All registered UP students have access to the following free software:

Google Products


  • All registered students receive an UP email service that is run through GMail that serves as the official academic communication channel.
  • This TUKS Gmail account and address can be used for life.
  • Your email address will by u+studentnumber +, e.g. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • If you prefer to use another email address, you can Setup Email Forwarding to your other address.
  • Other services include spam protection, lots of mailbox space (25 GB per person), a powerful search tool and the ability to send attachments of up to 20MB in size.

Google Drive

  • Store your documents in the cloud and access it from any internet-enabled device.

Google Calendar

  • Manage your time, set up appointments, etc.

Google Chat

  • Use Chats to keep in touch. Message your contacts through text or start free video or voice calls. Use it for conversations with an individual or a group.

Google Docs

  • With Google Docs, you can write, edit, and collaborate wherever you are. For Free.

Microsoft Office 365

You also have access to the Microsoft Office suite to use for your assignments. This document shows you how to install it.

Adobe Acrobat Reader

You will also use Adobe Reader very often. Install it from

 Un-check the options to install optional software.

Uploading photos for assignments to clickUP 

This document shows two options on how to process photos for assignments or examinations on clickUP