Standing With Ukraine: 35+ Free Online Courses for Ukrainians

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A lot of Ukrainians lost their jobs or had to interrupt their studies because of Russian invasion of Ukraine.

ThriveMyWay team compiled a list of educational projects that decided to support Ukrainians by providing them with free access to their resources.

If you are a Ukrainian here you can find a list of 35+ free online courses to quickly acquire all necessary skills.

Marketing Courses

Many Ukrainians are no longer able to have regular jobs. And since marketing can be associated with many careers and is also very accessible for those who want to work remotely the profession of a digital marketer becomes one of the most obvious options. Here you can find several solid courses from the experts in this field.

1. ThriveMyWay


I am Georgi Todorov, the founder of ThriveMyWay, a website dedicated to teaching successful digital marketing strategies. I managed link-building campaigns for more than 100 companies to come up with valuable tips. To support Ukraine, they are currently accessible to all Ukrainians.

Course:

  • SEO & Link-Building

To gain access:

  • Send a message to Georgi
  • Write that you are a Ukrainian
  • Receive your account

Website: linkbuildingtraining.com

2. Weberg

Natalia Pronkina is a marketer with 9 years of experience who manages the SMM agency called Weberg. She launched the training program to help master the profession of targetologist. The course consists of 27 lessons that teach how to run targeted advertising at a professional level.

Course:

  • Targeting Advertisement

To gain access:

  • Join Telegram channel

Website: t.me/+KjVdIS3GTy5lMGRi

3. Boosta Academy

Boosta Academy is the online school of Boosta IT Company. It offers its courses to anyone who needs or just wants to learn a new digital profession.

Courses:

  • SEO & Link- Building
  • SMM & Targeting
  • Customer Care: Support & Sales
  • Freelance on the Fiverr Platform

To gain access:

Website: linktr.ee/boosta.academy

IT Courses

Those who were interested in IT disciplines for some time, lucky you are. There are several great educational projects that open access to their courses. It takes some effort to obtain the necessary expertise but it pays off well so it is better to start now with these beginner courses.

4. WayUp

WayUp is an educational platform managed by a community of successful freelancers. The freelancers are helping others with their expertise for 7 years.

Courses:

  • Web Design
  • Website Development

To gain access:

  • Choose the course
  • Register for the course

Website: wayup.in/library

5. Blue Array Academy

Blue Array Academy is the UK’s most popular and largest SEO agency. They are also the only approved GOV.UK Digital Marketplace supplier of SEO services.

Course:

  • Technical SEO Certification

To gain access:

  • Register for free

Website: bluearrayacademy.com/courses/technical-seo-certification

6. ITVDN

ITVDN (IT Video Developers Network) project is a training video portal for IT professionals. The platform offers different programming courses.

Courses:

  • C#
  • TypeScript
  • SQL
  • HTML5 and CSS3
  • Python
  • Django
  • JavaScript
  • and others

To gain access:

Website: itvdn.com/ru/news/article/free-for-ukraine

Creative Courses

This section offers opportunities for those who are more creative. The offered courses aim to inspire you to create something truly amazing. Save your time and get started with the below-mentioned online platform.

7. Creative Practice

Creative Practice is a community that creates educational content for those who really wants to become an expert in the field of creative industries.

Courses:

  • Web & Graphic Design
  • Programming
  • StartUp Management

To gain access:

  • Register

Website: cases.media/creativepractice/courses

Language Courses

With over 4 million Ukrainian refugees, it becomes crucial to obtain some basic language knowledge for Ukrainians and those interacting with them. This list offers a number of language learning courses and apps for studying the Ukrainian language and the most needed languages by displaced persons.

8. Mondly

Mondly is one of the leading language learning platforms. It focuses on practical topics and real-life conversations. Mondly unlocked premium access for Ukrainian refugees in EU countries.

Courses:

25 European language courses, including:

  • English
  • Polish
  • German
  • Romanian

To gain access:

  • Register for the course
  • Specify Ukrainian as your native language

Website: mondly.com/blog/2022/03/21/mondly-free-ukrainian-refugees

9. Basuu

Basuu offers courses developed by linguistic experts. It provides premium access to Ukrainians and persons living in Ukraine or who have been forced to evacuate for a period of 90 days which can be extended at any time.

