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Microsoft 365 for students



Please Note

As of 01.05.2021, the previous licensing models for Microsoft products will be changed as part of the update of the university framework agreement with Microsoft. Information on the update can be found in our FAQ

The information on the following pages is valid until 30.04.2021. As of 01.05.2021 the download and installation of the office products will be possible. All information under Microsoft 365 for students (as of 01.05.2021) will apply.


The usage requires the student status in the Identity Management at RWTH Aachen University.

The service Microsoft 365 for students serves the student self-administration and communication. The use of the service is voluntary, it is not used for courses.

Before using the service, students must agree to use the service by confirming the terms of use in the IdM selfservice. Afterwards, a login via the RWTH Single Sign-On is possible.

After accepting the terms of use, all online services, which are a part of the student licence, are available:

  • Word
  • Excel
  • PowerPoint
  • OneNote
  • OneDrive,
  • SharePoint
  • MS Teams
  • Sway
  • Forms
  • Flow
  • PowerApps

Download and installation of the Office software is not possible.

  • Teams or Yammer can be dowloaded and used with a studen login 

The following services are not available:

  • Exchange online
  • Stream 
  • School Data Sync