Update: NMIT and Waiariki Institute of Technology are now providing Office to every student for free!


We are delighted to announce that Nelson Marlborough Institute of Technology and Waiariki Institute of Technology now too are providing Office to their students for free.

To reiterate, and as we posted last week, the below listed tertiary institutions are providing Microsoft Office 365 ProPlus to every student free of charge – and now NMIT and Waiariki Institute of Technology have joined the list!

What does this mean again? The latest version of the full Office productivity suite, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote are available for offline and online use to best prepare you for class. As long as you’re a current student at an eligible institution that has activated the service, you’ll be able to use this software for free.

  • Install on up to 5 compatible PCs and Macs, plus 5 tablets (including iPad!)

  • Sync across all your devices with OneDrive

  • Gain valuable skills on the world’s most popular productivity software

  • Use the same programmes as your lecturers and tutors to ensure full file fidelity

If you are enrolled at an eligible tertiary institution that has activated the service, you can download the software by signing in to Office 365 using your institution login and password. If you’re a student at one of the below tertiary institutions, simply click on the corresponding link and follow the instructions. If your institution isn’t listed below but has activated this service, you can visit this link and sign in using your institution login and password.

Don’t forget, you’ll need your tertiary institution account login and password to sign in and take up this benefit.

Did we miss out your tertiary institution? Ask your institution’s IT department about getting Office for free. We’ll keep you updated and provide direct links to other institutions that are providing this exciting benefit in future blog posts.

DON'T FORGET! Spread the good news to your friends! Share that you may be eligible to get Office for free through your school/tertiary institution for a chance to win a Surface!

Use Vine, Instagram or Twitter and the hashtag #GetOffice365Contest to let your fellow students know that they may be eligible to get Office 365 for free. When you share you will be entered for a chance to win a Surface Pro 3! One lucky winner each week from now through until December 30th will win. See below for how to enter or read the Official Rules. School students can enter too, as long as they are 13 years or older.

How to enter:

You can enter by sharing on Twitter, Instagram or Vine.

1. Share a video, photo or short statement on Twitter, Instagram or Vine encouraging others to see if they can Get Office 365 for free from their institution (by checking if your institution's name is listed above or asking your school/institution).

2. Include the hashtag #GetOffice365Contest and a hashtag with the name of your school/tertiary institution.

3. Include the link to the GetOffice365Contest page at aka.ms/yikrv1

4. Follow @Office on the social channel you use to share your entry.

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