• Transforming Young Minds and Lives

    International Open University offers a high standard of education for the benefit of all students. Through knowledge, IOU builds a sense of confidence in the Islamic identity and enables youth to live the message of Islam and spread it to others.

  • Knowledge: An Obligation

    International Open University presents an outstanding opportunity to fulfill the Islamic obligation of seeking beneficial knowledge while still enrolled in school. And there is no need to travel overseas or even leave the comfort of your home. With IOU, beneficial knowledge is just a click away.

  • Customize Your Study

    International Open University presents students with programs that are organized, structured, flexible and customized. High quality education is what International Open University is all about.

  • It Is That Easy

    International Open University offers you all the studies online and in the English medium. It is easy; a computer and internet connection is all you need to become an IOU student.

  • Qur‘an and Sunnah Is the Guide

    International Open University strives to follow closely and correctly Islamic teachings. Thus, all IOU’s instructors and teachers are following the teachings of Prophet Muhammad, peace and blessings be upon him

  • From High School to University

    The IOU Youth Dual Credit program enables high school students to earn university credits before graduating from high school, making their transition to the university campus smoother and their likelihood of graduating from high school even greater.

  • Early Motivation

    International Open University recognizes the needs and challenges of our young Muslim generation. Through education, IOU hopes to instill authentic Islamic principles in the Muslim youth and strengthen their Islamic personality so they may be successful in this world and the next.

Youth Dual Credit Program (YDCP)

Associate’s Degree

International Open University seeks to engage and develop the minds of youth in order to equip them with the necessary knowledge in different fields of their interest. Therefore, the Youth Dual Credit Program (YDCP) or "Jump Start" program aims to provide an avenue for high school students to begin to study university level courses in their preferred field of undergraduate studies.

The credits earned through this program would be counted as university credits once the students complete their high school graduation side by side the studies in YDCP / Jump Start program. Prior to that, credits earned in the YDCP Associate Degree program would not be considered as university credits. Upon graduation from High School, the students may pursue their studies further into second, third and fourth year in order to complete their bachelors degree in their chosen field of study.

Therefore, the Youth Dual Credit Program (YDCP) / Jump Start program gives youth the opportunity to enroll in courses at the International Open University for educational enrichment. This is a unique opportunity for young students in senior years of high school to experience university courses, enhance their educational experience, and prepare for their academic life at the university. Upon successful completion of the program as well as their high school completion, the graduates of YDCP will be granted an Associate degree.

Hence, taking courses at the International Open University whilst still at school enables students to accelerate their university career and simultaneously earn an Associate degree.