Experience a new world of learning – for free 

Would you like to get a taster of UK higher education? Study UK is offering learners across the world the chance to study with a UK university for free!

Explore hundreds of online courses from the UK’s world-class universities. You can be sure to find courses that suit your interests, with over 300 courses including helping you prepare for university, learn more about UK history and culture, tackle some of the biggest global challenges of our time, and much more.

Anyone can join and register for as many courses as they wish. What’s more, eligible learners in 143 countries can take advantage of a free ‘digital upgrade’ until 26 February 2022. 

What is a digital upgrade?

Upgrading means you can:

  • get unlimited access to courses
  • take courses at your own pace 
  • earn a digital certificate (subject to completing at least five steps on the course).

Through the online courses, you will experience what it is like to study at a UK university for free and from your home country. Digital certificates will give you recognition for your hard work. 

Are you eligible?

You must be based in a country that receives Official Development Assistance (ODA). Visit our Frequently Asked Questions to check if your country receives ODA. 

Please note: anyone can do a course for free on the FutureLearn platform but free upgrades are only for international learners living in ODA countries. This is because the British Council is committed to increasing access to learning opportunities in developing countries. 

Sign up for your free course now

Visit the FutureLearn platform to explore courses. Remember to look out for the 'Study UK upgrade available' banner.

This campaign will run from 4 October 2021 to 26 February 2022. 

Make sure to start your learning as soon as possible so you don’t miss out. This opportunity is on a first come, first served basis. 

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