List of Online Courses

In response to the pandemic and isolation measures put in place in most countries, course providers are offering learning content for free or at a heavily discounted price.

Free Courses about COVID-19

As coronavirus spread, universities started launching free online courses about the pandemic. You can find the full course list here and a selection of courses below.

Coursera

  • [Added: April 8 – Expires: July 31] 85 Free Certificate Online Courses: Includes certificate courses from universities such as Duke, Caltech, and Georgia Tech. These normally cost about $50 each. Requires simple sign-up.

Udacity

  • [Added: April 15 – Expires: May 1] 1-Month Free Nanodegree: Includes programs in AI, programming, and autonomous systems. These normally cost $400 per month each. Requires signing up with credit card or PayPal, so don’t forget to cancel in time. Unfortunately only valid in the North America and Europe.
    ⚠️ Update (April 21): Several on our team have noticed that Udacity changed its cancellation process. Instead of a few clicks, cancelling now requires exchanging emails. Udacity state they might take several days to respond. So if you decide to use this offer, keep in mind that cancelling might not be straightforward.
  • [Added: April 15 – Expires: May 10] 10,000 Cloud Scholarships: May lead to a free spot in Udacity’s upcoming Hybrid Cloud Nanodegree. Although not related to the pandemic, applications happen to be currently open. Requires signing up and submitting an application.

FutureLearn

  • [Added: April 8] 50+ Free Certificate Courses: Includes courses from institutions such as King’s College, University of Edinburgh, and Monash University. These certificates normally cost $30 to $85 each. Requires simple sign-up.
  • [Added: April 19 – Expires: June 30] 16 Free Certificate Courses: Includes a wide variety of certificate courses from Australian universities. These certificates normally cost $30 to $85 each. Requires simple sign-up.

Penn State

  • [Added: April 18 – Expires: May 10] 55 Free Online Courses: Includes courses about wildlife, farming practices, and business. Requires simple sign-up.

Skillshare

  • [Added: April 8] 2-Month Free Trial: Includes 2,000+ online courses in tech, business, and art. A subscription normally costs $15 per month. Requires signing up with credit card or PayPal, so don’t forget to cancel in time.

Udemy

  • [Added: April 8] 700+ Free Online Courses: Includes courses in tech, leadership, and language. Requires simple sign-up.

upGrad

  • [Added: May 2] 10 Free Tech Programs: Includes programs in data science, technology, and management. Requires simple sign-up.

ICSI

  • [Added: May 2 – Expires: May 31] Free Cybersecurity Program: Provides a holistic view of modern network security. The program normally costs about $600. Requires simple sign-up.

Educative

  • [Added: April 29] Free Front-End Development Courses: Covers the fundamentals of front-end web development, from HTML and CSS to JavaScript, through an interactive approach. This course series normally costs $117. Requires signing up and claiming a scholarship.

Netflix

Redis University

  • [Added: April 24 – Expires: May 21] 60+ Hours of Free Redis Courses: Includes courses from Redis fundamentals to how to pair Redis with Java or JavaScript to create full apps. These are always free, but only temporarily available. Requires simple sign-up.

openHPI

  • [Added: April 27 – Expires: June 30] 8 Free Certificate Courses: Includes courses on subjects such as computer science, data science, and blockchain. Almost all courses are in German. Requires simple sign-up.

SAP

  • [Added: April 29] 200+ Free Tech Courses: Includes courses on SAP software, computer science, and technology in general. Requires simple sign-up.

EduCode Academy

  • [Added: April 24 – Expires: May 31] 2-Month Full Platform Access: Includes interactive courses to help kids, teens, and young adults learn how to program. A subscription normally costs about $15 per month. Requires simple sign-up.

JetBrains

  • [Added: April 18] 150+ Hours of Free Courses: Includes tracks for learning Java, Kotlin, Python, and web development. Requires simple sign-up. Although not related to the pandemic, the platform happens to temporarily be in free early access.

XYZ Coding

  • [Added: April 19 – Expires: May 10] 1-Month Free Trial: Includes courses to become a full-stack developer by learning about front-end, databases, Python, and Django. A subscription normally costs $10 per month. Requires signing up with credit card, so don’t forget to cancel in time.

SAS

  • [Added: April 19] 1-Month Free Data Science Courses: Includes programs in AI and machine learning, data curation, and advanced analytics. These normally cost $1295 per year each. Requires simple sign-up.

Coding Blocks

App Brewery

  • [Added: April 18 – Expires: July 8] 10+ Hours Free App Develpment Course: Covers app development in Flutter using the Dart programming language. The course normally costs $12. Requires simple sign-up.

SolidSail

  • [Added: April 18] 3-Hour Free React Course: Covers React development through a project-based approach. The course normally costs $199. Requires simple sign-up.

General Assembly

  • [Added: May 2 – Expires: June 30] 20+ Free Live Workshops: Includes workshops to learn marketing, programming, and data science. These normally cost $60 to $200 each. Requires simple sign-up.

PWYC.training

  • [Added: May 2 – Expires: June 30] 100+ Free Live Training Sessions: Includes short webinars on a wide variety of topics to upskill and reskill. These are offered on a “pay what you want” basis, so you may take them for free. Requires simple sign-up.

Nikon

  • [Added: April 8 – Expires: May 31] 10 Free Photography Short Online Courses: Includes courses on photography fundamentals from domain experts. These normally costs about $40 each. Requires simple sign-up.

