Bachelors of Arts in Arabic Language Studies (BA ALS)

> Process


The admissions application process consists of two steps, the first of which is to complete an online application. After submitting the application, the applicant must send all of the required documents to our admissions office by post. A scanned copy is accepted during the online application process to speed up the acceptance procedure, but the hard copy must be sent by regular mail.

Step One – The Online Application Process

Please use only English throughout the entire application process.

Please follow the following steps to complete the online application

  1. Complete the electronic application form. You will be required to agree to our disclaimer form. Check your email for a confirmation email and click on the link provided to activate your account. When completing the form, please be sure that you select the correct stream of study.
  2. Please pay the admission application processing fees.
  3. Follow the link provided to upload a scan of the attested copy of your high school diploma.
  4. Upload your color passport-sized photo.
  5. Upload your photo ID (Passport/national ID card).
  6. Await the email from the Registrar’s office confirming acceptance into IOU. This process may take a few days. Please note you may be required to appear for the English Placement test, if you are not;
    1. A native speakers of English (from countries where English is an official language)
    2. Have completed a high school via the medium of English in one of the countries listed here.
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  7. Upon receiving the acceptance email, proceed to pay the fees. Easy instructions to do so will be sent with the acceptance email.
  8. After you have paid, you will be registered for the first semester.

Before you begin:

  • Have your personal information and the necessary scanned images ready.
  • When creating the account, use an email address that you check regularly. This email address will be used to send you the account activation link and also for our regular correspondence with you throughout your studies. You might consider creating a new email address for the purpose of your study with IOU.

Step Two

Step two entails sending all of the required documents to our admissions office by post. Unattested certificates are accepted for registration, and the attested documents can be sent via airmail to the office of admissions before entering the FINAL SEMESTER of your studies. You will receive the details needed by email once you have finished the online application process.

NOTE: Attestation is a mandatory requirement to obtain the BAIS degree. We therefore recommend that students complete it well in advance to avoid any complications later.

Required Documents:

    • Attested photocopy of your high school diploma or higher degree

NOTE: Your high school diploma must be notarized by an authorized local notary public and it must be clearly shown on the scan sent to IOU.
The notarized copy of your document that you will post to our Admissions Office must itself bear the notary stamps and signatures. Photocopy of your notarized document is not acceptable to be sent to us by post.

Students are given time (until the completion of the degree) to submit the attested documents. The attested documents must be submitted in order to receive your degree.

  • Photocopy of photo ID (e.g. passport). If you don’t have a passport, you may submit any other official ID that has your photo on it, (e.g., national Identity card, driving license, etc.)

NOTE: Please mention your IOU student ID on the back of your documents such as certificates or photo ID for easier tracking and recognition.

The criteria for acceptance are

  1. Successful completion of high school
  2. The availability of a spot (enrollment is limited) for that semester

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