The internet is full of useful online resources for students to navigate their higher education. If you’re a university student, you don’t have time to surf the net in the hope of stumbling upon valuable websites.
That’s why I have put together 62 useful educational websites to make your higher education easy for you.
These websites help you learn more about degree programs, learn about future professions, learn how to budget your money, study for tests, choose which professor to take classes from, and so much more.
Online course sites
1. Udacity.com: Udacity is one of the leading massive open online courses (MOOCs) platforms born out of a Stanford University experiment.
If you’re looking for an online course site to develop in-demand skills in today’s hottest fields, Udacity is one of the platforms you should consider.
2. Lynda.com: Lynda is a leading online learning platform that helps you learn business, software, technology, and creative skills to achieve personal and professional goals.
Lynda has over 5000 courses taught by skilled professionals in their various fields. Sign up for $29.99/month and have access to the Lynda.com video library of top-quality courses.
3. Udemy.com: Udemy is one of the credible online platforms to acquire skills. The platform has over 80,000 online video courses in over 2000 topics with new additions published every month.
With just $12.99 you can have lifetime access to quality, updated courses with expert instructions.
4. Coursera.org: Just as Udacity, Coursera is another online learning platform founded by Stanford professors. The website provides universal access to the world’s best education, partnering with top universities and organizations to offer courses online.
Coursera covers a wide range of academic learning, allowing you to supplement your studies with some additional knowledge.
5. edx.org: Edx is another massive open online course provider. Founded by Harvard University and MIT in 2012, Edx gives you access to more than 1900 free online courses from 100+ leading institutions including Harvard, MIT, Microsoft, and more. Register for free on the platform and learn something new.
6. Ureddit.com: University of Reddit, UReddit is totally open, and it’s different from that of massive open online courses (MOOCs), which are typically taught by traditional professors.
The idea behind UReddit is that teachers only teach what students want to learn. There are over 100 courses available…from art, music, languages to technology.
7. Khanacademy.org: Khan Academy is a free, comprehensive online learning platform providing a free world-class education to anyone anywhere.
The platform produces short lessons in the form of YouTube videos with necessary resources available to users of the website and also supplementary practice exercises and materials for educators.
8. AcademicEarth.org: Academic Earth offers you free online video courses and academic lectures from the world’s top universities such as UC Berkeley, UCLA, University of Michigan, University of Oxford Harvard, MIT, Princeton, Stanford, and Yale.
It is considered a search engine for full-text scholarly information, with video courses covering around 50 primary subject disciplines.
9. Futurelearn.com: FutureLearn is a digital education platform that offers you a new way to explore and learn subjects you’re passionate about from various UK universities.
Meet educators from top universities and cultural institutions, who’ll share their experiences through videos, articles, quizzes, and discussions.
10. MIT Open CourseWare: The OpenCourseWare Initiative brings all of MIT’s undergraduate and graduate courses online. Even without getting into MIT, you can get an MIT-level education online for free.
There are over 2,400 courses available online. You can go through the degree program, or take individual courses.
11. Tutsplus.com: Envato Tuts+ is another cool place to learn modern in-demand skills. It is a leading publisher of online tutorials and courses for self-directed learners to develop creative skills.
Tuts+ has over 1000 courses to help you develop your skills in coding, design & illustration, music, photography, game development, craft, business, and more.
Coding tutorial websites for students
There are over 300 million hours of free coding content available to take you from complete beginner to advanced level.
13. Teamtreehouse.com: Treehouse is an online technology school that offers beginner to advanced courses in web design, web development, mobile development, and game development taught by a team of expert teachers.
Even if you know nothing about coding, treehouse can help you learn coding skills for a career in the tech industry. You can try it free for 7 days then $25/month thereafter.
Many of their training videos are project-based – all of which can be added to your portfolio so you can impress employers or your future clients.
