How to get free or discounted software and hardware

Photo of surprised female student sitting with laptop

When you’re a university student, you don’t want to spend more money than you need. That said, technology and software is kinda a necessity when completing a degree (or living in the 21st century).

Griffith University totally feels you and has negotiated discounts for students with multiple vendors to ensure you’re covered in the following areas:

A workstation

A desktop computer, laptop, or similar is a fundamental item. Our on campus students have free access to computers located in the library and in computer labs, across all campuses (you can see them all here).

However, if you’re wanting to do work from home, or bring your laptop to class, you may like to invest in your own. As a Griffith student you can get discounted rates on Dell, Apple, and HP products.


All current students can access Office 365 Education for Students for free. You can install it on up to 5 PCs or Macs and on other mobile devices, including Android, iPad, and Windows tablets.

Griffith also has a  free Software Download Service accessible via your Google Drive, where you can download other software you may need, including EndNote, SPSS (an annual subscription fee applies), SAS, doPDF, and more.

Find more info on our available software here.


We’ve told you before how important it is to secure your virtual world. Make sure you protect your computer or laptop from harmful viruses or malware.

If you needed some encouragement, Griffith University students get 50% off selected Norton security products.

Or, if Captain Risky is your soul brother, you can run the risk of your computer crashing in Study Week due to a virus (#dontsaywedidntwarnyou).

One Comment on “How to get free or discounted software and hardware”

  1. Yuri Banens says:

    There are so many great deals on software for students out there! If you’re a coder, GitHub will give you an amazing Student Pack with lots of great services for free or cheap. And if you love digital media, both Apple and Adobe offer great deals on their pro software: