Software for students – u:soft

Students of the University of Vienna can purchase selected software at attractive prices via the u:soft shop.

In addition, students of the University of Vienna who have an active u:account can acquire Office for Students – a free full version of Microsoft Office 365 ProPlus.


u:soft is only available to students of the University of Vienna who have an active u:account. You cannot log in using an employee u:account.

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u:soft shop

Placing an order in the u:soft shop

To place an order via the u:soft shop, you require the UserID of your student u:account and the corresponding u:account password. For all basic details relevant for the order, such as your name and invoice address, the system uses the details you provided on u:space. If necessary, please change your details on u:space.

Please read the details about the product, such as system requirements, period of use and licensing conditions, before placing your order.

Paying for an order

The following online payment options are available:

  • Credit card
  • eps direct banking

You will be redirected to the relevant payment service provider. Make sure that the pop-up blocker is deactivated and that the firewall settings do not prevent pop-up windows of the payment service provider from opening.


Do not close the pop-up window of the payment service provider before the payment is made. Do not switch to other web pages during the payment procedure. Wait until the payment has been completed.

Downloading software

If your payment was successful, you will receive an e-mail containing a link to download the software as well as the license key. You can also find this information in your user account in the u:soft-Shop:

  1. Log in to the u:soft shop using your student u:account.
  2. Click Benutzerkonto (user account) and Mein Benutzerkonto (my user account) in the top right-hand corner.
  3. Select Meine Bestellungen (my orders) from the menu.
  4. You can see the license key for your order under Bestellung ansehen (view order).
  5. You can find all available download links under Meine Downloadartikel (my download files).


You can use the accessible terminals at the computer rooms at the Neues Institutsgebäude ( NIG ) to save large download files on a flash drive.

Installing software

You can find installation guides in the u:soft shop directly at the relevant product or under User guides (in German).