Degrees and courses for international students
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Admissions and applications


For most undergraduate degrees, you don’t need any formal qualifications, or to pass an entry test, to study with us.

For postgraduate degrees, you will normally be required to hold a degree equivalent to a UK bachelors degree.

For all levels of study with The Open University, you will need the following:

  • Proficiency in the English language. Please see English skills.
  • Access to a computer with broadband internet access, which will be vital for online learning. See what do I need?

Next you should decide on the course you’d like to study. Visit courses to see which Open University studies are available to you in your country of residence.

And remember: any higher-education studies you’ve completed elsewhere may count towards your Open University qualification. Learn more at previous study.


Once you’ve decided on a course, then you’re ready to register with our quick and easy application process. See how to apply.