Office 365 University
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Key Features

Create your best work. With Office 365 University, you get Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, and more. Work anywhere with apps that are always updated. Available in an annual or monthly subscription. Your subscription will continue until cancelled.

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Office 365 Highlights

3D helps expand the creativity and visual impact you bring to your documents, presentations, and reports.
Insert 3D models from your desktop or Remix 3D - the new online community filled with millions of pieces of content.

Office gives your pen more power than it ever had with paper. Use your digital pen to easily annotate docs, and even edit them directly.
Strike through words to delete them, circle text to select it, automatically snap highlighter ink to text, and transform drawings into shapes with just one touch.

Editor assists you with the finishing touches by providing an advanced proofing and editing service.
Leveraging machine learning and natural language processing—mixed with input from our own team of linguists—Editor makes suggestions to help you improve your writing.

All features

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    Familiar apps, always updated
    Get the latest premium versions of Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote (features vary), Outlook, Access, and Publisher with instant access to new features every month .1
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    1TB Secure cloud storage
    Get 1TB (1024GB) OneDrive cloud storage with ransomware detection and file recovery to safely, store, edit and share documents, photos and more from anywhere, on all your devices.
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    Optimized mobile apps
    View, edit, and create documents with advanced formatting and coauthoring features optimized for mobile phones and tablets.
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    Works across multiple devices
    Available on PC, Mac, Windows Tablet, Windows Phone , iOS, Android2
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    Stay connected with Skype
    Stay in touch with your friends and family around the globe with 60 minutes per month of Skype calling to mobile phones and landlines.3
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    Microsoft support
    As an Office 365 subscriber, you can get help right away from Microsoft trained experts, by phone or chat - at no extra charge.

Top Questions

Office 365 is a subscription that comes with premium apps like Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote, Outlook, Publisher, and Access (Publisher and Access available on PC only). The apps can be installed on multiple devices, including PCs, Macs, iPads, iPhones, Android tablets, and Android phones. Office 365 also comes with services like 1TB of OneDrive storage, 60 Skype minutes per month, and Microsoft chat and phone support. With a subscription, you get the latest versions of the apps and automatically receive updates when they happen.

Office 2019 is a one-time purchase that comes with classic apps like Word, Excel, and PowerPoint for PC or Mac, and does not include any of the services that come with an Office 365 subscription. One-time purchases don’t have an upgrade option, which means if you plan to upgrade to the next major release, you'll have to buy it at full price.

Learn more about the differences between Office 365 and Office 2019 in Office Support, or use the comparison chart to help you pick the right Office version for your needs.

First, check to see if you are eligible for Office 365 Education, which is free for qualified teachers and students, and includes Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote, Microsoft Teams, and other classroom tools from Microsoft. Office 365 Education is not a trial, and is available for free to accredited academic institutions who have successfully signed up for this program.

If your school is not eligible for Office 365 Education, you can choose among these other options to find the Office version that fits your budget and needs.

Office 365 University is available to current faculty, staff, and full and part time enrolled students of qualified, accredited higher education institutions. These include universities, polytechnic schools, institutes of technology as well as other tertiary-level institutions such as colleges and vocational schools that award academic degrees or professional certifications. It is not available to school alumni, and restrictions vary by country. You can check your eligibility in the Academic Verification page, or

To see if your computer, mobile device, and/or browser can run Office, please visit the Office system requirements page.

Internet access is required to install and activate Office, but not to use Office applications such as Word, Excel, and PowerPoint once you have these fully installed on your computer.

For Office 365 customers, connecting to the internet regularly ensures that you can receive automatic updates and your Office apps are on the latest versions. Internet access will also be needed to manage your Office 365 account - for example, to change payment options or to access documents stored on OneDrive.

Once you have purchased Office, you can install it from the Services & subscriptions section of your Microsoft Account page.

For further assistance with downloading, installing, reinstalling, or activating Office, and/or more guidance on Office updates, see this article in Office Support.

People using Office 365, Office 2019, Office 2016, 2013, 2010, and 2007 as well as Office for Mac 2011 and 2008 will be able to open and view your documents, but those on earlier versions may need to install a compatibility pack.

Documents that you have created or copied from others fully belong to you, and you can save them locally like on your PC or Mac, and/or store them online via a cloud service like OneDrive. Once your subscription expires, your Office apps enter read-only mode, which means you can still view or print documents but you can't create or edit them.

Find out how you can renew or cancel your Office 365 subscription, or turn automatic renewal on or off in this article in Office Support.

To manage your Office 365 subscription, including changing billing options or turning automatic renewal on or off, visit the Services & subscription section of your Microsoft Account page.

The steps for switching between Office 365 Home, Personal, and University differ slightly depending on the subscription you currently have and want to switch from. Click on the relevant link below for further guidance:

Yes, the Office 365 Training Center has quick start guides, cheat sheets, tips and tricks, and training courses on how you can make the best use of Office.

Office 365 FAQ with chat link:

Office Support forum with chat link:

[1] Application availability and features vary by platform, device and language. Publisher and Access are available on PC only.

[2] iOS and Android require separate app download

[3] Skype account required. Excludes special, premium and non-geographic numbers. Calls to mobiles are for select countries only. Skype minutes available in select countries. See FAQ for details.