Software and hardware promotion


As a student at the Institute you benefit from preferential prices for the purchase of the following software, intended for your private use.

Microsoft "Office at Home & Business" and more for Windows and Apple

Go to Academic SoftwareOne and read carefully the instructions of the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies (IHEID) on the first page.

Create an account using your email address and follow the instructions.

Students can get a free Office 365 account

    To use Office 365, all you have to do is register with your e-mail address on the Microsoft dedicated website and follow the instructions.

    Stata discounts for students

    To access the advantageous rates of the Stata software, go to the MyRitme website and register with your e-mail address In the profile, click on "Student" and fill in the form.

    • To order a Stata student licence, you can choose between a Stata licence for 1 year, 6 months or a perpetual licence.
    • When purchasing, you must insert the copy of your student card. Without inserting this card you will not be able to validate your order.

    NVivo: follow the procedure


    Hardware Promotion

    Students can purchase personal computers at discounted rates. 

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    Managed by the EPFL (Swiss Federal Polytechnical School in Lausanne), the Poseidon project offers discounted laptops and accessories.
    Please browse the laptop offers page and read the purchase conditions.

    Download the catalogue (in French only). 

    Once you are ready to purchase a laptop, contact the vendors through the laptop offers page.

    Some vendors will collect personal data prior to the creation of a new account. Others will give you a choice to login alternatively, for example by using your SWITCH-aai login.

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    If you need help, please contact



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    Managed by ETH Zürich (Swiss Federal Polytechnical School in Zürich), the Neptun project has a similar arrangement as Poseidon. The particularity of the Neptun project is to open sales twice a year, at the beginning of the academic semesters (in September and February), for a duration of one month. 

    The Neptun Wave Spring 2021 will open from 6 September to 4 October.

    First, access the Neptun project and browse the homepage. There you can access all offers and information to help you make your choice. 

    Note: Apple users should compare Neptun offers versus those of Apple Store Education to make sure to get the best offer.

    Choose the material you want to buy. When you are ready to pay, use the SWITCHaai service to log in.

    If you need help, please contact
    For more information, please consult the Neptun’s Data Privacy Statement.