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[Ends June 2021] 70 Free Certificates From Coursera for a Limited Time

The limited-time offer includes courses from Google, AWS, Duke, Michigan, Yale, and more.

Coursera Free Certificates

The COVID-19 lockdowns led to unprecedented interest in online courses. In late March 2020, Coursera responded by introducing 100 free certificates . Initially, these were to remain free until the end of May. But the offer proved so successful for Coursera, that it was extended — first until July 31, then through 2020.

But things didn’t end there. To kick off 2021, Coursera allowed learners to redeem a free certificate from a list of 25+ courses. And in late March, they announced a list of ~20 free certificate courses to the celebrate Holi, the Indian festival of colours. Then in April, to celebrate the company’s 9th birthday, they offered 9 free certificate courses.

New Limited-Time Offer

Now, to celebrate Pride Month, Coursera is offering free certificates for ten courses until June 30, 2021 which we listed below.

In addition to these courses, 58 more courses with with free certificates are listed below, also valid until June 30, 2021. Although this offer mentions it is only for India, here at Class Central, we have been able to access the free certificates from other countries as well.

The promotion includes courses from Duke, Michigan, Google Cloud, AWS, and Yale, among others.

Some courses about COVID-19 from Johns Hopkins University and Stanford University also currently have free certificates. As always, all offers are subject to change.

(We’ll continue to update this page with Coursera’s new free certificate offers. So you might want to bookmark it!)

If these courses don’t interest you, either browse our extensive catalog of 30,000 online courses or have a look at our thematic collections:

To see all our compilations, visit Class Central’s Collections.

How to Redeem a Free Course?

To redeem a course:

  1. Click on the course name in the list below.
  2. Click on the Go to Class button, on the top right.
  3. Wait for the promo bar to appear at the top.
  4. Click on Enroll for Free.
  5. Log in or join Coursera.
  6. Verify that course fee has been waived, like on the image below.
Free course confirmation
The course fee should now be reduced to zero.

Below, you can find the lists of courses with a free certificate.

Pride Month Celebration

Coursera Free Certificate Courses

Johns Hopkins & Stanford COVID-19 Courses with Free Certificates

These free certificates are a different offer from the above lists. Certificates for these Johns Hopkins University courses are free for enrollments before December 31, 2021. The two Stanford University courses offer a free certificate if you enroll before July 28, 2021.

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Comments 68

  1. Peer Strickler

    It seems that you can enroll in only ONE of the courses for free. So, pick wisely…

    • Manoel Cortes Mendez

      Thanks. The article has been updated to reflect this.

    • Lovey

      Not at all, I was able to enroll in more than one. You just have to exit Coursera after enrolling in one and redo the steps for the other courses you would like to enroll in as well.

      • Suparn Patra

        When I tried to enroll in more than one course then it says:
        “Promotion Limit Reached
        Sorry, you reached the limit for redeeming the NY Activation Promo 21 courses.”

        But it seems I can enroll in COVID-19 courses (2nd list in the article) and even if it says only one person one course, I’m able to enroll in more than one COVID-19 courses from the 2nd list but not from 1st list.

        Anyways, In most of the cases, condition changes based on Country, account type (University partner) and so on. Like, I get access to a group of free certificate courses from Futurelearn as I’m from India (Ref.: https://www.classcentral.com/report/futurelearn-free-certificates/ )

        • Anil

          What is the benefit of going through Class Central? I can directly go to these platforms.

          • Aline

            You probably would not know about these news if it was not for Class Central.
            Thank you, Class Central 🙂


        this is correct

    • Jake

      I just did two, so that seems incorrect.

    • Ananya Kumari

      Maybe you should check again…because I just now got enrolled in multiple courses.

  2. Manu

    Thank you for the content.

    How can one get the certificate?
    It only charges me or let me audit.

    • Suparn Patra

      After clicking on Go To Class on Class Central, when you arrive to the course page on Coursera, wait for the promotional banner to appear at the top, and only then click on Enroll for Free. If you don’t see the banner, please refresh.
      FYI, Free banner doesn’t work on Coursera mobile app. You may need to try from browser only.

      • Tatevik

        Hi, I have a question. So if I enrol free for instance 3 days before the offer ends and start learning a twenty hour course, when the free discount ends, will I still be able to recieve the certificate? My question is do I have to complete the course until the offer ends? Or it doesn’t matter?

        • Dhawal Shah

          I think you have 6 months to finish the course from the date of enrollment. This is their standard policy even if you pay for the course.

          • Tatevik Hovhannisyan

            Thank you 🙂

  3. Sakhawat Hossain

    Why only one dear coursera?

  4. kavya gupta

    These aren’t free of cost. The certificate cost is included in the course. Kindly give a full proof info for further reference.

    • Anushka

      No, they were absolutely free of cost. I completed a course and got my certificate.

  5. Annonymous

    Please also provide some free certification courses!!
    It will too much helpful for us!!

    • Suparn Patra

      The article is updated and a few more courses are added to the free certificate list

  6. abhishek

    i enrolled for free from phone but after giving 1st test it is showing to pay fees

    • Suparn Patra

      When I checked, free certificate banner doesn’t show up in mobile app.
      So try checking from browser (Laptop/desktop).

      After clicking on Go To Class on Class Central, when you arrive to the course page on Coursera, wait for the promotional banner to appear at the top, and only then click on Enroll for Free. If you don’t see the banner.

  7. Revathi

    Is python for everybody course is free in coursera?