Courses:

  • 12 language courses

To gain access:

Website: busuu.com/ru/c/ukraina-navchaisya-bezkoshtovno

10. Babbel

Babbel curriculum is created by a team of 100 teachers and linguists. The application contains grammar courses, vocabulary lessons, and courses with colloquialisms, idioms, and conversational styles of speech. Babbel provides access to study one of 14 foreign languages ​​for free for three months.

Courses:

  • 14 foreign languages

To gain access:

  • Download the app

Website: babbel.com

11. Ling App

Ling App is a fun and effective language learning app that teaches a language in a record time. Its biggest advantage is that learning a language feels like playing a game. Now, it is free to all Ukrainians for 6 months.

Courses:

  • 60 language courses

To gain access:

  • Download the app
  • Login
  • Set your native language to Ukrainian
  • Select the language you would like to learn
  • Download and begin your lessons

Website: ling-app.com

12. LinkQ

LinkQ is a free language learning app that offers a premium subscription to Ukrainians for free.

Courses:

  • 24 language courses

To gain access:

  • Write to the support team

Website: lingq.com

13. Drops

Drops is another app teaching the languages in a fun and entertaining way. The language learning app provides all Ukrainian refugees with free 1-year premium membership that opens access to 3.300+ words in more than 180 topics.

Courses:

  • 45+ language courses

To gain access:

Website: languagedrops.com

14. uTalk

uTalk app is happy to help all Ukrainians to learn the basics of a foreign language by teaching the most used and popular words and phrases.

Courses:

  • 149 language courses

To gain access:

  • Click “Download App”
  • Click “Complete Order”
  • Fill in details

Website: store.utalk.com/ukrainianchoose

15. Preply

Preply is a platform for learning different subjects with tutors from around the world. Classes will be held in the format of video calls in which the tutor will help to solve language problems and answer questions for an hour.

Courses:

  • Foreign language courses

To gain access:

Website: preply.com/ua/

16. Edualy

Edualy helps learn the Polish language for Ukrainians through both live and recorded lessons.

Course:

  • Polish language course

Website: courses.edualy.com/ua/profile-ua/

17. Kleks

Kleks platform provides access to two courses for learning Polish at the A1-A2 level, which are more than 600 exercises to develop speaking, writing, reading, and listening skills. In addition, there is a voiced dictionary, a collection of grammar resources, and chat support.

Course:

  • Polish language course

Website: kleks.com.ua

18. Deutsche Welle

The German radio station and TV channel Deutsche Welle offer free online German lessons for different levels of language proficiency.

Course:

  • German language

Website: learngerman.dw.com/uk/deutschtrainer/c-57366670

19. Kiron

Kiron offers free courses for Ukrainians who have moved to other countries and people affected by the war.

Courses:

  • Foreign languages
  • Programming

To gain access:

  • Download your passport or a document confirming the status of temporary protection.

Website: kiron.ngo

20. Duolingo

The language learning service has opened all its premium lessons.

Courses:

  • Foreign languages

To gain access:

  • Download the app
  • Register

Website: duolingo.com

Courses for Children

Many children became refugees and it should be our primary task to ensure education for them because they are our future. Here are only some of the educational projects that make it happen.

21. ThinkGlobal

ThinkGlobal provides teaching materials for the whole year and conducts additional activities for children. Follow their schedule on their Facebook page.

Website: thinkglobal.xyz

22. OkStudy

OkStudy has launched free and daily online meetings with children from the age of 6. These include dancing, games, English, watching movies, and more.

Website: t.me/OkStudy137

23. Computer Academy “Step”

The academy has organized a free series of online workshops and thematic meetings for children aged 7-14. They include Internet security, the creation of NFT and the first steps to earn money on NFT, and game development with Construct.

Website: od.itstep.org

24. AllRight

AllRight is an international online school specializing in teaching English to children from 4 years old. The classes will be held during April month every Tuesday and Thursday on YouTube.

