Banner zeigt den blauen Schriftzug "Windows" - links davor ist das Windows-Logo abgebildet. Der Hintergrund des Banners ist weiß mit verschieden großen blauen Quadraten.
Banner zeigt den blauen Schriftzug "Windows" - links davor ist das Windows-Logo abgebildet. Der Hintergrund des Banners ist weiß mit verschieden großen blauen Quadraten.

Free Windows licences for all students

As a student at Europa-Universität Flensburg, you have the opportunity to acquire a "Windows 10/11 Education Upgrade" for private use free of charge. The EUF has joined the "Windows Student Use Benefit" for this purpose.

Windows Education Upgrade is a fully comprehensive version of Windows.

5 steps to a Windows Education licence

  1. Read this page to learn about the conditions.
  2. Use your student email address to register in the Microsoft webstore distributor Kivuto.
  3. Order your free Windows 10 or Windows 11 licence.
  4. Save and/or print out your license code!
  5. Download Windows by following the steps in the "Getting Started" guide provided in the store.

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Download Windows licence in the Kivuto shop

Questions and answers

Currently, both the Windows 10 Education and Windows 11 Education versions are available to students at the EUF for upgrade.

Students must decide whether they want to have Windows 10 or 11 before downloading from the Kivuto-Shop.
This decision is only possible once.

Yes, Windows Education is completely free for students of Europa-Universität Flensburg.

However, please note that you are entering into a usage agreement with the Microsoft company, not EUF. While this does not change the fact that Windows is completely free for you, it does mean that your contact person is not the university. Rather, it is Microsoft or the distributor Kivuto commissioned by Microsoft.

All enrolled students of the Europa-Universität Flensburg.

On the software distributor Kivuto's site, you only need to provide your name and student email address.

Windows Education has a wider range of functions compared to normal Windows 10/11 (Home or Pro) licences.

Detailed explanations and PDF downloads on this topic can be found here:

"Upgrade" simply means that you must be in possession of a previous version of Windows. If you already own a Windows notebook or computer, this is usually automatically so.  Alternatively, you are allowed to install this version of Windows on a Windows computer or Mac, as an additional virtual Windows instance.

To activate your new Windows, you use the license key you get from the Kivuto distributor website - not the old license key from your previous version.

Your license becomes valid starting on the day of purchase via the website discussed here.

In addition, you can continue to use your Windows even if you leave the EUF.

Unlike Office 365, Windows does not need to be renewed regularly.

In addition to upgrading your old Windows (Windows XP and above) or installing it as an additional virtual Windows instance on a Windows machine or Mac, you also have the option of improving your current version of Windows 10/11 by upgrading it to the Windows 10 Education/ Windows 11 Education version.

This is especially worthwhile if you've been using a Windows 10 Home or Professional on your home computer so far, since these versions come with fewer out-of-the-box features.

Just follow the "Getting started" instructions that you will receive after you complete your order.

By purchasing Windows Education free of charge, you conclude a contract with Microsoft or its authorised distributor Kivuto. The latter will provide you with detailed help directly on the shop page.

Europa-Universität Flensburg and ZIMT have no contractual or support relationship with students who are interested in purchasing Windows Education.

Tips on Ordering

You are eligible for a single licence of Windows 10 Education OR Windows 11 Education.

If you try to get another license through the store, you will receive an error message stating that you have already placed the order.

To obtain your personal Windows license, you must use your student email address (

When registering in the web store and ordering your free Windows license, you will receive several confirmation emails. So make sure that your email inbox is ready to receive them before you start your order.

In the online store, you will only receive the license code for your personal Windows copy. A direct download is not offered there.

However, an attached PDF file "Getting Started" explains how you can easily get the software yourself via the Microsoft website.

Please note that you have only one month to retrieve the license key from Microsoft in the online store. The store does offer you the option to extend the storage period to 24 months, this is subject to a fee.

So be sure to save the license code immediately after ordering, and/or print out the confirmation page right away.

The email you receive as confirmation will include a purchase confirmation, but not the license code.

Within one month of purchasing the license code, you can log in again using your university email address and your self-selected store password.

Locating the code is  a little tricky:

  1. After logging in, click on your email address in the upper right corner.
  2. Then click on your account/orders.
  3. Then select View Details.
  4. Save or print the license code.