Admissions announced by university through different mediums like advertisements published in famous newspapers of Pakistan and on the official website of the university as well. The announcement made by the university twice in a year Spring (Feb to Mar) and Autumn (Aug to Sep) semesters. Information related to  old and latest admissions of AIOU are available on links provided below:

In above link you will find out last date of enrollment forms in AIOU, regional offices address and telephone numbers, prospectus purchasing points, details of programs and courses, Overseas Pakistanis studies, detailed features of university, online admissions procedure and other information. For further in depth details of a program of your interest, you are suggested to study the prospectus thoroughly. If you like to view information of previously announcements by the Open University Islamabad then check out below information:


Last date 05-March-2018 (Spring 2018 Admissions) see Details
Autumn 2017 Admissions
Last date 28th September 2017 (Autumn 2017 Admissions)
Last date 07th April 2017 (Spring 2017 Admissions)
Last date 25 March 2017 (Spring 2017 Admissions)
Last date 10th October 2016 with Late Fee Charges (3rd Advertisement)
AIOU Admissions Autum 2016 Last date 30 September 2016 (2nd Advertisement)
AIOU Admissions Autum 2016 Last date 05 September 2016 (1st Advertisement)
Spring 2016
For the Year 2010

Instructions for Admission

The open university Islamabad offers admissions in 02 semesters namely Spring and Autumn. But AIOU offers following admissions only once in a whole year i.e. Ph. D, M.Phil, M.Sc/MA and Teacher Education Programmes i.e. PTC, CT, B.Ed. , M. Ed. However functional courses and general academic programs offers twice a year in the Spring and Autumn semesters. Normally university offers admission on the following dates for the each semester:

Spring Schedule
Opening Month - 1st February / - Each Year
Closing Month - 25th February / - Each Year

Autumn Schedule
Opening Month - 1st August / - Each Year
Closing Month - 20th August / - Each Year

Important Admission Information
Autumn 2012 Admission Offer - Details
Fee & Courses for Continued Students - Details
Admission Forms - Details
Programmes for Overseas Pakistanis - Details
AIOU Regional Offices - Details

AIOU is the first distance learning education university which is catering needs of 1.3 million students through regualar and distance learning programs. So it is convenient for higher education for those who want to continue further sutdies but busy in their jobs or can't leave homes specially women. A wide variety of courses from Matric to Ph.D level is available in various faculties.

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