Payment Guide

This question is related to the Campus Section of International Open University

When your admission gets confirmed by the Registrar's Office, you can proceed to pay fees in order to start your studies at IOU. Applicable Semester registration fees vary according to your country of residence and selected program. This article will cover Applicable fees, Payment policy, and Payment Methods Available for the students at IOU.

Note: Semester registration fee should not be paid until all registration procedures are complete and instructions to pay are given by the Registrar's Office. 

Fees Portal:

Student's may Access the ' Online payment' portal by logging into Campus section --> Fee block --> Online payment

Or you can click on 'Fee' on the top bar

Applicable Semester Registration fees:

1) Undergraduate Program: You may check applicable fees based on your country of residence here.

2) Higher Diploma ProgramYou may check applicable fees based on your country of residence here.

3) MAIS program: You may check applicable fees based on your country of residence here.

4) Intensive Arabic Program:  You may check applicable fees based on your country of residence here.


Part-Time Students: 1-3 courses
Full-Time Students: 4-6 courses (Psychology Stream students' can enroll in 4 to 5 courses)
Accelerated Program Students: 7-9 courses  (Psychology Stream students' can enroll in 6 to 7 courses)

Please note that the fee varies according to the plan selected by the student. You can select the required plan and country of residence in the links provided under the respective programs. 

Return Policy

1. Fees paid to International Open University for the Semester Registration is neither refundable nor transferable under any circumstances. This is due to the modest fee charged.

2. Students who pay for Accelerated Study Plan are responsible for their decision to choose it. The fees paid will be considered as the fees paid for one semester as per the plan of their choice and the entire amount will be applicable even if they later enroll in 6 or fewer courses.

3. If the student hasn't enrolled in even one course after making the payment, then the fees of one semester can be transferred to the next semester. Please apply here

4. If a student has paid Semester Registration fees in advance and has to pay for other services like Credits Transfer or Late Drop Charges then this advance payment may be used to cover those charges if required. Please email us here.

5. One student's fees will not be transferred to another student under any circumstances.

Mode of Payment


We have implemented a very easy and swift payment system through 'Stripe' allowing you to pay your IOU fees from every corner of the globe and enroll in your desired courses right away. 

Thus, the payment process has become very easy, simple, and swift. You can pay your semester registration fees through this new system and instantaneously receive payment confirmation, using your credit/debit card. 
No need to create an account in 'Stripe'.
Kindly go to this link to make the payment using credit/debit card: 

Other Payment Modes

Local Bank Accounts: 

Local accounts have been arranged for some countries and students may pay the fees directly there. Please click on the name of your country (if displayed below) to obtain instructions on how to pay to a local account. If the name of your country is not listed below, it means that the local account is not yet available for your country, and you need to make the payment to our account in Malaysia:

Payment Confirmation Process:

Once payment is made, please upload the payment proof (scan or screenshot of the payment receipt) here

Thereafter, we will process the fees which may take 2-3 days in case of Local Bank Account Payments. Payments Made through Stripe are processed instantly. An email would be sent to you once your payment is logged in your account after which you may proceed to enroll for the courses. 

You may check the payment history of your account here This page will show the semester registration fees done so far, any balance available in Student's account, any outstanding payment, or outstanding course drop charges that a student is required to pay.

Payment of the difference of the payable amount and the balance:

In case you have some balance available in your account which you want to use while paying the semester registration fee, please email the helpdesk regarding the same. The helpdesk team will allow you to just pay the difference of the payable amount and the balance through Stripe.

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