Registration fees are paid as a single non-refundable composite fee. The amount is the same whether you’re studying full time, part time, in the UK or overseas.
The fee is payable on initial registration and then, in advance, on 1 October each year. It’s payable every year or part-year throughout registration, up to and including the year in which you submit your thesis for examination.
There’s no reduction of the fee if you suspend your studies (see Section 5.5 Suspending registration) for a period shorter than twelve consecutive months.
You are responsible for paying your fees, but the sponsoring establishment is responsible for collecting them and sending them to the University. Invoices are issued to the sponsoring establishment by the University’s Finance Division, and payments should be accompanied by a reference to the appropriate invoice number.top ^
After examination of your thesis:
Open University graduates (usually honours graduates) can apply to the Crowther Fund for a grant. Holders of awards validated by The Open University and gained through an institution accredited by the OU aren’t eligible for this fund.
The closing date for applications is the end of February each year. Forms are available from:
Crowther Fund Advisory Board
PO Box 197
The Open University
Phone 01908 652930
Email email@example.com (please put ‘Crowther Fund’ in the ‘subject line’ of your message)