Microsoft Student Advantage - IT Services for students - University of Derby

Microsoft Student Advantage


Launched by Microsoft Student Advantage provides students with a free subscription of Office 365 and the ability to download and install Office 2016.

If you are a student enrolled at the University of Derby you can take advantage of this program and install Microsoft Office software for free on your personal computers.

Office 365 Online

The program provides access to Office 365 (a full version of Office online) which includes:

  • Word
  • PowerPoint
  • Excel
  • Outlook
  • .... and more!

Office 2016

You will be able to install Office 2016 software on up to five computers, including Windows and Mac.  You can also access Office Mobile Applications on iPhones and Android phones.

The links below give you an overview of what is available for PC, Mac and Mobile Devices, including links for help-guides, download details and system requirements.

The software has the same features and functions as other versions of Office and can be used offline, however, you must connect to the internet once every 30 days to verify that you are still eligible for the program.

The Student Advantage program is being offered through the Office 365 student email and calendar system, provided by the University of Derby in partnership with Microsoft.