Microsoft Office for private (home) use

Microsoft Office 365 ProPlus for students

Via the CampusSachsen portal, students of the TU Bergakademie Freiberg have the opportunity to use Microsoft Office 365 ProPlus free of charge.

Important notice: The subscription requires a reiterated login on the aforementioned website for a renewed authentication at least every 180 days. Otherwise, documents can only be accessed in read-only mode.

The following Microsoft Office 365 applications are included within the licence:

  • Word
  • Excel
  • PowerPoint
  • Outlook
  • Access (only for Windows)
  • Publisher (only for Windows)
  • InfoPath (only for Windows)

Apps that make use of cloud services (such as OneNote or Skype for Business/formerly Lync) are not available anymore.


You can find detailed instructions on how to install the software (in German) on the CampusSachsen web portal.

Please note: In case you are employed as a student assistant or scientific assistant (in German: studentische / wissenschaftliche Hilfskraft), please log in to the Identity Management (IDM) web portal of the TU Bergakademie Freiberg, choose "change active contract" (in German: "Aktiven Vertrag wechseln") and make sure that your current study program is selected within the drop down menu at the bottom.

You can now proceed with the following steps:

  1. Click on the login button on the CampusSachsen web portal on the left-hand side.
  2. Select "TU Bergakademie Freiberg" as your academic institution from the drop down menu.
  3. Register after confirming the terms of use (in German: "Nutzungsbedingungen").
  4. A Microsoft account with the presented login data will now be created for you. After a minimum waiting period of 30 minutes, you can then follow the provided link to the Microsoft portal.
  5. Log in on the Microsoft portal with the respective data created in step 4.
  6. Click on the link "install Office" (in German: "Office installieren"), then select "Office 365 apps".
  7. Open the .exe file and follow the upcoming instructions that will guide you through the software installation process.
  8. After installing all Microsoft Office applications on your device, please open one of the apps (e.g. Microsoft Word) in order to log on to it with the same login data used for signing in on the Microsoft portal. You will automatically be logged on to the remaining Microsoft Office apps.
  9. You can now use all the apps in their entirety. Bear in mind to log in to the CampusSachsen web portal again at least every 180 days for revalidation purposes (see notice above)!

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Microsoft Office 365 Home Use Programme (HUP) for employees

Employees can use the Microsoft Office 365 product at a discount through the state contract (CampusSachsen). You can purchase a license here:

The time-limited license expires when the Microsoft national contract expires or your employment relationship ends.
Products of Microsofts Office 365 Home / Personal Suite:

  • Word
  • Excel
  • PowerPoint
  • Outlook
  • Access (Windows only)
  • Publisher (Windows only)
  • OneDrive
  • Skype


Detailed installation instructions can be found in the Campus Saxony portal.

  • Log on to Campus Saxony Website.
  • Select “TU Bergakademie Freiberg” as your university.
  • Register and confirm the terms of use.
  • Or log in with your central login if you are already registered.
  • Click on the link to the HUP portal from Microsoft.
  • Enter your business email address.
    • Attention: You need an email address without a subdomain, i.e. in the format ab12cdefattu-freiberg [dot] de.
    • If you do not have such an email address, please contact our IT ServiceDesk, either by email to servicedeskattu-freiberg [dot] de or via the OTRS customer portal.
  • Buy the desired Microsoft Office 365 edition. Follow the instructions on the Microsoft website.

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