Allama Iqbal Open University AIOU Autumn Semester Admissions (Last Date, Fee Structure. Merit, Programs Offered and Apply Process)
Allama Iqbal Open University AIOU Autumn Semester Admissions (Last Date, Fee Structure. Merit, Programs Offered and Apply Process)

AIOU Autumn Admissions 2021 are now open for all matric, intermediate, undergraduate, graduate, and postgraduate programs. Allama Iqbal Open University opens its admissions twice a year i.e. spring admissions and autumn admissions. The students who cannot afford private institutions of Pakistan should not miss this golden opportunity.

AIOU is a public university established in 1974. It is situated in Islamabad and is the world’s fourth-largest institution of higher education. It was established after the success of the Open University in the United Kingdom. It is a great success in Pakistan too as the highest number of students enroll every year in AIOU compared to the any university of Pakistan.

AIOU is established on the motto ‘Education for All’ therefore it provides education for all without any discrimination. Allama Iqbal Open University is recognized by Higher Education Council (HEC) and Pakistan Engineering Council.


Allama Iqbal Open University has 48 regional campuses and 7 Model Study Centers associated with the university working across the country.

Faculties and departments

Following are different departments under different facilities of Allama Iqbal Open University

Faculty of Arabic and Islamic Studies

  • Arabic Language and Literature
  • Hadith and Seerah
  • Islamic Law (Fiqh)
  • Islamic Thought, History and Culture
  • Qur’an and Tafseer

Faculty of Education

The Faculty of Education has the following departments:

  • Adult and Continuing Education
  • Distance and Non-Formal Education
  • Educational Planning and Management
  • Science Education
  • Special Education
  • Teacher Education (Secondary)
  • Teacher Education (Elementary)

Faculty of Sciences

  • Agricultural Sciences
  • Biology
  • Botany
  • Chemistry
  • Information Technology
  • Computer Science
  • Engineering and Technology
  • Environmental Sciences
  • Home and Health Sciences
  • Mathematics and Statistics
  • Physics
  • Telecommunications

Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities

`The Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities was established in 1982. The 16 departments of the faculty are:

  • Business Administration
  • Management Sciences
  • Commerce
  • Economics
  • English Language and Applied Linguistics
  • History
  • Iqbal Studies
  • Library and information sciences
  • Mass Communication
  • Pakistan Studies
  • Pakistani languages
  • Sociology, Social Work and Population Studies
  • Gender and Women’s Studies

Offered Programs

Following are the programs offered for AIOU Autumn Admissions 2021

PhD Programmes

  • English
  • History
  • Islamic Studies (General)
  • Mass communication
  • Chemistry
  • Physics

MPhil Programs

  • Arabic
  • English
  • Islamic studies (General)
  • Mass communication
  • Pakistan studies
  • Chemistry
  • Mathematics
  • Physics
  • Statistics

MBA Programs

  • MBA (2 years for non business graduates)

BS Programs

  • Biochemistry
  • Chemistry
  • Computer sciences
  • Mathematics
  • Physics
  • Microbiology
  • Statistics

Certificate Courses

  • E-Commerce Skill
  • Online Courses

Last Date

The last date to apply at AIOU Autumn Admissions 2021 for Matric and F.A Programmes is September 6, 2021. The last date to apply for AIOU Autumn Admissions 2021 for BS/M.Phil/Ph.D/M.B.A (Face to Face Programmes) is August 23, 2021. The last date is the same for both continued and fresh students. Admissions for Teacher Training, BA (A.D), and BS (ODL and Blended Mode) will start from September 01, 2021.

Entry Test

AIOU Autumn Admissions 2021 in PhD, MPhil, MBA, and BS Programs shall be on a merit basis. The Entry Test/Interview for PhD and MPhil will start from August 26-31, 2021. The Entry Test/Interview will start at 9:00 AM at Academic Complex, AIOU, Islamabad.

Eligibility Criteria

Candidates who have secured 2nd division in their previous academic degrees can apply in any program for AIOU Autumn Admissions 2021. Entry Test is required for PhD and MPhil Programs.

