IS&T is offering MATLAB to MIT faculty and staff without charge as part of our ongoing effort to eliminate chargebacks and to enhance our services for the MIT community.
- Concurrent MATLAB users: IS&T recommends that you now download and activate standalone licenses if possible.
While 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.
Please note: MIT Faculty & Staff no longer need to purchase MATLAB.
Before installing MATLAB, you will need to the obtain license number and activation key, and then follow the Installation Instructions in the IS&T Knowledge Base.
Information needed to activate or renew your MATLAB license
- License number and activation key (MIT Faculty/Staff certificate required)
- Installation instructions
|Toolboxes included in your MIT license|
- MathWorks products are restricted to use in support of classroom instruction and research activities of students, teaching faculty and staff, and research staff. The right to use the Programs for any other purposes, including commercial purposes, is expressly prohibited.
- The license negotiated with MathWorks enables IS&T to distribute licenses to MIT faculty and staff on MIT-owned machines or personal machines for academic use.
- Lincoln Lab and MIT Investment Company employees are not allowed to use MATLAB under this license agreement
If you require assistance with your MIT personal certificate or are unable to access the license number and activation key above please 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.
All members of the MIT Community are eligible to use MATLAB on Athena. For more information, see What Runs Where on Athena.