SPSS Statistics Home Use


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The university has a site license for IBM SPSS Statistics Basic (Versions 26, 27 and 28) making it available to all current students and staff.

UHI Staff and PHD Students should download SPSS via the Company Portal. Click Start > Company Portal > Search > SPSS

Students using their own devices or devices provided by the University should follow the normal instructions below.


Be advised that SPSS Statistics is not supported on Chromebook

SPSS download links for Windows 64-bit

SPSS download links for Mac

Please see the guide for applying the Patch for SPSS29 for Macs.

If you are unsure which version to download, and to obtain the licence code, please ask your tutor. Licence codes automatically expire every year on the 30 June but do have a 30-day grace period.

If you have any other questions, please raise a call with the ServiceDesk.

Installation instructions

  1. Contact your tutor to obtain the correct licence code.
  2. Click on the required link above and when prompted login using your UHI Student ID (numbers ONLY) and normal network password
  3. The download should start automatically, once complete install the software following the on-screen instructions and accepting the terms of the licence agreement (for versions 25 & 26 a patch is available that can be installed after the main package)
  4. When prompted during installation, ensure that “Start SPSS Statistics License Authorization Wizard now” is checked and click finish.
  5. On the Product Authorization screen, select the top option “Authorized user license (I purchased a single copy of the product).” and click Next
  6. Enter the code you have received from your tutor or the UHI Servicedesk and click Next. A window should appear saying Authorization succeeded, click Next then Finish
  7. If required, now download and install the patch (this may require a reboot).

You will only be licensed to use SPSS whilst you are a student or member staff of the university, if you leave you should remove the software. The software should only be used for academic or research purposes, it is not licensed used for commercial use or personal financial gain.