Carers Scholarship Fund

Carers Trust is thrilled to be a partner of The Open University (OU) Carers Scholarships Fund which offers carers the opportunity to study with the OU for free.

The Open University is a leading distance learning provider. Its flexible, innovative teaching fits around the lives of students who otherwise could not attend a campus-based university.

What is the scholarship?

  • 50 scholarships are available in 2020/2021, of which 15 are reserved for young carers aged between 18-25. 
  • All OU undergraduate credit bearing modules and qualifications up to a maximum of 360 credits are available under this scheme. 
  • To be eligible, the applicant should be studying with the OU for the first time and be seeking to commence study in the 2020/2021 academic year.
  • Full fee waivers will be available for a full undergraduate qualification, up to a maximum of 120 credits per seasonal academic year, 360 credits in total.

Find out more from The Open University

Date revised: 03/03/2020