    • Suparn Patra

      In this article, we have list Coursera courses which offers free certificate.

      Anyways, python for everybody course from Coursera is free to audit that means you can watch videos but to earn certificate you may need to pay/apply for financial aid/enrol for free trial.

      You may refer the article https://www.classcentral.com/report/coursera-signup-for-free/ in case you wish to know how to enrol for free.

  8. kimia

    After I click on the course of psychological first aid and log in and click enroll for free the the page that opens for me has two options: 1. 40euro for certification 2. no certification and free
    What should I do

  9. Rafiqul Islam

    How can I enrol in a course of Coursera?

  10. leonian

    do you have a free online courses about managing the library???

    • Danji

      Hi. Thanks for this article! Do we need to finish the course by January 31? Or is it just the deadline for enrollment?

      • Dhawal Shah

        I think you have 6 months to finish the course from the date of enrollment.

        • Gresh

          Hello. I already enroll to one course. I am new to this. How am I gonna get the certificates? Through email? Thank you!

  11. Nancy


    Thank you for the information. I appreciate that you compiled the list and also for giving detailed information about how to sign up. However, coursera is not allowing me to sign up for the course for free, the banner is not showing up. It is 1/31 today but it should work till today is over. Very sad.

  12. Avalon

    I have joined Coursera and completed a course on Medical Neuroscience. I did everything and now, not an email, saying when I’ll get my certificate.

  13. Anife

    If I join one of this courses I will get in the end a certificate without paying anything.
    The question is for this 25 courses I don’t have to pay any money and still being able to get the certificate in the end?
    Thank you.

  14. Gwen

    Thank you so much for the updates, I really appreciate it.

  15. Charlotte (Char)

    The banner is not coming up for me either. I am using a Dell laptop and Google Chrome.

  16. Saf

    What happens if I enroll on 30th of April? Does that mean we need to complete the course before 30th of April? Or is it referring to subscription?

  17. Kritika Kanojia

    I enroll the course today(19 April 2021) but i want to start from 1 june or 15 may so will i get the certificate if i will start from these days ?

    if yes then how the assignment deadline will change?

    • Marco

      I think you can clear the deadlines at your preference as long ad you will complete it within 6 months (to get the certificate)

  18. Marco

    Hello there,

    Suppose that I’d like to doublecheck if I got the free certificate subscription and that I didnt just enrolled audit. How can I do? Cant find a way to check.

    Thank you! Cheers,

  19. Malik Nauman Feroz

    Introduction to Programming with MATLAB does not offer any option of getting a free certificate. You should consider removing it.

  20. s

    In coursera page there is MATLAB programming course which is not mention here. but that one not showing offer banner even if refreshing the page and also opening in incognito. pl enlighten.

    • Dhawal Shah

      Unfortunately that course doesn’t work so we removed it from our list.

      • May

        Dear ,

        If i join before june 30 and it will finish depend on program.
        So could i get free certificate ??

  21. Asmi

    Can someone please tell till when we can complete the course to earn the certificate?

  22. Jet

    Applying for Private equity and venture capital by Universita Bocconi but it does not provide a free certifcate. As I proceed to select course with certificate, it still require me to pay for it.

    • Avery

      I think you need to open the link in browser only, not in Coursera app.

  23. Lottie

    How do I know if it’s really free? It says ‘paid certificate available’ in all courses

  24. Nant Phyu Sin Shin

    Hello. I am from Myanmar and also beginner.
    This course is really interesting and effective for beginners. And fascinating on each videos. Thank you. 선생님. 고맙습니다.

  25. Naw Zin Dani May

    Hello, I’m from Myanmar & also beginner.
    This course is really interesting & useful for me. So I joined this course.

  26. Shwe Thazin Wi

    Thank you

  27. Khin Kyal Sin Thant

    Thank you so much for this course.
    I really appreciate it.

  28. Nomaan

    How can these courses be available to other countries as well?

  29. Yoon Shwe Sin Maung

    Hello, I’m from Myanmar & also beginner.
    This course is really interesting & useful for me. So I joined this course.Thank you so much.

    • Nyein Hsu

      Hello,I’m from Myanmar and beginner. This course is really interesting for me.So I will join this course.Thank you so much.

  30. Wine Wine

    Hello, I’m from Myanmar and also beginner. This course is really interesting. So I will join this course .

  31. Eimonthant

    Hello, I’m from Myanmar and also beginner. This course is really interesting. So I will join this course .
    Thank you so much

  32. Raquel

    Does it still pertain to only 1 course or have they allowed more than 1 free course to be redeemed?

    • Dhawal Shah

      For the offer till the end of June 2021, there are no restrictions.

  33. Nyein Nyein Ei

    I’m also beginner and interesting regarding about this course. So, I want to join this course with thanks.

  34. Wai Wai Lwin

    I’m also beginner.So I want to try this Course.Thank You.

  35. Iroshan

    Do I have to comppete the course before 30th of June?
    If not, how long to complete the course?

    • Dhawal Shah

      I think you get six months to finish from the date of registration.

      • Sean Rexzelle Landicho

        Hi, how did you figure out that you are given 6 months to finish each course?

  36. Eizhele Angela Guinoo

    If enrolled today, can still have a free certificate after June 30?

  37. Thet

    I have just completed “The Science of Success: What Researchers Know that You Should Know” course and all of the assignments were done as well, but I am wondering why I have not received completion certificate although it is stated as free certificate course. Any suggestion please?


    When is the 2022 “70 Free Certificates From Coursera for a Limited Time” offer?


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