Students, ace that presentation with these free PowerPoint templates

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There's no need to be a graphic designer if you have a presentation coming up. Use these free templates instead. Source: Shutterstock

If you have a presentation coming up that you need to ace, check out free PowerPoint templates.

Sure, you could create your own unique PowerPoint templates manually but that’s probably not a good idea if you’re in a rush. A lot can go wrong when you’re designing from scratch. The goal is to wow your peers and professors, but not spend most of your time fixing the template.

Remember the rule of thumb is 10 slides for 10 minutes. Creating one slide could take up to an hour, creating 10 slides will take up even more time that you don’t have.

The good news is you don’t have to do this. There are many free PowerPoint templates that can give you the basic foundations and most importantly, a headstart. Find the best ones and your slides will not only look great but your message shall shine too. Here are our top 10 picks for free PowerPoint templates:

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Slides Carnival

First up on the list is Slides Carnival, a site that hosts both free PowerPoint templates as well as Google Slides themes. The best thing about this platform is that it has hundreds of customisable templates categorised by design — from corporate roadmap to minimalist.

Slides Mania

Slides Mania is special in the sense that all of its templates are original designs — which means you most likely will not find them anywhere else on the web. They’re easy to edit and 100% free of charge.

The next website on the list is called, which houses a fantastic collection of PowerPoint templates, diagrams, and charts for you to use. All of it can be downloaded for free.


Canva has made a name for itself as one of the most popular websites of this year and for good reason — you can use free resume templates, free PowerPoint templates, and even edit photos on this platform.


Every week, SlideModel publishes a new PowerPoint template that you can customise and download for free. Here, you will find business templates as well as general-purpose themes. All templates are designed with ease of use in mind.  


More than just a site that offers free PowerPoint templates, Freepik also hosts thousands of free images that you can download and add to the free templates. The website is not as easy as the rest on this list, but mastering it will allow you to take your slides’ customisation process even further.


PresentationGo wins when it comes to getting straight to the point. The website’s home page shows you every single free Powerpoint template that is available for your personal use.  Whether you need templates for personal, educational, or professional use, you will definitely find what you’re looking for in their wide collection. 


If it’s a mix of fun and educational you want, check out PowerPointify. From kindergarten-friendly free PowerPoint templates to pitch decks, PowerPointify has it all. The best part about this website? All of its resources are completely free.

Graphic Mama

Graphic Mama is a one-of-a-kind site that has a Freebies section you can browse. Here, you’ll find more than just free PowerPoint templates — there are icons, social media templates, clipart, and illustrations too. The only downside is that the website has so many resources that you might need to set aside some time just browsing for the perfect template.

A lesser-known free PowerPoint templates website is, which consists of several designs that can be used for professional and academic use. Though the choices aren’t many, they can be downloaded without you having to sign up for an account. A word of caution, however, there are quite a few advertisements lurking on the site, which makes it hard to navigate.