Degrees and courses for international students
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How much will it cost?

Undergraduate

As an international student, you’ll pay the same fees as undergraduate students in England.

With the OU, you’ll study on a module-by-module basis, meaning you’ll only pay for your modules as you study them.

Most of our students study part time, taking one 60-credit module a year. Our fee for a 60-credit module is £3,168*.

Qualification Total credits Years to
complete
Total cost
Certificate of higher education 120 credits 1 year, full time
2 years, part time
£6,336*
Diploma of higher education 240 credits 2 years, full time
4 years, part time
£12,672*
Honours degree 360 credits 3 years, full time
6 years, part time
£19,008*

For more detailed information about your chosen course, select it from our Course types page.

*The fee information provided above is valid for modules starting before 31 July 2022. Fees usually increase annually in line with inflation and the University’s strategic approach to fees.

 

Postgraduate

The total cost you pay for your qualification is dependent on the modules you choose to study. With us, you pay for your modules as you study them, rather than the whole qualification up front.

Qualification Fee
Art History £10,225
Childhood and Youth £10,230
Classical Studies £10,225
Computing £12,115–£12,450
Creative Writing £10,225
Crime and Justice £10,225
Cyber Security £12,115–£12,450
Education £10,230
Engineering £12,084–£12,945
English £10,225
Environmental Management £12,080–£12,450
Finance £13,560
Forensic Psychological Studies £10,225
Global Development £12,450
History £10,225
Human Resource Management £13,560
Law £11,959–£14,115
Mathematics £10,230
MBA (Master of Business Administration) £20,775–£22,440
MBA (Technology Management) £19,895–£20,100
Mental Health Science £11,340
Music £10,225
Open Masters £10,225–£16,520
Philosophy £10,225
Psychology £10,225
Space Science and Technology £11,710
Systems Thinking in Practice £11,930–£15,780
Technology Management £11,930–£17,445
Translation £10,230
Qualification Fee
Business Administration £14,960
Childhood and Youth Studies £6,820
Computing £7,965–£8,300
Cyber Security £8,300
Engineering £7,934–£8,795
Environmental Management £8,115–£8,300
Finance £9,040
Global Development £8,300
Human Resource Management £9,040
Humanities £6,815
Mathematics £6,820
Mental Health Science £7,560
Professional Studies in Education £6,820
Space Science and Technology £7,930
Systems Thinking in Practice £7,780–£11,630
Technology Management £7,780–£11,630
Translation £6,820
Qualification Fee
Advanced Networking £4,150
Business Administration £7,480
Childhood and Youth Studies £3,410
Computing £3,815–£4,150
Environmental Management £4,150
Finance £4,520
Global Development £4,150
Global Development Management £4,150
Human Resource Management £4,520
Humanities £3,410
Mathematics £3,410
Online and Distance Education £3,780
Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) in Wales £5,250
Professional Studies in Education £3,410
Social and Psychological Inquiry £3,410
Space Science £3,780
Systems Thinking in Practice £3,815–£5,815
Technology Management £3,815–£4,150
Translation £3,410
The fee information provided here is valid from 16 April 2021 for students starting study before 31 July 2022. Fees normally increase annually in line with the University’s strategic approach to fees.

Additional costs

  • Your course may require you to attend additional residential school visits to the UK: if so, this will be mentioned on your course page. In such cases travel and accommodation aren’t included in your course fees. These additional schools will apply, for example, with the MBA programme and the environmental science degree.
  • A fee is also payable for exams that are taken outside stated countries/territories. See exams and assessments for further information.
  • There may be additional costs associated with study such as a computer, travel, study days, set books and internet access.
  • Modules may be available to you to attain professional accreditation. These modules are in addition to those required to achieve your qualification and are paid for separately. Further information can be found in the qualification description.

Fee currencies

Although fees are shown in GB pounds, you can also pay for your fees in Euros, Danish kroner, Swedish kronor, Swiss francs and US dollars. We'll use the exchange rate that applies on the day your registration is processed, except for payments in Euros, which are subject to a monthly exchange rate. We’re guided by these exchange rates, hence it is not possible to display fees in other currencies.

Other circumstances

EU, EEA and Swiss Nationals

If you’re an EU, EEA or Swiss national or are the family member of a UK, EU, EE or Swiss national, you may be eligible to pay a UK fee if:

  • You’ll be ordinarily and lawfully resident in the UK on the first day of the academic year of your module; and
  • have been ordinarily and lawfully resident in the UK, Gibraltar, the EEA and Switzerland for the preceding three years of the first day of your qualification; and
  • you’ve been granted Settled or Pre-Settled status by the EU Settlement Scheme and are able to provide documentation to confirm this, alongside your passport.

Nationals from countries outside of the UK, the EEA and Switzerland

If you’re a national from a country outside of the UK, the EEA and Switzerland, and you will be ordinarily resident in the UK on the first day of the academic year of your module, you may be eligible to pay a UK fee depending on the type of leave you have been granted to reside in the UK, where you have been ordinarily resident for the three years before the first day of the academic year of your module and which UK nation you are residing in as of the first day. We’ll need to see a copy of your passport and copies of your visas and Home Office documentation to support your application to pay a UK fee.

The UK Home Nation fee payable will depend on where you’re ordinarily resident in the UK. If you don’t meet the criteria to pay the UK fee, you’ll be eligible to pay a non-UK fee.

If you’re not sure whether you’re eligible to pay a UK fee, please contact us on +44 300 303 0266 before registering, so we can discuss your circumstances and advise you accordingly.

See also ways to pay.