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Free: Office 365 for Students and Teachers @ Microsoft Office Store AU, NZ, US, UK (Worldwide May Be)


I haven't found if it was posted previously and I am not sure if many of us aware of it so sharing it.

Update : I believe its available worldwide ..

NZ link
US link
UK link

Get Office 365 for free

  • It's not a trial! Students and teachers are eligible for Office 365 for Education, which includes Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote, and now Microsoft Teams, plus additional classroom tools.
  • All you need to get started is to enter a valid school email address below.

Some Q&A :

What is Office 365 for Education?

  • Office 365 for Education is a collection of services that allows you to collaborate and share your schoolwork. It’s available for free to teachers who are currently working at an academic institution and to students who are currently attending an academic institution. The service includes Office Online (Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and OneNote), unlimited OneDrive storage Tooltip about unlimited OneDrive storage, Yammer, and SharePoint sites. Some schools allow teachers and students to install the full Office applications on up to 5 PCs or Macs for free. If your school provides this additional benefit, you'll see the Install Office button on your Office 365 home page after you complete sign-up.

What are the eligibility requirements?

  • You must be a full-time or part-time faculty or staff member or student at an academic institution and:
  • Have a school-specific email address provided by the school (for example, contoso.edu) that can receive external email.
  • Be of legal age to sign up for an online offer individually.

How long can I use this plan?

  • You can use the plan as long as you are working at a qualified school. Your eligibility may be re-verified at any time. When your Office 365 for Education plan expires:
  • The Office applications enter a reduced-functionality mode, which means that you can view documents, but you cannot edit or create new documents.
  • Online services associated with the school email address—for example, Office Online and OneDrive—will no longer work.

and many other Q&A can be found on bottom of Microsoft page

Also You can get Office 365 free for your entire school - Office 365 A1

Link : - https://products.office.com/en-au/academic/compare-office-36...

  • Improve classroom and school collaboration with free productivity tools. You will need to verify that you are an accredited academic institution to take advantage of these offers.
  • Completely free online version of Office with email, video conferencing, voicemail integration, customized hub for class teamwork with Microsoft Teams, compliance tools, and information protection.

If you are not Student or Teacher then one more option available which is online only (My previous post which moved to Forum ;-) )

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  • +15 votes

    Been posted many times, but long enough not to be a dupe 😋

  • In NSW, at least, students with an edu.au email address can also get the full Adobe creative suite, for free, as well.

  • Best (cheapest) way to get an .edu email address?

    • apply for admission to uni but never enroll! boom, lifetime edu email address

      • As an actual uni student at 3 different unis, they deactivate your email account after a year or few after you leave.

        • My uni (UQ) issued me a lifetime .edu.au as part of the alumni program, one that differs to the email I had as a student.

          Took me 6 years to get to that point, but many of these "education" style offers that are just looking for an EDU mail address will treat it as valid.

          That all said, my employer is also part of the HUP program so I get Office for $15 or $20 or so legitimately so I don't bother with the 365 version, even if that would have some minor benefits over the 2016 version in the employees program.

        • I have my old Griffith uni email. It's been 7 years and still have it.

        • Lifetime email with Griffith Uni. Google integration too.

        • sorry i thought all unis (UQ) were the same as mine (an actual grad) in that they let you keep your email

        • @Smigit: I have a .edu.au address as part of my academic title. I'll have to test it out on a few deals to see if it thinks I'm a student.
          Don't need this one though as I've already got office from my uni.

    • Work in an University.

    • Alumni email if you went to uni.

      • yep.. got 3 this way..

        first was where i did my undergrad.
        second was from the language studies i did as part of my undergrad as a cross-institutional student (i dont know how it works elsewhere but here in brisbane the 3 major unis (QUT, UQ and Griffith) have an agreement that languages are only taught in 1 uni and students can cross enrol saves doubling up on resources) - i got an email for the other uni.
        finally, when i was first accepted to uni i got an offer for a uni that was not my 1st preference but i went and enrolled anyway. i got an email address. when later offeres came out i got my 1st preference and i switched.

        i have an email address from all 3 major uni;s in brisbane

        • I have an alumni email from qut too but I am having trouble redeeming this offer, Microsoft asking me to sign in but I dont have an account with Microsoft with the hat alumni email account, how do you get yours to work?

        • i actually used my griffith one with no issues.

      • I'm part of the alumni for Deakin University but don't believe I have an email with them :(

      • QUT Alumni email doesn't allow Office install.

    • As far as I know all school kids are issued one these days, if you have a school aged child in the house perhaps ask them?

