Office 365 for students

VU students can install Office 365 ProPlus for free on up to 5 personal computers/devices. This includes:

  • Office 365 ProPlus for PC/Windows
  • Office 365 ProPlus for Mac
  • Office mobile for iPhone
  • Office mobile for Android.

The software is available as part of the Microsoft Student Advantage program.

Office 365 ProPlus products

On a PC you can use the following products:

  • Word
  • Excel
  • Powerpoint
  • OneNote
  • Access
  • Publisher
  • Outlook
  • Lync
  • InfoPath
  • OneDrive.

On a Mac you can use the following products:

  • Word
  • Excel
  • Powerpoint
  • Outlook
  • OneDrive.

Download & install

You can install the software on a total of 5 computers. You can remove a licence from a computer via the Office 365 Settings > Software page.

PC/Windows instructions

Use the following instructions to install on a PC, or download the PC/Windows instructions with screenshots.

  1. Navigate to www.vu.edu.au/studentmail.
  2. Login with your student email details (e.g. firstname.lastname@live.vu.edu.au)
    *Note: if you can't login, try using your student id@live.vu.edu.au (e.g. s1234567@live.vu.edu.au).
  3. Click on the Settings icon in the top right corner, and then select Office 365 settings.
  4. Click Software in the left menu.
  5. Select your desired language.
  6. If you are installing Office for Windows, Microsoft recommends using the 32-bit installation. Select Advanced if you wish to install the 64-bit version instead.
  7. Click Install to download and install the latest version of Office.
  8. When prompted to Run or Save the setup, select Run. Otherwise you can save, and run the setup later.
  9. Click Yes on the User Account Control.
  10. Click Next on the welcome screen.
  11. Enter your student email address and click Next.
  12. Select Organisational account.
  13. Enter your student email password and click Sign in.
  14. Office will connect to your student email account.
  15. Select Next.
  16. Select Use recommended settings and then click Accept.
  17. Select Next.
  18. Click Next on the 'Meet OneDrive' screen.
  19. Choose an Office background and click Next.
  20. Select Take a look to see the introduction or choose No thanks.
  21. Click All done!

Instructions for Mac installation

Use the following instructions to install on a Mac, or download the Mac instructions with screenshots.

    1. Navigate to www.vu.edu.au/studentmail.
    2. Login with your student email details (e.g. firstname.lastname@live.vu.edu.au)
      *Note: if you can't login, try using your student id@live.vu.edu.au (e.g. s1234567@live.vu.edu.au).
    3. Click on the Settings icon in the top right corner, and then select Office 365 settings.
    4. Click Software in the left menu.
    5. Select your desired language.
    6. If you are installing Office for Windows, Microsoft recommends using the 32-bit installation. Select Advanced if you wish to install the 64-bit version instead.
    7. Click Install to download and install the latest version of Office.
    8. When prompted Save the setup DMG file. Double Click the DMG file.
    9. Click Office Installer
    10. Click Continue on the welcome screen.
    11. Click Continue
    12. Click Continue
    13. Select Install
    14. Enter your MAC username and password
    15. Click Close
    16. Select Sign in to existing Office 365 subscription
    17. Enter your Student Email address, Click Next
    18. Select Organisational account
    19. Enter your student email password and Click Sign In
    20. Enter First Name, Last Name and Click Continue
    21. Select your preference in options
    22. Select Done

    Video instructions

    See Microsoft's video instructions for installing Office 365 on PC or Mac or instructions for installing Office 365 on mobile devices.

    Accessing Office 365 ProPlus

    Once installed, you can use Office 365 offline or online, and it has the same features as other versions of Office.

    Office 365 ProPlus licence

    Students currently enrolled at Victoria University are eligible for the Office 365 ProPlus Licence. To keep the software activated, you must connect to the internet at least once every 30 days. Once you have graduated Office 365 ProPlus licence will expire.

    Contact us

    If you have trouble with these instructions or need further information, please contact the IT Service desk.

    Phone: +61 3 9919 2777
    Email: servicedesk@vu.edu.au