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We bring higher education to YOU.

Our Doors are OPEN, 24/7

The IOU’s goal has always been to empower anyone, from any place or any time,
to access quality undergraduate, graduate and postgraduate level courses.

We bring higher education to YOU.
Earn your education without ever having to leave your home!

Our Doors are OPEN, 24/7

Affordability for All

The IOU is committed to making education affordable for
students regardless of where they live.

The IOU is committed to making education affordable for
students regardless of where they live.

We have progressed from offering Certificates and Diploma
courses in Islamic Studies, to providing fully accredited
Bachelor degree programs in a variety of subjects as well as
a Master's degree and now a PhD program.

Affordability for All

Seeking Knowledge

"Making authentic Islamic knowledge readily available to
the world through the Internet solely for God's pleasure is
a noble life-goal and a mission well worth sacrificing
all of one's energies and means for."


- Dr. Bilal Philips
Founder and Chancellor, The International Open University


"Making authentic Islamic knowledge readily available to
the world through the Internet solely for God's pleasure is
a noble life-goal and a mission well worth sacrificing
all of one's energies and means for."


- Dr. Bilal Philips
Founder and Chancellor, The International Open University


Seeking knowledge is an obligatory deed in the Islamic faith.
The IOU provides students the opportunity to gain authentic
Islamic knowledge with five different streams of study to choose from.

Seeking Knowledge

Welcome to the International Open University (IOU)

The International Open University (IOU), previously known as the Islamic Online University, was launched by Dr. Bilal Philips in 2007 as a higher education institution that offers affordable online undergraduate and graduate programs.

Our university is committed to spreading beneficial knowledge that is easily accessible and will benefit not only individual students but also empower entire communities.

IOU provides an equal opportunity for all students and makes earning a degree a real possibility even for the neediest of students. Students can benefit from low cost accredited Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in various fields of study.

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Top Reasons To Study at IOU

We would like to remind you of some of the many benefits of studying at IOU

Why IOU

Islamic Ethics

We strive for the highest standards of personal integrity, honesty and responsibility as Muslims first.

Authenticity

Our curriculum is based on correct and authentic knowledge based on the Quran and Sunnah.

Affordability

Fees are comparatively low and affordable for a degree program

Accessibility

You can study online from anywhere in the world.

Community

You can be part of a global community of Muslim students from over 200 countries.

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Some Facts About IOU

130+

Faculty Members

WORLDWIDE

20+

Representatives

WORLDWIDE

5,500+

Scholarships

WORLDWIDE

2,500+

Exam Centers

WORLDWIDE

470,428 Registered Students Globally

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How It works

Comprised of students from around the globe, the student body will learn through watching and listening to video and audio lectures as well as reading PDF format txts with the support of well-trained tutorial assistants.

How to Study

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IOU Central E-Library

Libraries

Fostering academic research, intellectual development and growth, enhancing the study experience, and enriching the minds of the students are some of the goals of the IOU

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guarantee of Incredibly Low Fees

Incredibly Low Fees

Total Cost of a BA or BSc US $880 – US $2560 only

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