Visio and Project applications are not available in the Microsoft Campus Agreement

Microsoft Visio and Microsoft Project are not covered under the Microsoft Campus Agreement (MCA). This means that you if you have this software installed on your machine (as part of the previous agreement), you are in contravention of the UCT’s general usage policy. You will need to uninstall the software immediately.

Note: If you or your department have purchased a licence for Project and/or Visio – independently of the Microsoft Campus Agreement – you do not need to uninstall your software.

How to uninstall Visio and Project from your Windows machine

Please follow these steps for all work and private computers where you have installed UCT-licenced copies of the software:

  1. Click the Start button in the bottom left corner of your screen and search for Control Panel.
  2. Under Programs, click Uninstall a program.
  3. Select Visio from the list and click Uninstall/Change.
  4. Confirm the uninstall by clicking Yes.
  5. When the application is uninstalled, click OK in the status message.
  6. If you have Project installed too, repeat steps 1 to 5 – selecting Project in step 3.

Log a call with the IT Helpdesk should you experience any issues with the uninstallation process.

I need the full version of Project and/or Visio

To get the full version of the software, please purchase an annual subscription licence:

  1. Click the software page link and log in if required, using your UCT credentials.
  2. Select the software that you require, fill in the form and then click Submit.
  3. If you require both Microsoft Project and Visio, please follow this process for each application.

I need Project only, but don’t want to pay extra

I need Visio only, but don’t want to pay extra

You can still get an online version of Project via the Office 365 online portal:

Q: What is the difference between MS Project Online and MS Project Pro for Office 365?

There are some differences in the features available to you in MS Project Online and MS Project Pro for Office 365. To find out more, compare the Project Online Professional and Premium Professional 2016 columns in this article and this article.

Visio is not available via the Office 365 portal, but there are free alternatives available online with similar features.


If you only need to be able to view Visio files and not create them, you can download the free Microsoft Visio Viewer.


If you specifically need the full version, see the instructions above to purchase your own copy.