Courses:

  • English language

To gain access:

Website: youtube.com/c/AllRightio

25. Bdzholka

Bdzholka is a Czech app for interactive learning for children.

Courses:

  • Math
  • 6 foreign languages + Chech language as a foreign language for children

To gain access:

  • Register here
  • Use the VCELKAUKRAJINE promo code

Website: bdzholka.com.ua

26. PIPL Lyceum

PIPL Lyceum offers help to those who want to change their spoken language to Ukrainian or those who want to improve their language skills. Classes are held online daily Monday through Thursday from 4 pm.

Course:

  • Ukrainian language

Website: globalkids.ua/ua-for-ukrainers/

Business Courses and Resources

Sometimes, it is challenging to choose a profession and work for someone else then the solution is to start your own business. You can also become a freelancer first and see how it goes. In any case, if you are currently looking for networking opportunities these are some helpful resources for starters.

27. Goodjob

The creators of the Telegram channel for Goodjob offer a video lecture about how to optimize your LinkedIn profile.

Course:

  • How to create and optimize a LinkedIn profile

Website: drive.google.com/file/d/1OuGqDzzNSQMjGQK6umyaED9Tw3hKpaeT/view

28. CREO

The project helps those who want to start freelance activities on Upwork, one of the best freelance platforms.

Course:

  • How to start working on Upwork

Website: t.me/upworkfreecourse

Literature & Art Courses

Literature and art lovers can also find great courses. They are also very beneficial for anyone who wants to understand the bigger picture of unfolding events. So, here are some courses from a reliable source.

29. Projector Humanitarium

Projector Institute opens access to a number of video courses. You can watch the lectures free of charge “before the victory of Ukraine and a month after.”

Courses:

12 video courses on:

  • Philosophy
  • Sociology
  • Art History
  • Design
  • Literature
  • Advertising

To gain access:

  • Click “Buy video course”
  • Register
  • Specify in the line “gift code” – 0688-5072

Website: prjctr.com/course?gid=10&type=video

Courses for Students

These are the courses for all Ukrainian students and universities.

30. Coursera

Coursera is an educational platform with more than 5,200 courses and 2,200 projects from more than 200 leading universities and companies. Although its primary goal is to provide free courses for Ukrainian students and universities, other users from Ukraine can also take courses for free.

Courses:

  • All courses

To gain access:

Website: refugees.coursera.org

31. Genius.Space

Genius.Space is a Ukrainian platform that opened access for all Ukrainians who want to acquire skills for high-paid jobs that can be done remotely around the world.

Courses:

  • All courses

To gain access:

  • Choose one of the training programs
  • Fill in the participant’s questionnaire for verification

Website: events.genius.space/free/

32. Campster

Campster is an interactive online learning platform. It has 250,000 users from 7 countries who help each other on their professional paths.

Courses:

22 courses on:

  • Programming
  • Marketing
  • Time Management
  • Copywriting

To gain access:

  • Register for the course

Website: thecampster.com/ua/site/index

Courses and Resources in Times of War

You live and learn. It becomes vital to get additional knowledge when living in times of war. Learning a new profession is important but learning these courses should be first and foremost.

33. Prometheus

Prometheus is an online education platform that creates online courses on the most popular topics.

Courses:

  • Information War
  • Digital Security of Journalists and Other Media Workers

To gain access:

  • Enroll here for the “Information war” course
  • Enroll here for the “Digital security of journalists and other media workers”

Website: prometheus.org.ua

34. TacticMedAid

TacticMedAid provides training on how to help injured people and aims to save your or other people’s lives.

Course:

  • Medical Course

Website: youtube.com/channel/UC1KVywSYzukCpo5tJT8xnkw

35. VUM online

VUM is an online distance education platform. It aims to help take the first step in self-education and find answers to key questions for every self-sufficient person.

Course:

  • Verification on the Internet

To gain access:

  • Register

Website: vumonline.ua/course/verification-in-the-internet

Conclusion

In times of crisis, numerous educational institutions support Ukrainians who are unemployed, refugees, or displaced learners. Psychologists say that training helps to overcome stress and this is another great way to foster global peace. Hopefully, you enjoyed the list!

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