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G Suite for Education and Office 365 for Academia Comparison

G Suite and Microsoft Office 365 Comparison

Want to know how G Suite compares to Microsoft Office 365 for education and nonprofits? The table below compares the key features of the two cloud services.

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Feature

G Suite

Microsoft Office 365

for
Education

for
Nonprofits

Education
E1

Education
E3

Nonprofit Business Essentials

Nonprofit Business Premium

Nonprofit E1

Nonprofit E3

Hosted Email Included Included Included Included Included Included Included Included
Guaranteed 99.9% Uptime Included Included Included Included Included Included Included Included
Spam Filter Included Included Included Included Included Included Included Included
Calendar Included Included Included Included Included Included Included Included
Online Documents, Spreadsheets & Presentations Included Included Included Included Included Included Included Included
Desktop Applications

Included
Included
Included
Video Calls and Instant Messaging Included Included Included Included Included Included Included Included
Intranet/Extranet Creation tools Included Included Included Included Included Included Included Included
eDiscovery and Litigation Hold


Included


Included

Limit

G Suite

Microsoft Office 365

for
Education

for
Nonprofits

Education
E1

Education
E3

Nonprofit Business Essentials

Nonprofit Business Premium

Nonprofit E1

Nonprofit E3

E-mail Storage Unlimited Unlimited 50GB 50GB 50GB 50GB 50GB 50GB + Unlimited Online Archive
Personal Storage 1TB 1TB 1TB 1TB 1TB 1TB
Personal Storage Maximum N/A N/A 1TB 1TB 1TB 1TB 1TB 1TB
Website Storage 100GB 100GB Pooled 10GB + 500MB
per user
Pooled 10GB + 500MB
per user
Pooled 10GB + 500MB
per user
Pooled 10GB + 500MB
per user
Pooled 10GB + 500MB
per user
Pooled 10GB + 500MB
per user
Website Storage Maximum 100GB 100GB Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited
Public Websites allowed Unlimited Unlimited 1 1 1 1 1 1
Price per user per month for Staff Free* Free* Free* £3.30
$4.50
€4.10
Donation* £1.30
$2.00
€1.50
Donation* £3.30
$4.50
€4.10
Price per user per month for Students Free* n/a Free* £1.80
$2.40
€2.30
n/a n/a n/a n/a
User Maximum Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited 300 300 Unlimited Unlimited

*Qualifications:

  • To qualify for G Suite for Education you must be a K-12 or higher educational institution that is not-for-profit and formally accredited. See Google's eligibility guide for more details

  • To qualify for G Suite for Nonprofits you must be registered as a charitable organisation in the eligible countries. Please see Google's eligibility guide for more details

  • To qualify for Microsoft Office 365 for Education you must be accredited educational institution. Microsoft reserves the right to verify eligibility at any time and suspend the service for ineligible customers. Please see Microsoft's Office 365 for Education information page for more information

  • To qualify for Microsoft Office 365 for Nonprofits, you must meet Microsoft’s Nonprofit eligibility as defined in your respective country. For more information see Microsoft's page on Office 365 for Nonprofits