How can students get access to Microsoft Office 365 Pro Plus for free?

This FAQ was last modified on: Thursday, June 8, 2017 01:30pm

Georgia Tech in coordination with Microsoft is offering Office 365 Pro Plus to active students for free through Office 365.  

Quick Start:

(Faculty and Staff can utilize Microsoft Office 2016 Professional through our Microsoft Campus Agreement.  Please contact your department's technical support or the OIT Technology Support Center for more details.)

How do I install Office 365 Pro Plus?

  1. Browse to and login.
  2. Once logged in, click on the gear icon in the top right hand corner and choose "Office 365 Settings".

Office 365 Settings

  1. Click "Software" to get started.

Click Software

  1. Start your download!

Download and Install

Please note that you DO NOT need a product key.  You should activate your Office 365 Pro Plus installation with your GT account ( and GT password.


Experiencing an issue downloading or installing Office 365 Pro Plus?


What is included with Office 365 Pro Plus?

  • Office 365 ProPlus for PC (Office 2016 ProPlus base applications)
  • Office 365 ProPlus for Mac (Office 2011 for Mac base applications)
  • Office Mobile for iPhone
  • Office Mobile for Android

How many machines/devices can I install Office 365 Pro Plus on?

Each student can run Office on up to five machines being Mac or PC. You can also run Office Mobile for Android or Office Mobile for iPhone on up to 5 mobile devices.

Is this a full version Office and available for offline use?

Yes, this is full Office on the PC, Mac, iPhone, and Android platform and all are available for offline use.

What applications come with Office 365 ProPlus for PC?

Office365 ProPlus Apps

Word 2016, Excel 2016,PowerPoint 2016, OneNote 2016, Access 2016, Publisher 2016, Outlook 2016, Skype For Business 2016, InfoPath 2016

What comes with Office 365 Pro Plus for Mac?

Office365 Pro Plus for Mac

Word 2011, Excel 2011, PowerPoint 2011, Outlook 2011

What comes with Office Mobile for iPhone?

Office 365 for iPhone

Word Mobile, Excel Mobile, PowerPoint Mobile

OneNote and Skype For Business Mobile available as separate download.

See here for more options.

What comes with Office Mobile for Android?

Office for Android

Word Mobile, Excel Mobile, PowerPoint Mobile

OneNote and Skype For Business Mobile available as separate download

See here for more options.


What are the PC requirements for Office 365 ProPlus?

  • Windows Server 2008 R2
  • Windows 7
  • Windows Server 2012
  • Windows 8

32-bit Office can be installed on 32-bit or 64-bit operating systems and 64-bit Office can only be installed on 64-bit operating systems.

Computer and processor  - 1 GHZ or faster x86 or 64-bit processor with SSE2 instruction set.

Memory - 1 GB RAM (32-bit) OR 2 GB RAM (64-bit) recommended for graphics features, Outlook Instant Search, and certain advanced functionality.

Disk space - 3 gigabytes (GB)

Monitor resolution - 1024 x 768

What are the Mac requirements for Office 365 ProPlus?

  • A Mac computer with an Intel processor.
  • Mac OS X version 10.5.8 or later.
  • 1 GB of RAM recommended.
  • 2.5 GB of available hard disk space.
  • HFS+ hard disk format (also known as Mac OS Extended or HFS Plus).
  • DVD drive or connection to a local area network (if installing over a network).
  • 1280 x 768 or higher resolution monitor

What are the iPhone requirements for Office Mobile for iPhone?

iPhone 4, iPhone 5, iPhone 5s, iPod Touch 5th generation, All devices above must be running iOS 6.1 minimum.

What are the Android requirements for Office Mobile for Android?

Android OS 4.0 or greater, Android touch enabled smartphones only.

Do I need login to use any of these applications with Office 365 ProPlus?

Yes, students will need to log in with their to activate their devices.

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What happens when I'm no longer a student or graduate from Tech?

Once you are no longer a student or graduate from Tech, you will need to purchase a license or subscription directly from Microsoft to continue to use the programs on your devices, or you can uninstall them at that time.  

Your documents that you created are still accessible and can be opened in other programs capable of opening those files types.