MATLAB: License renewal

Note: the MATLAB license term renews annually on February 1.

Renewing the MATLAB license

Follow these steps to renew the MATLAB license:

  1. Start MATLAB
  2. In MATLAB's HOME tab click Help>Licensing>Update Current License
  3. Click Update in MathWorks License window
  4. Click Yes to confirm
  5. Click OK to complete
  6. Click Close
  7. Click OK
  8. Restart MATLAB

After completing the renewal process, you will still see the expiration notice. That relates to the old license file.  When that expires, the new license file will take over.


If MATLAB does not launch after you update your license, click the appropriate link below and follow the instructions.

Windows Users:

Mac OS Users:

Linux/Unix Users: