About Us

About Software4Students

Software4Students was launched, in 2005, as a pilot programme to provide software for students and parents in disadvantaged schools. Due to its phenomenal success in helping bridge the digital divide Software4Students has been expanded to students and parents of 33,000 schools in the United Kingdom and Ireland, covering nearly 18 million students. As a leading supplier of Microsoft software and solutions to the student and education community, Software4Students is the largest and original programme for supplying software to school and college students and their parents.

We supply home users with fully-functional Professional (not Student and Teacher or Home Edition versions) software. Because of our affiliations with Microsoft and with education institutions, we are able to supply these products at hugely discounted prices (typically discounted by 80% or more). Put simply this means you (the home user) get more software at a much lower price.

The main requirement in this programme is that the end user licensee is a student in one of our participating schools/colleges. There are 18 million qualifying students in the UK. It is very easy to register all you need to do is give the student name and school/college they are in, provide your address details and you're done!

For more information please see How it Works.


Our Partners

In order to be able to bring you these great offers, we have teamed up with four of the leading IT organizations in UK Education.

Microsoft: Working closely with UK and worldwide education communities, Microsoft has developed technology, tools, programmes and solutions to help address education challenges while improving teaching and learning opportunities.
Naace: Naace is the professional association for those concerned with advancing education through the appropriate use of information and communications technology (ICT). The Association was established in 1984 and has become the key influential professional association for those working in ICT in education.
C2k: On behalf of the UK's five education and library boards, C2k is responsible for the provision of an information and communications technology (ICT) managed service to all schools in Northern Ireland. C2k was supported by the Department of Education for Northern Ireland and part funded by the European Union under the Building Sustainable Prosperity programme.

Adobe: Software4Students have teamed up with Adobe to give you Adobe Creative Suite software that allows anyone to design and edit graphics and videos. It's fun, it's inexpensive and you will be amazed at how you can fulfil your creative potential! Adobe Software is now affordable and works on a Mac or PC.
Kaspersky: The essential antivirus and internet security choice for parents and students alike. There are alternatives out there but we think you'll find the prices that we've negotiated offer you unprecedented value that makes your money go that bit further. You will also enjoy peace of mind knowing that you have vastly reduced the risk of unknowingly infecting your PC through email, instant messaging, or other means.

Nuance: Nuance provide the ultimate speech recognition software allowing you to control your computer handsfree using your voice. Software4Students have teamed up with Nuance to offer students Dragon Naturally Speaking, Nuance's leading voice recognition software brand to help you which is three times faster than typing and reduces typos with 99% accuracy.

Parallels: Installing Parallels software will allow you to run Windows programmes and even Windows desktop settings from your Mac effortlessly. Parallels is the fastes, most seamless and intuitive way to run Windows operating system and and Mac programs side by side. Software4Students work with Parallels to get you great savings so you can use the software you love alongside your Mac.

Corel: Software4Students have teamed up with Corel to bring you their impressive range of graphic design tools at the lowest prices for students in the UK. Whether you are an aspiring artist or an experienced design, Corel's trusted design software can help express your creativity with endless possibilities.

Eduserv: We have partnered with Eduserv to bring you trusted technology solutions within the public sector especially the education industry. Software4Students work with Eduserv to guarantee low prices for your favourite software licenses for schools and charities.


How it Works

All you have to do in order to get the best software at the best price is follow these 4 simple steps:

1. Register as a Member

All you have to do is select the school or college you are associated with, then enter your name and contact details. You are now registered.

2. Select Software

Browse through the categories on the left hand side of the page. Once you've found your product, click on the 'Buy Now' button to add it to your cart. You can then either select 'Continue Shopping' to purchase additional products or 'Check Out' to proceed to the next stage: Make Payment.

3. Make Payment

You can make a payment either by using a credit or debit card. For your safety, we require the full name and address of the cardholder for verification. We will send you an email confirming your purchase which serves as your receipt. Shopping is 100% secure. Guaranteed.

4. Install Software

Your media will then be mailed to you. It is usually delivered within three working days, but may take up to ten days depending on delays and other factors. Once you have received your media, you can install it using the product activation key. Product Keys for installation are located on the back of the disc sleeve.

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