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Free Microsoft Office 2016

Loughborough University is providing Microsoft Office to every student free of charge. This means the latest version of the full Office productivity suite, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote and more, available for offline and online use to best prepare you for class. As long as you’re a student here and the program continues, you’ll be able to use this software for free.

  • Install on up to 5 compatible PCs and Macs, plus 5 tablets (including iPad!)
  • Use with OneDrive for automatic device syncing
  • Gain valuable skills on the world’s most popular productivity software
  • Use the same programs as your professors to ensure full file fidelity

If you currently own Office for Mac 2016, you must uninstall that software when you sign up for Office 365. You will then download and install Office 2016 for Mac through the Office 365 for Loughborough University account.

What Happens When I Leave the University?

When you leave the University your account will be deactivated and your Microsoft Office 2016 will change to reduced functionality mode. In reduced functionality mode, Microsoft Office 2016 remains installed on the computer, but users can only view and print their documents. All features for editing or creating new documents are disabled.

More information on Microsoft Office 2016 can be found here:technet

Before Install, do I need to remove previous versions of Microsoft Office?

We advise that you remove any previous versions of Microsoft Office prior to installing Office 2016.


To install a copy of Microsoft Office 2016 for Windows or Mac OS X  to your personal device, please click on the install tabs below. You will be prompted to login with your Loughborough University credentials to install the programme.