Free software on personal computers

Current UQ students have free access to software on their personal computer.

How to access free software

1.Head to to choose your software.

2.Follow the directions received via email to download.

Conditions of use

  • You must be a current UQ student
  • Do not download this software on a UQ owned computer. Contact to request this.


If you have any questions please contact or call 336 56000.


Skype requires your student email address and your student email password. Do not provide your UQ student username and password.

Free voice and video calls to anyone else on Skype, whether they're on an Android, iPhone, Mac or PC, as well as IMs to your friends and family, no matter where they are. Skype is available to all UQ Students using your username and Password.

Instructions on downloading Skype

You can download Skype on your Windows, Mac, Android or iDevice. Below are a few URLs.

Windows and Mac

Skype support

You can find support for Skype in the below website.

Linking your account to Skype

When you attempt to sign in for the first time with your UQ Student email and password, Skype will offer you to create a new account or link to a pre-existing account.

Clicking on I have a Skype account will merge your contacts with your Skype contacts. Clicking on I'm new to Skype will step you through a registration form to create a new Skype account.


OneDrive is not available as part of the free student Office 365 suite. However, you can create a personal Microsoft account or link an existing one with the Office programs so you can save to OneDrive.

Creating a personal Microsoft account gives you 5 GB of free storage in OneDrive.

To link OneDrive to a Microsoft application (e.g. Word):

  1. Open the Microsoft application
  2. Click File
  3. Click Account
  4. Click Add a service > Storage > OneDrive
  5. Sign in with your personal Microsoft account.

Some other free alternatives are: Dropbox (3 GB) and Google Drive (15 GB).

For more information about OneDrive, please visit the OneDrive how-to website.

UQ timetable planner

You can access UQ timetable planner by going to the below website.

UQ timetable planner is also on Facebook