The Advanced Diplomas under the International Open University’s Open Education Program (OEP) are made for students who don’t have a high school diploma or any provable education qualification, yet are enthusiastic about learning.
Advanced Diploma students will get access to the same study materials, curriculum, and classes as the regular undergraduate and graduate students. There is no discrimination between students enrolled through the mainstream programs and those of the OEP.
The only difference between mainstream degrees offered by IOU and OEP, is that OEP does not carry the equivalent of university credits, nor count toward the admission requirement of any of the accredited degree programs at the International Open University (IOU).
Students applying for the Advanced Diploma are required to upload their scanned photo ID (e.g. passport, national ID) and a passport size photo to begin their journey of university-level courses.
Fee Structure and Examination
The same marking system and fee structure found in the accredited degree courses are applicable for the Advanced Diploma as well. The students must attend all the classes, submit assignments, and sit for the exams as per the required curricula of the programs. For those who prefer not to do assignments and exams, IOU offers the Audit Courses under OEP.
Advanced Diploma Courses
The available Advanced Diploma courses are for the 4-year Bachelor’s degree courses in Islamic Studies, Education, Psychology, Islamic Economics and Banking, Information Technology, and Business Administration, as well as the 2-year Masters in Islamic Studies.