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130 Free Udemy Courses

A list of the top-rated free courses on Udemy (updated daily)

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This is the ultimate list of free Udemy courses, updated daily.

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We only show you Udemy courses that meet the following criteria:

  • Listed as FREE in the past 24 hours
  • Minimum of 50 ratings
  • Top-rated online courses first

💼 Free Business Courses On Udemy

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🎨 Free Design Courses On Udemy

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💻 Free Development Courses On Udemy

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💰 Free Finance & Accounting Courses On Udemy

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💪 Free Health & Fitness Courses On Udemy

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🖥 Free IT & Software Courses On Udemy

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🕺 Free Lifestyle Courses On Udemy

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😎 Free Marketing Courses On Udemy

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🎶 Free Music Courses On Udemy

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👩‍💼 Free Productivity Courses On Udemy

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🤔 Free Personal Development Courses On Udemy

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📸 Free Photography & Video Courses On Udemy

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🎓 Free Teaching & Academics Courses On Udemy

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Free Udemy Course FAQs

Why are some Udemy courses free?

It’s a promotional strategy. Udemy instructors can make their online courses free for a limited time to increase enrollment and gather positive reviews, making it easier to sell the course at a regular price later.

You’ll often see Udemy instructors running a free promo when they first launch a course.

It’s a bit like a new product in the supermarket offering free samples, or a new restaurant offering free appetizers: they know more people will try the product/service when it’s free, and hope that they’ll enjoy it enough to become regular customers and tell some friends.

It’s also likely that a surge in course sign-ups and reviews helps a course rank higher in Udemy’s search results, thus giving it more exposure to potential students.

Some courses on Udemy ARE always available for free. 

Those courses are usually intended as “lead generation” engines, helping the instructors build their audience and reputation.

Are the Udemy courses listed on this page always free?

Some of the Udemy courses listed on this page are free for a limited time. Others are free indefinitely.

Unfortunately, there’s no way to know which is which, so if you see a free course on Udemy that tickles your fancy, it’s best to enroll immediately.

Udemy incentivizes instructors to switch a course from free to paid only once, meaning you’re unlikely to see the same course offered for free multiple times.

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Udemy’s pricing information for instructors (support.udemy.com)

Will paid Udemy courses be free in future?

You might see a paid Udemy course offered for free or at a discounted rate in future, but there is no guarantee.

Udemy courses more often start off as free and then become paid, not vice versa.

So again: if you see a free Udemy course you’re interested in, it’s best to enroll immediately.

If the course you want is too expensive at the moment, check out these 4 Ways To Get Udemy Courses Free / Cheap »

Can I find paid Udemy courses for free on YouTube?

You won’t find full, paid Udemy courses on YouTube – that’s against the rules – but you may find parts of them.

Udemy explicitly prohibits instructors from offering their paid courses for free elsewhere online.

Some instructors may still do it, but if so they’re breaking Udemy’s rules:

Udemy courses exclusive content
Udemy’s pricing information for instructors (support.udemy.com)

That said, it doesn’t seem to be against the rules for instructors to post PARTS of their paid course to YouTube. 

Udemy themselves regularly post parts of paid courses on their official YouTube channels:

For example, a whole 45 minutes of this C# Programming for Beginners course is posted on the Udemy’s main YouTube channel:

So you might want to check out an instructor’s YouTube channel to see if any of their paid course material is posted there.

If an instructor has a YouTube channel, you’ll usually find a link to it from their Udemy profile page.

Can I find free Udemy courses on Facebook Groups and Subreddits?

Yes, but expect to kiss a lot of frogs 🐸 before you find a prince 👑

I personally spent a lot of time looking through those groups and subreddits and the results weren’t good.

For two reasons:

  • Most of the courses posted to those groups are brand new, so it’s hard to know if they’re any good without actually going through the course materials yourself.
  • Those listings on Facebook and Reddit get outdated fast, and nobody deletes them. So the vast majority of the free offers and coupon codes you find on there are expired.

If it’s free online courses that you want, your best bet is to bookmark this page and revisit regularly. 

  • We pull our listings direct from Udemy’s database every 24 hours, so they’re nice and fresh.
  • And we only show you courses with at least 50 reviews, so you never waste time on unproven courses.

If you can’t find a particular Udemy course you’re interested in on this page, check out these 4 Ways To Get Udemy Courses Free / Cheap »

You’ll also find a list of Udemy alternatives that offer free courses here.

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