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MATLAB: Faculty and Staff Licenses

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

Toolboxes included in your MIT license
  • Simulink
  • Aerospace Blockset
  • Aerospace Toolbox
  • Bioinformatics Toolbox
  • Communication Systems Toolbox
  • Computer Vision System Toolbox
  • Control System Toolbox
  • Curve Fitting Toolbox
  • Data Acquisition Toolbox
  • Database Toolbox
  • Datafeed Toolbox
  • DSP System Toolbox
  • Econometrics Toolbox 
  • Embedded Coder
  • Filter Design HDL Coder
  • Financial Instrument Toolbox
  • Financial Toolbox
  • Fixed-Point Designer
  • Fuzzy Logic Toolbox
  • Gauges Blockset
  • Global Optimization Toolbox
  • HDL Coder
  • Image Acquisition Toolbox
  • Image Processing Toolbox
  • Instrument Control Toolbox
  • LTE System Toolbox
  • Mapping Toolbox
  • MATLAB Builder EX
  • MATLAB Builder JA
  • MATLAB Builder NE
  • MATLAB Coder
  • MATLAB Compiler
  • MATLAB Report Generator
  • Model Predictive Control Toolbox
  • Model-Based Calibration Toolbox
  • Neural Network Toolbox
  • Optimization Toolbox
  • Parallel Computing Toolbox
  • Partial Differential Equation Toolbox
  • Real-Time Windows Target
  • RF Toolbox
  • Robust Control Toolbox
  • Signal Processing Toolbox
  • SimBiology
  • SimDriveline
  • SimElectronics
  • SimEvents
  • SimHydraulics
  • SimMechanics
  • SimPowerSystems
  • SimRF
  • SimScape
  • Simulink 3D Animation
  • Simulink Coder
  • Simulink Control Design
  • Simulink Design Optimization
  • Simulink Real-Time
  • Simulink Report Generator
  • Simulink Verification and Validation
  • Spreadsheet Link EX
  • Stateflow
  • Statistics Toolbox
  • Symbolic Math Toolbox
  • System Identification Toolbox
  • Trading Toolbox
  • Vehicle Network Toolbox
  • Wavelet Toolbox

License eligibility

  • 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.


Students are not eligible for this license. Licenses are avalable via IS&T's MATLAB: Student licenses page. (Student certificate 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.