Home Use Software List

General Terms for Home Use of ETH software

Home use of ETH licensed software by staff of ETH Zurich or research institutes of the ETH domain requires at least a 50% part-time position. Note: License contracts differentiate between ETH staff, staff of research institutes and students. Different terms may apply to those three user groups.

Some contracts grant users the right to install the software on their private computer at home for ETH work use. A home installation requires the existence of an installed license on your work computer paid for by the institute. Users do not privately acquire the software. It is mandatory to uninstall the software from your private computer and delete all copies when leaving ETH employment or if directed to do so when the license runs out.

The software may not be used commercially. It is not permitted for the license to be used by another person if the same license is in use on the office computer at the same time. Transferring the license to a third party is absolutely prohibited. ICT Services my direct the user to uninstall the software and discontinue use at any time without further explanation.

Please refer to  Home Use of ETH Software for detailed information on home use of ETH Software.


ProductETH StaffResearch Institute StaffNotes
Adobe SoftwareAllowedNot Allowed
Affinity DesignerNot AllowedNot Allowed
Affinity PhotoNot AllowedNot Allowed
Affinity PublisherNot AllowedNot Allowed
Apple SoftwareAllowedAllowed
Autodesk SoftwareNot AllowedNot Allowed
Carbon Copy ClonerNot AllowedNot Allowed
ChemOffice/ChemDrawAllowedNot Allowed
Corel ProductsAllowedNot Allowed
ESRI ProductsNot AllowedNot Allowed
ETH Font FF DIN ProAllowedNot allowed
FileMaker ProAllowedAllowed
LabVIEWAllowedNot Allowed
MATLABAllowedNot Allowed
MS OfficeAllowedNot Allowed
MS Office 365AllowedNot AllowedJust regular home use for ETH purposes. No more private use with new contract.
MS ProjectAllowedNot Allowed
MS VisioAllowedNot Allowed
MS Windows UpgradeAllowedNot Allowed
MapleAllowedNot Allowed
MathcadNot AllowedNot Allowed
MathematicaAllowedNot Allowed
MathTypeAllowedNot Allowed
MindManagerNot AllowedNot Allowed
Parallels Desktop for MacAllowedAllowed
PapersAllowedNot Allowed
PrismAllowedNot AllowedLimited activations, requires the purchase of a 2nd license.
PopCharNot AllowedNot Allowed
S-PlusAllowedNot Allowed
SASAllowedAllowed (WSL only)
SigmaPlotNot AllowedNot Allowed
SophosAllowedNot Allowed
StataNot AllowedNot Allowed
StuffIt DeluxeAllowedAllowed
think-cellAllowedNot Allowed
WS_FTPNot AllowedNot Allowed
WinEdtNot AllowedNot Allowed
WinZipAllowedNot Allowed
X-Win 32AllowedNot Allowed