Free Online Learning courses during Coronavirus (Updated Continuously)

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. On this page, Class Central keeps track of these offers.

We’ll update the list as new offers appear. As of June 1, we’ve spent over 35 hours maintaining this list. Each offer — whether found online, sent by a colleague, or shared by a reader — has been verified. When available, an expiry date was included.

If you know about more offers or notice an error in the list, please let us know in the comments. And if you don’t find what you need here, have a look at Class Central’s catalog of over 15,000 online courses.

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] 115 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] 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: June 11 – Expires June 30] 300 Microsoft Azure Machine Learning Scholarships: May lead to a free spot in Udacity’s upcoming Machine Learning with Microsoft Azure Nanodegree. Nanodegrees normally cost $399 per month. Requires submitting an application and going through a selection process.
  • [Added: June 11 – Expires July 31] 325 AWS Machine Learning Scholarships: May lead to a free spot in Udacity’s Machine Learning Nanodegree. Nanodegrees normally cost $399 per month. Requires submitting an application and going through a selection process.

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.

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.

Harvard Business Publishing

  • [Added: May 26 – Expires: July 15] 10+ Hours of Management Training: Covers subjects such as crisis and change management, global collaboration, and stress mitigation. A subscription normally costs $125 per year. Requires simple sign-up.

Udemy

  • [Added: April 8] 650+ Free Online Courses: Includes courses in tech, leadership, and language. Requires simple sign-up.

Great Learning

  • [Added: May 9] 70+ Free Certificate Courses: Includes courses on a wide variety of subjects such as artificial intelligence, data science, programming, and marketing. Requires a phone number to sign up, but it’s not verified.

upGrad

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

Le Wagon

  • [Added: May 13 – Expires: August 31] 20+ Hour Free Web Development Course: Covers the fundamentals of HTML and CSS, and walks you through each step of the creation of a website. Requires simple sign-up.

ICSI

  • [Added: May 2 – Expires: June 30] 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] Front-End Development Scholarship: 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.
  • [Added: June 21] 1000 Machine Learning Engineer Scholarship: Covers machine learning fundamentals as well as machine learning applications such as image recognition and natural language processing. This course series normally costs $199. Requires signing up and claiming a scholarship.

Netflix

Redis University

  • [Added: April 24] 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Microsoft

  • [Added: June 20 – Expires: August 18] Free Azure Training & Certification: Includes full-day webinars to learn Microsoft Azure basics as well as a voucher for a certification exam. The certification normally costs $100.

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

Tableau

  • [Added: April 12 – Expires: June 30] 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.

Atlassian

  • [Added: May 24 – Expires: June 30] 1-Month Free Jira Training: Includes courses exploring all facets of the issue tracking software Jira. These normally cost about $300 each. Requires simple sign up.

Progate

  • [Added: April 10] 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] 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

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.

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.

Producertech

  • [Added: April 22] 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] 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: July 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.

Springer

  • [Added: May 9 – Expires: July 31] 500+ Free E-Books: Includes e-books on subjects such as nature, machine learning, and data science. Doesn’t Requires 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] Free Full Platform Access: Hosts a collection of journals dedicated to disciplines ranging from anthropology to virology. Doesn’t require 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.

Fortinet

  • [Added: May 18 – Expires: December 31] 20+ Free Cybersecurity Courses: Cover topics such as public cloud security, enterprise firewalls, and user authentication. Requires simple sign-up.

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.

Lightbend

  • [Added: May 13 – Expires: June 30] Free Full Platform Access: Includes courses about reactive systems design and explores technologies such as Scala and Akka. Requires simple sign-up.

Osherove Bundle

  • [Added: May 9] 11 Free Development Courses: Includes courses on various facets of software development such as unit testing and continuous delivery. Requires simple sign-up.

Calm

  • [Added: May 9] 3-Month Free Access: Includes audio-lesson on meditation, mindfulness, and relaxation. A subscription normally costs $70 per year. Requires simple sign-up.

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