Durham University

Computing and Information Services

Get Office 365 for free!

Good news! As a taught post-graduate or undergraduate student at Durham University, you are eligible to download Microsoft Office 365 free of charge. All you need is your University email address which you'll get once you've accepted your place here and it's a great opportunity to save yourself some money.

This particular offer is available to undergraduates, taught postgraduates and distance learners at Durham University. There is a similar offer available for research postgraduates and eligible members of staff and details are available on this HR web page.

By signing up, you get:

  • The latest version of Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote, Access and Publisher installed on up to five PCs or Macs and up to five mobile devices like iPad, Android and Windows tablets.
  • 1TB of storage on OneDrive you can use to store and share all your documents across all your devices.
  • Office Online for in-browser editing, collaboration and co-authoring

To get hold of it, first you need to confirm that you’re eligible - visit Microsoft’s website and enter your Durham University email address, select 'I am a student' and follow the instructions. If you're going to be joining us as a new student, you'll get your University email address (e.g. yourname@durham.ac.uk) once you've accepted your place here. Once you have your email address, follow the link about and use it to get your free Office 365.

If you need help downloading it, Microsoft provide some useful help on this link to Microsoft's download advice (please note that this takes you to Microsoft's web-pages).

Note that this is an optional extra for your personal use and not a part of your University IT provision. As such CIS are unable to provide support for these extras – if you need help, Microsoft provide extensive help and guidance, this is a good place to start: Microsoft's Office 365 quick start guides.

Note that you are eligible for this free product while you are studying here - when you graduate and your University email account is closed, you'll no longer be able to take advantage of it - so make sure you do while you can!