Free MATLAB for students and faculty

It is now possible to obtain a license to use Matlab software free of charge, for faculty and students. The software will replace the RemoteApps application.

Any user with a university domain email ( is entitled to a free license. Here is a guide to installation and operation

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Obtaining a Matlab license


Go to the following link: To register with a university address

Click on Sign in to get started

Press Sign in to get started


If there is no mathworks account using your university email, create a new account by clicking Create one

Create a new account


On the next screen, enter your university email address and additional details (country, type of user and certificate that you are over the age of 13) and afterward click on Create

New user creation screen

You will then receive an email confirming the account. In the message you received click on Verify email

Verify email screen from the mail recieved


In the next screen, fill in the details and set a password (first name, last name, password and password confirmation)

Information filling screen


The license will then be linked. Now click on Install MATLAB in order to install the software

Click on Install MATLAB


In the next step you can download the software by clicking the download button. The software can be downloaded for Windows, Mac and Linux operating systems (clicking the down arrow to the right of the download button will give you the options to select other operating systems). You can also download Previous versions

הורדת MATLAB

After downloading, open the file, connect with the university email and password and install according to the instructions (see installation step)


If there is a mathworks account using your university email, on the initial screen, fill in your university email details and click Next

On the next screen, enter your password and when finished, click Sign in

רשימת סיסמה ולחיצה על sign in


The account is now linked to the Tel Aviv University license. Click on Download Software Now and download the version according to the OS running on your PC.

לחיצה על Download Software Now


Installing the software

After downloading the software, click on the downloaded file and run it. Once it is done a window will pop up asking for approval. Approve the program.

Starting the installation


In the next step, the user information entry window will be displayed. Enter the email address you signed up with and the password you provided when signing up for MathWorks and press Next

Fill in your email and password


Then confirm the license terms and click Next

Confirm license terms


In the next screen the license information will be displayed. Click Next and do so also in the next screen which shows the user details.

license details screen


In the next screen it will ask you where you want to install the software, select the destination folder (or leave in the default path) and then click Next

Selection of destination folder


In the next step it allows you to select the product (MATLAB is marked), click Next

choosing the product page


In the next step there is an option to add a shortcut to the desktop if you choose so. Click Next

Add a shortcut to desktop


The last screen will display all the user information and click on Begin Install

Click on Begin Install



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