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  • 2U

    Partners with top tier colleges and universities to create the world's best online programs

  • Academic Earth

    A large collection of online university courses, made available free of charge, from some of the most respected universities.

  • African Virtual University

    Free courses offered by the AVU online platform

  • Black Mountain Sole

    Self-organized learning environment for higher education

  • Complexity Explorer

    Online courses and other educational materials related to complex systems science

  • CosmoLearning

    Free educational resources on a range of subjects.

  • Coursera

    Take the world's best courses, online, for free

  • Curious

    A range of free and subscription courses

  • Eduson

    Business courses on sales, management, personal efficiency and finance.

  • edX

    Take great online courses from the world's best universities

  • elearning marketplace

    Quality, online and downloadable e-learning and digital training resources and courses


    A source of totally free education

  • FutureLearn

    Enjoy free online courses from leading UK and international universities

  • Iversity

    Study anywhere

  • KHAN Academy

    Learn almost everything. Completely free, forever.

  • MIT Open Courseware

    Free courses provided by Massachusetts Institute of Technology

  • MRUniversity

     Online Economics courses by Marginal Revolution University

  • NovoED

    The social online learning environment

  • Open Learning Initiative

    Free courses offered by Carnegie Mellon University

  • Open2Study

    Free online study for everyone

  • OpenHPI

    The educational internet platform of the German Hasso Plattner Institute, Potsdam.

  • OpenLearn

    The home of free learning from the Open University

  • openSAP

    Free courses to learn about SAP products

  • OpenStax

    View and share free educational material in small modules that can be organized as courses, books, reports or other academic assignments.

  • OpenUpEd

    A pan-European initiative supported by the European Commission

  • P2PU

    A university for the Web. Built by an open community.

  • Saylor Academy
  • StraighterLine

    Provides online college courses that are guaranteed to fit into your degree program.


    Bringing accessible, affordable, engaging, and highly effective higher education to the world

  • Udemy

    Your place to learn real world skills online

  • World Education University

    Free high quality college level education to anyone, anywhere, anytime. 

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Academic Courses

In our academic course section we've gathered together online providers of academic courses, i.e courses that take place in a university setting and are given by staff of that university - many are the same courses that are offered as a module by that university. You'll be able to talk to others on the course, get insight into an academic area, and in many cases earn a 'statement of accomplishment' on completion of your chosen course. As online academic courses are growing more and more popular, there's the opportunity to study under an organisation that offers courses in your own language. Additionally, many courses which are offered primarily in English are translated - check under our find an online course page to see whether the course you want to do is translated into your language.