Office 365 for Students

Office 365 for Students is an Office 365 plan that is available for free to University of Manitoba students. (Please Note: Mac users only have access to: Word, PowerPoint, Excel, OneNote and Outlook)

This plan allows students to install Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, OneNote, Publisher and Access on up to 5 PCs or MACs (excluding Publisher and Access) and Office aps on other mobile devices including Android, iPad®, and Windows tablets.  The plan also includes 1TB of OneDrive storage.

What is included with Office 365?

  • Office 365 ProPlus for PC (Office 2016 ProPlus base applications)
  • Office 365 ProPlus for Mac (Office 2016 for Mac base applications)
  • Office Mobile for iPhone, Android and Windows Phones

How do I get free Office 365 ProPlus?

Please visit signUM at new identity and access mangement system and follow the instructions

Enter your UMNetID and password to Login.

Login page to SignUM

Click on the Request Access image and then click Request for Self option

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Click Add to Cart for each desired application. Click Student - Pro Plus to add Office 365

Image of the application options with an arrow pointing to the Add to Cart option for Student - ProPlus


The number of items added shows up in the cart image in the upper right corner. Click Next.

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Click Submit and verify the items you selected are in your Cart

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You will see a confirmation that your request was submitted for approval. Requests are automatically approved to add the Office 365 application.

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Click on your UMnetID in the top right corner and Sign Out

image with the UMNETID clicked on and sign out as an option

Where do I find it?

  1. Sign into Office 365 with your email account school credentials here
    .     student email
  2. Click the gear icon in the top right-hand corner. 
  3. Choose Office 365 Settings.
  4. Click Software in the left-hand menu.
  5. Click Office
  6. Start your download by clicking Install
    •  If prompted:
           Choose Office 365 Account.
           Enter your email address and password

Watch this step-by-step instructional video on how to acquire Office 365 for Students, and see the FAQ’s for more information.


How to use 365 Web Apps with @myumanitoba





  • Students MUST have a email account to access the Office 365 ProPlus download. If you are a student and do not currently have a myumanitoba email account, click here for instructions on how to claim your myumanitoba email account
  • Use Office 365 at least once a month. To keep your free license activated, you need to launch at least one Office application (Excel, Word, Outlook, etc.) at least once every 30 days on each device.Otherwise you will receive this notice.

     product deactivated

    To reactivate your license, click Sign In, then sign in using your address and its password.

  • Click here for a list of FAQs for Office 365 for Students
  • Click here for list of hardware requirements for Office 365 for Students

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