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Coursera for UN Volunteers

Coursera provides access to thousands of courses taught by renowned universities across a wide variety of subjects. Through the UNV Coursera Programme, you will be able to obtain many of these university certificates for free!

By registering for Coursera you commit to actively participating in course activities as well as completing online assessments on time.

Learning Opportunities

Course topics cover a breadth of information such as project management, leadership, communication, information technology, communication, and more. Courses are ongoing; eligible serving UN Volunteers may register for only one course at a time. Upon successful completion, you may register for a second course by submitting relevant course details via the UNV e-Campus contact form.

Accessing Coursera

Only eligible serving UN Volunteers may apply for access.
Ensure that you have completed the mandatory UN and core UNV courses and uploaded certificates / information to your profile on  Unified Volunteering Platform.
To sign up, complete the Coursera Registration Survey.
You will be enrolled and will receive an email invitation with your login credentials directly from Coursera.
New registrations are processed on the 1st and 15th of every month, so it may be a few days before you receive your invitation.

Course Availability

All Coursera courses are available free of cost for our volunteers via the UNV Curriculum, and you may register for one course at a time. If your preferred course is not listed in UNV Curriculum:

  • Submit your request with complete course name via the e-Campus contact form (Subject: UN Volunteer Learning - Coursera).
  • You will be notified once the course is added to the volunteer portal.

You may apply for another course only upon successfully completing your first course.

  • Submit your request with the name of the subsequent course via the e-Campus contact form (Subject: UN Volunteer Learning - Coursera).
  • You will be notified once you are enrolled.

Earn certificates from top universities

Courses are created and taught by leading global universities. Certificates, complete with university brand, are available as a tangible record of your progress, and are currently among the most popular credentials on LinkedIn.

Upon completion, update information through “My Profile” at  Unified Volunteering Platform under “Other Qualifications, short courses and trainings” and keep certificate for your record.

Mobile learning, even with limited data

You can use the Coursera app to download videos and learn on the go without using your data plan.

Help desk Support

Please contact Coursera Client Support at for technical or programme-related issues.

Last modified: Tuesday, 16 May 2023, 2:12 PM