The University of Iceland offers a Campus-Wide License to MATLAB, Simulink, and companion toolboxes for all faculty, staff, and students. The Campus-Wide License allows these users to install the software on their personally-owned computers.


Access instructions

1. Go to the University of Iceland’s MATLAB new Portal to download the software:

2. Click “Sign in to get started” under the Get MATLAB section.

3. You will be asked to create a MathWorks Account (or use the account you have created earlier).  Once you do that, you will be associated to our MATLAB license and will be able to:

  • Download and activate software on your personal computer
  • Start using MATLAB Online from a web browser


If you are not familiar with MATLAB, please complete the 2-hour MATLAB Onramp tutorial that can also be found on our MATLAB Portal under “Learn to use MATLAB and Simulink”.   

 If you have trouble installing MATLAB, go to the MATLAB Portal and click “Need Installation Help” to get support. 


Reactivating your license

If MATLAB is currently activated and able to launch, you can launch the MathWorks activation client from the MATLAB help menu:

  1. In the "Resources" section of the toolstrip, open the "Help" menu.

  2. Hover over the "Licenses" submenu.

  3. Click "Activate software." This will launch the MathWorks activation client.


Reactivating your license if MATLAB will not launch

If you have an expired or otherwise unusable license, MATLAB may not be able to launch. In this case, you will need to launch the MATLAB activation client directly. The location of the MathWorks activation client depends on your Operating System:


The activation client is located here: C:\Program Files\MATLAB\R20XXx\bin\winXX\activate_matlab.exe


  1. Open Finder.

  2. Go to "Applications".

  3. Right-click or control-click on the MATLAB application icon. (e.g.

  4. Click on "Show Package Contents".

  5. Open "".


The activation client is located here: /usr/local/MATLAB/R20XXx/bin/
Once you have launched the MathWorks activation client:
  1. Select "Activate automatically using the internet."

  2. Log into your MathWorks account

  3. Select the license from the list of licenses you would like to activate

  4. Confirm the activation information.

  5. Click "finish" to complete the activation process.