Carers Scholarship Fund

Carers Trust is thrilled to be a partner of The Open University (OU) Carers Scholarships Fund which offers unpaid 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?

  • Ten scholarships are available in 2021/2022.
  • 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 2021/2022 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.
The Carers Bursary 

The Carers Bursary is a £250 award introduced by the OU in 2021 to support registered students with study costs.

Find out more from The Open University

Date revised: 14/04/2021