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MATLAB Access for Everyone at UCSF

UCSF has a Total Academic Headcount (TAH) license which provides campus-wide access to MATLAB, Simulink, and a variety of add-on products. All faculty, researchers, and students can use MATLAB on their personal computers and laptops.

MATLAB is the world’s leading computational platform for engineering, scientific and mathematic applications. As a fundamental tool for research and development used throughout industries, MATLAB enables the design and development of a wide range of advanced products, including automotive systems, aerospace flight control and avionics, telecommunications, industrial machinery and medical devices. More than 5,000 colleges and universities around the world use MATLAB for teaching and research in a broad range of technical disciplines.

Note: UCSF units with sensitive data should not use the cloud-based MATLAB (yet)​.


Getting MATLAB

Visit the MATLAB portal for UCSF on the MathWorks website.


MATLAB software, training and support are free for UCSF faculty and students for one year.


MATLAB training is provided free by MathWorks.


MATLAB support is provided free by MathWorks. See the MATLAB Help section of the MATLAB portal for UCSF for more information.

MATLAB is not supported by the UCSF IT Service Desk or by UCSF IT Field Services.