15. Hack.pledge(): Two of the best ways to learn anything is by having a mentor and trying to teach someone else.
If you’d like to learn to code or have programming skills to share, hack.pledge() will help you get a free hour of mentoring in software development.
Once you sign up for that hour of mentoring, you’ll be put on a waitlist and then automatically connected with a mentor.
16. Freecodecamp.org: Free Code Camp is another valuable networking tool where you can band together with other coders and developers (students and professionals) to share knowledge and experience. There are thousands of videos, articles, and interactive coding lessons – all freely available to the public.
17. CodinGame: CodinGame is for programmers out there who want to improve their game coding skills in a fun and interesting way. You can code a browser-based game with more than 25 languages to choose from.
It will first ask you to sign up, but you can continue without an account. When you continue, they will give you basic tutorials. Follow the steps to create your game.
DIY/how to’s websites
18. Instructables.com: Instructables started at the MIT Media Lab as a site to share projects, connect with others, and make an impact on the world.
It has grown to be the most popular DIY website with over 100,000 how-to projects submitted by members. You can learn how to do anything from technology, craft to fashion…there are instructions available.
19. Doityourself.com: DoItYourself is one of the best DIY websites where users come online to get expert advice on home improvement and repair projects.
It is the most active home improvement forum on the internet, enabling consumers to get personalized advice from professionals in over 100 subjects.
20. eHow.com: eHow is an online how-to guide with a large number of articles and over 170,000 videos offering step-by-step instructions. eHow articles and videos are created by freelancers and cover a wide variety of topics organized into a hierarchy of categories.
21. Howcast.com: Wanna learn how to understand your astrological chart? Howcast has tens of thousands of short, helpful, high-quality videos to choose from.
Categories include style, food, tech, recreation, fitness, health, home, family, money & education, relationships, and video games. Videos are grouped in new and featured guides.
22. WikiKow.com: I’m sure you must have visited this website several times already. WikiHow is an online wiki-style community consisting of an extensive database of how-to guides. Wikihow has so many articles and animations where you can learn how to do anything.
23. HowStuffWorks.com: Ever wonder how things happen in certain ways? HowStuffWorks is your answer. The massive site is a source of unbiased, reliable, easy-to-understand answers and explanations of how the world actually works.
The site receives nearly 30 million visitors to the site each month. So what are you waiting for?
Useful science websites
24. Nasa.gov: NASA is the best place to learn about the space programs, as well as aeronautics and aerospace research. If you’re curious about space exploration or want to be an astronaut, then there is no other website other than nasa.gov.
There are sections for students where you can solve emoji math puzzles to learn facts about orbiting.
25. Futurism.com: As their name suggests, Futurism focuses on the science and tech that will shape humanity’s future.
Whether it’s Elon Musk’s latest Tesla feature or particle physics such as an article on the elusive neutrino or human-levitating tractor beams, self-driving cars, artificial intelligence, all things robots, and even space tech, Futurism delivers context-filled news to keep you updated on the future.
26. Space.com: If you’re interested in astronomy and spaceflight, aside from NASA, Space.com is the perfect site for you. So from skywatching guides and stunning photos of the night sky to rocket launches and breaking news of robotic probes visiting other planets, at Space.com you’ll find something amazing every day.
27. Livescience.com: Live Science is a Space.com sister website that covers stories on fascinating discoveries that hit on a broad range of fields, from dinosaurs and archaeology to wacky physics and astronomy to health and human behavior. Live Science is one of the most popular science websites.
28. Nature.com: As the name suggests, Nature.com is an international journal of science where you can learn anything about nature. There are articles on how biologists are creating life-like cells from scratch, mechanical quantum systems, and the latest scientific researches.
29. Allrecipes.com: As a student, cooking and trying new recipes is also part of the learning process. You can find tons of recipes on allrecipes.com. There are step-by-step video tutorials on various recipes…from smoothies, salads, vegan meals to a gluten-free diet.
30. Bbcgoodfood.com: BBC Good Food is my favorite cooking website. The UK number one food brand has healthy recipes and guides, tips on cookery techniques to facts, and information about health and nutrition.
