What Are the Most Popular International Online Schools?

Learn about two well-known international online schools. Get details about these schools, the kinds of online programs they offer, and the course formats available.

School Overview

Distance learning degree or certificate programs can be accessed by students from anywhere in the world. This article profiles two popular, accredited international online schools.

Important Information About Distance Learning

Programs Online schools may offer any combination of degree, certificate and diploma programs in any area.
DegreesUndergraduate and graduate.
Degree Field Numerous - examples include education, business, theology, public health and law.
Common Courses Some schools may offer courses that are entirely online. Other schools might offer courses that have a hybrid format, meaning that parts of the course will be completed online but that students will also need to attend workshops, labs, etc. in person.

The Open University

Established in 1969, the Open University focuses on the delivery of online education programs. The United Kingdom government funds the Open University, which in 2013 had an approximate worldwide student population of over 200,000. In addition to offering online undergraduate and graduate degrees, diploma and certificate programs are also available. The administrative offices of the Open University are located in Milton Keynes, U.K., but its many other regional offices can be found throughout the U.K. as well as some European countries. Students can pursue an education in areas such as business and management, law, psychology and education.

Contact Information

  • Address: P.O. Box 197, Milton Keynes, MK7 6BJ, United Kingdom
  • Phone Number: +44 300 303 0266

The Euclid Consortium

Established in 2005 by the International Organizational for Sustainable Development, the Universite Libre Internationale and the University of Bangui (South Africa), the Euclid Consortium specializes in offering online degrees in many different areas, including public health, sustainable development, energy studies, theology and conflict resolution. Current degree levels offered by the Euclid Consortium include master's and doctoral degrees.

Contact Information

  • Address: 1250 24th St. N.W., Ste. 300, Washington D.C., 20037
  • Phone Number: 1 (202) 263-3628
  • Email Address: admissions@euclid.int

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