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Software & Services for students at UiS

The University of Stavanger offers several free software packages and services for students attending UiS.

Illustration: Student on computer

The University of Stavanger (UiS) offers several free software packages and services like Microsoft Office 365, Skype for Business and OneDrive for all students at UiS.

Microsoft Office 365

All students at UiS have a free subscription of Microsoft Office 365 with access to Word, Excel and PowerPoint as well as other applications. Through this subscription you can install the full package of Office 2016 on your computer, tablet or smart phone, and you also have online access through the Internet. This is also where you can read your UiS e-mail. 

Free Microsoft Support for Office 365 products

Microsoft provides free support (tel: 800 62002) for Office 365 products. Any inquiries regarding any problems with installation and use must therefore be directed to the above-mentioned telephone number. UiS does not support the installation and use of this software.

OneDrive for Business

OneDrive for Business is a place where you can save, synchronize and share work files. With OneDrive for Business, which is part of Office 365, you can update and share your files from anywhere, and work with others on the same Office documents at the same time. You can log in to Microsoft Office 365 here

Skype for Business

Skype for Business is a very effective way of communicating with your fellow students. With Skype for Business, you have instant messaging, calls, video calls, and sharing and collaboration collected in one package. You can install Skype for Business on your computer through your Office 365 subscription, which you get for free from UiS. You get the Skype for Business download from the Office 365 portal. You can log in to Microsoft Office 365 here.


As a student, you have access to Canvas. Canvas is our LMS system (Learning Management System). Canvas enables communication between students and teachers.


SurveyXact is a tool for production, distribution and analysis of surveys and registrations. All employees and students have access to SurveyXact. If you need a course in SurveyXact contact UiS-IKT

Other Software

UiS offers free software for students and employees, that can be installed on private computers.

The available programs are:

  •  NVivo
  • SPSS/Amos
  • Endnote
  • Clue
  • Wolfram Mathematica
  • Hotcalc

In order to download the programs, you must use your UiS student/employee number and your password.

The programs can be downloaded here: