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Financial support for students in Scotland

We know there’s a lot to consider when choosing to study, not least how much it’s going to cost and how you can pay. That’s why we keep our fees as low as possible and offer a wide range of flexible payment and funding options. We believe cost shouldn’t be a barrier to achieving your potential, whether this is developing your confidence, boosting your earnings, getting a promotion or pursuing a new career - we're confident we can help you find a payment option to fit your circumstances.

In Scotland, 65% of our students receive a Part-Time Fee Grant, which covers 100% of course fees. Check your eligibility and find further details on how to apply here.

Our main Fees and Funding page has more information, or you can use our Finance Finder to see which payment options are best suited to you. .

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WITH THE PART-TIME FEE GRANT*
 
Study at your own pace
WITH ONE-TO-ONE EXPERT
SUPPORT

 
YOU DON'T HAVE TO GO AWAY TO UNI TO GET YOUR DEGREE
 

BE PART OF THE UK'S BIGGEST STUDENT COMMUNITY

*Eligibility criteria apply – see fees and funding for details.

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As a distance learning provider, partnership working enables us to reach out to even more people who may benefit from studying with The Open University in Scotland. We work with community groups, employers, trade unions, schools and colleges and other partners to make higher education accessible to all. Find out more about the OU in Scotland.
 

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