The Welsh Government is introducing a new package of financial support for new part-time students starting their studies from September 2018.
Financial support for students in Wales is changing, use our information and resources to spread the word to the people you work with.Find out more
The Open University in Wales is the leading provider of part-time undergraduate higher education and supported distance learning across Wales.
"I am the son of a miner, from a family that didn’t go to university. Getting my degree gave me a belief in myself."
Paul Mahoney, Merthyr Tydfil, OU in Wales graduate
Watch Paul’s learning journey to find out how the OU in Wales helped him change his life.
We have over 7000 students across the whole of Wales supported by 300 tutors. Find out more about us and our work.
As Wales’ largest provider of part-time undergraduate university study, The Open University in Wales offers a wide choice of qualifications in a broad range of subject areas.
Studying with The Open University can be life changing. See how some of our students have balanced study with work and family commitments and have flourished on their OU learning journeys.
Through our policy and public affairs work we seek to ensure that higher education policy in Wales supports the needs of part-time learners.
The Open University is subject to the Welsh Language Standards. This section includes information on how we comply with the standards and deliver our services though the medium of Welsh.
Explore our qualifications and courses by requesting one of our prospectuses today.
Yesterday, at the Wales Millennium Centre, former Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard was presented with an honorary degree from The Open University in Wales for her contribution to public service.
A team of astronomers from the OU and other academic institutions* are launching an international citizen science project to work out what over 30 million unique objects discovered in space actually are.