First try to enter an asterisk (*) in the search window. All participating universities will then be displayed. If your
university is not listed, check your university's software offerings on the web pages of your computer center and inquire
specifically about Office 365. You may have received a voucher with a validation key (19-digit key) or may be able to obtain
one from your university or school. If this is the case, all you need to do is register
If you are a member of a school, you were unfortunately misdirected to this website. You should have received a voucher with a validation key (19-digit key)
from your school or can obtain one from your school. Please log in to the correct self-administration portal
Once you can log on to this portal
Your license remains valid indefinitely and does not expire when you change your status or leave your school.
Your use right for the Microsoft 365 Apps expires for good once you leave your school. However, there is a grace period.
In case you are purchasing Microsoft 365 Apps via this portal, your Office 365 account remains activated for a full year, counted from its creation date and irrespective of your student or staff status. The expiration date of your Office 365 account is shown on the following web pages. You may prolong your Office 365 account by another full year by paying the annual fee again. You can do so already 3 months prior to its expiration. The new expiration date lies exactly one full year after the current one.
In case your university enables you to acquire Microsoft 365 Apps free of charge via this portal, the following conditions apply. We are obliged to check your student or staff status once a year. We perform this check electronically each year on the day where you have initially created your Office 365 account. If we can verify your status, we automatically prolong your Office 365 account for another full year. Since this process is not very reliable, we highly recommend you to manually prolong your Office 365 account simply by signing in to bildung365.de and selecting "Change Account" and then "Prolong Account". If your status cannot be verified, we block your Office 365 account and delete it after 3 months automatically.
Please be sure to send an email to
Technically, you need to be able to sign in to the Shibboleth authentication system of your school
and this system must then be able to transfer your complete logon data to our servers.
In case something goes wrong, please send an email to
We receive your status (student or staff) and your school. We do not receive your real name, but only an encrypted hash value based on your name and student ID that uniquely identifies you within your school. We need these data to obey Microsoft’s licensing conditions for the educational versions of Windows and - in case your university supports it - Office.
In case you need technical support via our help desk for Office,
Please send an email to