Microsoft Office for students and staff

 

Students and staff are entitled to a free subscription of Microsoft Office for use on PC, Mac, iOS, and Android, which includes:

Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, OneDrive, Skype for Business, OneNote, Publisher (PC only), Access (PC only)


How to download & install Microsoft Office

 

 Microsoft Office for PC

Follow these steps to download the application via your web based University email account:

  • If you already have an earlier version of Microsoft Office installed, it is recommended that you firstly uninstall Office from 'Settings/Apps/Apps & featues' and reboot your computer
  • Then go to mail.chi.ac.uk and log in
  • Click your avatar in top right, then 'My account' Illustrative image then 'Office apps - manage':  Illustrative image
  • Then select the version of Microsoft Office you would like and select 'Install Office' :  Illustrative image
  • When your installation file has been downloaded, run the exe file and follow instructions until the package is installed (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 subscription' then authenticate with your full University email address (not just your username).

More info:

If you have a device running Windows 10 S, you must install Office from the Windows Store (as the msi installer will not work).

Skype for Business on Windows is also available as a separate download.

 

Microsoft Office for Mac

Follow these steps to download the application via your web based University email account:

  • If you already have an earlier version of Microsoft Office installed, it is recommended that you firstly uninstall Office, then reboot your Mac
  • Then go to mail.chi.ac.uk and log in
  • Click your avatar in top right then 'My account' Illustrative image then 'Install Office' Illustrative image
  • When your installation file has been downloaded, run the file and follow instructions until the package is installed (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 Microsoft Office subscription' then authenticate with your full University email address (not just your username).

More info:

Skype for Business on Mac is also available as a separate download.

Help for Outlook 2016 on a Mac.

 

 Office mobile apps for iPhone & iPad

Download links from the App Store:

 

Office mobile apps for Android devices

Download links from the App Store:


FAQs for Microsoft Office?

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

Each user can install Microsoft Office on 5 PCs or Macs, 5 tablets (Windows, iPhone & iPad, and Android), and 5 phones. 

Is this a full version Office?

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

How long will the free subscription of Microsoft Office last for?

You will be licensed for the duration of your course(s) / employment because the licence is linked to your University email account.

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