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UPDATE: Extra countries added! We’re partnering with the British Council to give away 10,000 free certificates

In this post find out more about our partnership with the British Council, the Study UK campaign, and whether you might be eligible for a free certificate.

Update: we’re expanding the countries eligible for free certificates!  

A few weeks ago we announced that we were partnering with the British Council as part of the Study UK campaign.

The British Council is the UK’s international organisation for cultural relations and educational opportunities. They work with over 100 countries across the world in the fields of arts and culture, English language, education and civil society.

This year the British Council launched the Study UK campaign, which aims to share the benefits of UK education with learners all over the world. We’re playing our part by offering free Certificates of Achievement, so eligible learners can celebrate their learning and get a taste of learning in the UK.

Who can get a Certificate?

When we launched the campaign with the British Council you needed to live in one of 37 countries to get a free certificate, but due to overwhelming demand the campaign is extending to include over 140 countries!

Here’s the full list:

Afghanistan Madagascar
Albania Malawi
Algeria Malaysia
Angola Maldives
Antigua and Barbuda Mali
Argentina Marshall Islands
Armenia Mauritania
Azerbaijan Mauritius
Bangladesh Mexico
Belarus Micronesia
Belize Moldova
Benin Mongolia
Bhutan Montenegro
Bolivia Montserrat
Bosnia and Herzegovina Morocco
Botswana Mozambique
Brazil Namibia
Burkina Faso Nauru
Myanmar Nepal
Burundi Nicaragua
Cambodia Niger
Cameroon Nigeria
Cape Verde Niue
Central African Republic      Pakistan
Chad Palestine
Chile Palau
China Panama
Colombia Papua New Guinea
Comoros Paraguay
Congo (Dem. Rep.) Peru
Cook Islands Philippines
Costa Rica Rwanda
Côte D’Ivoire Saint Lucia
Djibouti Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
Dominica Samoa
Dominican Republic São Tomé and Príncipe
East Timor Senegal
Ecuador Serbia
Egypt Seychelles
El Salvador Sierra Leone
Equatorial Guinea Solomon Islands
Eritrea Somalia
Ethiopia South Africa
Fiji South Sudan
Gabon Sri Lanka
Gambia Saint Helena
Georgia Sudan
Ghana Suriname
Grenada Swaziland
Guatemala Tajikistan
Guinea Tanzania
Guinea-Bissau Thailand
Guyana Togo
Haiti Tokelau
Honduras Tonga
India Tunisia
Indonesia Turkey
Iraq Turkmenistan
Jamaica Tuvalu
Jordan Uganda
Kazakhstan Ukraine
Kenya Uruguay
Kiribati Uzbekistan
Kosovo Vanuatu
Kyrgyzstan Venezuela
Laos Vietnam
Lebanon Wallis and Futuna
Lesotho Yemen
Liberia Zambia
Libya Zimbabwe
Macedonia

How does it work?


  1. You need to live in one of the countries above.
  2. Join a course from a United Kingdom Higher Education Institution that starts between 2 January and 28 March 2017.
  3. Complete 90% of the steps on the course and score at least 70% on all the tests.
  4. Get your free certificate.

You can get up to five certificates – so get learning!

Want to know more about how it works, or join a course?
Find out more

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Comments (90)

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  • Zoi K.M.

    So Greece is not on the list…

  • Vandhna Kumar

    Hi,
    I am student from Fiji, studying in France until June-July this year. Am I eligible for a free certificate?
    Please let me know how to proceed.

    Thanks,
    Vandhna.

  • Garima

    Hiii,How do I secure the free certificate??
    I am doing a course on IoT that is eligible for free certificate.

  • Nguyễn Việt Hùng

    I’d like the Futurelearn and Bristish Council to add Vietnam to the List as this method of learning is increasingly applied in the country both from teacher, learner and manager aspects. Thank you very much.

  • Nancy

    Is there a reason the United States is not on the list?

  • Aida

    Many thanks for considering Yemen in your list. I live in Sana’a, Yemen and currently we have air embargo on Sana’a Airport? Can I use friend’s postal address in another governorate for shipping the certificate? Thanks a lot

    • Aida

      is there any possibility to ship the certificate outside Yemen where some family members live, for example Malaysia or Saudia Arabia. As the whole system of mailing is not reliable in the whole country in YEMEN
      Many thanks in advance

  • Chinenye Onodugo

    Thank you for the offer. I started a course on January 30th and on completion on Feb 13th, I was asked to purchase a certificate of achievement. I had filled in my country of residence before commencement of the course. Please, how do I get the free certificate?

    • Anna (FutureLearn)

      Hi Chineye

      When you order a certificate for an eligible course you’ll be asked to enter your shipping address – if it’s in an eligible country the payment section will be removed from the form and you’ll be able to order the certificate for free. 🙂

  • asmaa said

    WHY EGYPT IS NOT IN THE LIST ?

    • Sean (FutureLearn)

      Good news – The British Council and FutureLearn have just updated the list of countries, and Egypt is now included!

  • Gonçalves Francisco Matusse

    Thank you for the offer and opportunity to benefits all mentioned citizens. I wonder how this opportunity may help Mozambique taking in account that Information technologies backgroung is very low and the aireal coverage is very weak and costy. For example some universities have lost some data and their platform are not save, students refuses to have online lessons.

    I would be grateful if some mozambicans could benefits from this offer.

    • Anna (FutureLearn)

      Great news! We’ve added Mozambique to the list. 🙂

  • Badrul Munir

    Very good initiative for the participants from least development countries.It will be encourage us to learn the valuable course.Thank you for this opportunity.

  • Joseph

    Hello. Is there any particular reason why only people from the countries mentioned are eligible?

  • mayet

    I am from Philippines. and living here in uae. even if I passed the exam,still there is no possibility to get a certificate?because my country is not included in your list to award certificate..anyway my only purpose is to learn and acquire.but I hope you can also give cert.to those qualified learner’s. who passed the exam.

    • Anna (FutureLearn)

      My apologies but learners resident in the UAE aren’t eligible for this campaign – I’m sorry!

  • Ogunbunmi Nicholas

    Hello futurelearn , how do I go about receiving the free certificate. I am eligible for the free certificate by the standard and the partnership bonanza. thanks.

    • Anna (FutureLearn)

      You can order the certificate as normal – you’ll find the link to do so at the bottom of the to-do list.

      On the order form you’ll be asked to enter your shipping address – if it’s in an eligible country and you’re taking an eligible course then the payment section will be removed from the form and you’ll be able to order the certificate for free. 🙂

  • Mahesh Patel

    I have completed all courses “starting a business”1-6 , from India,can I get free certificate.?

    • Anna (FutureLearn)

      You’ll be able to claim certificates for up to five of those courses 🙂

  • Kafeelah Olasunmbo Ayantola

    I have completed Starting-a-business series courses which I performed excellently well but I haven’t received any notification of earning free certificate for. Please I am anxiously waiting to be awarded these certificates.

    • Anna (FutureLearn)

      You’ll still need to order the certificates as usual – you’ll find the link at the bottom of your to-do list.

      When you order a certificate for an eligible course you’ll be asked to enter your shipping address – if it’s in an eligible country the payment section will be removed from the form and you’ll be able to order the certificate for free.

  • Earnmore F Mhlanga

    I have passed over by 70% and I am still waiting for may certificate

    • Anna (FutureLearn)

      You’ll still need to order the certificates as usual – you’ll find the link at the bottom of your to-do list.

      When you order a certificate for an eligible course you’ll be asked to enter your shipping address – if it’s in an eligible country the payment section will be removed from the form and you’ll be able to order the certificate for free.