The Exception to the Rule: Coursera and Udemy India
Why Coursera and Udemy India don't accept any pre-paid nor any international cards, including ours...
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Written by Carlos Lagrange
Updated over a week ago

Here at Sunlight, we love to make your deepest learning wishes come true. We work every day to ensure that your L&D journey is the best possible and we have many, many, providers from which you can choose any resource you’d like. However, as you know, we do not have control over how these providers handle their products, services, and most especially, their payment policies.

There are two that have very particular payment policies concerning cards: Coursera and Udemy India.


Our cards are pre-paid cards that can only be used in the provider specified on your order and they work wonderfully with almost every provider we have tried.

However, Coursera's Payment Policy is very clear in the fact that they do not accept pre-paid credit cards, nor do they allow their courses to be gifted. The only possible way to pay is directly from the personal Coursera account of the person who wishes to enroll in one of their courses.

Udemy India

Since our card provider is from the UK, if you’re located outside this region, our cards could also be considered as international cards. Regardless of this, most of our providers, including Udemy, accept our cards in many countries and regions, and the payment process works as usual.

However, this is not the case with the platform of Udemy in India. Whenever a course is being paid, they show a message which says that no international cards are accepted to process the payment transaction.

What does this mean?

Unfortunately, this means that you will not be able to purchase on Coursera nor on Udemy India with the traditional Sunlight card. Instead, we invite anyone looking to purchase a course with Sunlight in any of these two providers, to opt for a reimbursement.

How do I get reimbursed?

If you'd like to know how to get reimbursed, instead of using a card, check out our article on that. You can find it here.

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