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Process

The PhD admissions application process consists of three steps, the first of which is to complete an online application. After submitting the application, the applicant has to appear for an interview by the Higher Degrees Committee. Finally, 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.

 

New Students

Step One & Two  – The Online Application Process & Interview

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. Please fill it out carefully with your name spelled correctly exactly as you have it in your official documents (academic certificates, passport). You will be required to agree to our disclaimer form as well as to sign the PhD Undertaking 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 masters degree, any relevant documents of Islamic studies and your signed undertaking form.
  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 informing you about the interview call with the Higher Degree Committee, IOU. This may take a few days.
  7. Please coordinate with the email addresses provided to you via email to contact the Higher Degree Committee regarding your interview call.
  8. Await the email from the Registrar’s Office confirming acceptance into IOU upon successfully clearing the interview. This may take a few days.
  9. Upon receiving the acceptance email, proceed to pay the fees. Easy instructions to do so will be sent with the acceptance email.
  10. 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 PhD degree. We therefore recommend that students complete it well in advance to avoid any complications later.

Required Documents:

    • Attested photocopy of your masters degree

NOTE: Your masters degree 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 into PhD program are:

  1. Successful completion of a master’s degree, sound Islamic knowledge, proficiency in English & intermediate Arabic, and clearing the interview at IOU
  2. The availability of a spot (enrollment is limited) for that semester

 

Continuing Students (IOU MAIS Graduates)

Application Process & Interview

Please use only English throughout the entire application process.

Please follow the following steps to complete the online application.

  1. Contact the HelpDesk via the HelpDesk Contact Form to request to join PhD in Islamic Sciences at IOU
  2. Please do not create a duplicate account to join the PhD program
  3. Once you receive the document, please sign the PhD Undertaking form and send it to the HelpDesk to proceed with your application.
  4. Await the email from the Registrar’s Office informing you about the interview call with the Higher Degree Committee, IOU. This may take a few days.
  5. Please coordinate with the email addresses provided to you via email to contact the Higher Degree Committee regarding your interview call.
  6. Await the email from the Registrar’s Office confirming acceptance into IOU upon successfully clearing the interview. This may take a few days.
  7. Upon receiving the stream change notification to PhD in Islamic Sciences, proceed to pay the fees.
  8. After you have paid, you will be registered for the first semester.

Step Two

Step two entails sending all of the required documents to our admissions office by post if you have not sent them previously during your earlier studies at IOU. 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 PhD degree. We therefore recommend that students complete it well in advance to avoid any complications later.

NOTE: Your certificate 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.

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 into PhD program are:

  1. Successful completion of a master’s degree, sound Islamic knowledge, proficiency in English & intermediate Arabic, and clearing the interview at IOU
  2. The availability of a spot (enrollment is limited) for that semester

 

Continuing Students (IOU BAIS/BMAIS Graduates with Masters in another field)

Application Process & Interview

Please use only English throughout the entire application process.

Please follow the following steps to complete the online application.

  1. Contact the HelpDesk via the HelpDesk Contact Form to request to join PhD in Islamic Sciences at IOU
  2. Please do not create a duplicate account to join the PhD program
  3. Once you receive the document, please sign the PhD Undertaking form and send it to the HelpDesk along with scanned copy of your master’s degree certificate to proceed with your application.
  4. Await the email from the Registrar’s Office informing you about the interview call with the Higher Degree Committee, IOU. This may take a few days.
  5. Please coordinate with the email addresses provided to you via email to contact the Higher Degree Committee regarding your interview call.
  6. Await the email from the Registrar’s Office confirming acceptance into IOU upon successfully clearing the interview. This may take a few days.
  7. Upon receiving the stream change notification to PhD in Islamic Sciences, proceed to pay the fees.
  8. After you have paid, you will be registered for the first semester.

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 PhD degree. We therefore recommend that students complete it well in advance to avoid any complications later.

NOTE: Your master’s degree 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.

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 into PhD program are:

  1. Successful completion of a master’s degree, sound Islamic knowledge, proficiency in English & intermediate Arabic, and clearing the interview at IOU
  2. The availability of a spot (enrollment is limited) for that semester

 

 

 

 

 

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