Mathematica Campus and Student License

The University of Zurich has a campus-wide Wolfram Mathematica license available to all students and employees of UZH.

  • No limitations on number of concurrent users
  • Possibility to install locally without the need to connect to a license server (no need to be on UZH network or VPN)

1. Who can use the Mathematica License?

The license covers on-campus and home software use for all instructors, staff, and researchers, as well as classroom and lab installations.

  • Faculty and staff are also able to install Wolfram software on their personally-owned computers.
  • Students are also covered by the campus-wide license and can install software on their home or laptop computers.

2. What will happen to existing licenses ?

Existing licenses need to be migrated to the new license model. Please see the instructions below under section 4. Your local administrator will help you with the migration.

3. How much will it cost ?

Usage by UZH staff and students is covered by a campus-license. Legitimate users can use Mathematica free of charge under the conditions defined in Wolfram's terms & conditions of the "Academic Site License Agreement".

4. How to use the Mathematica campus license

4.1 Can I install Mathematica on multiple personal devices ?

Yes, with the Mathematica campus license agreement, it is possible to have multiple Mathematica installations.

Just request a different activation key for each different Mathematica installation - go through the STUDENT and/or STAFF individual installation procedures for each Mathematica installation as described in section 4.

If you need to install Mathematica on a student lab and/or on a cluster, we recommend you to opt for the managed computers, classrooms, network environments activation type.

5. How do I stay tuned on Mathematica information ?

Subscribe to the mailing list named mathematica-info which has been created to inform you on the development of the campus license procedures as well as on announcement on Wolfram events and Mathematica support.

If you would like to subscribe to the mathematica-info mailing list, send an email to with the subject subscribe mathematica-info or log in here and click on subscribe.

6. Getting started with Mathematica

There are thousands of different ways to use Mathematica, and to help get you started, below is a link to one of our most popular tutorials for new users, the Hands-on Start to Mathematica screencast series. Topics include creating notebooks and presentations, basic calculations, graphics and interactive models, data analysis, and more.

When you're ready to delve deeper, the Wolfram Mathematica Learning Center offers hundreds of videos and other dynamic learning resources to maximize your use of Mathematica for your particular area of interest:

I hope you find these resources useful and enjoy discovering Mathematica.

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