Following the announcement of its fee levels for undergraduate students across the UK, The Open University today announces its fee levels for undergraduate students resident outside of the UK and for postgraduate students across all jurisdictions.
Undergraduate fees for new students outside of the UK
The OU has kept fees as low as possible while sustaining high quality and remaining true to its mission of being open to all.
Undergraduate fees for current students outside of the UK
Postgraduate fees across all jurisdictions
The Open University is the UK’s biggest university and a world leader in flexible part-time education, with more than 264,000 undergraduate and postgraduate students, including 18,000 outside of the UK studying directly with the University. The OU has developed a unique “supported open learning” model, which enables students to fit studies around their commitments, supported by a network of Associate Lecturers, online forums and through contact with their peers via tutorials, online conferencing, social networks, study groups and events. It is through this proven model of education, together with the OU’s scale, reach and expertise, that the University is able to continue to offer excellent value. The OU will retain its open access policy and continues to welcome all students.
The OU has created a website to communicate these changes to current and potential students, employers and partners: www.open.ac.uk/fees2012.
Notes to editors
1. Fees for new students outside of the UK
Governments outside of the UK make no contribution to the costs of teaching. Previously the OU’s fees for students outside of the UK met the additional costs of delivering education outside of the UK, but not the costs of developing courses. From September 2012, students outside of the UK will pay the same as students in England and that will meet the full costs of their programmes as in England. In setting its fees, The Open University has kept fees as low as possible while sustaining high quality and remaining true to its mission of being open to all.
2. Fees for current students outside of the UK
3. Studying with the OU outside of the UK
The top reasons given by students living outside the UK for studying with the OU are:
In February this year, the UK Government’s Online Learning Task Force said the UK set a “world standard in distance learning” by establishing The Open University 42 years ago.