Question: Do you have a site license for Mathematica?
Author: Joseph Tam
Date: Oct. 4, 2013
IMPORTANT: Mathematica License Latest Update
UBC ITservices has taken over Mathematica Site-License.
Please check the UBC IT Software web site:
UBC IT Software License Programs
Email contact: site-license(at)it.ubc.ca
Perpetual vs. Site License
Mathematica comes in two flavours: a perpetual license version that
can be purchased from the UBC Bookstore, and the site license version
that can be obtained from IT services.
The perpetual license version is not subscription based, so the
user does not have to pay an annual fee. The Bookstore may require the
purchaser to supply a student number to be eligible for a discount.
The site license version can be purchased by any faculty, researcher
or student at the University of British Columbia. However, students may
find it more economical to buy the perpetual shrink-wrapped version from
the UBC Bookstore.
The site license version UBCIT distribute is subscription based, and
includes the Premier Service which allows the purchaser to receive product
upgrades and technical support. A license holder can can install one
copy on their University computer, and another on their home computer.
A Premier Service member is also eligible for a free copy of the
webMathematica (Amateur) which allows a user to integrate Methematica
demonstrations into web pages. You can request it here:
The annual subscription fees is $CDN200, payable to the UBC
IT Services. A journal voucher (JV) can be made out to:
Attn: Site License
UBC IT Services
Room 440, Leonard S. Klinck Building
6356 Agricultural Road
Vancouver BC V6T 1Z2
Phone: 604 822 4441
Obtaining Software and License
Fill out the form on this site to request a home use license.
The applicant can choose either to receive the product via a web download
URL or have a CD shipped out to them.
Once the user receives the media and installs Mathematica, an ID will
be generated. The user should then register their product using the
license number and ID at
An activation key will be generated that the user can use to activate
their copy of Mathematica.