Allama Iqbal Open University (AIOU) Admissions 2018


Admission Procedure:

Study is based on a modified semester system. The academic year is divided into two semesters namely spring and autumn. General education and functional courses are offered in each semester. Ph. D, M.Phil, M.Sc/MA and Teacher Education Programs are announced once a year. Study period for each semester generally lasts 18 weeks, plus Two weeks for preparation for examination. Admissions are offered twice a year as given below:

Admission Opening Dates

Semester Admission Period

  • Spring : February / March
  • Autumn : August / September

Eligibility Criteria:

The criterion for admissions in various disciplines varies from discipline to discipline that is why in order to get the proper up to date information, kindly visit www.aiou.edu.pk .

Dates to Remember:

You can apply for fresh admission online by filling out an application form and submitting the fees. The last date to submit admission forms for spring session 2018 is 5th March 2018.

How can I get admission ?

  1. Buy a prospectus from any Regional office of AIOU. 
  2. Fill your form as per given instructions in the prospectus. 
  3. Submit your form in nearest bank. (banks names are given in the prospectus) 
  4. Get receipt of form from bank officer.

From where can I get the admission forms ?

  • Fresh student can get admission form in prospectus and admission forms for continuing students AIOU dispatched to them. If somehow any of students has not received the admission form of Continue Student then he/she can download the same from AIOU website, link is following as: http://www.aiou.edu.pk/Downloads.asp

Offered Programs :

AIOU offers a wide range of programs for students who wish to pursue their passions. Amongst the common offering such as Bachelors, Masters and Ph.D programs, AIOU also offers SSC, HSSC, PGD, BED and M.Phil programs. Below are the complete details:

