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Dropbox Business

Dropbox Business is a secure, cloud-based file sharing and storage service. It gives you access to your files from your computer, your mobile devices and the web, and makes it easy to share your files securely with others, whether or not they use Dropbox. University staff and students get a substantial discount on consumer prices, and existing paying Dropbox users can receive a pro-rated refund from Dropbox.

What is a University Dropbox Business account?

Cambridge students and staff can buy a heavily-discounted Dropbox Business subscription through the University using their @cam domain email address.

Note: for technical reasons, only addresses can be used, not those associated with other Cambridge subdomains.

  • 50% saving on consumer Dropbox Business subscription price
  • Seamless migration from any Dropbox Basic, Dropbox Pro or Dropbox Business account which already uses your @cam email address
  • Get a pro-rata refund from Dropbox if you've already paid for an account.*
        (*only possible for Dropbox accounts linked to an @cam email address)

What do I get?

  • Unlimited file storage
  • Unlimited document recovery and version history
  • Robust security
  • Access to all your files, from anywhere, on any device
  • Seamless synching across desktops and mobile devices
  • Easy file sharing with colleagues and partners
  • Integration with Microsoft Office 365 and over 300,000 third party apps
  • Quick and easy app installation on Windows, MacOS and Linux

Compare to commercial Dropbox plans


How does it compare with OneDrive for Business? 


OneDrive for Business


Dropbox Business

Common features

Integration with Microsoft 365 Y Y
Online slide show Y Y
Drag and drop file upload Y Y
Create and share folders Y Y
File encryption Y Y
SSL file transfer Y Y

Differentiated features

Cost Free

£55 for students

£66 for staff

Storage size 1TB Unlimited
File size limit 10GB None
File recovery Last 90 days Unlimited
Automatic camera roll backup Android, iOS and Windows phone iOS and Android
Post to Facebook Y N
Access permission File/folder levels file/folder/group levels

Information stored

Ireland United States

App platforms

Mac Y Y
Windows Y Y
Windows phone Y Y
Android Y Y
Linux N Y


What does it cost?

Payment by personal credit card or debit card:
Student £55/user/year
(no VAT applicable)
Staff £66/user/year
(inclusive of VAT)
Payment by Departmental purchase order: 
Departments £55/user/year
(no VAT applicable)
Colleges and some non-University Institutions

(inclusive of VAT)

How do I get it?

You can buy and start using your University Dropbox Business account now by going to the UIS Self-Service Gateway. We can accept payment online by:

  1. personal credit/debit cards, or
  2. approved Departmental purchase order PDFs.


Don't miss out on your refund when you upgrade!

To get any credit refund due to you, change your email address on your old Dropbox to your email address BEFORE you subscribe to a University Dropbox Business account.

How to change your Dropbox email address

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