Microsoft Office 365 ProPlus for students and staff

 

This scheme provides students and staff with a free subscription of Office 365 ProPlus

What is included with Office 365 ProPlus subscription licence?

  • Office 365 ProPlus 2016 for PC
  • Office 365 ProPlus 2016 for Mac
  • Office Mobile for iPad/iPhone/iPod Touch
  • Office Mobile for Android

FAQs

How many machines/devices can I run this subscription on?

Each subscription licence allows you to run Office on up to five machines being Mac or PC. You can also run Office Mobile for Android or Office Mobile for iPhone on up to 5 mobile devices.

Is this a full version Office?

Yes, this is full Office on the PC, Mac, iPhone/iPod Touch, and Android platform and all are available for offline use.

How long will the free subscription of Office 365 ProPlus last for?

You will be licensed for the duration of your course(s) / employment because the licence is linked to your @stu.chi.ac.uk / @chi.ac.uk email account.


Office 365 ProPlus Details

FormatHow to download / What you get?Help and Support

Office 365 ProPlus 2016
for PC

Download the application via your web based University email account, see details in the section lower down called: How can I get Office 365 ProPlus on Windows and Apple Mac?

The Office 365 ProPlus package will install the following 2016 apps on your computer:

  • Word
  • Excel
  • PowerPoint
  • OneNote
  • Access
  • Publisher
  • Outlook
  • OneDrive for Business
  • Skype for Business

(Skype for Business Basic is also available as a separate download. However, this has fewer capabilities than full Skype for Business)

More options from Microsoft.

 

System requirements

Note: 32-bit Office can be installed on 32-bit or 64-bit operating systems. However, 64-bit Office can only be installed on 64-bit operating system. To find out if you have 32-bit or 64-bit Windows see the guide further down this page

Microsoft provides some excellent training guides. For example:

  • What's New and Improved in Office 2016
  • Office 2016 Quick Start Guides
  • Office 2016 Training


 

 

 

Office 365 ProPlus 2016
for Mac

Download the application via your web based University email account, see details in the section lower down called: How can I get Office 365 ProPlus on Windows and Apple Mac? 

The Office 365 ProPlus package will install the following 2016 apps on your computer:

  • Word
  • Excel
  • PowerPoint
  • Outlook
  • OneNote

Lync for Mac 2011 is available as a separate download (similar to Skype for Business)

 

System requirements.

Outlook 2016 for Mac Help:

  • What’s new in Office 2016 for Mac
  • What’s new in Outlook 2016 for Mac
  • Upgrade to Outlook 2016 for Mac
  • Outlook 2016 for Mac Quick Start Guide
  • Compare Outlook for Mac 2011 with Outlook 2016 for Mac

Office Mobile Apps
for iPad/iPhone/iPod Touch

Download links from the App Store:

System requirements.

How Office mobile apps work on iOS devices.

Office Mobile
for Android Phones*

Download links from the App Store:

System requirements.

How Office mobile apps work on Android devices.

 

 


How can I get Office 365 ProPlus on Windows and Apple Mac?

Note: for iPhone/iPod Touch/iPad and Android, see the download info in the table higher up.

For Windows and Mac OSX follow through the rest of this guide:

  • If you already have Office 2010 or a previous version, it is recommended that you firstly uninstall Office from Add/Remove Programs, then reboot your computer
  • Open Office 365 (web based University email) and you should automatically see this screen Illustrative image

If you don't see this screen, click the cog then choose 'Office 365' Illustrative image  , then under 'Settings' choose 'Software' Illustrative image

Note: If you are using Chrome on an Apple Mac, you may see the following error at this point 'sorry, we can't process your request'. If so, please use Safari or Firefox instead.

Mac users can click ‘Install Now

Windows users check if you need a 32 bit or a 64 bit installation: how to find out if you have a 32-bit or 64-bit version of Windows

The default download is a 32-bit install so if this is the version you require then click ‘Install Now

If you need a 64 bit version then click ‘Other installs

If you do not see the Install Now button above, additional instructions are available (pdf) Illustrative image

Then click ‘Advanced Illustrative image

Choose ‘64-bit’ from the dropdown menu that will appear and click ‘Install

The software will then download and you will see a 'just a few more steps' pop up Illustrative image

Run the software (the procedure for this will vary depending on your browser)

If prompted to enter either a product key or sign in, click Sign in to an existing Office 365 subscription then authenticate with your full University email address (not just your username).


To find out if you have a 32-bit or 64-bit version of Windows:

On Windows 10 or Windows 8.1: right-click the Start button then click System.

On Windows 8.0: on your keyboard press Windows Key and D together (to put into desktop mode), then hover the mouse in very bottom right corner, and from the popup menu click Settings, then PC Info.

On Windows 7: click the Start button, right-click Computer then click Properties, then under System Type you should see either 32-bit or 64-bit operating system.

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