The IOU Family
Who We Are
The International Open University (IOU) aims to grant global access to quality undergraduate, graduate, and postgraduate level education programs for students at virtually no cost. Its mission is to change the Muslim Nation and the world situation through appropriate, Islamized education.
Making authentic Islamic knowledge readily available to the world through the Internet solely for God’s pleasure is a noble life goal and a mission well worth sacrificing all of one’s energies and means for.
IOU History (Bahasa,Russian Campus)
The International Open University (IOU) is the brainchild of Dr. Bilal Philips. IOU’s journey began in 2007 with the launch of free online Diploma courses in its Open Campus. In 2010, after just 3 years, the Bachelor of Arts (BA) program was launched.
The University now has seven colleges offering accredited online degree programs: College of Education, College of Islamic Economics, College of Banking & Finance, College of Psychology, College of Islamic Studies, College of Business Administration, College of Information Technology, and the College of Arabic Language and Linguistics.
In addition, IOU’s Global Qur’an Memorization Center presents a unique opportunity for students across the globe to study the Qur’an online.
After successfully making authentic Islamic knowledge available in English, Bahasa, and Russian, IOU is launching IOU Urdu.