• On-campus Science Computing services are *BY APPOINTMENT ONLY*.
    • Please contact a Science Computing representative for an appointment.
      • Due to reduced staffing, walk-ins may be disappointed.
      • Virtual support is still available at the above contacts or via Teams.
  • In-person access to the student computing labs (Nexus labs) is not currently available.



The University of Waterloo has obtained an expanded campus license for MATLAB until August 31, 2022. All faculty, researchers, students, and staff are eligible to download and install MATLAB on their personally-owned computers, university-issued computers, or use MATLAB Online in a web browser. Please note that commercial use of MathWorks products is not covered by our Campus-Wide License; if you are using a commercial license, please continue to do so. 

To download or use MATLAB online:

  1. Go to the University of Waterloo’s MATLAB Portal.

  2. Click Sign in to get started under the Get MATLAB and Simulink section. 

  3. Log in with username@uwaterloo.ca. You will have to Accept the Online Services Agreement to proceed.

    1. User accounts are not automatically synced from UW.

    2. Your username at Mathworks must be in the form username@uwaterloo.ca.

      • If you do not have an existing MathWorks account, or your MathWorks account was not set up with a UWaterloo email address in the above format, create a new account using your UWaterloo email address in the format username@uwaterloo.ca.

  4. Once your account is set up, you will be linked to our MATLAB license and will be able to:

To renew an existing license:

  • Current MATLAB users - renew your MATLAB license as follows:

Where can I learn more?

Help and Support:

  • Please contact sci@uwaterloo.atlassian.net with any support questions.