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Different Diplomas Offered at the International Open University: Deciphering the Diplomas

The International Open University offers an array of courses. Among them, several diploma courses are available.

QUERYOPEN CAMPUS – FREE DIPLOMA AND WORKSHOPSIOU OPEN EDUCATION PROGRAMACCREDITED DIPLOMA
What is this diploma section about?The IOU Open Campus offers a range of free diploma pre-university level courses and some paid workshops for anyone across the globe to join. Diplomas offered in this section are not accredited university-level courses and do not carry any university credits.The Advanced Diploma and the Intensive Arabic Program under the IOU Open Education Program are aimed to cater for the special need of all those students across the globe who do not have a high school diploma or any provable education qualification; yet they wish to study and grow in their learning. These diplomas cover the same courses of the degree programs; however, the credits earned do not carry the equivalent of the university credits nor count toward the admission requirement of any of the accredited degree, diploma, higher diploma or certificate program at the IOU.Accredited diploma programs at the IOU are undergraduate-level courses. The diploma programs offered in this section are for those students, who have a high school diploma and are interested to pursue a university-level diploma program in the field of Education, Psychology or Islamic Economics, Banking and Finance.
Where is this diploma being offered?All free diploma courses and workshops are offered at the IOU Open Campus.IOU OEP diploma courses are offered at the main degree campus and the IAP site.The accredited diploma programs are offered at the main degree campus.
What courses are offered in this diploma program?There is a wide range of courses available in this section including courses for New Muslims, various courses on Islamic theology, Islamic Law and Jurisprudence, Tafseer, Arabic language and grammar, Seerah, self-development courses especially designed for women, Tajweed courses – rules of the Qur’an recitation and much more. The course list of the diplomas offered here can be found in this link.The following diplomas are offered under the IOU OEP:
  1. BAIS Advanced Diploma
  2. BEd Advanced Diploma
  3. BSc in Psychology Advanced Diploma
  4. BSc in Islamic Economics, Banking and Finance Advanced Diploma
  5. MAIS Advanced Diploma
  6. Intensive Arabic Program*
The following accredited undergraduate diplomas are offered at IOU’s main degree campus:
  1. Diploma in Education [Course Link]
  2. Diploma in Psychology [Course Link]
  3. Diploma in Islamic Economics, Banking and Finance [Course Link]
What is the fee structure of the diploma courses in this section?This is a free diploma section with a wide array of free courses available. Some paid workshops are offered in this section occasionally.The courses are tuition-free and all course materials are available free of charge. There is just a modest registration fee per semester ranging from US $60 to US $150 based on the standard of living in the student’s country of residence.The courses are tuition-free and all course materials are available free of charge. There is just a modest registration fee per semester ranging from US $60 to US $150 based on the standard of living in the student’s country of residence.
What is the status of accreditation of the diploma courses in this section?Not accredited.Not accredited. Accredited.
What will a graduate of this program receive upon successful completion?A certificate which does not carry any stamp from an accredited body will be granted upon successful completion of the program.The program graduate will receive a certificate which bears stamp and signature of the Ministry of Higher Education of Somalia. However, it will be mentioned on the certificate as well as on the transcript that this diploma does not carry any university credits.An accredited diploma bearing stamp and signature of the Ministry of Higher Education of Somalia will be issued to the graduate to clearly denote that this is an undergraduate diploma and it carries university credits.

*Intensive Arabic Program graduates who have a high school diploma or above will be eligible to receive an accredited IAP diploma bearing stamp and signature of the Ministry of Higher Education of Somalia to clearly denote that this is an undergraduate diploma obtained and it carries university credits.