Information Services Division


Office 365 Professional Plus

Office 365 provides the functionality for licensed users to download Microsoft Office products and provides the licensing for Office mobile users.

Office 365 Professional plus…

Office 365 for Students and Staff

Current students and staff of UCL are licensed to download a copy of the Office Professional Plus suite at no charge.

Download and Install Office for Windows and Mac

  1. Log onto the Office 365 portal using a supported browser.
  2. Click on your account name or display picture within the top right corner of the menu bar. Select My account.
  3. Beneath Install status, select Install options.
  4. Beneath Office, choose the required version and select Install Office to download the installer.
  5. Run the file provided to start the installation. Follow the on-screen instructions to complete installation.

Applications available

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Applications available with Office for Windows

The following applications are included:

  • Word
  • Excel
  • PowerPoint
  • Access
  • Outlook
  • OneNote
  • Skype for Business
  • OneDrive for Business


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Applications available with Office for Mac

The following applications are included:

  • Word
  • Excel
  • PowerPoint
  • Outlook
  • OneNote
  • OneDrive for Business


Your licence to activate, download and sign-in to Office 365 ProPlus is applied to your Microsoft Organisational ID by ISD. You can authenticate using the same logon name and password used to access the live @ UCL email service (e.g. ccaaxxx@ucl.ac.uk).

The licensing applies to your status whilst at UCL, your status is not determined by ISD. UCL Alumni do not have access to Office 365 ProPlus. You can download, install and run Office distributed via Office 365 from any machine and anywhere. The license is applied to an individual not a machine.

Each user can install Office on 5 PCs or Macs, 5 tablets (Windows, iPad, and Android) and 5 mobile phones.


Download Office for Tablets and Mobile Phones

The Office suite is available for iOS (iPhone/iPad), Android, Windows Phone and Windows tablets.
You can obtain Office from the App Store of your device.

Please note Office is available to download at anytime from your App Store, but will only operate in read-only mode until you are licensed. See Microsoft's Office for Mobile Devices page for more information.


With the exception of applying licenses, Office 365 ProPlus installations for personal devices is self supported.
If your account does not appear to be licensed please contact the ISD IT Services.

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