  • SSC Programs Secondary School Certificate (Darse-E-Nazami Group)
  • Secondary School Certificate (General Group)
  • HSSC Programs Higher Secondary School Certificate (Dars-E-Nazami Group)
  • Higher Secondary School Certificate (General Group)
  • Intermediate in Commerce (I.Com)
  • Bachelors Programs Associate Degree in Commerce (A.D)
  • Associate Degree in Education – In-Service (1-Year)
  • Associate Degree in Education (2-Years)
  • Associate Degree in Education (3-Years)
  • Associate Degree in Education (A.D)
  • B.S (Chemistry)
  • B.S (Enviromental Sciences)
  • B.S (Micro Biology) 4 Years
  • B.S IN STAT. (4 YEARS)
  • B.S MATH.(4 YEARS)
  • Bachelor in Mass Communication
  • Bachelor of Library and Information Sciences
  • Bachelor of Arts (General Group)
  • Bachelor of Commerce (B.Com)
  • Bachelor of Dars-e-Nizami
  • Bachelor of Science (Computer Science)
  • Certificate in Librarianship
  • BED Programs B.Ed (1-1/2-Years)
  • B.Ed (2-1/2-Years)
  • B.Ed Elementary Teacher Education (4-Years)
  • B.Ed Secondary Teacher Education (4-Years)
  • Masters Programs M.A Arabic
  • M.A Education (DNFE)
  • M.A Education (Teacher Education)
  • M.A History
  • M.A Islamic Studies
  • M.A Special Education
  • M.A Teaching of English as a Foreign Language (TEFL)
  • M.A Urdu
  • M.Ed in Elementary Teacher Education (ETE)
  • M.Ed. In Distance & Non-Formal Education (DNFE)
  • M.Ed. In Science Education
  • M.Ed. In Special Education
  • M.Ed. In Teacher Education
  • M.Sc Environmental Sciences
  • M.Sc. (Hons) Rural Development
  • M.Sc. Agricultural Extension
  • M.Sc. Botany
  • M.Sc. Chemistry
  • M.Sc. Economics
  • M.Sc. Forestry Extension
  • M.Sc. Gender & Women Studies
  • M.Sc. Mass Communication
  • M.Sc. Mathematics
  • M.Sc. Microbiology
  • M.Sc. Pakistan Studies
  • M.Sc. Physics
  • M.Sc. Public Nutrition
  • M.Sc. Sociology
  • M.Sc. Statistics
  • M.Sc.(Hons) LiveStock
  • MA Education Educational Planning & Management (EPM)
  • Master in Library and Information Sciences (MLIS)
  • Master in Commerce (M.Com)
  • MBA 2-1/2 Banking and Finance (B&F)
  • MBA 2-1/2- Human Resource Management (HRM)
  • MBA 2-1/2 Information Technology (IT)
  • MBA 2-1/2 Marketing
  • MBA 3-1/2 Banking and Finance (B&F)
  • MBA 3-1/2- Human Resource Management (HRM)
  • MBA 3-1/2 Information Technology (IT)
  • MBA 3-1/2 Marketing
  • MBA 3-1/2 Rural Management
  • MBA Executive (Col. MBA/MPA)
  • MSc Television Production Program
  • PGD in EPM
  • PGD Mass Comm
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Gender & Women Studies
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Teaching of English as a Foreign Language (TEFL)
  • M.Phil Programs M.Phil (Science Education)
  • M.Phil (Special Education)
  • M.Phil Arabic
  • M.Phil Chemistry
  • M.Phil Economics
  • M.Phil Education in Distance and Non-formal Education (DNFE)
  • M.Phil Educational Planning & Management (EPM)
  • M.Phil History
  • M.Phil in Pakistani Languages and Literature
  • M.Phil Iqbal Studies
  • M.Phil Islamic Studies (General)
  • M.phil Islamic Studies (Quran & Tafseer)
  • M.Phil Mass Communication
  • M.Phil Math
  • M.Phil Pakistan Studies
  • M.Phil Physics
  • M.Phil Statistics
  • M.Phil Teacher Education
  • M.Phil Urdu
  • M.S. Community Health & Nutrition (Revised Scheme)
  • M.S. Computer Science
  • M.S. Management Sciences
  • MS Environmental Design (Old Scheme For Continuing Students)
  • MS Environmental Design (Revised Scheme For Fresh Admissions)
  • Ph.D in Pakistani Languages and Literature (M.Phil BASED)
  • Ph.D Programs Ph.D. Iqbal Studies
  • Ph.D. Urdu
  • Ph.D. Education in Distance and Non-formal Education (DNFE)
  • Ph.D (FOOD & NUT)
  • PH.D(Computer Science)
  • Ph.D. Statistics
  • Ph.D. Physics
  • Ph.D. Mass Communication
  • Ph.D. in Agricultural Extension
  • Ph.D. Teacher Education
  • Ph.D. Educational Planning & Management (EPM)
  • Ph.D. Special Education (M.Phil based)
  • Ph.D. Shariah
  • Ph.D Islamic Studies (Quran & Tafseer)
  • Ph.D (Science Education)
  • Post Graduate Diploma Programs PG DIPLOMA HRM
  • PGD IN DIETETICS For Dietitians (For Dropout/Continuing Students)
  • PGD IN ENVIRONMENTAL DESIGN (For Dropout/Continuing Students)
  • PGD in EPM
  • PGD IN NUTRITION For Physicians (For Dropout/Continuing Students)
  • PGD Mass Comm.
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Computer Science (PGD(CS))
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Gender & Women Studies

ABOUT: Allama Iqbal Open University is a research university in Islamabad. It was established in 1974 with the main purpose of providing education to those who cannot leave their homes or jobs. It is world’s fourth largest university of higher learning. It has an annual enrollment of 1,121,038 students (as of 2010) and course enrollment of 3,305,948. Majority of these are women. Allama Iqbal Open University, abbreviated as AIOU, is providing an attractive opportunity for those who wish to gain knowledge at a very affordable price. The ability to study online by paying a minimal fee has helped so many women to excel in their fields of choice. AIOU is Asia’s first Open University with a strong emphasis on providing distance education in engineering, law, philosophy, natural sciences and social sciences. This university has its 32 Regional Campuses and Centers throughout Pakistan.


Contact Information :

  • Title: Director (Student Affairs)
  • Location: Directorate of Students Advisory & Counselling Services, Gateway Block,Ground Floor, Allama Iqbal Open University, Sector H-8, Islamabad-44000.
  • Website: www.support.aiou.edu.pk
  • Telephone: (051) 111-112-468

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  1. aytac says:

    Thank you so much, Jessica! ?

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