How to Get MATLAB

MATLAB software is available as a self-service installation for individual user computers. If you have installed MATLAB in the past, please re-download and install to access the full set of tools available under the campus license.

How to get MATLAB for Single User

1. Visit the UCLA MATLAB Portal
Select ‘Sign in to get started’ under the Get MATLAB and Simulink section.
2. Create a MathWorks account using your UCLA email address which must have "" as part of the domain. The MATLAB license is only for current UCLA Students, Faculty and Staff with an email address. (You may be asked to login with your UCLA BOL account to validate your eligibility first.)
3. Log in to your MathWorks account.
4. Click the download button for the current release (you can also download previous releases here).
5. Choose a supported platform and download the installer.

Install and activate

1. Run the installer
2. In the installer, select Log in with a MathWorks Account and follow the online instructions.
3. When prompted to do so, select the UCLA site-wide license.
4. Select the products you want to download and install.
5. After downloading and installing your products, keep the Activate MatLab checkbox selected and click "Next".
6. Follow the prompts to activate MATLAB.

Need Assistance?

Installation help at MathWorks Support
Detailed installation instructions can be also found at the link How do I install MATLAB?

Concurrent License for On-Campus Computing Facilities

The Concurrent License should be used to simplify deployments at on-campus computing facilities such as computer labs. Access to the software is limited to a network-only configuration using the FlexNet License Manager. An administrator is responsible for maintaining the license server and upgrading the license manager at each release.

Installation and Setup for License Server

1. Activate the license server for the Total Headcount license labeled Concurrent in the License Center.
2. Install license manager on one or more license servers.
3. Install software on client computers.

Deployment for Non-Network Shared Computers

The Campus License should be used for single computers that cannot connect to the University license server(s), which are shared by several people for MATLAB use. (Note- This license should only be used for scenarios where Concurrent and Individual cannot be used).
Installation instructions can be found in the link below:
How do I install MATLAB manually?