Did you know that you can take college/ university courses for free?
Many of us can’t even think about going to college/university due to high tuition rates. Fortunately I have my Bachelors degree but I have no idea how I’m going to afford my Masters and PhD without accumulating lots of debt. The downside of it is, I’m not sure that I will even find a job in today’s job market.
Well, I found a temporary solution to your problem and it will benefit you and your Resume/CV which is really nice because employers always look out for extracurricular activities and courses.
Here’s a list with small descriptions for you.
1) Harvard University
Yes, Harvard along with some other Ivy League universities are now opening up their doors to FREE or extended courses at a reasonable price.
There are several FREE courses to choose from, however, if you want a certificate, you will have pay a reasonable fee to receive your certificate.
They also offer extension courses for a few which differs from residential and non-residential students…. yes, it is a bit expensive but it’s better than dishing out thousands and thousands each semester.
EdX is a website which offers FREE courses from many colleges and universities from different countries.
Their mission to extend high quality education to everyone anywhere in the world.
The courses are FREE, however, like Harvard, you will have to pay a small fee if you want a certificate.
3) Open University
Open University provides hundreds and hundreds of courses for FREE and even better, their certificates are free as well.
You can find a course in any subject and enter into the course by signing up.
Alison is much like Open University but it’s not a university, it’s an independent educational website that offers thousands of FREE courses in any subject as well.
You have to pass your course with 80% or higher and you have to pay a small fee for a certificate from that course.
keep in mind, there are many other websites that you may know of and I may not, so please feel free to comment below if you are using a different website and it’s working for you.
I hope that these options will help you in your present and future career goals.
As a matter of fact, I plan on starting a course or two on the Harvard University site soon, In Shaa Allah.
As a Muslim, it should be our personal goal to always acquire knowledge when it is available to us whether it is Islamic knowledge or general knowledge.
In a hadith, narrated by Anas Ibn Malik, Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) said, “ Seeking knowledge is an obligation upon every Muslim”
Source: Sunan ibn Majah 224 (Authentic)
عَنْ أَنَسِ بْنِ مَالِكٍ قَالَ قَالَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ طَلَبُ الْعِلْمِ فَرِيضَةٌ عَلَى كُلِّ مُسْلِمٍ
224 سنن ابن ماجه كتاب المقدمة باب فضل العلماء والحث على طلب العلم
3914 المحدث الألباني خلاصة حكم المحدث صحيح في صحيح الجامع
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