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Free Download of Microsoft Office ProPlus for Students - Microsoft Student Advantage Program

We are pleased to announce that the University has enrolled in the Microsoft Student Advantage (MSSA) Program, a new program offered under an enterprise agreement that the University has signed with Microsoft.  Each University student can download and install Microsoft Office ProPlus (Office 365 ProPlus) on up to 5 machines being PC or Mac as well as Office Mobile on up to 5 mobile devices without additional cost.

In mid-August 2014, all current students should have received an email message from us inviting them to use this new service.  Newly admitted students will be invited in early September 2014.

Under MSSA, each student will be assigned with a Microsoft account for the exclusive use of downloading Office 365 ProPlus at https://login.microsoftonline.com/.  A user guide on the installation procedures, supported platforms and information on the kinds of data to be collected by Microsoft during product activation can be found at http://www.its.hku.hk/documentation/guide/others/mssa.   Before downloading, students are requested to make sure all trial or earlier versions of Microsoft Office are uninstalled from their personal devices.  For details on how to uninstall, please refer to the user guide mentioned above.

Students’ right to use the Microsoft Office ProPlus offered under MSSA will expire after they leave or graduate from the University.  The expiry date will align with that of the HKU Portal account.  Subsequently, the Microsoft products installed will be deactivated after the expiry date.      

In case you have questions on the above, please contact us the undersigned or our Service Desk at ithelp@hku.hk or 3917 0123.


Idy Tang
User Services
Tel: 3917 6220
Email: tangky@hku.hk