Get Microsoft Office for free!

There are now 17 tertiary institutions across New Zealand which are providing Microsoft Office 365 ProPlus to their students free of charge!


What does this mean? 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.

Comments (15)

  1. MARIE says:

    Hmmm might have to push nz tertiary college to get on board considering our ece assignments mean we need it ??

  2. Corey says:

    you might want to add the "southern institute of technology", as they also offer this for current students.

  3. Simon says:

    Mac versions included?

  4. Cameronk says:

    Mac versions are included, it’s in the article :p .

  5. Zoë says:

    Media Design School would be nice ay…

  6. Phil says:

    One receives something ‘free’ or ‘for nothing’. Not ‘for free’.

  7. jonny says:

    No Vic? what the?

  8. sam says:

    Can we get Victoria onboard with this?

  9. Hong says:

    And University of Canterbury?

  10. alana says:

    Reread about 5 times, thinking maybe I’d missed Vic…

  11. ryan says:

    Vic has free 365, myvuw -> student email -> Office 365 logo

  12. Alisha says:

    Thanks Ryan for saying that Vic has it…never log into my student email so never would have found it haha 🙂

  13. Lu says:

    So is Canterbury the only one who doesn’t then? *sigh*

  14. Vuw student says:

    Vic uni in Wellington already does this you noobs, go vuw portal then log onto student email, click software top right and download office 365. Gg

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