MAXQDA - A software solution for qualitative data analysis



The MAXQDA software is widely used at Europa-Universität Flensburg for qualitative data analysis.

Download borrower license (German only)


  1. Network licenses are for students and doctoral students only. To use network licenses, you must log in with your computer in the university's network. This can also be done "from outside" via VPN.
  2. Single-user licenses can be purchased by the institutes or institutions and are intended for EUF employees.

Students cannot personally purchase licenses via ZIMT.

EUF institutes and projects can purchase their own SPSS licenses via ZIMT (German only) for themselves and their student/academic assistants.

Training sessions

The ZWW regularly offers introductory and advanced  training in MAXQDA for academic staff (wissenschaftliche Beschäftigte) and doctoral students. More information can be found on the ZWW webpages.

Lending Rules

Lending rules

  1. For licensing reasons, network licenses can only be lent to members of the EUF. This especially includes doctoral students (PhD students), who are either enrolled doctoral students or have an employment contract at the university.
  2. The loan period is usually ...
    • 6 months for network licenses
  3. It is only possible to extend the loan period if licenses are still available when the request is made. Extensions are for up to one month. Users can request up to two extensions.
  4. The software can be used abroad.
  5. Only a limited number of licenses are available for loan (see the tab "Overview"). In extreme cases, this may mean that there are no free licenses available when you request to borrow the software. In that case, you can either wait or buy a purchase an institutional license.
  6. Only the rules listed on this page apply.

Private purchase

Private purchase of MAXQDA

In addition to borrowing MAXQDA licenses through EUF, students and doctoral students can also purchase it privately at discounted rates. See the MAXQDA website for further information. Please note the license terms and conditions.

It is also possible to test a fully functional demo version of MAXQDA for  14-days.

Institutions may not purchase of student licenses, and private software may not be installed on EUF work computers for licensing reasons.