Full Online Guide to Apply for Degree in AIOU

Full Online Guide to Apply for Degree in AIOU

Allama Iqbal Open University (AIOU) being one of the largest distance learning universities has revolutionized its degree application process with an online tracking system for programs (Matric, F.A, B.A, B.Ed, M.A, M.Ed, and Ph.D.). The vouchers for the fee of degree (urgent or normal) are available on the AIOU website and even one can fill fields online and pay in different banks.

In this guide, we'll move through each step essentially required for local (students in Pakistan) and foreign students to apply and get degree shipped (posted) to their houses directly. Also, we'll walk you through some precautions so information filled documents are not returned.

We'll discuss the most common problems faced by the students with their comprehensive solutions. If in any of the processes you have any query we'll guide you through the comments section.

Here are the main steps to apply for a degree.

Fill the Challan Online

AIOU fill challan form online.

The challan form is available online (https://www.aiou.edu.pk/admissions/challanform_main.asp) and one can fill in the following information in the online form to generate their challan form

  • Name
  • Father Name
  • Roll Number (optional)
  • CNIC

The challan essentials are filled online. Once the submit button is clicked challan form is available on the web which can be printed or saved to print later.

One other thing to consider is the amount section of the form. Different degrees have different fees for the urgent or normal application process which we'll discuss further in the next section in detail.

To know more about fees check the following image (we recommend you visit the official website for the latest fees).

AIOU degree programs with required attachments for degree form and their urgent and normal fees.

NOTE: Besides the degree fee if you've other dues left YOU MUST ADD THEM TO THE CHALLAN AMOUNT. Read below if you have unpaid dues in all semesters.

Add Unpaid Dues

Rates of per course examination re-appear fee.

In most cases, students left their re-appear fee or workshop fee during any of the semesters. Add those unpaid dues to the original degree amount.

Example: If you have to apply for a B.Ed degree and you also have to pay a re-appear fee for two subjects, then you'll add the amount of total as follow:
Normal Fee: 1000 + (2 * 90) = 1180 total
Urgent Fee: 2000 + (2 * 90) = 2180 total

Note: If you have unpaid dues left your degree forms will be rejected. So, be careful and pay all dues to avoid rejections.

Pay Challan in Bank

Previously AIOU has been supporting multiple banks but now they've narrowed the options. You can submit fee in the following banks:

  • Allied Bank Limited (ABL)

Submitted challan copy should be saved properly even one can snapshot with their phone.

Urgent/Normal Degree Delivery Days

With an urgent fee, the degree will be ready in 2 weeks and delivered to your address. Usually, with the urgent fee, it takes a month to reach your degree home (including post delays). Degrees are sent via TCS to your doorsteps.

University is not responsible for delivering you early with "Normal Fee". When I asked them about time they told me degrees with normal fees are delivered in years. I don't know exactly how much time it takes with the normal fee because I haven't met a single student with a normal degree fee experience. Write down below in the comments if you are the one.

I recommend an urgent fee for fast delivery as it takes under a month.

Fill Degree Form

Download link for degree form: https://www.aiou.edu.pk/Downloads/FINALIZED%20DEGREE%20FORM.pdf

It is a simple form where student information needs to be filled in. Keynotes to keep in mind during filling out this form are as follow:

  • Check the box for (urgent/normal) in top left corner
  • Write down re-appear and the full fee in the blanks
  • Add information about your passed subjects with their code numbers, total number, and semester (the semester in which the subject was passed)

All other things are fairly explanatory and simple. If you are striving with something you can write down to us in the comments section for help.

Compulsory Attachments Detail

AIOU degree programs with required attachments for degree form and their urgent and normal fees.

The required attachments for each program/level are different. So, see your degree attachments row carefully and attach only notarized (attested) documents.

Before moving further you must note the following things:

AIOU application form for correction of name, date of birth, address etc
  • Attach original copy of paid challan (keep a record of challan by photocopying or taking the picture by phone)
  • In case of correction, first, you need to contact the admission office for correction. Download correction forms from this URL: https://www.aiou.edu.pk/download.asp
  • All attached documents should be ATTESTED WITH THE NAME OF ATTESTING AUTHORITY.
  • B.COM, BET, and BBA students should attach their internship certificates as well.

Example:For B.A or B.Ed degree you should attach Matric, F.A, and B.A credentials. Also, don't forget to attach result cards issued during the degree.

Post to AIOU

Write down the following address to post forms to AIOU.

AIOU address to post forms.

Track Degree and Monitor Incomplete Applications

Track incomplete or returned applications online for AIOU.

Once your degree is reached to the AIOU office via post or courier you must keep an eye on the latest status.

There are two possibilities either an application is accepted (you can track degree) or returned to the student with objection (see incomplete applications).

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