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Software downloads

In order to use the Tilburg University facilities at home it can be necessary to install special software. Below you'll find an overview of software that can be downloaded for free.

Free downloads

  • Ad Aware: spyware detection
  • Certificates: in order to use particular applications off campus
  • CoreFTP client: exchange files between home and campus
  • ICA client: off-campus use of library CD-roms
  • VPN clients (Virtual Private Network)
  • Zone Alarm: firewall

Microsoft Office for free

You can install Microsoft Office for private use for free. Please note! This service is provided and managed by Microsoft. This service is not supported by IT Support or any other team of our university. When you still want to use this service you need to be aware of the fact that you will enter into a contract with Microsoft for this purpose. Carefully read the terms and conditions before you decide whether you agree.

How to install MS Office for free:

  1. Go to and click the green bar with the text 'find out if you're eligable'.
  2. Then you will be asked to enter your e-mail address. Please fill in your e-mail
  3. A few minutes later, you will receive an e-mail with a link at the address you specified. Click on the link and register with your name , last name and password.
  4. You are ready to install Office.
  5. Office can also be installed later via

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