Fully Funded Open University 2022 Open Futures Scholarship for Black Students 

Written by David on July 20, 2022

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Scholarship details

  • Area of study

  • Country of the Scholarship

    United Kingdom
  • Scholarship Valid Until (Year)

  • Type of scholarship

    Bachelor's scholarship
  • Scholarship amount given

  • Type of scholarship administrator

  • Mode of scholarship (Online/Offline)

  • Applier's country

  • Expenses covered

  • Scholarship Contact Details

    Walton Hall, Kents Hill, Milton Keynes MK7 6AA, United Kingdom Phone: +44 300 303 5303  

Launching for the first time in the academic year 2022/23, the Open Futures Scholarship for Black Students will give newly arrived, UK-resident students who self-identify as Black the opportunity to receive a full scholarship to cover their educational expenses.


About the Scholarship:

The National Student Survey ranks universities based on how satisfied their students are, and the Open University is the only institution to consistently place in the top three. Everyone, regardless of age, money, qualifications, or geographic location, has the opportunity to receive their high-quality education. The Open University (OU) now has more than 16,000 students located in Scotland, and it provides more than 200 different certificates, ranging from undergraduate language courses to MBAs and PhDs. No matter where you are in the world, studying with the Open University gives you the opportunity to advance in your current job or switch careers entirely while continuing to make money. Over seventy different types of taught postgraduate programs are available through the Open University, including master’s degrees, certificates, and diplomas.


You could pursue education leading to credentials such as our Master of Arts in Creative Writing degree, our Master of Science in Engineering degree, or our Master of Business Administration degree, all of which are provided by our business school, which is one of only one hundred business schools in the world to hold triple accreditation. We will bring education to you regardless of where you are located. After the beginning of your module, you will have access to the website for that module around the clock. This website is a comprehensive learning platform that includes learning materials, self-assessed quizzes, information about assignments, as well as access to module forums and online tutorial spaces.

The module tutors will walk you through the exercises and online tutorials that are available as extras on the module forums. If you feel like you need it, your tutor will give you with additional one-on-one instruction or assist you in finding additional study materials to use in your studies. It is the largest academic institution in the United Kingdom (and one of the largest in Europe) by student number, and it qualifies as one of the world’s largest universities because it has more than 175,000 students enrolled.


This includes approximately 34 percent of new undergraduates who are under the age of 25, as well as more than 7,700 students who come from other countries. Since it was first established, more than 2 million individuals have participated in its educational programs. The Middle States Commission on Higher Education is an institutional accrediting agency that is recognized by both the United States Secretary of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation. The Middle States Commission on Higher Education granted accreditation to the Open University, making it one of only two higher education institutions in the United Kingdom to receive accreditation in the United States of America. The European Quality Assurance Network for Informatics Education provides quality assurance, and the Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Computing and Information Technology program has been recognized by BCS, which is the Chartered Institute for IT (EQANIE).

The Open University was awarded first place in the categories of Teaching Excellence and Digital Innovation at this year’s Guardian University Awards. The Open University had a $2.77 billion influence on the economy of the UK in the 2018–2019 academic year. Additionally, it is responsible for the production of more chief executive officers than any other university in the United Kingdom, including Oxford, Cambridge, University College London, and the London School of Economics. Some of the well-known people who have worked as tutors for the Open University include the former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, Gordon Brown, the astrophysicist Jocelyn Bell Burnell, broadcaster Anna Ford, and actress Glenda Jackson.


Scholarship Sponsor(s): Open University

Scholarship Country: United Kingdom

Scholarship Worth: Fully Funded

Study Level: Undergraduate

Nationality: International Students


Scholarship Offer:

  • In the 2022–2023 academic year, there will be fifty available scholarships. A scholarship will pay for the full cost of tuition for any OU undergraduate credit-bearing modules and qualifications, up to a maximum of 120 credits every seasonal academic year and 360 credits in total, regardless of how many credits are earned.
  • If you are awarded a scholarship, you will also be eligible to receive a one-time study costs grant in the amount of £500 to assist you with the costs associated with getting ready to study with the Open University. These costs may include things like purchasing a laptop, acquiring study materials, or setting up internet access


Eligibility for Scholarship.

  • To qualify for the giveaway, you will need to satisfy all of the following requirements:

Applicants must be able to self-identify as having a Black family history and must be of one of the following ethnicities:

  • African Americans
  • The Black and Caribbean
  • Black People Others
  • Caribbean people who are a mix of white and black
  • Africans who are a mix of white and black
  • Other individuals of mixed background (to include Black African, Black Caribbean or Black Other)
  • Have a personal yearly income that does not exceed $25,000 or be in receipt of a benefit that qualifies you for the program.
  • Maintain a home address in the United Kingdom and qualify for a fee in that country
  • posses no previous certification from a higher school institution
  • Join The Open University as a first-year student for the 2022–2023 school year.
  • Have the intention of beginning their studies toward an undergraduate Open University certification or module during the 2022–2023 academic year
  • Maintain a minimum level of academic effort equivalent to twenty-five percent (30 credits) per academic year.



The Open University 2022 Open Futures Scholarship for Black Students  is open to all International Students


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Application Procedure

  • Downloading the complete set of scholarship requirements and guidelines, in addition to the application form, is a prerequisite for submitting an application for the scholarship.
  • When you are finished, please send an email with your application and any evidence that supports your claim to our Student Fees team. On the very first page of the application form, you’ll discover all of their contact information listed.
  • The application period will end at midnight on July 22nd, 2022. If your application is accepted, you should check your email on August 5 in the year 2022 for confirmation. Don’t worry if you aren’t sure what you want to study just yet since we will be in contact with you not long after that to make sure you are ready to study and to assist you choose your course. This will happen shortly after the initial step.


Application Deadline

The application deadline for Open University 2022 Open Futures Scholarship for Black Students  is  July 22, 2022

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