MATLAB for students

This is a guide for students who want to install Matlab on a personal computer. You do not need special permisson from your teacher to install the program, but you have to register with a NMBU email. The installation file you download yourself from Matlabs homepage when you register as a user.

STEP 1: Make a MathWorks account. 

To make a MathWorks account you can go to this page . Here it is important to register your NMBU-email, and your account has to be set up for “Student Use”


STEP 2: Verify the account

You will receive a verification link to you email address. Click on it, and fill out the form.

STEP 3: How to install the program

The programs are listet under “My Software”. Press the download button, and the installation file will start to download. When it’s finished, run it.

Then enter your “Math Works” account:


Choose lisence and click on “Next” and follow the installation guide onwards.

STEP 4: Activation of the software

In the “MathWorks Software Activation” dialogbox click “Next”.

When asked about “Windows Logon Name“, enter the account that was used when creating the mathworks account. So you have to write your NMBU email address (

And complete the activation by clicking “Finish”.

If you have any questions about the installation get in touch with the Computer Service.