Software for your private device

Microsoft Office 365 ProPlus

By joining the Microsoft federal contract, Thuringia's higher education institutions are entitled to make Microsoft Office 365 ProPlus available to their students and staff during the term of the state contract.

The software is offered as a subscription and gives users the option of installing the Office products on up to 5 private devices (Windows, Macintosh). Cloud services such as Sharepoint and OneDrive are not included.

Office 365 includes:

  • Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook (Windows, Macintosh)
  • Access, Publisher, InfoPath, Lync (Windows)

The use of Office 365 ProPlus requires the status as a student or employee of the University of Erfurt and a registration for Office 365 ProPlus with Microsoft.

After registration, the software can be obtained via the Microsoft Office 365 portal. This step-by-step guide (in german) describes the process from registration to installation of the Office products. If you have any questions or problems, please refer to the FAQ (in german) first.

If you have forgotten your password for logging in to the Office 365 portal, you can use the following link to get a new password: Reset password

Any further questions?

If you have any further questions or problems, please contact


Sophos anti-virus software

Within the terms of a state licence agreement with Sophos, all students and employees of the University of Erfurt have the right to also protect their private PC or laptop with Sophos anti-virus software. An account for Sophos Home Premium is required for this use. You can create an account on the Sophos website.

Use the University's email address to register!

With this HomeUse licence, you can use Sophos on up to 10 devices simultaneously.

You can find detailed step-by-step instructions here.

EndNote Home-Use Option

The literature management software EndNote can be used free of charge on a private device by students and staff of the University of Erfurt within the framework of a state licence agreement. The download can only take place via the university network.


You can download EndNote here


Employees and students of the University of Erfurt can use Citavi on a private device free of charge via a campus licence. A personal licence key can be requested at the following URL by providing an e-mail address of the University of Erfurt:

Please note: With the introduction of version 6 there is the option to save project data in the cloud. For data protection reasons, cloud storage is deactivated for official use. For students, the use of version 6 with cloud storage (e.g. for group work) cannot be made mandatory.


Employees of the University of Erfurt can use a temporary SPSSlicence on a private device free of charge.

Students are not eligible for free use of SPSS on personal devices. Discounted licences for students may be available commercially.