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How do I renew my MATLAB licence?

The University's MATLAB licence is renewed each year on 1st August. If you use the software on a managed machine, your licence will be updated for you by IT Services.

If you use MATLAB on a non-managed/personally-owned machine, you will need to update your licence each year:

  • Open MATLAB
  • Click Help > Licensing > Update Current Licenses

If your licence has already expired, you will be prompted to activate MATLAB when you launch the program:

  • Select "Activate automatically using the Internet (recommended)" and click Next
  • Select "Log in to my MathWorks Account" with your credentials and click Next
  • Select the Total Academic Headcount licence and click Next

Note, you will need to be connected to the internet to perfrom the above. If you have any problems, please contact the Service Desk.