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Register your interest in study and get advice on how to fund it

Start your learning journey today

Getting your study funded will depend on workplace and your personal eligibility, as well as the type of study you’d like to do. We need some information from you to get started.

Step 1

Complete and submit both forms on this page to send us your details and to confirm we can contact you.

Step 2

Take a look at the types of courses available and make a note of what you would like to study.

Step 3

A member of the team at The Open University in Wales and/or a union WULF lead will be in touch to discuss funding your study.

Funding your study

The Wales Union Learning Fund (WULF) is provided by the Welsh Government to help support union-led adult learning in the workplace. All workers in Wales have the opportunity to access the fund, and learning such as Microcredentials and Open University Access courses can be supported by WULF.

Financial support is available for eligible part-time undergraduate and postgraduate student in Wales, and if you have a disability or specific learning difficulty you may qualify for Disabled Students’ Allowance or one of The Open University scholarships or bursaries.

Register your interest to study

Please fill in both forms below and let us help you start on your learning journey today.

Part 1. Submit your interest to access WULF (Wales Union Learning Fund)

    After you complete the form, your e-mail address will be sent to the WULF manager for the union you have selected. The WULF manager will get back in touch with you to discuss next steps.

    You still may be eligible for WULF or an alternative way to fund your study.


    The Wales TUC Union finder tool can help you find the right union.

    If you are not a union member, please choose the union that represents your workplace and/or profession.



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    Part 2. Register with The Open University

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    Your questions answered

    What happens once I have submitted my interest to study?
    Once you have registered your interest to study with us, a representative from either the union you have selected and/or The Open University in Wales will be in touch with you as soon as possible.

    If you’ve not heard from somebody within 10 working days, it may be worth checking your spam/junk folders just in case.

    If no reply has been received, please e-mail directly.


    What are the steps I need to do before I can start studying?

    Before studying at The Open University in Wales, you need to ensure the course is right for you and that you have received all the information available to you before making your decision. Before you enrol on a course, you MUST register your interest to study and contact your WULF lead if the course has a cost, to see if it is eligible for WULF funding. Please, therefore, allow a 6-week timeline prior to the enrolment cut-off date.