Academic version available for Office 2011

Microsoft will offer an academic edition for Office 2011. The Academic edition of Office 2011 is available only to higher education students and contains one activation. It is equivalent to the Home & Business edition (contains Outlook with Exchange support) but is not available to the general public. Students must purchase their copy through qualified educational channels.

Microsoft Office 2011 will offer these editions:

Pricing Chart for Office 2011 versions

Academic Edition full packaged product (FPP) can be acquired from many software retailers, campus bookstores, and other Authorized Education Resellers (AER). Most teachers, faculty, staff, and students of education institutions are eligible. Your AER will verify your eligibility.

[Additional info added after posting]

Discounts are only available for currently enrolled higher education (accredited universities and vocational schools) students and educators.

Currently. the following countries are available.

  • US
  • Canada
  • UK
  • France
  • Germany
  • Australia
  • New Zealand
  • Belgium
  • Japan

If your country is not listed,  check with your university to see if they have an agreement with Microsoft that offers volume licensing discounts.

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2 comments to Academic version available for Office 2011

  • jgo

    The information above seems to indicate that the $149.99 version of Office for Mac Home & Student 2011 that I purchased through Mactopia is the “Family Pack” with 3 installs.

    Is this correct? If it isn’t, then MS is pulling quite a trick with their publicized price structure versus online pricing…

    • Without seeing what you selected to purchase I couldn’t comment. We are not Microsoft so any comments you might want them to hear should be sent using feedback.

      If this is a feature that you consider useful, be sure to let Microsoft know by sending them feedback (via the Send Feedback about Outlook command in Outlook’s Help menu)