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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. Read more in the drop-down below.


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

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

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. 

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; go to Colourbox, enter the educational key in the bottom field of the site 80355989340
 and fill the form. If your license expires then do like so to renew it: log in to your account, click on "educational license" and choose "renew key". 

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

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 and you 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.

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.

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. 

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?".

ISIC (International Student Identity Card) is a student-discount shop. With an ISICyou can find many favorable offers with student discounts. Purchase the card for 50dkk. 

Discounts include popular shops like Just-Eat, Asos, etc. We especially want to highlight the discount on Adobe Creative Cloud

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. You will need either of the following keys for activating your license: 

  • Nvivo 12:  NVT12-KY000-VTA20-OU66D-HPRCK
  • Nvivo 11: NVT11-LZ000-5FA20-KG6GW-6HP41

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 dictionary offer a translation of all large European languages to or from Danish and contains of 46 different dictionaries. The translation is to or from Danish to the following languages:

  • Arabic
  • English
  • French
  • German
  • Italian
  • Norwegian
  • Portuguese
  • Spanish
  • Swedish

To see the full list of all dictionaries here.

Gyldendals Røde Ordbøger are online versions of Gyldendals' dictionaries in book form. The dictionary offer a translation of Danish to English and reverse.