Oregon State University has subscribed to a Total Academic Headcount (TAH) Site License for MATLAB.  The license will require yearly reactivation. 
This new licensing includes all MATLAB toolboxes

License Restrictions: 

Available for OSU faculty, staff and students on institutional or up to 4 personally-owned devices or computers for use in education and non-commercial research.

PLEASE NOTE: Once you leave OSU, you must remove ALL SITE-LICENSED SOFTWARE from your personal computers.  Any valid licenses on work computers may be transferred to another employee.

Technical Support:

Technical support for downloading and installation will be provided by your Departmental Computer Administrators and HelpDesks.  Click here to see current list of Computer Helpdesks.

If you have an existing MATLAB installation, it will continue to work. If you wish to change to this new license, we recommend removing your old installation and starting fresh.              


    1. Create a MathWorks account using your onidusername@oregonstate.edu email address.
      Note that you MUST use your ONID university email address. Do not register with any other address.
      Click here to Create MathWorks account now (select "Academic Use" on dropdown).
    2. Wait for the account activation email. This may take a few minutes.  DO NOT CLICK THE EMAILED LINK UNTIL YOU READ STEP 4 BELOW!
    3. When the account activation email arrives, before clicking the link, copy the activation key to your clipboard (control or command - c): MATLAB Portal (ONID login required)                  
    4. Click the link in the email to return to the MathWorks website, and fill out the form using the above activation key in the provided field to create your account.
    5. Upon successful account creation you will be given the option to download the software as seen below or you can Click Here.

    matlab account page with download products button circled at bottom of page

    1. Locate, unzip, and double click your downloaded installer file.
    2. In the MathWorks installer, select Log in with a MathWorks Account and follow the online instructions.
    3. By default, ALL toolboxes and SIMULINK are selected for download. This amounts to 4.5GBs. You may want to deselect unneeded toolboxes/software.
    4. After downloading and installing your products, keep the Activate MATLAB checkbox selected and click Next.
    5. When asked to provide a user name, verify that the displayed user name is correct. Continue with the process until activation is complete.

    Annual Renewal:

    1. Log on to the MATLAB Portal (ONID login required)