Free Office Suite


Microsoft Office 365 ProPlus is now FREE to all AUT students.

What is it? Microsoft Office 365 ProPlus includes Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote and more.

It’s FREE to download and available to all students. You can choose which applications you want to.

But here are a few things to help you along:
  • You can download and install this software from home – using your home broadband
  • You can install Office 365 ProPlus on up to five PC and Mac devices. You can download and use the software straight away – it’s available to ALL AUT enrolled students
  • For further queries, contact the ICT Service Desk on 0800 AUT ICT (0800288 428)


  • Using your AUT WiFi access to download and install Microsoft Office 365 ProPlus software will impact your monthly AUT data allocation (AUT students get 40GB data per month FREE)

Q: How do I get the software?
A: To download the software please click here. For instruction on how to download and install, please click here.

Q:  Can I install the software on more than one computer?
A:  Yes.  You can install on up to five devices at one time.

Q:  Is the software available for Mac?
A:  Yes.  The latest version for Mac is Office for Mac 2016 and will be available for download.

Q:  How will I know if my computer is compatible?
A:  System Requirements:

Systems Requirements for
Microsoft Office 365 ProPlus

 System requirements for PC

  • Windows 7, Windows 8, 8.1 or Windows 10. 32-bit Office can be installed on 32-bit or 64-bit operating systems and 64-bit Office can only be installed on 64-bit operating systems.
  • 1 GHZ or faster x86 or 64-bit processor with SSE2 instruction set.
  • 1 GB RAM (32-bit), 2 GB RAM (64-bit) recommended for graphics features, Outlook Instant Search, and certain advanced functionality.
  • 3 GB of available hard disk space.
  • 1024 x 768 or higher resolution monitor.

 System Requirements for Mac

  • A Mac computer with an Intel processor.
  • Mac OS X version 10.5.8 or later.
  • 1 GB of RAM recommended.
  • 2.5 GB of available hard disk space.
  • HFS+ hard disk format (also known as Mac OS Extended or HFS Plus).
  • DVD drive or connection to a local area network (if installing over a network).
  • 1280 x 768 or higher resolution monitor.

Q:  What if I already purchased Microsoft Office?
A:  You are still eligible for the offer.  Any software you purchased previously is subject to the user agreement for that license.

Q:  Can I use Microsoft Office 365 ProPlus on my mobile devices?
A:  Yes

Availability of MS Office ProPlus applications across devices

Windows Phone
Office Web Apps
Office Web Apps
Office Web Apps
Office Web Apps




Q:  Can I keep the software after I leave AUT?
A:  Your subscription ends when you leave AUT.  You can then purchase the software directly from Microsoft.

Q:  I have an older version of Microsoft Office.  Can I use this version?
A:  For best results, it is recommended that you uninstall previous versions of Office products before installing this version. In certain circumstances, its version will install alongside other versions of the software. See the Microsoft website for more details.