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UPDATE: Now closed. We’re partnering with the British Council to give away 10,000 free certificates

In this post find out more about our partnership with the British Council, the Study UK campaign, and whether you might be eligible for a free certificate. Update: we're expanding the countries eligible for free certificates!

In this post find out more about our partnership with the British Council, the Study UK campaign, and whether you might be eligible for a free certificate.

Update: the Study UK Campaign on FutureLearn has finished. We’re happy to say we’ve given away 10,000 certificates to those who need them. We’ll post about any future campaigns on the blog, so keep an eye out.

A few weeks ago we announced that we were partnering with the British Council as part of the Study UK campaign.

The British Council is the UK’s international organisation for cultural relations and educational opportunities. They work with over 100 countries across the world in the fields of arts and culture, English language, education and civil society.

This year the British Council launched the Study UK campaign, which aims to share the benefits of UK education with learners all over the world. We’re playing our part by offering free Certificates of Achievement, so eligible learners can celebrate their learning and get a taste of learning in the UK.

Who can get a Certificate?

When we launched the campaign with the British Council you needed to live in one of 37 countries to get a free certificate, but due to overwhelming demand the campaign is extending to include over 140 countries!

Here’s the full list:

Afghanistan Madagascar
Albania Malawi
Algeria Malaysia
Angola Maldives
Antigua and Barbuda Mali
Argentina Marshall Islands
Armenia Mauritania
Azerbaijan Mauritius
Bangladesh Mexico
Belarus Micronesia
Belize Moldova
Benin Mongolia
Bhutan Montenegro
Bolivia Montserrat
Bosnia and Herzegovina Morocco
Botswana Mozambique
Brazil Namibia
Burkina Faso Nauru
Myanmar Nepal
Burundi Nicaragua
Cambodia Niger
Cameroon Nigeria
Cape Verde Niue
Central African Republic      Pakistan
Chad Palestine
Chile Palau
China Panama
Colombia Papua New Guinea
Comoros Paraguay
Congo (Dem. Rep.) Peru
Cook Islands Philippines
Costa Rica Rwanda
Côte D’Ivoire Saint Lucia
Djibouti Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
Dominica Samoa
Dominican Republic São Tomé and Príncipe
East Timor Senegal
Ecuador Serbia
Egypt Seychelles
El Salvador Sierra Leone
Equatorial Guinea Solomon Islands
Eritrea Somalia
Ethiopia South Africa
Fiji South Sudan
Gabon Sri Lanka
Gambia Saint Helena
Georgia Sudan
Ghana Suriname
Grenada Swaziland
Guatemala Tajikistan
Guinea Tanzania
Guinea-Bissau Thailand
Guyana Togo
Haiti Tokelau
Honduras Tonga
India Tunisia
Indonesia Turkey
Iraq Turkmenistan
Jamaica Tuvalu
Jordan Uganda
Kazakhstan Ukraine
Kenya Uruguay
Kiribati Uzbekistan
Kosovo Vanuatu
Kyrgyzstan Venezuela
Laos Vietnam
Lebanon Wallis and Futuna
Lesotho Yemen
Liberia Zambia
Libya Zimbabwe
Macedonia

How does it work?


  1. You need to live in one of the countries above.
  2. Join a course from a United Kingdom Higher Education Institution that starts between 2 January and 28 March 2017.
  3. Complete 90% of the steps on the course and score at least 70% on all the tests.
  4. Get your free certificate.

You can get up to five certificates – so get learning!

The Study UK Campaign on FutureLearn has finished but you can still keep learning for free. Browse courses. 

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