Microsoft's Office suite is available to all UniMelb students. Including trusted apps Word, Excel and Powerpoint, lecture note-taking favourite OneNote and 5TB of cloud storage on OneDrive.
Work on the web, or download Office for up to 5 PCs or Macs, 5 tablets, and 5 smartphones (iOS/Android). Download using the 'Install Office' button from the portal below.Download Office
Industry-leading word processing and document creation. Including features like built-in EndNote support, OneDrive syncing, and templates.Access Word Online
Industry-leading spreadsheet, data analysis and visualisation program. Including features like graphing, cell functions, OneDrive syncing and templates. Ideal for essays, reports and CVs.Access Excel online
Industry-leading slideshow presentation program. Including features like animation, collaboration, OneDrive syncing, and templates. Ideal for group presentations and idea pitches.Access PowerPoint online
Notebook program with deeply integrated touch and pen support and OneDrive syncing. Ideal for lecture notes and research.Access OneNote online
Group collaboration platform with chat and content feed 'channel' functionality. Ideal for workplaces and ongoing group work.Access Teams online
Microsoft OneDriveAccess OneDrive online
Industry-leading email, contact and calendar client. UniMelb's default staff email client. Desktop app available for use with student email.Access Outlook online
Project planning and tracking tool. Involving schedule, budget, workload and progress tracking support. Available for download from Microsoft Azure.Microsoft Azure
Frequently Asked Questions
How can I download Office on my computer/device?
Windows & Mac
- Navigate to the Office Portal
- Login with your student email and password
- Click the 'Install Office' button (top right) of the page, and select 'Office 365 Apps' from the drop down
- Await download and follow the installation prompts
Downloadable from the Google Play Store
Downloadable from the App Store
Is EndNote for Word available for students?
Yes, EndNote is offered to all UniMelb students and staff. More information and installation links are available on the LibGuide page for EndNote.
How long does my access to Office last?
Students have access to Microsoft Office 365 for the entire duration of their studies at the University, with this access ending between 3-6 months after completion of studies. Ensure any important documents or files are moved from OneDrive onto permanent storage before then.
How do I activate Office on my Windows/Mac computer?
Upon first launching an Office application (e.g. Word, Excel, Powerpoint, etc), Office will prompt you to log in to activate. Use your UniMelb student email address and password.
Issues with activation
I'm having technical problems
If you are seeing a redirect loop while accessing https://portal.office.com on Safari, try using another browser, such as Firefox or Google Chrome.
If you are using a Mac and you are not able to activate Microsoft Office 365, try again using the University network. You can do this by accessing UniWireless on campus, or using the University VPN. Also ensure that your system date, time and timezone are set correctly for your current location.
If you are still having problems, contact Student IT.
Do I have an Outlook email account?
No, UniMelb student email accounts are hosted on Google's secure cloud-based Gmail platform. More information is available on our G Suite page.
Exchange/Outlook is, however, used for UniMelb staff email accounts.
The software I'm looking for is not listed here
Not all Microsoft software is available through Office 365. However, some software is available to download through another subscription service called Microsoft Imagine Premium. This includes, but is not limited to the following:
- Visual Studio
- Skype for Business
- Windows (8.1, 10 and Server editions)
For a more exhaustive list of downloadable see software for students.