Microsoft Office 365

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

Frequently Asked Questions

  • How can I download Office on my computer/device?

    Windows & Mac

    1. Navigate to the Office Portal
    2. Login with your student email and password
    3. Click the 'Install Office' button (top right) of the page, and select 'Office 365 Apps' from the drop down
    4. Await download and follow the installation prompts

    We have downloadable guides to help with installation:
    Guide (macOS) Guide (Windows)


    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

    Activation issues can sometimes occur for Office on Mac. See Microsoft's documentation for more information, or feel free to contact us.

  • 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.