Office 365 for students

Office 365All UCT students have access to Office 365 as part of Microsoft’s Student Advantage Program. You have access to Office 365 at no cost and will be able to download and install the software on up to five devices including Windows and Mac computers and Windows, Android and Apple mobile devices. The software has the same features and functions as other versions of Office 2016.

Once you leave UCT, all documents that you created using the Microsoft Office suite need to be moved to another location. You will need to purchase a copy of the Microsoft Office suite to continue editing your Microsoft Office 365 files.

Register and download the software

In order to download the software onto your laptop:

  1. Go to https://outlook.com/myuct.ac.za
  2. Log on using your student email address (studentnumber@myuct.ac.za) and password.
  3. Click the App launcher icon in the top left corner > Office 365.
  4. On the Office 365 page click Install Office > Office 365 apps.

Deactivate an installation

If you’ve already installed Office 365 on five devices and you want to install the software on a sixth computer, you will need to first deactivate an installation on one of your current computers.

  1. Go to https://outlook.com/myuct.ac.za
  2. Log on using your student email address (studentnumber@myuct.ac.za) and password.
  3. Click the App launcher icon in the top left corner > Office 365.
  4. On the Office 365 page click Install Office > Other install options.
  5. Under the Office apps & devices section click View apps & devices.
  6. Under Office click the arrow v next to Devices.
    • A list of the devices you have installed the software on will appear.
  7. Click Deactivate next to the computer you want to deactivate.