Free software and apps for students

Access free software, apps and cloud storage for use in your studies.

RMIT students can access a wide range of free software and applications. Some software is only freely available to students in particular programs or courses, others are free for all students.

Full list of available software and apps

Click the link below for a full list of available software and access instructions. Login with your RMIT ID and password. Forgotten your password? Reset it.

Adobe Creative Cloud

All RMIT students can download Adobe Creative Cloud software (including Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign and Premiere Pro) to their personal devices via RMIT's Adobe Creative Cloud Subscription. Click the link below for installation instructions and more information.

Microsoft 365 (Office 365)

All students can freely access Microsoft 365 software including Word, Excel, SharePoint, OneDrive and Teams. 

To access the full Microsoft suite:

  1. Go to www.office.com and log in with your RMIT email address (s number followed by @student.rmit.edu.au) and password
  2. In the top right corner, click Install Office
  3. Select Office 365 apps
  4. If prompted, click the Save File button, to allow the download
  5. The install file will download to your computer. Open the file and follow the instructions to install the applications on your computer. When you launch the new applications, log in with your RMIT email address and password.

Resources, help and accessibility

myDesktop

Students can access MYOB, AUTOCad and other devices via myDesktop. Go to myDesktop for more information.

Student VPN (for students in China only)

To assist students studying remotely from within China in 2021-2022, RMIT is making available a temporary Virtual Private Network (VPN). Go to Student VPN for more information.

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Acknowledgement of country

RMIT University acknowledges the people of the Woi wurrung and Boon wurrung language groups of the eastern Kulin Nation on whose unceded lands we conduct the business of the University. RMIT University respectfully acknowledges their Ancestors and Elders, past and present. RMIT also acknowledges the Traditional Custodians and their Ancestors of the lands and waters across Australia where we conduct our business - Artwork 'Luwaytini' by Mark Cleaver, Palawa.