1,500 Free Online Courses from Top Universities

Take online courses from the world's top universities for free. Below, you will find 1,500 online courses from universities like Stanford, Yale, MIT, Harvard, Oxford and more.  You can use this collection of online courses to learn everything you want--from history, philosophy and literature, to physics, biology, psychology, and computer science.

Note: This page includes a lot of Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs). If you want to enroll in a free version of a MOOC, please select the "Full Course, No Certificate" (edX) or "Audit" (Coursera) option. If you opt to take the course for a certificate/credential, you will be charged a fee, and we will receive a commission from our affiliate partners--Coursera, FutureLearn and edX.

Humanities & Social Sciences

Archaeology Courses




Architecture Courses

Art & Art History Courses

Classics Courses

Communication Courses

Demography Courses

Design Courses


Economics & Finance Courses

Bookmark our collection of free online courses in Economics. And find free econ textbooks in our Free Textbook collection.

Education Courses

Film Courses

Food Courses

Geography Courses

Health Courses

Bookmark our collection of free online courses in History.

Writing & Journalism Courses

Note: This section includes a lot of Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs). If you want to enroll in a free version of a MOOC, please select the "Full Course, No Certificate" (edX) or "Audit" (Coursera) option. If you opt to take the course for a certificate/credential, you will be charged.


Language Lessons

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Law Courses

Literature Courses

Bookmark our collection of free online courses in Literature.

Linguistics Courses

Media Studies Courses

Music & Performing Arts Courses


Philosophy Courses

For a full lineup of online courses, please visit our complete collection, 1,500 Free Online Courses from Top Universities

Political Science, International Relations and Law Courses

Bookmark our collection of free online courses in Political Science.

Religion Courses

Sociology Courses

Urban Studies Courses

Sciences

Aeronautics Courses

Anthropology Courses

Astronomy Courses

Biology Courses

Bookmark our collection of free online courses in Biology.

Note: This section includes a lot of Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs). If you want to enroll in a free version of a MOOC, please select the "Full Course, No Certificate" (edX) or "Audit" (Coursera) option. If you opt to take the course for a certificate/credential, you will be charged.

Chemistry Courses


Computer Science Courses

Online computer science courses to jumpstart your future.

Bookmark our collection of free online course in Computer Science. Also find comp sci textbooks in our Free Textbook collection.



Data Science Courses

Note: This section includes a lot of Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs). If you want to enroll in a free version of a MOOC, please select the "Full Course, No Certificate" (edX) or "Audit" (Coursera) option. If you opt to take the course for a certificate/credential, you will be charged.

Engineering (Mechanical, Civil and Electrical) Courses

Bookmark our collection of free online courses in Engineering.

Environment & Natural Resources Courses


Math Courses

Bookmark our collection of free online courses in Math. Also find free math textbooks in our Free Textbook collection.

 

Physics Courses

Bookmark our collection of free online courses in Physics. Also find free physics textbooks in our Free Textbook collection.

Personal Development Courses

Psychology & Neuroscience Courses

Bookmark our collection of free online courses in Psychology.

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