31. Studentrecipes.com: StudentRecipes.Com was set up by a first-year student at the University of East Anglia in the UK. The site has grown with user-generated recipes and editorial blog posts of cheerful, simple-to-make student recipes.
32. Recipepuppy.com: Recipe Puppy is an ingredient-based recipe search engine. What I like about this site is that you can search for recipes based on the ingredients you already have at home.
33. StillTasty: After acquiring amazing cooking skills, here is a site that will show you how long you can keep thousands of food and beverages. On Stilltasty, you can search for food by categories which are arranged in alphabetical order.
Or, you can use the search feature on the site to search for info about any food you want to keep in your fridge.
Health websites for students
34. Medlineplus.gov: You can use MedlinePlus to learn about the latest treatments, look up information on a drug or supplement, find out the meanings of words, or view medical videos or illustrations.
You can also get links to the latest medical research on your topic or find out about clinical trials on a disease or condition.
35. Familydoctor.org: Familydoctor is a trusted source for medical answers and advice used by both physicians and consumers. The site features physician-reviewed patient education materials, that include care for the physical, mental, and emotional health of the whole family from newborns to older adults.
36. Webmd.com: WebMD is one of the most trusted and most visited health websites. WebMD feeds you on treatments, tips to ease side effects, symptoms, causes, and disease prevention and allows you to check your current health status using its symptom checker.
37. Harvard Health Blog: Harvard Health Blog is one useful site for students. Simply sign up to the Harvard health blog e-mail newsletter and get helpful tips and guidance for everything from healthier eating to a better night’s sleep…from exercises for building stamina to tricks for boosting memory. Plus, practical advice from the doctors of Harvard Medical School.
38. Healthline.com: Healthline is another source of credible health guides. The site tackles every health topic from A – Z and has a symptom checker to help determine possible causes and treatments, and when to see a doctor. All Healthline articles are based on scientific evidence and written by experts.
39. Sexetc.org: When it comes to sexual health, you may not always be comfortable talking to your doctor (or anyone else) about it. That’s why we love reading blogs that provide the information we’re after. SexEtc users share their stories and answer frequently asked questions.
Study material sharing sites
40. Studocu.com: StuDocu is a platform where students share their study materials organized by course or by book. You can download free study guides, summaries, exams, lecture notes, assignments, solutions, and much more.
41. Oneclass.com: OneClass has an extensive library of exam study guides, lecture notes, and video tutorials created by top students around the world. You can also share notes and win rewards in the form of gift cards.
42. Doksi.net: Doksi has been helping college students recently. This site has all the study materials for all courses every student may need and is totally free. Research papers, books, project works, case studies, articles, thesis, and other study materials can be downloaded at no cost on this site.
Money-saving sites for students
43. Buyingbrain.com: Buying Brain is a dedicated blog that provides students with essential advice on saving money. You can learn about the various ways of enhancing your savings while in school to form a good basis for your future.
44. Savethestudent.org: Save the Student offers very practical ideas on how to save and earn as much money as you can during your time at university. It also provides advice on how to budget and balance your bank account to make sure you have enough money for essentials like household bills.
45. Paperbackswap.com: Is there any used book you’re no more interested in? Take those old books you’ve already read and trade them for some you haven’t read on PaperBack Swap. Just list books you’d like to swap with other club members. Once a book is requested, mail it to the club member. It is that it’s totally free.
46. Mint.com: Mint is a website that organizes and categorizes your spending for you, and puts all your financial accounts into one place.
The idea is that by seeing exactly where your money goes, you can establish patterns to make better money decisions. The good people at Mint now have a second financial resource available, that being their blog.
47. Groupon.com: Before you go shopping online, search for discount codes on Groupon to save more money on each item you buy. Groupon is a great site for finding great deals on services and products.
