Higher Diploma (Bridge to MA)
> Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
What will happen to the uncommon courses when I change my stream? Will my grades for such courses be recognized and mentioned in my final transcript.
Yes, these uncommon courses will appear on the student's permanent academic record with the final course mark and noted as "EXT" (extra). However, they are not included in calculating the student's Grade Point Average and do not count towards the degree, diploma or certificate credit.
If my transcripts are not in English, will you still accept them?
What is the level of English required to join the IOU Higher Diploma (Bridge to MAIS)?
Please note that If you realize later that you are not capable of understanding the courses being taught and need to drop out from the program, then no refund of fees will be possible due to the modest amount being charged. Therefore, we request that you proceed to make your payment only after careful consideration.
Is an English language certification like TOEFL or IELTS required?
Can the IOU BAIS students who have Bachelors degrees in other fields and have completed some or all of the 14 core BAIS courses which are taught under the Higher Diploma (Bridge to MAIS) change their stream to Higher Diploma (Bridge to MAIS) and be eligible for MAIS?
However, we suggest that the BAIS students complete all the 48 BAIS courses before moving to MAIS so that they may benefit from the other BAIS courses which are not taught under MAIS.
Does Higher Diploma (Bridge to MAIS) have a Course Waiver system?
Is there any fee involved before the exams?
How do I take exams?
Is there a separate fee for the learning materials?
What are the tuition fees?
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This is the only MODEST fee we charge per semester. The course is completely tuition free and the course material is also provided free of cost. Plus, there is an E-Library provided as a study aid for the Bridge Diploma for MAIS students.
For first time registrations (new students): No matter when the semester is scheduled to start, once you complete the payment procedure you will be given access to the lessons taught in the first semester, Insha'Allah.
Do I need to pay any extra fees if I register during the late registration period?
A flat amount of late registration fee of $10 USD will be charged along with the regular semester registration fees from the continuing students if they opt to pay the semester registration fees in the late registration period. However, new students are exempted from the late registration fee
When does the late registration period start?
Registration is open all year round though we advise you to register right away. You will be able to register in the current semester if the deadline has not passed. If the deadline has passed, you will be registered for the following semester and you may enroll into courses via the early enrollment system.
The deadlines of registration are broadly divided into three categories:
Early Registration Period:
Spring: beginning of October to mid-February
Fall: beginning of April to mid-August
Regular Registration Period:
Spring: mid-February to mid-March
Fall: mid-August to mid-September
Late Registration Period:
Spring: mid-March to end of March
Fall: mid-September to end of September
Registered students will be sent the exact dates of each semester a couple of weeks before the semester starts.
When will enrollment and classes begin?
The Islamic Online University offers two terms each year.
Spring Semester - March to July
Fall Semester - September to January
The exact dates for the enrollment during the regular period, which is at the beginning of the semester, are announced on the site news before the semester begins. The early enrollment for those who want to enroll during the non-regular period can be accessed via this link.
What does the enrollment process entail?
What is the procedure to join the Higher Diploma (Bridge to MAIS)?
IOU Admissions are open throughout the year. You will be enrolled into the present semester,if the enrollments for it are open. In case the enrollments have closed for the present semester, you will be accepted for the next semester. Insha’Allah.
The registration form is available here:
Please select the stream Higher Diploma (Bridge to MAIS)
You will get a reply from the registrar regarding your admission confirmation and fee payment details in a few days, Insha'Allah.
Before you start the registration process, make sure you have the required document scans (a scan of your degree certificate, a recent color photograph, a scan of your passport of national ID card) ready on your PC
Is there a separate campus/learning area for Higher Diploma (Bridge to MAIS)?
Is It possible to complete the Higher Diploma (Bridge to MAIS) in less than 1 year?
What is the time required to complete the Higher Diploma (Bridge to MAIS)?
Can a student who doesn't have the minimum required qualification join the Higher Diploma (Bridge to MAIS)?
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What are the minimum required qualifications to join theHigher Diploma (Bridge to MAIS)
(1) Graduation in any field other than Islamic Studies.
(2) Post Graduation or above in any field other than Islamic Studies.
(3) Graduation/Post Graduation in Islamic Studies, for those who want to enhance their understanding of the courses and familiarize themselves with the IOU study patterns before the IOU MAIS begins, Insha’Allah
Is the Higher Diploma (Bridge to MAIS) an accredited program?
Yes, the Higher Diploma (Bridge to MAIS) is an accredited program. Students who successfully complete BMAIS will be given a certificate.
There are three options for graduates of the BMAIS program:
- Students are automatically eligible for the IOU MAIS degree program the following semester.
- Students may join the MAIS degree program later if they choose to take some time off.
- Students may follow the MAIS program with any other institution of their choice.
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