BitDegree

  • [Added: April 13] 50+ Free Tech Online Courses: Includes gamified courses in programming, web development, and blockchain. These normally cost $10 to $15 each. Requires simple sign-up.

Rosetta Stone

  • [Added: April 10] 3 Months of Free Language Learning: Includes languages such as English, Spanish, and French. A subscription normally costs $12 per month. Requires simple sign-up.

Google

  • [Added: April 8 – Expires: May 31] 1-Month Free Trial to Google Cloud Training: Includes online courses via Coursera Specializations or Pluralsight Paths. Coursera Specializations, for instance, normally cost $49 per month. Requires simple sign-up.

IBM

  • [Added: April 11] 100+ Free IBM Training Courses: Includes courses about IBM’s Cloud and Watson platforms, and professional development in general. Requires simple sign-up.

Oracle

  • [Added: April 10 – Expires: May 15] Free Oracle Cloud and Databases Training & Certifications: Offers 50+ hours worth of educational material and 6 certification exams for Oracle’s cloud infrastructure and autonomous databases. Most of these certifications normally cost $245. Requires simple sign-up.

Tableau

  • [Added: April 12] 3-Month Free Tableau Training: Includes courses exploring all facets of the data science software Tableau. A subscription normally costs $15 per month. Requires simple sign up.

Progate

  • [Added: April 10 – Expires: April 30] 15 Free Tech Short Online Courses: Includes hands-on courses covering notably Python, JavaScript, and SQL. A subscription normally costs $10 per month. Requires simple sign-up.

Moz Academy

  • [Added: April 11 – Expires: May 31] 25+ Free SEO Courses: Includes courses exploring all aspects of search engine optimization. These normally cost $50 to $200 each. Requires simple sign-up.

Product School

PPA

  • [Added: April 11 – Expires: May 31] 1000+ Free Photography Short Courses: Includes courses from photography fundamentals to how to build a photography business. A subscription normally costs about $15 per month. Requires simple sign-up.

Project Management Institute (PMI)

  • [Added: April 18] 10+ Hours of Project Management Courses: Includes various resources, most notably, free online courses. A subscription normally costs $129 per year. Requires simple sign-up. I couldn’t register with Chrome, but Firefox worked.

Young Screenwriters

  • [Added: April 27] Free Screenwriting Course: Covers the fundamentals of screenwriting. The course normally costs $120. Requires simple sign-up.

Domestika

  • [Added: April 13] 20+ Free Creative Online Courses: Includes courses in drawing, photography, and design. These normally cost about $10 each. Doesn’t require sign-up.

Real Python

  • [Added: April 13] 4 Free Python Short Courses: Includes courses covering notably functional programming and face detection in Python. A subscription normally costs $20 per month. Requires simple sign-up.

HomeSchoolPiano

  • [Added: April 11 – Expires: August 31] 10+ Hours of Free Piano Lessons: Includes access to video lessons about piano fundamentals as well as live practice sessions. A subscription normally costs $17 per month. Requires simple sign-up.

Fender

  • [Added: April 18 – Expires: May 31] Free Guitar Lessons: Includes guitar (acoustic or electric), bass, and ukulele video lessons. A subscription normally costs $10 per month. Requires simple sign-up. Unfortunately only valid in certain countries.

Producertech

  • [Added: April 22 – Expires: May 3] 3-Month Free Trial: Includes 400+ hours of courses to learn music production. A subscription normally costs about $12 per month. Requires signing up with a credit card or PayPal, so don’t forget to cancel in time.

Makerdemy

  • [Added: April 27] Free Raspberry Pi Course: Covers the fundamentals of Raspberry Pi through a couple of mini-projects. The course normally costs $95. Requires signing up and having a Raspberry Pi and some components on hand.

Creativebug

  • [Added: April 22] 2-Month Free Trial: Includes 1000+ arts and crafts online classes. A subscription normally costs $8 per month. Requires signing up with a credit card or PayPal, so don’t forget to cancel in time.

Milk Street

  • [Added: April 13 – Expires: May 31] 10+ Free Cooking Classes: Includes access to online classes covering cooking fundamentals as well as specific recipes. A subscription normally costs $20 per year. Requires simple sign-up.

Packt

  • [Added: April 10 – Expires: May 31] 15 Free Tech Certificate Courses: Includes one-year access to practical online courses covering notably Python, JavaScript, and Machine Learning. Most of these normally costs $20. Requires simple sign-up.

ACM Digital Library

  • [Added: April 20 – Expires: June 30] Free Full Platform Access: Hosts articles, magazines and conference proceedings published by the Association for Computing Machinery. Doesn’t require sign-up.

Annual Reviews

  • [Added: April 20 – Expires: June 15] Free Full Platform Access: Hosts a collection of journals dedicated to disciplines ranging from anthropology to virology. Doesn’t require sign-up.

Scitation

  • [Added: April 20 – Expires: April 30] Free Full Platform Access: Hosts academic articles and journals published by the American Institute of Physics. Requires simple sign-up.

Internet Archive

Unity

  • [Added: April 10 – Expires: June 20] Free Full Platform Access: Offers 350+ hours worth of educational content about the Unity game engine. A subscription normally costs $15 per month. Requires simple sign-up.

Autopsy

Elastic

  • [Added: April 24] 20-Hours of Free Elastic Courses: Includes a series of courses on various aspects of the Elastic Stack. These normally cost $200 each. Requires simple sign-up.
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