DreamSparks program

Free Microsoft Software for students at the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences!


The Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences has entered into an agreement with Microsoft , allowing them to use the DreamSparks program (formerly known as Academic Alliance) for free.

Software download for Students
Students may download software and installation keys directly from the eLMS server provided by Microsoft. As proof of eligibility, students need a student account at Kiel University  (in German) and a registration at the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences (Stu-Number and password). Register here (in German).

Students may download the following software packages:

  • all current operating systems by Microsoft for Windows 7 Professional and Windows 8 Professional
  • Microsoft Visual Studio 2012 and 2010
  • Visio Professional 2010
  • Access 2010
  • Project 2010
  • OneNote 2010
  • InfoPath 2010
  • Map Point 2010


Microsoft Office Word, Excel and Powerpoint are not available.

All above mentioned software packages are available in English and German.

Note: For word processing, spreadsheet analysis, presentations and drawings, various alternative software packages are available on-line. They can be used with Linux, Mac or Windows:

  • LibreOffice
  • OpenOffice


Information on the terms of use and contact information can be found here (in German).