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Download and install Microsoft Office on your personal device

You can download Microsoft Office to your own Windows computer, Mac, smartphone or tablet for free.

What you get

If you are a student or member of staff, you can install Microsoft Office for free on up to five personal devices.

When you leave the University, your Office license will end. You will still be able to use Office in read-only mode until you buy your own license.

Software included

Office for Windows:

Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher, Access, OneNote, Outlook and Skype for Business

Office for Mac:

Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote and Outlook

Office apps for iPhone, iPad, Android devices or Windows Phone 10:

Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote, Outlook, Planner, Sway, Teams, To-Do, Yammer and much more.

The software available does not include Project, Visio or InfoPath. If you need to use these programs on your personal device, you can use UniDesk.

Download and install Office

To download Office, you need:

  • your University email address, for example, ''
  • your University password

Your University email is made up of your username, for example, 'abc12', followed by ''. You can find your username on your library card. If you are a member of staff, you cannot use your '' email address.

  1. Go to the Office 365 Portal (
  2. Enter your University email then click next
  3. Enter your University password and click 'Sign in'
  4. Click 'Install Office' on a Windows or Mac computer, or tap the individual icons if you are using a smartphone or tablet
  5. The software will install and ask you to log in. You must use your University email address and password again

When you create files using Office, they will be saved on your personal hard drive. You should save University-related files to your H: drive using files.bath. This means you will be able to access them online from any other device.

Get help with Office on your device

You can find lots of help and advice for using Office on the University of Bath - Learning pathways.

Install Microsoft Office apps

How to install Microsoft Office apps


If you have any questions, please contact us.

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