We're aware that our current and prospective international students have a number of questions about the potential implications of the EU Referendum result.
For your assurance, we've compiled this section of frequently asked questions, along with our responses.
- I'm an international student. Can I still study with The Open University?
A resounding yes. It's simple and straightforward to register for our courses. Browse our courses
and subjects. Then choose the qualification you want (we offer certificates, diplomas and short courses, as well as undergraduate and postgraduate degrees) and proceed from there.
- Will my tuition fees be affected?
We've now published our fees for the 2017/18 academic year, and we're pleased to announce that they stay the same. Please note that our fees are usually increased annually, at a modest rate, in line with inflation and the University's strategic approach to fees. We expect this situation to stay the same.
The longer term situation after the UK has left the EU will depend on the outcome of government negotiations. For now, the outcome is unknown - but we remain committed to providing a high-quality UK education that represents outstanding value for money.
- Will my Open University qualification be recognised in my country?
Open University qualifications are recognised through the Bologna process, which extends beyond the European Union.
While we can't know in advance of the negotiations how qualifications will be recognised in different jurisdictions, Universities UK expect the Government to keep existing recognitions - and The Open University will certainly be lobbying for this.
- Will Open University qualifications be available for the foreseeable future?
Yes. The Open University celebrates its 50th anniversary in 2019. We intend to be here, offering a first-class education to anyone who wants it, for at least another 50 years.
- What is The Open University’s long-term position towards international students?
We remain committed to offering a highly-regarded UK qualification to anyone who wants to learn, wherever you live in the world.
As well as checking this page regularly for updates, do please visit the Universities UK website
for updates. Universities UK is the representative organisation for the UK's universities, including The Open University.