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Buying Software

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About Licensed Software

The Licensed Software Office (LSO) negotiates and administers software license agreements with many vendors in order to decrease overall software costs to the University. The software can be purchased by U of T students, faculty and staff. However, depending on our agreement with the vendor, not all software is available to everyone.

Buy Now MATLAB for July 1, 2018 to June 30, 2019

MATLAB for the July 1, 2018 to June 30, 2019 license period is available. For full information on the license please see our MATLAB license page. Note that all prices are in Canadian dollars and no tax is paid if purchasing through uSOURCE.

This license is for institutional research and teaching purposes. It cannot be used for commercial purposes.

The software can be purchased and downloaded online at If you are off-campus and a Faculty, Graduate student, or Staff member you can use UTORvpn to connect to the campus network and access the website. For other purchasing methods please see How to Purchase Software.


Pricing and Forms:

Buy Now SAS for July 1, 2018 to June 30, 2019

SAS for the July 1, 2018 to June 30, 2019 license period is now available for purchase. The cost for SAS 9.4 is $110 and is available in either 32-bit for Windows, 64-bit for Windows, or 64-bit for Linux.

The software can be purchased and downloaded immediately afterwords online at: U of T faculty, graduate students, and staff who are off-campus must use UTORvpn to access the website. The SAS software order form can be scanned and emailed back to our office. DVD purchases can be picked up via appointment.

New license purchases can be found by searching for the following SKU:
  • SAS 9.4 for Windows Workstation for x64: SAS94WIN6419
  • SAS 9.4 for MS Windows Workstation 32-bit: SAS94WIN3219
Renewal license purchases can be found by searching for the following SKU:
  • SAS 9.4 for MS Windows Workstation for x64 - Renewal: SAS94WIN6419R
  • SAS 9.4 for MS Windows Workstation 32-bit - Renewal: SAS94WIN3219R
  • SAS 9.3 for MS Windows Workstation for x64 - Renewal: SAS93WIN6419R
  • SAS 9.3 for MS Windows Workstation 32-bit - Renewal: SAS93WIN3219R
SAS 9.4:

Delayed SPSS for August 1, 2018 to July 31, 2019

Updated July 13, 2018

We are currently in the process of procuring SPSS for the upcoming license period. There have been delays in obtaining the license as there are changes in how IBM is distributing the product to Ontario Universities. We expect that the included modules will remain the same.
We will continue to update this space when new information is available.

Currently installed versions of SPSS will continue to work until the end of August.

Free MATLAB for Students for July 1, 2018 to June 30, 2019

MATLAB for Students is currently free for students for personal academic use. This license cannot be used for institutional research or commercial purposes and can only be installed on a single personal workstation.

To access the software please visit the MathWorks Student TAH Portal and click Get Started Today under Download MATLAB.

For full information please see our MATLAB for Students webpage.

MATLAB MATLAB Announcement for 2018 - License Period Change

Since the introduction of the MATLAB TAH license there have been concerns about the timing of the license period not aligning with the Academic year. We are pleased to announce that the license period for the upcoming MATLAB renewal will be changed to a one-time 6 month term from January 1, 2018 to June 30, 2018. Going forward the license will be an annual renewal from July 1 to June 30 each year.

This will have a number of positive outcomes for the future. As the license will now align with the Academic year it will provide more benefit for those looking to purchase new licenses at the beginning of the school year. It will allow IT staff to roll-out the latest version of the software and update the license at a non-critical time.

In the current UofT budget year the license will be half of what it would normally cost. In the next license period it will be at normal cost and come sooner in the budget year (July 1 instead of January 1).

Moved Online The Licensed Software Office has Moved Online

Because of the overwhelming success of our online storefronts which provide access to downloadable software, the LSO has closed its counter-storefront as of July 10, 2017 and moved to an online only presence.

uSOURCE is the online storefront where departments, faculty, and staff can purchase software using University of Toronto Financial Information System (FIS) accounts. A majority of the software can be downloaded immediately after purchase with the exception being those requiring software vendor account creation or internal checks. For information on uSOURCE and account creation please see Procurement Service's website. is the online storefront where purchases can be made using credit card or Interac debit cards. It is also the website where all purchases, including those made through uSOURCE, are downloaded. Please note that off-campus access by graduate students, faculty, and staff requires the installation of UTORvpn.

For software purchases requiring DVD media, please complete the paper order form and scan and email it to our office. We will then set an appointment for pickup at a later date. Please note that as a result of this move we can no longer accept faxed orders.

Payment Options Discontinuation of Journal Entries and Invoicing

Beginning May 1, 2017 the Licensed Software Office will no longer accept payment using journal entries (debit memos) or invoicing. Our order forms have be updated to reflect this change.

Microsoft Office and Windows

Personal Workstations

Students: Free Office365 Pro Plus for Windows, Mac, and mobile

Faculty, Librarians, and Staff: If you are a current U of T faculty, librarian or staff member and have an appointment of 20% or more, included with your UTmail+ account is access to full desktop versions and mobile versions of Microsoft Office. More details and installation instructions are available from the article about getting a free copy of Office 2016 for U of T Faculty, Librarians and Staff.

Note: Since UofT has moved to Office 365 the University does not have access to the Home Use Program (HUP) anymore as it is a benefit of traditional on premises Office licensing.

Microsoft Windows for personal workstations can be purchased directly from Microsoft:

U of T Owned Workstations

Install Windows and Office and other select Microsoft products on U of T owned workstations for free under the Campus License Agreement from Other Microsoft software is still available to purchase from the Information Commons.