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 the Settings cog icon on the top right of the menu bar. Beneath 'your app settings', select Office 365.
  3. Select Software.
  4. Select Office. The available versions of the Office suite for your operating system will be displayed.
  5. Select Install to download the installer and run the file provided.
  6. Follow the on-screen instructions to complete installation.

Applications available

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Applications available with Office for Windows

Office 2016 and Office 2013 are available to install. The following applications are included within each suite:

  • Word
  • Excel
  • PowerPoint
  • OneNote
  • Access
  • Publisher
  • Outlook
  • Skype for Business
  • OneDrive for Business
  • InfoPath (Office 2013 only)

Win365 includes Word, Excel, Powerpoint, OneNote, Access, Publisher, Outlook, Skype for Business, OneDrive for Business and Infopath…

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Applications available with Office for Mac

Office 2016 and Office 2011 are available to install. The following applications are included within each suite:

  • Word
  • Excel
  • PowerPoint
  • Outlook
  • OneNote (Office 2016 only)



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.

Outlook for Mac…

Outlook for Mac

Outlook 2016 for Mac is the new version of Outlook for the Mac.

To download Outlook 2016, please follow the Download and Installation instructions.


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 Service Desk.

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