Iran, Syria, Cuba, North Korea and Crimea are all subject to US trade and economic regulations, which means that we’re currently unable to provide access to FutureLearn for learners in these territories.
FutureLearn employs US citizens and works with US suppliers and a growing number of US educational institutions. The combination of these things means we are subject to US sanctions.
While we are working with OFAC to secure licenses to allow us to deliver courses in these territories, the process is still ongoing. Therefore to ensure our full compliance with these laws, we are temporarily restricting access to our courses in these countries.
We will check learners’ IP addresses against a list of countries when they sign in or register. If you’re not in a restricted territory but we’ve restricted your access, please let us know at email@example.com
As an organisation, it is a top priority for us to be able to offer learning to everyone without restriction and we are doing everything in our power to expedite the licensing process in order to be able to offer our services for these countries.