices.

    First-semester students and those changing degree programs:
    Access to Office 365 ProPlus is only possible from the beginning of the semester!

    You can find more information here.

  • Padlet is a web-based tool for creating digital pinboards for collaborative work.

    The University of Applied Sciences Erfurt has a campus rental contract. The tool can be used by all members of the university.

    You can find more information here.

Software in the computer pools

For information on the software installed in the PC pools, please contact the departmental administrator in your faculty.