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With you every step of the way

It’s our mission to provide a world-class university education and open up a world of opportunities for you. But we know there can be some obstacles along the journey, but you don’t need to worry, from flexibility to funding we’ll support you all the way.

Take the first step towards building your future. We’ll help you make it happen.

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What support will I receive?

Our advisers are here to help – before, during, and after your course has finished. In addition, you’ll have access to:

  • A personal tutor – you’ll have a tutor for each module who’s just a text, call or email away.
  • Student Support Teams – we’ll put you in touch with a support team from the very beginning. They’ll be there to help you on your learning journey.
  • Other students – our module discussion groups allow you to connect with students to talk about subjects and study methods, or you could join one of the informal Facebook groups set up by students.
  • Accessible study – we’re committed to helping students with disabilities or additional needs. Last year we helped around 22,000 students with disabilities and additional needs achieve their study goals.

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Can I afford to study a degree?

The typical cost of an OU degree in Scotland is currently £5,748. But we offer a range of payment options, and we’ll help find the right one for you. And if you earn less than £25,000 you could study for free.

More than 50% of our students receive financial support and you don’t need to stop earning a living and providing for your family – around 70% of our students are in full- or part-time work while studying.

Discover more about fees and funding and see if you’re eligible for financial support.

One thing that surprised me was how easy it was to access the materials and how helpful everyone was. My tutors were extremely helpful and always got back to me on the same day. In the meantime, the online support forums offered everything I needed to keep me going.

Sam Orme, OU graduate

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