Microsoft Office 365

Microsoft Office 365 is now available to all current Dublin City University staff and students free of charge.

This automatically updatable, subscription-free based software ensures that Dublin City University staff and students always have the latest version of Word, Excel and PowerPoint.

 Install Office 365 - PC or Laptop
Please ensure you read the install instructions before you attempt to install Office 365



  1. Once you click on the install button, which is located at the bottom of this section, you will be presented with the login screen as below.
    • Enter your DCU email address.
    • Click  Next to proceed.
    • Type your password.
    • Click Sign in.


    Office 365 login page
  2. Click on Install Office Apps and choose Office 2016, highlighted in red below and click to proceed.


    DCU 365 login page
  3. An.EXE file will be downloaded to your PC as shown below, click on the downloaded file to complete the download process and to commence the install process.


    Please click Install
To install Microsoft Office 365 please click on the button below.

Install Office 365


 Install Office 365 - Smartphone or Tablet
Install Office 365 - Smartphone or Tablet.
Windows Phone Android Phone iPhone Windows tablet Android tablet iPad
Windows Phone Android Phone iPhone Windows Tablet Android tablet iPad


Office 365 FAQ

Q:   How can I install Office 365?  

 You can install Office 365 by clicking on the button below.

Install Office 365


Q:   Who can access Office 365? 

All current Dublin City University staff and students can access Office 365.


Q:    What software is available? 

 You can access the following software:

  • Word
  • Excel
  • PowerPoint


Q:   Can I use Microsoft Teams? 

Google is currently the official collaboration platform for DCU. The Office 365 platform is not supported by DCU and is mainly made available to facilitate collaboration with external organisations. There are limitations with Office 365 use by DCU users. You can only access Teams if you receive an invitation from an external party. We recommend using Zoom for online collaboration.


Q:   How many devices can I install Office 365 on? 

It is possible to install Office 365 on 5 different devices.


Q:   If I have Office installed already, what should I do? 

As part of the install process all other versions of Microsoft Office will be uninstalled.


Q:   Can I open documents created in Office 365 using a previous version of Office? 

Yes, Office 2007, Office 2010 and Office 2013 users can open documents created without any additional action.


Q:   Do I have access to Microsoft OneDrive? 

You do not have access to OneDrive. ISS recommend that you use DCU Apps Drive to save all data. This service has unlimited storage and is for life.


Q:   How long will I have access to the software for FREE? 
  • All Dublin City University students can access Office 365 for free until they graduate from the university.
  • All Dublin City University staff have access to Office 365 for the duration of their employment.


Q:   Does Information Systems Services (ISS) provide support for Office 365? 

Yes, ISS will assist staff and students who may experience difficulties installing Office 365.

Please log a ticket with our Helpdesk with as many details as possible and a member of the ISS servicedesk team will be in contact with you.