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Microsoft for Individuals

Find out about Microsoft software available for individuals.

Available to: Faculty, Staff, and Students

Platforms: Macintosh and Windows

Microsoft offers discounts on software for personal and educational use by faculty and staff of institutions of higher education and discounted or free software for students.


Click the appropriate option for your needs for pricing, ordering, and license information.

Office 365

Available to: Faculty*, Staff*, and Students

Platforms: Macintosh and Windows

UC San Diego students and faculty/staff in departments participating in the Microsoft Consolidated Campus Agreement are eligible to receive Office applications and other productivity software. Students must obtain UCSD affiliation through a UCSD email address.

The Office 365 suite includes access to Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote, Access, Publisher, Outlook, Skype for Business, InfoPath, and OneDrive for Business.

You are able to install the software in up to 5 computers, 5 tablets, and 5 phones (including personal and work machines).


Included in the Microsoft Consolidated Campus Agreement


Please note: accounts need to have the and not or any other extension as this will cause issues with the installation/activation of the software.


Download Microsoft Office 365 and enter your UC San Diego information.

Faculty and Staff

Contact your department computer support team to see whether you qualify and for installation assistance. Contact Campus Software Distribution with questions.


See Microsoft licensing information for individuals.

Azure for Students

Available to: Students

Platforms: Macintosh and Windows

Azure for Students is a Microsoft program that supports technical education by providing no-cost access to Microsoft software for learning, teaching, and research purposes, providing professional-level software and tools for educational institution use in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math and Design) and VIDA (Visualization, Illustration, Design, and Art) courses.


Students may download 12-month software licenses at no charge.  Students must obtain UCSD affiliation through a UCSD email address.  UCSD Extension students are ineligible from participating in the Azure for Students program.


Students are able to download software by setting up an account at: .  


Students must be registered in at least one course offered by a participating STEM or VIDA department, and an administrator must create an account on Microsoft Azure.

Microsoft Select Individual Licenses

Available to: Faculty and Staff

Platforms: Macintosh and Windows

Select licenses are available for individual university-owned computers through Marketplace. Licenses for windows upgrades will upgrade an existing OEM windows or Mac OS license only.

Pricing and Ordering

Order Microsoft Select individual licenses through Marketplace using the SHI punchout.


Microsoft Select Agreement

For all Software Licensing questions please go to ITS Service Desk.