Have questions regarding how Udemy courses are priced? Here are some of our most frequently asked questions.
- How does pricing work for a Udemy course? Are there recurring charges?
- Does Udemy also offer subscriptions?
- Does Udemy offer promotions on courses?
- Why did I see a different price for the same course?
- How are you calculating exchange rates? Does Udemy charge currency conversion fees?
- Do I have to pay taxes when I purchase a course?
How does pricing work for a Udemy course? Are there recurring charges?
The instructor of the course determines the list price of the course. In addition, both instructors and Udemy can offer discounts on courses at any time.
Once you have completed a purchase for an individual, marketplace course, you can learn at your own pace and you will not be charged for the course again. You will have lifetime access to the course material as long as you continue to have access to your Udemy account, and Udemy continues to have a license to that course.
Does Udemy also offer subscriptions?
Yes. In addition to purchasing individual, marketplace courses, eligible learners can also enroll in our subscription offerings.
Learners enrolled in a subscription will have unlimited access to the subscription’s content, as long as they are paying the subscription fee. Learn how to sign up for a Udemy subscription.
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 did I see a different price for the same course?
Udemy’s goal is to help match students to the right course at the right price, and occasionally that may result in different promotions for the same course. For example, promotions may be run that target different regions, markets, or prospective learners. In addition, instructors also have the ability to run independent promotions for their courses if they wish.
Further, when purchasing courses via our mobile app, depending on your device, location, and what country your Udemy account is registered in, your payment options 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? Does Udemy charge currency conversion fees?
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.
Udemy does not charge any currency conversion fees when you purchase a course. Learn more about currencies and Udemy.
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.