IOU is Globally Accredited


The government of Somalia's Ministry of Higher Education, recently granted a university license to the Islamic Online University, adding it to its list of accredited universities in Somalia which are recognized by the UN and therefore recognized by accredited universities globally.


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The Ministry of Education, Culture and Higher Education granted a university license and accreditation to the Islamic Online University in May 2014.





Operational License in The Gambia


The Ministry of Higher Education, Research, Science and Technology has granted to the Islamic Online University a license to operate an online university in The Gambia with effect from May 13, 2014.



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University Affiliations





The Virtual University of Pakistan (VU) and the Islamic Online University (IOU) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding in April 2015.


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The Royal University of Dhaka (RUD), Bangladesh and the Islamic Online University (IOU) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding in March 2015.


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Hamdard University, Pakistan and the Islamic Online University (IOU) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding in March 2015.


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Isra University, Pakistan and the Islamic Online University (IOU) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding in March 2015


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Riphah International University, Pakistan and the Islamic Online University (IOU) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding in February 2015.


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COMSATS Institute of Information Technology, Pakistan and the Islamic Online University (IOU) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding in February 2015.


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Bayan Institute of Higher Education, Afghanistan and Islamic Online University (IOU) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding in February 2015.


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Islamic University in Uganda, Uganda and the Islamic Online University (IOU) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding in February 2015.


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The College of Sharee’ah and Islamic Studies at Kuwait University, Kuwait and the Islamic Online University (IOU) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding in August 2014.


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Universiti Malaysia Perlis (UniMAP) of Malaysia and the Islamic Online University (IOU) have signed a Letter of Intent in July 2014 to execute a formal Memorandum of Understanding.





Wisdom International School for Higher Education Studies (WISHES) of Philippines and the Islamic Online University (IOU) have signed a Memorandum of Agreement in 2010.





The Gollis University of Somaliland and the Islamic Online University (IOU) have signed a Memorandum of Agreement on 31st of March, 2013, and subsequently, The Gollis University of Somaliland will issue a BA degree to IOU BAIS graduates.


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Membership



The Islamic Online University (IOU) is an approved member institution of the International Council for Open and Distance Education (ICDE).


The International Council for Open and Distance Education (ICDE) was founded in 1938 in Canada as the International Council for Correspondence Education and today, the ICDE is the leading global membership organization for open, distance, flexible and online education, including e-learning, with members from 60 countries representing every continent.


ICDE is a non-governmental organization supported by the Norwegian Ministry of Education and Research and in formal consultative relations with UNESCO. ICDE works together with UNESCO in the service of international cooperation and development since 1967. This status grants ICDE’s members a voice at UNESCO.


​The ​IOU membership can be verified ​here​​.