As a University of Melbourne student, you have instant access to Microsoft 365 applications via the browser and your preferred devices. Get work-ready by using Microsoft's enterprise applications while you study, collaborate with your peers, and complete your coursework.
- You can install Microsoft 365 apps on up to 5 PCs/Macs, 5 tablets, and smartphones (iOS/Android).
- Use OneDrive for your individual study and working files (up to 5TB).
- Use Microsoft Teams and Planner to collaborate on group/project work with your peers, or to manage your clubs and societies.
- Learn to get the most out of your Microsoft 365 license through tutorials.
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Microsoft 365 Apps
For more help and training with Microsoft 365 Apps, visit Microsoft 365 Support.
Industry-leading word processing and document creation. Including features like built-in EndNote support, OneDrive syncing, and templates.Access Word Online Download Office
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 Download Office
Industry-leading slideshow presentation program. Including features like animation, collaboration, OneDrive syncing, and templates. Ideal for group presentations and idea pitches.Access PowerPoint Online Download Office
Notebook program with deeply integrated touch and pen support and OneDrive syncing. Ideal for lecture notes and research.Access OneNote Online Download Office
Group collaboration platform with chat and content feed 'channel' functionality. Ideal for workplaces and ongoing group work.Access Teams online
Cloud file storage and syncing with Windows and Mac clients, and apps for iOS and Android. UniMelb students have access to 5TB of storage until the end of their studies.Access OneDrive 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
Where do I get a license key for a Microsoft app?
Most Microsoft 365 apps are included in your Microsoft 365 license as a student at Unimelb. Some apps do require additional licensing. Please sign up for Microsoft Azure Dev Tools to get a license key for each of the following applications as a student:
- Visual Studio
- Windows (8.1, 10 and Server editions)
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
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?
You will have access to your University of Melbourne Microsoft 365 account for the entire duration of your study at the university, with this access ending between 3-6 months after completion of studies. When you complete your studies, ensure that you move all the files you wish to keep from your OneDrive, Microsoft Teams, SharePoints sites, Whiteboard etc. onto your preferred personal storage.
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.
I can't access Microsoft 365 via my browser
If you are seeing a redirect loop while accessing https://microsoft365.com on your preferred browser, try another modern browser. Microsoft 365 web apps should work on Edge, Safari, Chrome, Firefox and any other modern browser built on Chromium.
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 Google Workspace page.
Exchange/Outlook is, however, used for UniMelb staff email accounts.