Microsoft Office Pro Plus free for Scots students

office_logoScots College students are now able to download Microsoft Office 2016 Professional Plus for free as part of the Microsoft Student Advantage programme.

This provides students with the full Microsoft Office Suite, which can be installed on up to 5 devices, Windows and Apple. 

Note:  We recommend using Microsoft Internet Explorer (or Safari for Mac users).

For Windows: follow either the direct link route, or via Scot-e.  Both procedures are outlined below.
For the Mac: installation procedure is outlined in the third section below.


Install Office for Windows: direct link

To download the Office Pro Plus Suite, sign in to Office 365 at


Type in your Scots College email address, then go to the Password field.  Do not type in your password yet, as a popup window will appear.  

If you are not in school, type in your Scots email address under User Name.  If you are in school and connected to the Scots network, your username will suffice.

Type in your password then click OK.


This will take you to Office install page.


At the bottom of the screen, select Run.

Follow the prompts and accept the licence agreement.

When you see “You’re good to go”, select All done.

Please note that Google Chrome does not work with the College wifi network. We recommend Internet Explorer (or Safari for Mac users).



Install Office for Windows: via Scot-E

If you are logged in at Scot-e, you can also install Office from this site.


At the top right, click/tap on the cog, then choose “Office 365 settings”


On the next screen, choose “install software”


The Microsoft Office components which will be installed are displayed on the next screen.  Choose the Install button.

office_7 A prompt at the bottom of the screen will ask what you would like to do with the exe file.  Save it.  It’s a small file, and you will soon see the prompt change.  Choose Run.


A progress screen will open.  The install will take half an hour at least.


Sign in to Office to enable access to OneNote classrooms.



Install Office for Mac

Sign in to Office 365, at

On the Office page, select a Language, and then choose Install. This will install Office for Mac 2011.

After the disk image file finishes downloading, select the .dmg file to open the Office installer.

Accept the license agreement and enter your Mac password to start installing.

On the Welcome to Office: mac screen, select Sign in to an existing Office 365 Subscription, and then sign in with your Scots account.


(Some information on this page was referenced from the Microsoft website)

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