There are now a number of Universities offering online degrees/courses for free. The first such University is University of the People which is a tuition-free, non-profit, accredited online university dedicated to opening access to higher education globally. University of the People offers online Associates and Bachelors Degrees in Business Administration, Health Science, and Computer Science, as well as an MBA program
This was followed by an initiative of MIT and Harvard called edX which is a learning platform that gives students from any country the opportunity to take free online courses offered by three premier Universities in the US – Harvard, MIT, and UC Berkeley
University of the People Tuition Free Degrees
University of the People offers online, accredited, tuition-free, American university degrees in business administration and computer science. The programs are taught by world-class professors hailing from universities such as NYU, Harvard, Oxford and more in a supportive virtual small classroom setting. UoPeople prepares its students for employment by offering internship and mentoring programs to gain hands-on experience with its partners such as HP and Microsoft; in addition to academic study of the industry.
Commonwealth Distance Learning Scholarships
The Commonwealth Distance Learning Scholarships support candidates from developing commonwealth countries to study 30+ Master’s degree courses that are either offered in partnership with universities in developing countries, or delivered directly by UK institutions. The scholarships cover the tuition fees.
Edinburgh Global Distance Learning Scholarships
The University of Edinburgh will offer 4 scholarships to citizens of selected developing countries to pursue one of the 30+ distance learning Master’s programmes offered by the University Each scholarship will cover the full tuition fees over three years.