MATLAB and Simulink

Through the MATLAB Campus-wide License agreement between CUHK and MathWorks, University staff and students can now access to the software and associated documentation. The Campus-Wide License permits the installation of MATLAB and Simulink covering analysis, design, modeling, simulation, code generation, and testing products on campus-managed and user-owned computers.

Available to

Departments, staff & students

Service Charge and Application

Free; annual renewal required. Please refer to the related tabs to proceed the download.

Service Availability

24 x 7


Campus-wide license to MATLAB, Simulink, and a full suite of companion toolboxes is now available.

Staff and students are covered by the campus-wide license and can install software on their home or laptop computers.

Access Instructions:

  1. Go to CUHK’s MATLAB Portal
  2. Click “Sign In to Get Started” in the “Get MATLAB and Simulink” section.
  3. Authenticate yourself through CUHK Login.

    Login with your email address in form of

    • Student:
    • Staff:

    Password: OnePass password

  4. After a successful login, you will be asked to create or sign in a MathWorks Account.
  5. Once you do that, you will be associated to our MATLAB license and will be able to:
    • Download the software
    • Start using MATLAB Online from a web browser
    • Access online training courses and its FAQs

Download, Install and Activate:

  1. Follow the Access Instruction to login CUHK’s MATLAB Portal
  2. Click the download button for the current release. (Previous releases are also available).
  3. Choose a supported platform and download the installer.
  4. Run the installer.
  5. In the installer, select Log in with a MathWorks Account (requires an Internet connection) and follow the online instructions.
  6. When prompted to do so, select the Academic – Total Headcount license labeled Individual.
  7. Select the products you want to download and install.
  8. After downloading and installing your products, keep the Activate MATLAB checkbox selected and click Next.
  9. Follow the prompts to activate MATLAB.

Detailed installation instructions can be also found in the link below:

How do I install MATLAB?

Departments can arrange installation in University managed devices (such as computer labs). Please obtain the required media and license key for R2023a Update 3/R2022a/R2021a/R2020a/R2019a by completing the MATLAB Network License Request Form online.

Reference: Install MathWorks Software on Client Systems

Bookmark the CUHK’s MATLAB Portal as an ongoing resource:

  • Learn MATLAB – Join the MATLAB Onramp tutorial (free 2-hour overview of MATLAB) at “Start learning now” in the “Learn to Use MATLAB and Simulink section”.
  • MATLAB Help – Provides link to installation support and documentation.
  • MATLAB Answers – Get answers to your MATLAB and Simulink questions.
  • Teach with MATLAB – Instant access for faculty to free courseware, webinars, and other tools to integrate MATLAB and Simulink into their curriculum.
  • MATLAB Online – use MATLAB in a web browser without installing, configuring, or managing any software.
  • MATLAB Mobile – evaluate MATLAB commands, create and edit files, visualize data, and view results – all from your iPhone, iPad, or Android device.