Microsoft Office for Free

To download Microsoft Office you must get an Office 365 account. To do so please follow the instructions below:

  1. Go to Office 365 WebStore
  2. Login with your University username and password
  3. Select Office 365 ProPlus

    Office 365 Plus icon
  4. Select Add to cart
  5. Select Check Out
  6. At this point your new account will be generated and you will see your Office 365 user name and your temporary password (which must be changed when you first login).

    Office 365 order information page
  7. You have completed the initial setup of your Office 365 account. To install Office 365 on your device click Get Office 365 to go to the Office 365 portal page.
  8. After you have logged in click the Install Office button on the top right corner to download the Office installation file.
  9. Run the file.
  10. After you have installed Office 365 you will have to sign into any one of the Office applications (Word, Excel or PowerPoint) with the username and password you used to log into the Office portal e.g. up874068@port.ac.uk to activate the suite.  

Please note: Students in a Science, Technology, Engineering or Maths department will have access to additional software including Additional Microsoft, VMWare and IBM products.

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How to get Microsoft Office

The subscription to Office 365 means you can also access the web based versions of the full Office suite, including Word, Excel and PowerPoint, so you can access your files on your smart phone or tablet.

Once you have a subscription you can use your office 365 account to download a local copy of office from here. (This does not include Visio or Project)

The subscription can be renewed for free on a 4 yearly basis as long as you are a student or member of staff at the University.

Alternatively you can download through Microsoft Home Use Policy. The cost for each item of software is £9.95, delivered through digital download (Physical Media is £11).

If you would like to take advantage of  this service please complete the Microsoft Home Use Request Form

If after following the instructions on this page you still cannot get an Office 365 account please contact IT support.


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