Degrees and courses for international students
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Ways to pay

You’re welcome to pay module fees in advance, preferably online, with a debit or credit card.

Card payment

We accept the following methods of card payment:

Card type First few digits of card
American Express 34*, 37*
Maestro (UK only) 5018, 5020, 5038, 5893, 6304, 6759, 6761, 6762, 6763, 0604
Mastercard 51*, 52*, 53*, 54*, 55*
Visa/Delta 4*
Visa Electron 4026, 417500, 4405, 4508, 4844, 4913, 4917

We do not accept:

  • Diners Card
  • Solo
  • Third party / company Diners or Solo cards
  • Maestro International

You can also pay with your card by telephone by calling +44 300 303 0266.

Bank transfer

We also accept payment by bank transfer. You can transfer money direct to The Open University's bank account. 

Bank transfers can take up to ten working days to process, so please allow plenty of time for the transfer.

Our advisers (contactable on +44 300 303 5303) can talk you through the process and ensure you have all the correct information needed to make the transfer to the right account.  

Payment in instalments

It may also be possible for you to pay as you study.

Find out more about an account with Open University Student Budget Accounts Ltd and the option of paying in instalments as you study. (Please note that country restrictions may apply.)

You must be at least 18 years of age and credit is subject to your financial circumstances and status. 

See also employer sponsorship and financial support.

Learn more about ways to pay

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