Please note that PayPal is currently unavailable for some of our products.
This article explains how you can pay for a FutureLearn course. If you're having trouble paying, please see Issues with the Payment System.
Pay in a convenient currency
FutureLearn accepts GBP, EUR, USD, AUD and INR (Indian Rupees); it determines what currency you're charged based on your IP address. It's not possible to change the currency that you’re being asked to pay in, however we hope to offer this in future.
Please note that FutureLearn is a company based in the UK so you may be charged an international payment fee by your bank/card provider if they charge fees for making international payments.
What payment methods do you accept?
We can only accept payments made by card (Visa, Mastercard and American Express) or PayPal via our online system.
Payment for ExpertTracks and Unlimited subscriptions can only be made by card; PayPal is not currently available for these products.
We’re sorry, but we can’t accept Western Union, payment over the phone, or any other method.
Can I get a tax receipt / invoice?
- For ExpertTrack and Unlimited subscriptions, we issue invoices by email when you make the payment, attached with the payment confirmation email.
- For Upgrades and paid for courses, our order confirmation email contains the breakdown of the price (including the VAT and our VAT details) - you should be able to use this for company expense claims.
If you haven't received your email please check your junk/spam folders. If not in there, get in touch at firstname.lastname@example.org and we'll resend it. Please note that we can only send these emails to the email address linked to your FutureLearn account.
Can I pay by invoice?
Unless purchasing in bulk (orders of 10 or more) it is not possible to pay by invoice.
I'm interested in paying in bulk. How can I do this?
How can I pay for someone else?
You can find out more about purchasing a course on someone else's behalf here: How to pay for someone else
Is your payment system secure?
We use the payment gateways Stripe and PayPal for our transactions. FutureLearn, Stripe and PayPal are all PCI compliant. Your card details are transmitted entirely securely and all of our pages are served securely over SSL (Secure Sockets Layer).