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University of Cape Town(UCT) is Accepting Applications for x19 Coursera Online Courses – FREE

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University of Cape Town(UCT) is Accepting Applications for x19 Coursera Online Courses – FREE

  • Coursera for UCT: Access UCT Coursera Courses for free

Coursera for UCT makes available the 19 University of Cape Town created courses to students, alumni and staff for free

With a UCT email login, you will have premium access to the UCT created courses and specialisations on Coursera. You will be able to fully participate in courses, post in course discussion forums, and earn certificates for successfully completed courses.

Enrol in highly-rated courses developed and taught by UCT academics. in subjects that include inclusive education, fintech, Julia programming, climate change adaptation, statistics for clinical research, and more. We present our UCT Coursera courses grouped in ‘programmes’ with a more UCT focus. 

We have set things up so you can now login to Coursera using a UCT email login. This is the same single sign-on login process used by students, staff and alumni for access to Brightspace and other UCT online services.

This allows UCT students and staff to receive free Coursera certificates for any of the UCT Coursera courses.

You can view the UCT Courses page here

We have prepared a short guide for UCT students to login as a reference.

The basic login process that students should use is as follows (also applied to staff using their UCT addresses). This should greatly simplify how students sign up to Cousera courses:

  1. Go to: UCT learning programmes on Coursera 
  2. Click ‘Join’ and then ‘Log in with University of Cape Town’
  3. You will be returned to UCT log in
  4. [First time only] You will then go to Coursera and start the short sign up process
  5. [First time only] Indicate either new user or existing user, and then either enter previous set credentials or set a new backup password
  6. You should now be logged in!   Afterwards all subsequent logins will automatically be logged in through this account.

About Coursera

We envision a world where anyone, anywhere has the power to transform their lives through learning. Coursera partners with more than 275 leading universities and companies to bring flexible, affordable, job-relevant online learning to individuals and organizations worldwide. We offer a range of learning opportunities—from hands-on projects and courses to job-ready certificates and degree programs.

We believe
Learning is the source of human progress.

It has the power to transform our world
from illness to health,
from poverty to prosperity,
from conflict to peace.

It has the power to transform our lives
for ourselves,
for our families,
for our communities.

No matter who we are or where we are,
learning empowers us to change and grow
and redefine what’s possible.
That’s why access to the best learning is a right, not a privilege.

And that’s why Coursera is here.
We partner with the best institutions
to bring the best learning
to every corner of the world.

So that anyone, anywhere has the power to
transform their lives through learning.

About UCT

UCT is a community of exceptionally talented students, teachers and researchers – and a wide range of professional, administrative support and service staff – all of whom are committed to help change this world for the better. We encourage one another to work hard, not only to earn degrees or public recognition, but also to be leaders in this increasingly changing world.

Our vision is to be an inclusive, research-intensive African university that addresses the challenges of our time with cutting-edge teaching, research and facilities. As a university we are committed to promoting transformation, to working tirelessly to guarantee the sustainability of our institution, and to ensuring excellence in all we do.

UCT has a proud tradition of academic excellence and is currently the top-rated university in Africa and one of the top-rated universities in the world. Our researchers continue to help with the creation of African-based solutions to global problems, including issues relating to climate change, urbanisation, safety and security, education and health, to name just a few. Many UCT researchers are recognised world leaders in their respective fields, which means that if you choose to study with us, you will continually be exposed to the latest scholarly work and research discoveries.

In addition to providing excellent teaching, UCT encourages students to build their leadership and service skills. We invite our students to participate in the many volunteer projects taking place in the local communities, to become active members of the 100+ societies and over 40 sports clubs on campus, or to give something back to the institution by serving in student governance.

UCT has a vibrant, diverse, cosmopolitan community. Our staff and students come from many different communities in South Africa, as well as more than 100 countries across Africa and the rest of the world. Every person has something to contribute to UCT’s quality and growth, and our goal is to ensure that everyone feels at home during their time here.

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