      It will be their @education.nsw.gov.au address which they can log into via the standard gmail portal.

      • We have had our first 6 weeks ago, so I've got a 5year wait.
        Not the best case of Ozbargaining either if the kid was for the email addy!

        • It's a long play.

        • my 10 year old has a .edu address issues by his school for his email account, some private schools it’s an an even younger age, and free wifi.

          guess they need it so they can log in their laptops and need email so you can rest your passwords.

    • Do the free online courses from places like 'open uni' give an email?

    • Got mine from UTAS, signed up for their Fee-Free health and fitness courses.


        Do you do the coursework? This is the one with free fitbit right?

        • I did t all and got a HD. I don’t know if most people complete it but it was pretty interesting to study health and tech when I’m an engineering student. A good break from the hard stuff we do to learn more about the human body.

        • Didn't complete it. Someone rang my phone in Week 6 of the course and asked me if I needed assistance.

          Said I was too busy. I also never got the FitBit, which was my primary motivation for signing up for the course, but I'm happy enough to have Office 365 license out of it. hah.

      • UTAS will never deactivate your account (excluding MyLo). Something positive about a horrible University.

      • What's the process for doing this?

      • Link please? How do I enrol? I graduated university in NSW about 8 years ago and then went post-grad with a professional association.

    • Sorry but if you don't have a .edu email address you shouldn't be entitled to this deal. If people start exploiting these deals then they won't be offered. The entire point is to give you free office while you are a student so you don't have to pay for it. Once you stop being a student and working full time, a yearly subscription is $100 or so which is less than $8 a month (Netflix is $11.50).

      • +5 votes

        give you free office while you are a student so you don't have to pay for it.

        Well, actually it's so you leave school/uni knowing only one word processor, only one spreadsheet, etcetera. They don't want you to look for alternatives, and hope you will continue to buy their product. It's not altruistic.

      • “Sorry but if you don't have a .edu email address you shouldn't be entitled to this deal”

        More specifically you’re supposed to be an active student. The email address is a crude verification mechanism. Easy enough to have an edu email address and not be studying.

        Not that I care really though, just saying.

        Would necessarily say the cost is high or low though. I may open an office document once every two months at home where I’ll watch dozens of hours of Netflix.

    • Buy one on ebay.

  • Once you stop being a teacher will you instantly lose access to office 365?

    • Most probably yes, but the joy from never having to be in the classroom again will outweigh the loss of something you can get for $100 a year. You probably steal more than that from home to take to work every term.

      It does check back in quite often to see you are still licensed.

    • Yes and no.
      You have access to your files for about 6 months I think. Or until you have to change your password…

    • I suspect the subscription would run its course so it’d depend when you lost access to the email. I don’t think they revoke access for these offers, but if you lose the email you won’t be able to renew at that rate.

  • does student in primary school have .edu email address?

    • Students in NSW primary schools get a @education.nsw.gov.au address which works for the free software from the onthehub portal.

    • Yes, as long as parents give permission for it. A lot of it happens in the enrollment now but it depends on your state.
      Most schools don't talk about the school email address as there is very little need for it.

    • my son has had one since year 4, an .edu email account tied to his student number.
      kids get them as they need them for wifi authentication etc and password resetting.
      has web mail interface so can be accessed by any browser.

  • +1 vote

    This was always free. There's also windows 10 for free.

  • This will also apply to employees of most companies who use Office365. As long as you have the licence applied to your account you should be able to login and download it.

  • Does it include the desktop applications?

    "Some schools allow teachers and students to install the full Office applications on up to 5 PCs or Macs for free. If your school provides this additional benefit, you'll see the Install Office button on your Office 365 home page after you complete sign-up."

  • I just thought this was common knowledge for most students…
    In case you don't know, this also allows you free use of the office aps on ipads, iphones etc (I put etc because I don't know if it's the same setup on android devices, but didn't want to appear uninformed. this way I hedge my bets. if it works, I claim the etc, if it doesn't, I come back and say "I never said anything about android devices").


      They're free to everyone already.

    • Some schools/institutions definitely do not actively promote the free copy. In fact, for some obscure reason, some schools will only provide information if you directly ask for it. They are also reluctant to provide you with a child's .edu email - but cannot stop your child from passing it on to a parent. Wink, wink.

  • As a teacher, I can confirm this is true.

    Also, phone is fine.

  • Work for Griffith Uni?

    • Can confirm that Griffith Uni works. Was able to sign up using my mobile phone but not my desktop. Excellent.