Calling all students: you can get now get Office 365 absolutely free, along with 1TB of free storage!
Up until now, a free copy of Office 365 for students was only available to U.S. students but in an effort to become an educational partner, Microsoft has now made this student-only freebie accessible to a lengthy list of countries.
To get this offer, you simply need to input your individual school e-mail address. Microsoft Office’s system will then re-direct you to a download page. Make sure you enter your e-mail correctly because there no other way to get this offer otherwise.
Students will essentially be saving a total of $120 per year as Office 365 for home use would otherwise have cost $10 per month.
What’s included in Office 365?
You can also use it on up to 5 PCs or Macs, which is pretty handy if you happen to have a desktop, laptop or perhaps even a third device.
1 TB Storage
On top of all of the included Office software, you will also get 1tb of free storage with OneDrive. Plus, you can also get an extra 100GB of free storage for a limited time if you’re a Dropbox user. Check out Avigayil’s post to find out more.
With regards to how long you will have access to Office 365 for free depends on how long you have left as a student at a qualified school. Once you are no longer a student, your copy of Office 365 will be changed in functionality. Although you won’t be able to edit documents, you will be able to view them as usual. The extra 1TB of storage will also expire, so make sure to save all of your documents beforehand.
If your school doesn’t qualify for this offer, then you could check with them to see if Office 365 is offered for free separately. My former university, for instance, automatically offers Office 365 for free to all those with the school’s e-mail address. Plus, it’s possible to use it for up to 8 consecutive semester following graduation. Not all school will offer this but it’s worth looking into if your school doesn’t qualify for Microsoft Office’s offer.
(Expiry: Unknown, thanks to MTL on the forums!)