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Student MATLAB

IS&T is pleased to offer Student MATLAB free of charge to all registered MIT undergraduate and graduate students.


While Student MATLAB can be used offline, an internet connection is required for installation and activation. Installation is possible over any Internet connection (the VPN is not required), however the download size of a full MATLAB installation is large (up to 5GB on some platforms). For this reason, we recommend a direct connection to MITnet, or another network connection capable of at least 10Mbit download speeds.

Before installing Student MATLAB, you will need to the obtain license number and activation code, and then follow the instructions in the IS&T Knowledge Base:


If you require assistance with your MIT personal certificate, or are unable to access the license number and activation code above, contact the Software Distribution Team.

For all other installation, activation, and technical support, contact The MathWorks for more information, or call 508-647-7000 (Monday - Friday 8:30AM-8:00PM EST). 
Note: Have your license number ready when contacting technical support.

Faculty and staff

Faculty and staff are not eligible for this license. Licenses can be purchased via IS&T's MATLAB: Faculty & Staff Licenses page. (certificates required)

MATLAB on Athena

All members of the MIT Community are eligible to use MATLAB on Athena. For more information, see What Runs Where on Athena.