Have questions regarding how Udemy courses are priced? Here are some of our most frequently asked questions.
- How does pricing work on Udemy?
- Does Udemy offer promotions on courses?
- Why is the price for a course at Udemy.com different than the price on the mobile app?
- How are you calculating exchange rates?
- Do I have to pay taxes when I purchase a course?
How does pricing work on Udemy?
The instructor of the course determines the list price of the course. In addition, both Instructors and Udemy can offer discounts on courses at anytime. Once you have purchased a course, you are able to learn at your own pace, and you have lifetime access to the course material as long as you continue to have access to your Udemy account.
Does Udemy offer promotions on courses?
Yes! We frequently run promotions that offer courses at great, low prices! If you want to be alerted of our promotions, please make sure you’re subscribed to our promotional emails. You can review your notification settings on your account notifications page.
Why is the price for a course at Udemy.com different than the price on the mobile app?
Depending on your device, location, and what country your Udemy account is registered in, your payment options on the mobile app may include Apple App Store and Google Play. Udemy does not have control over the price tier structure provided by these platforms. As a result, the course price listed on the mobile apps may differ slightly from the course price posted on Udemy.com. This is because the pricing matrix for these mobile providers will select the price tier that is closest to the course price set by the Udemy instructor, but they do not always match up exactly.
Additionally, courses on the mobile app may have a different price listed during a sale, because there is no way to enter coupon codes on the Udemy mobile apps, like there is on the web version of Udemy.com. If you encounter a price discrepancy on the mobile app, and have a coupon code to discount a course, please enter the code on our web version at www.udemy.com. Once you have purchased the course at Udemy.com you will also be able to access it on the mobile app.
How are you calculating exchange rates?
We are using a country-specific price tier matrix to determine a student’s localized price. The matrix will be updated periodically based on market conditions.
Do I have to pay taxes when I purchase a course?
Students who reside in regions that collect transaction taxes like VAT, GST, or other types of sales taxes, may be required to pay a tax when they make a purchase on the Udemy platform. Taxes are calculated based on a variety of factors such as account and billing information. This article includes information regarding taxes that may be charged for Udemy course purchases.
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