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Application Process

The admissions application process consists of two steps, the first of which is to complete an initial online application. After submitting the application, the applicant must upload all of the required scanned notarized documents.The scanned documents must be neat and clearly intelligible to be accepted by the Admissions Office and Graduation Office under the Registrar’s Office.

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.
      Please click here for further information.
  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 uploading all of the required documents as indicated in your campus dashboard. Unattested certificates are accepted for registration, and the attested documents must be uploaded 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 your degree. We therefore recommend that students complete it well in advance to avoid any complications later.

Required Documents:

  • Attested color photocopy of your high school diploma or higher degree

NOTE: Your high school diploma / higher degree must be notarized by an authorized local notary public and it must be clearly shown on the scan sent to IOU. Please share a colored scan with us.
The notarized copy of your document that you will upload must itself bear the notary stamps and signatures. Photocopy of your notarized document is not acceptable.

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.)

The criteria for acceptance are

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

Interested applicants are invited to contact info desk officers by email at:


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