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Free Services

The IT University of Copenhagen subscribes to the following services which means they are either free of use or provided with discounts for students. Some services may offer expansions available for purchase at your own cost. Read more below.


Free services offers all students free domain and Beginner hosting for one year, second year 50% off. After that full payment. Read more here.

Colourbox is a collection of stock photos for non-commercial use. Students from ITU can download 30 photos per month. 

To activate your student license, you need an activation key. Find the activation key here. 

Then go to Colourbox and follow the instructions.

Remember, that you are not allowed to use Colourbox pictures for commercial exploitation.


The IT Department offer free Microsoft Office for all staff and students. The software includes Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Outlook and One Note, as well as Teams and OneDrive. You can freely use the license on up to five devices.

Be aware! When installing Microsoft Office on your personal PC, "Allow my organization to manage my device" will automatically be checked off. Make sure to uncheck the box.
If you already installed MS Office and checked the box, find the guide to undo it here.

DO NOT use your ITU account to log into your private computer. This will cause you to be locked out after graduation. Read more here.

Mentimeter is a tool for creating engaging presentations including polls, quizzes, and questions.

Start using Mentimeter by going to and log in using your ITU credentials.

Try it out! Click this link to respond to the question below: Go vote on

We now offer free use of the Overleaf platform for all staff and students at ITU. 

You only need to register for an account using your ITU credentials, then you will automatically be given the premium perks of Overleaf.

Overleaf is an online LaTeX editor that's easy to use. No installation, real-time collaboration, version control, hundreds of LaTeX templates, manage group projects, and more.

You can create and administrate MySQL databases from our self service Use your ITU username and password for login. Please notice access to your database outside of domain cannot be obtained.


The MySQL student-databases are hosted on You can access them via the tool phpMyAdmin from You will be prompted for your MySQL username and password. Please note, that it may be different from your normal username and password. After successful login you have full access to whatever databases your MySQL user can access.


If you have difficulty connecting to MySQL, it might be because of network issues or because of MySQL (i.e. permissions, passwords, typos). To test that the network is working (i.e. that you can reach the MySQL-server) try connecting to it using telnet on port 3306 (MySQL standard-port):

telnet 3306

If you get a response like:

Escape character is ‘^]’. 5 5.0.51a? HeDcEo!P,P!QV>o7cm{Bw

you can reach the MySQL-server, so your problem is not with the network.

If there is a network/firewall-issue your telnet command will just hang at:

Trying ......

Should you have network-connection issues, you can work around them using an ssh-tunnel, see mysql_ssh_tunnel

InLearning is an online learning platform that helps with anything from business, software, and design. The IT University now provides free access to all the content, you just need to sign up with your ITU log-in. 

JetBrains is a collection professional developer tools which are free for students.
Read more about JetBrains here.

NVivo is a software tool for qualitative research to analyze large data sets.

Find your activation key here.
(You will need to login with your ITU account. If the page doesn't load, try closing the page and clicking the link again)

Note that you have to provide a valid student proof. Therefore, you must send a mail to, from your ITU mail account. 
Read more about NVivo here.

Scribo is an interactive study tool for researching and literature searching. Please mind that one must request one's data being deleted as this will not happen automatically.

Read more about Scribo here.

As a student you can request a one-year Desktop key through the Tableau for Students Program. Each year you are enrolled as a full-time student, you may request a new one year key. is an online dictionary free to use for students at the IT University of Copenhagen. The dictionaries offer translations between Danish and English.


Discounted services

The Azure cloud platform consists of more than 200 products and cloud services designed to help you bring new solutions to life. Build, run, and manage applications across multiple clouds, on-premises, and at the edge, with a wide range of tools and frameworks.

You get access by using your ITU e-mail but please be aware the service offers internal purchases which are NOT covered by ITU. 

Microsoft Visual Studio gives access to developer tools, services and resources to help design, build and manage games, applications and websites.
You will need to log in with your ITU mail account to get access to the programs. 
​Be aware the service offers internal purchases which are not covered by ITU.

IBM offers discounts on software for academic use for students at the IT University of Copenhagen.

As a student at ITU you already have an account at the website. Your username is your ITU email and your password have been send to your ITU email. If you have forgotten your password, click on "Forgot username or password?" and then, enter your username or email address.

InstallIT offers free software for students at the IT University of Copenhagen.

As a student at ITU you already have an account at InstallIT. Your username is your ITU email and your password has been sent to your ITU email. If you have forgotten your password, click on "Sign in" and then, click on "Forgot username or password?".

​Be aware the service offers internal purchases which are not covered by ITU. 

ISIC (International Student Identity Card) is a student-discount shop. With an ISIC you can find many favorable offers with student discounts. Purchase the card for 150dkk. 

Discounts include popular shops like Hello Fresh, ASOS, etc. We especially want to highlight the offer for 2 free months on Adobe Creative Cloud