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Allama Iqbal Open University, Allam Iqbal Open University

Address: 2 Ashfaq Ahmed Rd, H-8/2 H 8/2 H-8, Islamabad, Islamabad Capital Territory 44000, Pakistan

Description Allama Iqbal Open University, Allam Iqbal Open University

  • Location: Islamabad, Pakistan
  • Year of foundation: 1974
  • Language of instruction: Urdu, English
  • Number of students: more than 1 120 000
  • Type of training: mixed.

Allama Iqbal Open University (AIOU) is the world's fourth largest public university. Every year, more than 1,120,000 students study full-time here, and more than 3,300,000 students study distance courses. The university has 44 regional centers and a campus in Pakistan, the main building is located in the capital - Islamabad.

Open universities, like AIOU,are used in several countries to educate and train people who are unable to leave their jobs and household chores for full-time study. Education takes place through correspondence courses, lectures, seminars, and practices.

Faculties of the university:

  • Arabic and Islamic Studies
  • pedagogy
  • Science
  • Social sciences and humanities.

Features of the university:

  • More than 2000 courses
  • Online training is mostly offered for free or at the lowest price
  • 9 regional campuses, 33 regional centers, 41 approved training centers (for face-to-face programs) and 138 regional coordination offices with part-time employment
  • The largest publishing house in Pakistan – more than 1.8 million books annually
  • First university in Pakistan to create a database of students
  • More than 70% of students are employed
  • Enrollment of women – more than 50%
  • Distribution of students between city and village - 58% and 42%, respectively
  • No age limit for enrollment
  • A student can continue their studies at their own pace from semester to semester.

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AIOU is based on an academic structure: faculties, educational departments and institutes. They are supported by administrative and service departments.

AIOU is:

  • A well-established university with its own equipment for the production of television and radio programs.
  • AIOU magazine is a regular television programme produced in IET studios and broadcast every two weeks by PTV-National on the first and third Mondays of each month. The university has its own FM radio, and live broadcasts are available for AIOU students.
  • Many research journals.
  • Digital Library.
  • Cooperation with the Atomic Energy Commission of Pakistan (PAEC) to provide laboratories to AIOU students.
  • About 700 computers are available on the main campus and regions.
  • Internet on the main campus.

Term dates, timetable and extra fees

Training takes place in semesters - there are two of them in the academic year: in spring and autumn for six months.

Entry requirements, assessment and extra fees, how to apply, what is required to enrol, conditions, entry tests and exams

Reception is open before each semester:

  • Spring: February-March
  • Autumn: July-August.

Admission to phD/M.Phil is open once a year – from December to January.

To enter SSC programs, you will need to pass the "matriculation certificate" exam - the final exam of secondary school.

A student who has at least a bachelor's degree has the right to enter the magistracy in the appropriate direction.

You will need to provide:

  • Certificates, certificates, transcripts of previous stages of training
  • Passport copies, visas, photos
  • Personal file: resume, letters of recommendation
  • Online application or completed application in person
  • Paid registration fee – 10$
  • Exam in English, passed at least 200 points.

Scholarships Allama Iqbal Open University, Allam Iqbal Open University

Material assistance is provided in the form of small payments (scholarships) or covering the full cost of training. Scholarship holders are considered successful students in their studies, and the full price of the courses is paid by students-relatives of teachers.

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- we recommend to apply 6-9 months before the start of the course (some camps and schools offer discounts for early booking or for lengthy study programs)
- there are some very popular and high demand children's camps, where the applications need to be submitted 1 year in advance (in particular Switzerland , Great Britain , USA , Canada , Austria)
- we recommend to apply one year before the start of the training program,
- some schools have a specific time frame (September-November - please specify an individual school)
- some schools require tests in several stages (UKISET, internal tests of the school: English, mathematics, logics, subjects, interview, some require a personal visit)
- we recommend to apply one year before the start of the program,
- for Foundation and Pathway programs, IELTS and TOEFL certificates are usually required, respectively

- recommended submission one year before the start of the program,
- the deadline normally closes in January, for TOP HEIs and, as a rule, in March in other universities
- for a bachelor, a Foundation or Pathway preparatory program a completed A-level, IB, High School + IELTS / TOEFL are required
- for Masters you need a graduated higher education, in some cases you need a pre-Masters program
- MBA requires completed higher education, work experience preferably at least 2-3 years, etc.
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