Global Skills Index: Scholarship FAQ

According to the Coursera Global Skills Index, technology, business, and data skills are in high demand across every industry. To expand access to career-relevant learning, Coursera is offering a limited number of scholarships for tech, data, and business courses to learners in India and Mexico. These scholarships will allow learners to take a course aligned with lagging or emerging skills in India and Mexico and earn a Course Certificate.

Who is eligible for a scholarship?
Learners in India and Mexico who can’t afford to pay for a Course Certificate can apply for a scholarship.

Which courses are eligible for a scholarship?
As part of the Global Skills Index we’ve identified specific courses that align with lagging and emerging skills in India and Mexico. You can find the eligible courses in India here and Mexico here.

What do I receive with a scholarship?
Once approved for a scholarship, you’ll be able to view all course content for one course and complete all assignments required to earn a Course Certificate. The scholarship is valid for 180 days after your application is approved.

What if I don’t see a “scholarship” option?

Some learners may instead see an option for “financial aid” on the course page. You can continue to proceed via this option to submit an application.

What does the application involve?
You’ll need to include information about your educational background, career goals, and financial circumstances. You’ll also need to commit to abiding by our Honor Code and our Code of Conduct. Make sure your application is over 150 words. Applications below this minimum will not be accepted. Please note that you can only apply for a scholarship via our website on a computer. You cannot apply using our mobile app.

When will my application be reviewed?
The review process may take up to 15 days. While you wait for your application to be reviewed, you can begin the course immediately in audit mode or free mode. When your application is reviewed, you’ll get an email letting you know whether it’s been approved or denied. Unfortunately, Coursera is unable to provide exceptions or rush individual applications.

Can I transfer my scholarship to a different course?
Unfortunately, Coursera cannot transfer payments or scholarships across different courses.

Can I start a free trial while I have a scholarship?
Your scholarship application will be cancelled if you start a free trial while it is being reviewed. If you’ve already started a free trial and still want your scholarship application to be reviewed for approval, you should cancel your subscription and re-apply.

If you have other questions, please contact us.

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