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Could your employer pay your fees?

Open University graduates are in demand. A huge 75% of our alumni say that they’ve experienced career progression thanks to their Open University studies.

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Employers recognise the value of Open University graduates and their qualifications. It’s one of the reasons why a third of FTSE 100 companies have sponsored their own staff to study with us, and why we regularly train staff at more than 1,300 employers, including IBM and Oxford University.

If you’re working, and your modules and qualifications are relevant to your job or career development, you could approach your employer to see if they’ll sponsor you by paying some or all of your course fees.

Did you know?

More than one in ten of our students are sponsored by their employer, which means their employer pays for their studies.

James Robinson at graduation ceremony

I was keen to develop my career and my work sponsored me through my first year of study. My degree has really supported my progression. I've now been promoted to the role of Senior Product Design and Development Engineer.

James Robinson, BSc (Hons) Design and Innovation

I am fortunate enough to have an employer who has funded 50% of my studies. I can honestly say that studying with the OU was one of the most positive, life changing decisions I have ever made.

Sam Evans, studying BSc (Hons) Physical Sciences

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