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The following licences are available to students and postgraduate students:


EndNote is a software tool that you can use to manage bibliographies and references.

The AskOtago KnowledgeBase has more information.

Microsoft software

Students can download Microsoft Office 365 and use it free of charge while they are studying at the University of Otago.

Please visit the Student IT Software Office 365 webpage for more information about how to download and install Microsoft Office 365.


NVivo is only available to postgraduate students for use on their own computers. NVivo is a qualitative data analysis tool that provides easy access to data, and also enables clerical tasks to be extensively automated.

The AskOtago NVivo page has more information about ordering and costs.

Computer security tools

From 2016, the University of Otago no longer supplies a University-customised version of Sophos Endpoint Security software for non-University owned computers.

Please see the Wikipedia Comparison of Anti-Virus Software page if you wish to consider alternatives and compare different vendors and products.


SPSS is only available to postgraduate and undergraduate students for use on their own computers. SPSS is a statistical software package that includes: Amos, AnswerTree and DataEntry Builder software.

The AskOtago KnowledgeBase has more information about SPSS, including ordering and costs.

Last updated: 29 November 2023

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