Groupon deals are tailored to your geographic location. Each day new deals in your area are posted for restaurants, spas, travel, stores, and other local products and services.
Random knowledge sites
48. Ted.com: Technology, Entertainment, Design’ was the original acronym meaning for TED. But over the years, this remarkable website has grown to cover nearly every contemporary topic. TED has videos that will help you learn from industry experts who share their ideas or views about a particular topic.
49. Inc.com: Inc.com is an intelligent and inspirational resource for the business world focused on modern theories of business growth and organizational development. Inc.com has a deep library of modern blogging and thought-leader insights.
50. Mentalfloss.com: Have any questions in mind? Mental Floss delivers smart, fun, and shareable content. Test your knowledge with amazing and interesting facts, trivia, quizzes, and brain teaser games.
51. Quora.com: Quora is a question-and-answer website where questions are asked, answered, edited, and organized by its community of users. You can ask any question bothering you and you’ll have it answered by members.
Other useful websites
52. Best-job-interview.com: Fresh graduates normally have a hard time with interviews. This website is basically designed to equip the students with all the essential tips that will give them confidence as they approach an interview panel.
53. Memrise: Do you want to improve your memory? If your answer is YES! Then Memrise is for you. Play video games while improving your memory through a scientific method. Sign up for free and have fun whilst you train your brain. You can also learn languages such as Spanish, Japanese, etc.
54. Resume.com: This is a dedicated website that offers you all the information on the latest job-hunting strategies and other essential techniques.
You can expect to learn a lot more about the latest trends in resume writing and also get an opportunity to learn about the different ways of using social media.
55. Brightknowledge.org: Bright Knowledge provides you with essential guides for your career, education, and general student life in a bid to shape your future.
The team at Bright Knowledge is dedicated to ensuring that students are offered all of the help they need to work out whatever it is they want to achieve in the future.
56. Investopedia.com: Investopedia is the world’s leading source of financial content on the web, ranging from market news to retirement strategies, investing education to insights.
You can also purchase or enroll in Investopedia academy for finance and investing courses in the form of videos. You can learn about cryptocurrency, financial modeling, etc.
57. Lifehacker.com: Learn tips and tricks for everything from computers to brewing coffee from the team at Lifehacker.
58. Thinktutorial.com: Think Tutorial is a place for you to find help for all of your technology needs. They have tutorials on everything from Windows 10 to “How to set up your Gmail account”.
59. RealCalc: In today’s world, there’s no need to buy an expensive calculator. RealCalc is a scientific calculator which you can download to your phone or computer and use to accomplish almost any math assignment or task you may have.
60. The Owl: Memorizing APA and MLA formatting can seem like a nearly impossible task. Luckily, you don’t have to put all the information in your brain.
The Online Writing Lab (OWL) at Purdue University helps guide you through the formatting of any papers you’ll have to write during your uni experience. The site has extensive information about research and citation.
61. Cymaths: Cymaths is a useful maths-solving website with step-by-step guides. It’s simple to use and you can solve any math problem you have.
You can either choose one of the many topics (algebra, solve the equation, etc) or type in an equation directly and it will solve the problem step by step…that’s amazing.
There is a premium version of this site called cymaths plus which costs $5/month..not really needed. But the premium version will explain to you why the various that steps were taken to arrive at the answer.
You can download their IOS or Android apps to solve maths on the go.
62. ExpertFitness.org: is an online resource of expert fitness advice on healthy workouts, fitness tips, nutrition, and more. We develop different tools to help people at all levels of fitness achieve their weight loss goals.
One of those tools is called TDEE Calculator. This calculator will determine how many calories you burn each day or your total daily energy expenditure(TDEE). It takes into account your activity level, age gender, and other vital metrics.
63. Africavarsities.com: Although a new website, the team at Africavarsities is working hard to deliver you course guides, student portal guides, news, helpful post, and more about African universities.
This article is very informative and shares a lot of very good resources for learning English. Thanks for sharing these educational sites. These are really helpful for students.