Microsoft 365 for Students

Currently enrolled UBC students with a valid CWL account now qualify for a free Microsoft 365 subscription, which includes free downloads of: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, and OneNote. Students running Windows can also install Publisher and Access.

The software lasts for one year after the initial download and can be installed on up to five devices including iPad/iPhone, Android, and Windows Phone.

To get started, students can visit

Please note: Faculty, Staff, Extended Learning students and students at affiliated colleges are not eligible for the software.


Features and Benefits

  • There is no charge for this service
  • Students can easily obtain their subscription through
  • A new subscription will come with a UBC-specific Microsoft 365 account
  • Programs that are included: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, OneNote, Publisher, Access



Active UBC students with a valid CWL account. (What do we mean by "active student"?)

UBC Staff and Faculty can learn more about installing Microsoft Office products on the Software Licensing page.


Further Information

Every UBC Microsoft 365 subscription expires annually and must be renewed on or after the date it was started. If you are still an active student, the software can be renewed through


Getting Started