Fee Structure

The fee structure for AIOU Autumn Admissions 2021 is given below

Allama Iqbal Open University – AIOU Undergraduate (BS) Programs Fee Structure 2021

Program NameDurationFee/Year
BS – Arabic4 YearsNA
AD – Arts2 Years27390
BS – Biochemistry4 Years27390
BS – Botany4 Years27390
BBA – Business Administration4 Years27390
BS – Chemistry4 Years27390
AD – Commerce2 Years27390
B.COM – Commerce2 Years27390
BS – Computer Science4 Years40020
BCS – Computer Science4 Years40020
BA [PASS] – Dars-e-nizami2 Years11140
B.ED (HONS) – Education4 Years11580
ADE – Education1/2/3 YearsNA
B.ED – Education1.5 Years27390
CERT – English4 YearsNA
BS – Environmental Sciences4 YearsNA
AD – Finance & Accounting2 Years40020
BS – Gender & Women Studies4 Years27390
AD – Information Technology Management2 Years27390
BS – Instructional Technology4 YearsNA
BS – Islamic Studies4 YearsNA
AD – Library & Information Science2 Years27390
B.Sc. – Library & Information Science4 Years27390
BA [PASS] – Mass Communication2 Years27390
BS – Mathematics4 YearsNA
BS – Microbiology4 Years23100
BS – Pakistan Studies4 Years27390
BS – Physics4 Years62000
BS – Statistics4 YearsNA
BS – Urdu4 YearsNA

Allama Iqbal Open University – AIOU Masters (MA, MSc) Programs Fee Structure 2021

Program NameDurationFee/Year
MA – Arabic2 Years20470
M.Sc. – Botany2 YearsNA
M.Sc. – Chemistry2 Years59710
M.Com. – Commerce2 Years37230
M.Sc. – Economics2 Years18630
MA – Education2 Years14950
M.Ed. – Education [distance & Non-formal]1 Year15835
M.Ed. – Education [elementary]1 Year15835
MS.ED – Education [science]1 Year15835
M.Ed. – Education [special]1 Year15835
MA – Education [teacher]2 Years19515
M.Ed. – Educational Planning & Management1 Year19515
MA – Educational Planning & Management2 Years19515
M.Sc. – Environmental Design2 YearsNA
M.Sc. – Environmental Sciences2 YearsNA
M.Sc. – Forestry2 YearsNA
M.Sc. – Gender & Women Studies2 Years18630
MA – History2 Years20400
MA – Islamic Studies2 Years18630
M.Sc. – Library & Information Science2 Years23600
M.Sc. – Mass Communication2 Years19515
M.Sc. – Mathematics2 Years56330
M.Sc. – Microbiology2 YearsNA
M.Sc. – Pakistan Studies2 Years18630
M.Sc. – Physics2 Years36000
MPA – Public Administration2 Years53920
M.Sc. – Sociology2 Years22310
M.Sc. – Statistics2 Years56330
MA – Teaching Of English As A Second Language2 Years20470
M.Sc. – Tv Production2 YearsNA
MA – Urdu2 Years18630

Allama Iqbal Open University – AIOU Ms, MPhil Programs Fee Structure 2021

Program NameDurationFee/Year
M.Sc. [Hons] – Agricultural Extension2 Years30500
M.Phil. – Arabic2 Years23400
MBA – Business Administration2 Years39600
M.Phil. – Chemistry2 Years52760
MS – Community Health & Nutrition2 Years33000
MS – Computer Science2 Years52000
MS – Distance & Non-formal Education2 Years24000
M.Phil. – Economics2 Years49500
M.Phil. – Education [distance & Non-formal]2 Years24000
MS – Education [elementary]2 Years24000
MS – Education [science]2 Years24000
M.Phil. – Education [special]2 Years24000
M.Phil. – Education [teacher]2 Years24000
M.Phil. – Educational Planning & Management2 Years24000
M.Phil. – English2 Years24000
MS – Environmental Design2 Years40000
MS – History2 Years24000
M.Phil. – Islamic Studies2 Years24000
M.Phil. – Library & Information Science2 YearsNA
M.Sc. [Hons] – Livestock Management2 Years30500
MS – Management Sciences2 Years71000
M.Phil. – Mass Communication2 Years24000
MS – Mathematics2 Years49500
MS – Pakistan Studies2 Years24000
M.Phil. – Pakistani Languages & Literature2 Years24000
M.Phil. – Physics2 Years40300
M.Phil. – Quran & Tafseer2 Years24000
M.Sc. [Hons] – Rural Development2 YearsNA
M.Phil. – Shariah2 YearsNA
M.Phil. – Statistics2 Years49500
M.Phil. – Urdu2 Years24000

