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Several software products (software and licenses) can be purchased easily via the Software-Shop of the University of Cologne.

On our websites, you can find information about the software products and terms of licenses as well as tips for purchasers and for the use of the Software-Shop.

If you have further questions concerning software licenses or the Software-Shop, please use the our contact form.


Aufgrund der unerwartet hohen Nachfrage sind momentan die Einzelplatz-Lizenzen für SPSS ausverkauft. Neue Lizenzen sind bestellt und werden im Software-Shop zum 01.09.2017 wieder zu erwerben sein.

Wenn Sie dringend eine Lizenz brauchen haben Sie drei Möglichkeiten:

  • Sie nutzen die Computer-Arbeitsräume, die mit SPSS ausgestattet sind (beispielsweise im RRZK).
  • Sie nutzen eine kostenfreie Probeversion (gilt für maximal 14 Tage).
  • Sie kaufen sich eine Lizenz auf dem freien Markt.

Free access to

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All students and employees of the University of Cologne have free access to the video-trainings on The platform offers a library with tutorial videos in English and German for different topics concerning the use of computers and software. It can also be used on mobile devices via app.

Further informations about e-learning offers at the RRZK

Campus licenses for literature organization programs

The University of Cologne has concluded a campus license for the literature management programs EndNote and Citavi to February 2020. Students can use these programs during the contract period. Facilities have to pay an annual fee.  

Further information about the Citavi campus license
Further information about the EndNote campus license

Office 365 Pro Plus for students (including Windows 10 upgrade)

From now on, all students of the University of Cologne can use Microsoft Office 365 Pro Plus for 4,99 Euro per year. The download allows for local installations on up to 5 devices as well as Office Mobile on another 5 mobile devices. Cloud services are not included.

The software cannot be used after the exmatriculation.

Further information about Office 365 Pro Plus for students.

Support-end for Windows XP and Office 2003

For a change from Windows XP and Office 2013, the RRZK provides information about a new installation, the backup of data, the purchase of new software licenses and checks for hardware compatibility.

Link to upgrade guideline for Windows XP and Office 2003

If you have any questions or problems, please contact the RRZK-Helpdesk