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Study online with a UK university for free

Claim one free digital upgrade on any course from a UK university after completing 5 course steps, thanks to Study UK. This gives you ongoing access and the chance to earn a digital certificate.

How to get your free digital upgrade

Choose one of our online courses from a UK university and join for free
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Complete five steps of the course
Claim your free digital upgrade
Get ongoing access to your chosen course and the opportunity to earn a digital certificate
What do you get with a digital upgrade?

Get free ongoing access

Get ongoing access to one course so you can take it at your own pace and come back to it in the future, for as long as the course exists on FutureLearn.

Access to tests

With a digital upgrade you’ll have access to any tests during the course, if relevant.

  • Validate your learning
  • Ensure you have mastered the material
  • Qualify for a certificate

Earn a free digital certificate

You need to mark 90% or more of the course as complete, and score an average of 70% or more on any course tests to earn a free digital certificate. Once you’re eligible you will receive a PDF certificate which you can download and print at home - perfect for demonstrating your learning.

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Meet the learners worldwide

"FutureLearn has helped me to meet people from all over the world and learn about topics I never thought I could."

"It’s a wonderful place to enhance knowledge and skills. Its capability to partner with organisations like the British Council helped me and others with little financial setup to develop new talents in computing."

More about the campaign

As part of the Study UK campaign, the British Council and the GREAT Britain campaign are partnering with FutureLearn, to give people in eligible countries access to free courses from UK universities, plus the chance to celebrate their learning with one of up to 50,000 free digital upgrades.

Terms and conditions apply.

Any questions? Read our Frequently Asked Questions.