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Coursera offers college, university students free access to courses

Prashasti Awasthi Mumbai | Updated on June 02, 2020 Published on June 02, 2020

Undergraduate, graduate, or recently graduated students with a verified school email can sign up to get free access to over 3,800 courses, 150 guided projects, 400 specialisations, and 11 professional certificates.

Coursera, an ed-tech platform, announced on June 1 that college and university students around the world can learn and earn certificates on Coursera for free, according to the company’s official release.

Current undergraduate, graduate, or recently graduated students with a verified school email can sign up to get free access to over 3,800 courses, 150 guided projects, 400 specialisations, and 11 professional certificates.

They can enrol in programmes for free until July 31 — no credit card required. Once enrolled, they will have until September 30, 2020, to complete the programmes, the ed-tech company said.

During this period, students will be able to learn from global instructors and earn credentials from universities across the world, including the University of Michigan, Yale University, and Duke University.

Professional Certificates from leading industry educators like Google and SAS will help students become job-ready with in-demand skills, Coursera said.

After September 30, 2020, students will continue to have free access to Guided Projects — a hands-on learning experience that develops job-relevant skills such as data analysis with Plotly and Python, app development in Android Studio with Java, and social media marketing with Canva.

Published on June 02, 2020
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