ATU Donegal Student Software

ATU Donegal Students are provided access to a free range of software by a variety of software vendors.  Some of these agreements are an agreement between ATU Donegal and the software vendor, and other agreements are between the student and the software vendor.

Please note the terms & conditions regarding the use of software provided by the software vendors. This is not a guaranteed service, it may be withdrawn at any time for operational reasons or for misuse. ATU Donegal cannot accept any liability for problems caused by the downloading or installation of any software from these sites.

Microsoft  Azure 

ATU Donegal are a Microsoft Azure member which entitles registered ATU Donegal students access to hundreds of Microsoft products.  Click here to access Microsoft Azure Software portal. Please note if your student account is not registered with Microsoft Azure please contact the Computer Service Helpdesk.
Users are limited to one copy of any Microsoft software for educational or research use only and the software must not be used for any commercial purposes.
Users must follow the instructions on the website to download software and must keep a copy of any software keys provided, the key will only appear once during the download process.

Microsoft Office ProPlus

Office Pro PlusRegistered students of ATU Donegal have access to Microsoft Office 365 ProPlus (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc,) for free!  Registered students can install Microsoft Office 365 ProPlus on up to 5 of your personal machines. Once installed, the application will "contact Office365" once every month to see if you are still a registered student. If it gets a positive reply it will be ok for another month. Once you leave the Institute it will enter a state of reduced functionality until you purchase a license. Click here to access your Office365 account to download Microsoft Office ProPlus.
Click here for a video guide on how to install Microsoft Office. 


ATU Donegal are a member of VMWare Academic Program which provides students access to VMWare software for their studies. Please note that the VMWare software is only limited to certain groups of computing students.  Click  here to access VMWare Software portal. Please note if your student account is not registered please contact your lecturing staff member who is teaching VMWare or contact the Helpdesk on or by calling in person to either of the helpdesks on the main campus.


Autodesk provides students who have a valid ATU Donegal student email address access to a wide range of Autodesk software such as AutoCAD, Revit, Maya, etc. Click here to access the Autodesk software portal. Please note ATU Donegal have no direct relationship between the free software offered to students by Autodesk. This agreement is direct relationship between the student and Autodesk.

Open-Source Software

ATU Donegal uses a large range of open source software in its teaching and learning environment. To ensure student have access to the same version of open source software, students can access open source software on our ATU Donegal website. Click here to access ATU Donegal’s software portal site.