25 of the best MIT courses you can take online for free


Find free courses on programming with Python, molecular biology, electronics, and more.

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TL;DR: You can find a wide range of free online courses(opens in a new tab) from MIT on edX. Learn about everything from entrepreneurship to computer science, without spending anything.

edX hosts an absolutely massive range of online courses on everything from artificial intelligence to poetry writing, and some of the best examples are available for free. That probably sounds too good to be true, but it gets better. Some of these free courses are delivered by the most famous education institutions in the world, so you can become a student of somewhere like MIT without spending anything.

To help you pursue your passion, we have lined up a selection of standout free courses from MIT. You can learn all about programming with Python, molecular biology, electronics, and much more. There should be something for everyone.

These are the best free online MIT courses as of June 15:

So where’s the catch? These free courses do not include a certificate of completion, but don’t let that stop you from enrolling. You can learn at your own pace with full access to all the course material, and if you really need something to stick on your CV, you can receive a verified certificate of completion for a small fee.

Find the best free MIT courses on edX.

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