Before your studies
Students living outside the UK aren’t normally eligible for a tuition fee loan. We suggest checking with your national government or education authority for advice on funding. You might also like to check the europa.eu website for information on university fees in Europe.
During your studies
If you’re a new student resident in Continental Europe (or a continuing student who has passed the last module you studied with The Open University) and you’re experiencing financial difficulties during your studies, you may apply for help with payment of your fees.
Awards will be made taking account of your income and whether you’ve made satisfactory progress in your studies.
Those not eligible are students who are studying towards a second Open University degree, or are full-time students at another institution, or have an outstanding debt from a previous year.
If applying, you’ll need to make a contribution of £100 toward the cost of fees and the maximum award is £900 per academic year. Funds are very limited and once the fund has been exhausted no further awards can be made. For further information and advice please telephone The Open University on +44 (0)191 477 6100 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.