What is the scholarship?
- 50 scholarships are available in 2019/2020.
- All undergraduate and postgraduate modules and qualifications are eligible for the scheme. To be eligible the applicant should commence study for the first time in the applicable academic year.
- Full fee waivers will be available for a full undergraduate or postgraduate qualification, up to a maximum of 120 credits per seasonal academic year, 360 credits in total and not exceeding £18,000.
Am I eligible?
To be eligible to apply for the scheme you must meet all the following criteria:
- Be starting OU study in the applicable academic year.
- Be eligible for a UK fee.
- Be disabled as a result of, or in, military service.
You'll find all of the eligibility criteria in the terms and conditions.
You will need to provide evidence which confirms that your disability arose during, or as a result of, military service. This could be a letter from your current GP or Consultant, or your confirmation of medical discharge.
What specialist support will I receive?
As part of the scheme the Careers and Employability Services are able to offer:
- Individual careers consultations and support.
- Group forums and webinars.
- Links with employers and specialist organisations, including possible visits, internships (virtual and physical) and placements.
You may be able to access additional support services such as:
- Support and guidance on the Disabled Student Allowance application process.
- Information and signposting about the support available during your studies.
- Module materials in a different format, such as an audio version or books with a comb binding.
- One to one support such as note takers, proof readers or mental health mentors.
- Loan of equipment such digital voice recorders and magnifiers, and specialist software such as text to speech.
Any additional support will be looked at on a case-by-case basis, depending on your requirements.