In October 2013 Microsoft made an announcement that qualifying institutions would be able to provide the full Office365 and Desktop Applications in the Office Suite to their students for free:
In an effort to help prepare students for the technology skills required in the workforce, Microsoft on Tuesday announced Student Advantage, a new benefit to qualifying institutions that brings Microsoft Office 365 Education to more students worldwide. Microsoft Office 365 Education, an always-up-to-date cloud productivity service, is currently used by 110 million students, faculty and staff around the world. Office 365 Education enables students to communicate and collaborate more efficiently, access assignments in shared workspaces, have notes synchronized in OneNote and have familiar Office applications such as Word, PowerPoint and Excel anywhere, across virtually any device.
St Andrew’s students are able to download a copy of the MS Office suite for their Windows (Win7 or Win8) or Apple devices (OS X) and a video outlining how to do this is provided: