Student Advantage

Free Microsoft Office

Western Sydney University, in collaboration with Microsoft, is offering all students the 'Student Advantage' - free Microsoft Office on up to five devices.

New Student Advantage features

A number of new applications are now available within the Student Advantage (Office 365) portal. You can now access Word Online, Excel Online, PowerPoint Online and OneDrive. This means you can work on documents, spreadsheets and presentations online, without needing Microsoft Office installed on your device. You can also save your data ((documents, spreadsheets, presentations)) into your student OneDrive storage so you can access it whenever and wherever you choose.

Please note, OneDrive is only available to enrolled students, so if you are graduating or your enrolment status is going to change, please copy your documents to your own device or computer or you will lose access to them.

Compatible devices

  • Windows 8.1 computers
  • Windows 7 computers
  • Windows phones
  • Windows Surface
  • Apple Macs
  • Apple iPads
  • Apple iPhones
  • Android touch phones

How to download

The Student Advantage download is around 1GB, depending on the device being used. If downloading Student Advantage on the University wireless network, please try to avoid the peak periods (10am-4pm) to avoid the potential of extended download times. You can also download the software on any network, including home broadband and your mobile phone carrier, however please make sure you have an adequate data plan.

Student Advantage is available to the following devices. Click the link for details on how to download and install Microsoft Office for your device.

More information is available on how to manage installations.

Windows 8.1 computers

How to download & install Microsoft Office for Windows 8.1 computers (opens in a new window)

Windows 7 computers

How to download & install Microsoft Office for Windows 7 computers (opens in a new window)

Windows phones

How to download & install Microsoft Office for Windows 8 phones (opens in a new window)

Windows Surface

How to download & install Microsoft Office for Windows Surface (opens in a new window)

Apple Macs

How to download & install Microsoft Office for Apple Macs (opens in a new window)

Apple iPads

How to download & install Microsoft Office for Apple iPads(opens in a new window)

Apple iPhones

How to download & install Microsoft Office for Apple iPhones (opens in a new window)

Android touch phones

How to download & install Microsoft Office for Android touch phones (opens in a new window)

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

If you have any questions, please check the Student Advantage FAQs before contacting the IT Service Desk.