Have you purchased any courses on Udemy which you want to download? If yes, then you are at right place. In this post, I will walk you through how to download any Udemy courses for free without any software. I have purchased a lot of courses on Udemy and due to slow internet connections, I sometimes get annoyed when it starts buffering. Udemy doesn’t provide any feature to download the course, so you have to watch it online which is quite frustrating sometimes if your internet is really slow. So, I prefer to download some courses and watch it at any time even without an internet connection.

Downloading Udemy courses is an absolutely easy task and it won’t require you many technical skills. I will illustrate you one of the best and efficient methods of downloading Udemy courses for free.

In order to download any Udemy courses, you should have purchased it or subscribed it. You can also get  many courses on Udemy for free which you can download. 

Initial Setup

Step 1: You have to download and Install Python in your PC. I downloaded and installed Python 2.7.12 but you can install the latest version also.

Step 2: Once the installation is finished, you have to add the Environment variables in your system. If you are using Windows 8/8.1 then: Go to Control Panel > System > Advanced System Settings (located on the top-left position) > Environment Variables…

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If you are using Windows 10, then you simply type “Edit Environment Variables” in Search located in the taskbar.

Step 3: With PATH variable selected click on Edit.. and type the following and hit Ok.

C:\Python27;C:\Python27\Scripts

Step 4: Now launch the Windows Powershell with Administrator rights. You can use Windows search to find Powershell in Windows 8/8.1/10.

Step 5: You have to install YouTube-dl to download Udemy courses. Now type the following in Windows Powershell:

pip install youtube-dl

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It will only take a couple of minutes to download.

Also read: How to automate tasks in Windows PC?

Now you are ready to download any Udemy course for free.

Download Udemy courses for Free

I have assumed that you have Udemy account and already purchased a course or subscribed any free courses. As the script is already downloaded in your system, you can download any purchased courses for free. At first, I will make a directory to store my downloaded files.

Step 1: Inside the Windows Powershell, type cd\  and press Enter to return to C:\ path. Again type D: and hit Enter. Now make a directory with the following command: mkdir <directory name> (in this case, mkdir Udemy)

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Step 2: Type cd Udemy and hit Enter to switch to the newly created Udemy directory.

Step 3: You have to provide your username(i.e email address) and password and also the course URL. Type the following command to initialize the download:

youtube-dl -u <username i.e email> -p <your password> <course URL>

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Wrapping Up

If you follow the steps following as mentioned and the scripts are installed properly then you won’t face any difficulty while downloading any Udemy courses. Now you can download and enjoy any courses offline. However, I request you not to distribute that downloaded course to anyone.

If you face any issues regarding this or would like to share anything with us, feel free to hit the comments below.

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4 Comments

  1. I highly recommend Allavsoft which can download udemy courses.

    According to my test, it also helps to download video courses from Lynda, Digital tutors, Coursera, Envato TutsPlus etc.

    I like its batch downloading and direclty download videos to any video format like MP4, AVI, MPG etc.

    I know this great software from this easy guide http://www.allavsoft.com/how-to/download-udemy-videos.html

    1. Nabin Jaiswal says:

      Thank you Dianna, for sharing this helpful information.

  2. some sites over to read their publication but i am not able to download the PDF, any soultion please?

    1. Nabin Jaiswal says:

      Can you tell us from where you want to download pdf?

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