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Microsoft DreamSpark @ UNCG

Students at UNCG have access to free and discounted software through Microsoft DreamSpark. DreamSpark is a Microsoft Program that supports technical education by providing access to Microsoft software for learning, teaching and research purposes.

Who is Eligible?

UNCG participates in both the DreamSpark Standard and DreamSpark Premium subscription programs:

  • DreamSpark Standard software is available to all UNCG students, faculty and staff.

  • DreamSpark Premium software is available to students and faculty in STEM departments – Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics.

At UNCG, STEM departments include:

  • Biology
  • Chemistry & Biochemistry
  • Computer Science
  • Information Systems & Oper Mgt
  • Mathematical Sciences
  • Physics and Astronomy

How can I get the software?

Sign in to the UNCG online software store. You will see the software for which you are eligible under the DreamSpark tab. The links you will see depends on your STEM status:

All students, faculty, and staff will see the DreamSpark Standard software.


Students taking classes in STEM departments will also see the DreamSpark Premium software.

DreamSpark Stem

For problems with the store or sales you can get help by clicking on the Help link at the top of the page in the store.

For problems installing the software, you can get assistance at the 6-TECH Service Center. Students in Math and Computer Science can also contact their department technical support for assistance.