Office 365 is a suite of applications that includes Office ProPlus. UQ students and staff can get Office 365 for free. 

Read this before installing Office 365:

  • UQ staff or students can install Office on up to five personal devices.
  • Approximately every 30 days your device will need to check-in online to validate the license.
  • Once you leave UQ all Office 365 licenses will be removed.
  • OneDrive for students and Lync/Skype services are not available through Office 365. 
  • OneNote for students require a non UQ OneDrive account
  • ITS does not manage this service.
  • Use the Microsoft Support page to resolve faults. Students can also contact AskUs in the UQ Library.

If you can't follow the steps below, try the Alternate Office 365 Installation guide.

Here's what you need

  • The computer or device you want to install Office on.
  • An internet connection.

Install Office 365 on PC or Mac

    Step 1. Log in

    Students: Use your student email address and your Office365 password.

    Staff: Use your (eg and UQ password.

    Step 2. Download Office 365

    • After logging in, click on Install Office apps then click 'Office 2016'.



    Step 3. Install Office 365

    • Once the file has downloaded, go to your 'Downloads' folder and double-click it.
    • Follow the on-screen instructions to install the Office suite.

    Step 4. Log in to your Office 365 account again

    • After you have installed Office 365, you will be asked to log into your account again.
    • Log in again and the process is complete.
    • Students will need to follow the below Student login and Office 365 activation guide

    Student log in and Office 365 activation

    Once installed, you will be prompted to log in and activate the software.

    Use your student email address and password.

    Read the Office 365 student FAQs

    Your student email username and password are different to the username and password you use for myUQ, mySI-net and Blackboard. If you don’t know your student email password, you can reset it.

    OneNote Saves are Cloud only for students

    OneNote requires a OneDrive account to save OneNote documents. If you would like to use OneNote, you will need to create a free personal Microsoft account so you get OneDrive, which is a cloud storage service, as OneDrive is not included in Office 365 for students. 

    Alternate Office 365 installation

    If the 'Install Office 2016' button is missing, you can search for it.

    • Click the settings cog located on the top right of the page.
    • In the search field type in 'software'.
    • Click 'Install Software' to proceed

    • Click the 'Install' button to start the installation.

    Deactivate Office 365 on a device

    You’ll see a warning when you reach the maximum installation limit (five devices). 

    If you need to install Office on another device, you’ll need to deactivate one of your five to make room.

    • Click the settings cog located on the top right of the page.
    • Click 'Office 365' under 'Your app settings'.

    • This will take you to a new page. On the far left-hand side click 'Install status'.
    • Choose the computer you want to remove Office from and click 'Deactivate'.

    • Click 'Yes' to confirm the deactivation.
    This process doesn’t uninstall Office applications. When you launch an Office app on the deactivated computer, you’ll be able to read and print existing documents, but that’s it. If you want to completely remove Office, you’ll have to uninstall it according to your operating system’s instructions.

    Office 365 install for mobile devices

    Set up Office apps and email on Android

    Set up Office apps and email on iOS devices