Studying with the OU in Scotland is more affordable than you might think”
The Open University is Scotland's leading provider of part-time higher education.
Wherever you live your location is no barrier to studying with The Open University. What's more, our courses are flexible so you can study at a time and place that suits you.
The OU in Scotland has approximately 16,000 students and 500 tutors across the country, and over 100 support staff in Edinburgh.
If you already have a college qualification, such as an HNC or HND, you may be able to transfer credit towards an Open University degree and achieve your qualification in a shorter amount of time.
If you live in Scotland, have a personal income of less than £25,000 (or are in receipt of qualifying benefits), have no previous experience of study with The Open University and have not completed a Higher Education qualification above SCQF Level 7, you may be able to study an Access module for free.
If you’re new to the OU why not come and meet us for an informal chat about courses, study methods and other aspects about learning with the OU?
We run regular events in various locations throughout the year. Locations for 2014 include Aberdeen, Dunfermline, Dundee, Edinburgh, Elgin, Glasgow and Inverness and Kirkcaldy.