Allama Iqbal Open University – AIOU PhD Programs Fee Structure 2021

Program NameDurationFee/Year
Ph.D. – Agricultural Extension3 Years21000
Ph.D. – Business Administration3 Years62300
Ph.D. – Chemistry3 Years66000
Ph.D. – Computer Science3 YearsNA
Ph.D. – Education [distance & Non-formal]3 Years20500
Ph.D. – Education [elementary]3 Years20300
Ph.D. – Education [science]3 Years20300
Ph.D. – Education [secondary]3 Years20300
Ph.D. – Education [special]3 Years20300
Ph.D. – Education [teacher]3 Years20300
Ph.D. – Educational Planning & Management3 Years20300
Ph.D. – English3 YearsNA
Ph.D. – Food & Nutrition3 Years46000
Ph.D. – History3 Years19000
Ph.D. – Iqbal Studies3 Years19000
Ph.D. – Islamic Studies3 Years19000
Ph.D. – Library & Information Science3 Years33000
Ph.D. – Mass Communication3 YearsNA
Ph.D. – Pakistani Languages & Literature3 Years19000
Ph.D. – Physics3 Years33000
Ph.D. – Quran & Tafseer3 Years19000
Ph.D. – Shariah3 Years19000
Ph.D. – Statistics3 Years50000
Ph.D. – Urdu3 Years19000

How to Apply?

To apply for AIOU Autumn Admissions 2021 follow these steps

  • Visit
  • Log in if you already have an account, if not then Create New Account
  • Activate your account by the email sent by the university
  • Select the type of program
  • Fill the online form and submit
  • Submit the processing fee in any branch of ABL, UBL, MCB, and FWBL.

Required Documents

New students have to send the application form and documents required within two days of submission of the fee. Following are the required documents for AIOU Autumn Admissions 2021

  • Matric Result Card
  • CNIC/B-Form of Applicant
  • CNIC of Father
  • Result cards of all previous academic programs
  • Passport size picture of applicant
  • Copy of processing fee

Merit Lists Schedule

Following is the merit display schedule for AIOU Autumn Admissions 2021

Merit ListDisplay DateLast Date for Fee Submission
1st Merit ListSeptember 03, 2021September 8, 2021
2nd Merit ListSeptember 09, 2021September 14, 2021
3rd Merit ListSeptember 15, 2021September 17, 2021

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

How I can get admission?

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

What is the eligibility to take Admission at AIOU in Matric/ Secondary School Certificate (SSC) Programme?

A candidate applying for Secondary School Certificate (SSC) Programme must have passed the Middle/9th pass or fail or SSC fail Certificate Examination and hold its certificate issued by the respective Board/Government School or Registered School. In case, the middle standard examination has been passed from any Private school, it must bear the Registration Number or attestation by the District Education Officer.

Does AIOU Confirm My Registration?

After two months of submitting the Application Form, you can confirm your admission and check the status of your AIOU admission while Browsing the AIOU website clicking Link “Admission Inquiry” and providing your Name, Roll No, Challan No, or Registration No, to the Website. And also you can confirm/check the status of the AIOU books in Books Inquiry the book’s dispatch detail after your admission is confirmed.

Are there any tutors for Students at AIOU? And how I can get Tutor information?

Yes, you received Tutor Letter/Workshop Schedules by post on your Postal address, if somehow you can’t get any tutor information then please contact your concerned regional office and visit the AIOU website and find your Allama Iqbal Open University – AIOU Tutor from here.

What is the Admission Procedure that AIOU is offering?

The 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 each semester. Ph. D, M.Phil, M.Sc/MA, and Teacher Education Programmes i.e. PTC, CT, B.Ed, M. Ed are announced once a year. The study period for each semester generally lasts 18 weeks, plus Two weeks for preparation for the examination. Admissions are offered twice a year as given below:
Semester         Admission open

 Spring            February to March
Autumn         July to August


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