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SURFspot: software at a reduced price

Last modified on 24-02-2023 09:30
As a UvA student, you can purchase software from renowned suppliers at a reduced rate via SURFspot. You can use the software as long as you study at the UvA.
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At webshop SURFspotExternal link, you purchase software from renowned suppliers such as Adobe, Norton, McAfee and Microsoft. As a student, you get a reduced rate. 

Good to know before you purchase:

  • Please note that you can download Office 365 ProPlus (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook) for free and directly through the UvA. You will find more information on the Office 365 page.  
  • To do so, go to uva.nl/downloadofficeExternal link.
  • It is also worth checking first whether the software of your choice is available free of charge via apps.uva.nlExternal link or that you can use it on the liberary's computers
  • Are you new to the UvA? Note that you won't be able to log in on SURFspot with your student account until two weeks prior to the start of your study programme. For example: If your study programme starts on 3 September, you won't be able to log in to SURFspot untill 20 August.

SURFspot cloud services

Cloud services can be acquired via SURFspot. The SURFspot customer service can answer any questions about this. Also see the FAQ sectionExternal link on their website.

Software usage rights

You will not own the software. The right to use the software will lapse as soon as you are no longer a UvA student or the licence agreement has expired.


The ICTS Service Desk does not provide support for SURFspot software. For a few of its programs, SURFspot sells