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Office 365 for Students

Microsoft offers Office 365 for Education and OneDrive for Business free to students for the duration of their enrolment at Massey University.

This means the latest version of the full Office productivity suite, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote and more available for offline and online use to support your study.

Use OneDrive for Business to save your coursework online. Access your files from any compatible device and share them with others to collaborate online.

Before you get started

Understand the deal

This offer is limited to the period of your enrolment

Your access to Office 365 and OneDrive for Business is limited to the period of your enrolment at Massey University.

What happens when my enrolment ends?

Microsoft will deactivate your Office 365 software and OneDrive for Business account. All files in your OneDrive for Business account will be deleted.

Can I restore my Office 365 software or OneDrive account?

Office 365 software will still be on your computer in 'reduced functionality mode'. To regain full access to the software, purchase your own subscription to Office 365 directly from Microsoft. You will not need to install the software again.

Your OneDrive for Business account cannot be restored, so please remember to take your files with you. Purchasing Office 365 will not restore your OneDrive for Business account.


Your files (data, documents etc.) are your responsibility

Remember to take your files with you

Visit massey.ac.nz/managingmyfiles for tips on taking care of your files.

When your enrolment ends, Microsoft will deactivate your OneDrive for Business account and wipe your files so that other students may use that space. Massey ITS cannot recover your account. Please remember to take your files with you.

Limited support is available for this service

Massey ITS does not provide direct support for this product.

In particular, Massey ITS are unable to:

  • fix corrupted or find lost files; or
  • fetch documents from other students' OneDrive accounts.

See the 'Learn more' section of this page for links to Microsoft support materials or view the Office 365 FAQs.

Check that you meet the requirements

Check your eligibility

  • You are eligible if you are currently enrolled in a course at Massey University
  • Massey staff are not eligible

Microsoft regularly checks whether you are enrolled at Massey University. This process keeps your account active and your access to Office 365 and OneDrive for Business open.

Check system requirements for your device

Tip: If using a laptop, have this plugged in and 'sleep mode' turned off to prevent you from having to repeat the installation process.

PC system requirements



Operating system

  • Windows 7 or later;
  • Windows Server 2008 R2; or
  • Windows Server 2012

32-bit Office can be installed on 32-bit or 64-bit operating systems.
64-bit Office can only be installed on 64-bit operating systems.

Computer and processor

  • Processor: 1 GHZ or faster x86; or
  • 64-bit processor with SSE2 instruction set


  • Installed memory (RAM): 1 GB for a 32-bit Operating System; or
  • Installed memory (RAM): 2 GB for a 64-bit Operating System
    (recommended for graphics features, Outlook Instant Search, and certain advanced functionality)

Disk space

3 gigabytes (GB)

Monitor resolution

1024 x 768 or higher resolution monitor

Mac system requirements



Operating system

Mac OS X version 10.10 or later (OS X 10.9 or later for OneNote)

Computer and processor

A Mac computer with an Intel processor


1 GB of RAM recommended

Disk space

2.5 GB of available hard disk space HFS+ hard disk format (also known as Mac OS Extended or HFS Plus)

Monitor resolution

1280 x 768 or higher resolution monitor

Mobile devices

Download Office apps from your mobile device's app store.

Set up a mobile device

Check your internet connection

You need a good internet connection to download and install Office 365 and OneDrive for Business.


Get Office 2016 for Mac!

Microsoft has released Office 2016 for Mac. If you're running OS X Yosemite (10.10), upgrade to the latest version of Office now!

Sign in and get started

Sign in and install Office

Install Office on up to 5 PCs or Macs and on other mobile devices, including Android, iPad®, and Windows tablets.

  1. Use your Massey Student ID followed by @massey.ac.nz
    (e.g. 01357924@massey.ac.nz) and password to sign in to https://portal.office.com
  2. Follow the Office 365 for Business installation guide or set up a mobile device

Please do not install this software on Massey-owned devices. You will breach your agreement with Microsoft.

Use OneDrive for Business to store and share files

  1. Sign in to https://portal.office.com
  2. Click on the apps icon (top left) and select OneDrive
  3. Drag and drop or Upload documents to OneDrive for Business
  4. Click the ellipses (...) next to the document and select Share. Define who can edit or view your document then select Share to confirm

Take your files with you before the end of your enrolment

Learn more about taking care of your files at Massey.

Learn more

Office 365 for Education

Office 365 for Education is the same version as Office 365 for Business. Please note that the version available to you does not include Skype for Business.

Here are some resources to help you get started:

When you are using a device that does not have Office installed, open Office apps online to make quick changes to your documents. 

One Drive for Business

OneDrive for Business

Access OneDrive for Business online via the Office 365 portal or sync OneDrive for Business files to your computer so that they are available to you offline.You can also add OneDrive for Business as a Place for saving files in any Office application.

Visit www.massey.ac.nz/managingmyfiles for more tips on using OneDrive for Business to store, sync and share files.

Learn more

Office Outlook


You can configure Office Outlook for multiple email addresses. An Auto Account Setup will be displayed the first time you start Outlook. Enter your name, email address and password to configure your primary email account.

You can add more email accounts in File > Account settings. To find your Massey email address, sign in to https://portal.office.com/profile. Your email address will be listed in the Contact details section.

Here are some resources to help you get started:

Massey Contact Centre Mon - Fri 8:30am to 5:00pm 0800 MASSEY (+64 6 350 5701) TXT 5222 contact@massey.ac.nz Web chat Staff Alumni News Māori @ Massey