Office 365 for Students

Office 365 for Students is an Office 365 plan that is available for free to University of Manitoba students.

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

signUM login screenshot with ClaimID hyperlink circled
Fill out the name, student number and date of birth.  
signUM claimid page with name date of birth fields

signUM usage agreement

Office 365 usage agreement

signum office 365 usage agreement

Please Note: It can take up to 1 hour for Office 365 for the license to be applied to your account.

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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