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Microsoft 365

All Middlesex University students can install Microsoft 365 for use on their personal devices. You can install the software on up to 5 PCs/Macs and 5 smartphones/tablets, and you will have a licence for as long you are a student at the University.

Please follow the instructions below to install Office on your device(s).

Office 365 on Windows and MacOS

You will first need to add the Office licence to your university email account by clicking on the link below:


On the following page, enter your university email address (e.g. ab123@live.mdx.ac.uk) and then click on the Get Started button.

Follow the steps on the website – you will need to sign in to your university email account, and then enter your date of birth. When asked if you would like to invite other users, click on the Skip button.

Once you have completed this process, you will be taken to the Office apps page on your university email account. On this screen you will see an Install button near the top right – if you click on this, the first option you will see is Microsoft 365 apps (as shown in the screenshot below). Click on this to start downloading the Office installer; you may be asked if you want to run the Microsoft 365 setup file, click on yes to allow the software to start installing in the background.

Microsoft 365 logo

Please note: if you don’t see the Microsoft 365 apps option when you click on Install, please wait a few minutes and then refresh the page.

After the installation has completed, you will need to activate Microsoft 365 by signing in with your university email address and password.

Microsoft 365 on Android and iOS devices

You will need to download each Office app (Word, Powerpoint, Excel etc.) separately from the App Store (iOS) or Play Store (Android), and then sign into the app with your university email address and password.

If you’re unable to activate any Microsoft 365 app after signing in, please follow the steps to add the Microsoft 365 licence to your account via the link below.


Once you have completed the above process, you should be able to sign into the Microsoft 365 app with your university account details.

What do I get with Microsoft 365?

The Windows version of Microsoft 365 includes:

  • Word
  • Excel
  • PowerPoint
  • Publisher
  • Outlook

In addition, you also get Access, InfoPath, OneNote, Skype and OneDrive (with 1TB cloud storage space for your documents).

The MacOS version of Office includes:

  • Word
  • Powerpoint
  • Excel
  • Outlook

Users of older Mac OSX versions (10.6 and earlier) can install Office for Mac 2011.

If you need help with using Microsoft Office, try the Office tutorial videos on LinkedIn Learning.

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