Get your math on! Download MATLAB and more for free

Students studying with a laptop.

Published February 3, 2020

Working with numbers? Download and install powerful MATLAB software for math, graphics and programming on your home or laptop computer—it’s free for UB students and researchers!


MATLAB is the most popular title in a suite of software provided by MathWorks. There are over a dozen MathWorks titles, including MATLAB, Simulink and companion software, available to the UB community.

To download MATLAB and other MathWorks titles, create an account on the University at Buffalo MATLAB Portal.


How do I get it?

1. Go to the University at Buffalo MATLAB Portal

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

3. Create a MathWorks Account.

Once you have a MathWorks account, you can download and activate MATLAB and other MathWorks software on your computer. You can also use MATLAB Online from a web browser.

What is available besides MATLAB?

UB’s MathWorks license comes with access to dozens of pieces of software, including MATLAB, Simulink and a variety of companion software for specific disciplines.

The add-on software available for people at UB using MATLAB and Simulink include:

  • Bioinformatics Toolbox
  • Control System Toolbox 
  • Curve Fitting Toolbox 
  • Data Acquisition Toolbox 
  • DSP System Toolbox 
  • Image Processing Toolbox 
  • Instrument Control Toolbox 
  • Optimization Toolbox 
  • Parallel Computing Toolbox
  • Signal Processing Toolbox 
  • Simscape
  • Simscape Multibody
  • Simulink Control Design
  • Stateflow
  • Statistics and Machine Learning Toolbox
  • Symbolic Math Toolbox

I need help!

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

If you are not familiar with MATLAB, you can take a free MATLAB Onramp tutorial by clicking “Learn to use MATLAB and Simulink” on the UB MATLAB portal.

You can also find answers to your MATLAB questions by visiting the MATLAB Answers page, or check out MATLAB Examples to find code and learn about software capabilities through real examples.

For help installing and updating software on your devices, contact the UBIT Help Center.