Free Microsoft Office

AAU faculty, staff, and students are eligible to obtain a free subscription to Microsoft Office 365 (O365) through our campus site-licensing agreement. The O365 software exists in both desktop and online versions.

Office 365 Applications

  • Microsoft Excel
  • Microsoft Word
  • Microsoft Outlook
  • Microsoft PowerPoint
  • Microsoft Teams
  • Microsoft Access
  • Microsoft Publisher


Get Started with Office 365

To download the O365 desktop applications, follow these instructions:

  1. Open your web browser and go to
  2. Log in using your AAU email address in the format of and your AAU password (same as Moodle, Teams etc.)
  3. Once logged in, click on the Install Office button in the upper right-hand corner. Select Office 365 for the full Office suite, or else Other Install Options for other available applications:
  4. Launch the installer.
  5. Open any of the Office applications like Word.
  6. Sign in to activate Office. Use the same and your AAU password (same as Moodle, Teams etc.)
  7. Office should now be installed and activated for use.

On macOS, the Mac App Store can be used to install the same Office 365 applications,

Please Note: The subscription to Office 365 will expire once you graduate or leave AAU.