The Arab Open University Jordan

The Open University Logo

The Arab Open University Jordan

The Arab Open University (AOU) is a non-profit university. It is with a great sense of satisfaction that I speak to you in my capacity as the second Jordan Branch Director of the Arab Open University. The inception of AOU is a personal initiative by HRH Prince Talal bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, the Chairman of the AOU Board of Trustees. In December 2000, Kuwait was designated to host the Headquarters of AOU.

The AOU first phase was launched in October 2002 in three branches: Kuwait, Lebanon and Jordan. Branches in Bahrain, Egypt and Saudi Arabia were opened in 2003. Branches were opened in Oman in February 2008 and in Sudan in September 2013. In May 2015, AOU signed an agreement of opening a new branch in Palestine with the Palestinian Ministry of Higher Education.


A pioneering Arab Open University dedicated to building the science and knowledge society.


Develop and disseminate knowledge, and build expertise according to international quality standards without time or geographical barriers for the sake of contributing and preparing manpower for development needs, and to build science and knowledge society in the Arab countries.


The AOU has more than 28,460 students in eight countries and has celebrated graduation of more than 20,690 students, more than 50% of which are females.

Academic programs

Under the partnership agreement with the Open University, UK, AOU offers a range of academic programs taught in English:

Undergraduate Programmes

  • BA Programme (Hons) in Business Studies (BS), offered in one of the following tracks:
    • Management
    • Marketing
    • Accounting
    • Accounting (Arabic)
    • Economics
    • Systems Practice
    • Finance/ Microfinance
    • HR
  • BSc Programme (Hons) in Information Technology and Computing (ITC), offered in one of the following tracks:
    • Information Technology and Computing (ITC)
    • Computing (C)
    • Information and Communication Technology (ICT)
    • Computing with Business (CwB)
  • BSc Programme (Hons) in Graphic and Multimedia Design (in some of AOU’s branches)
  • BA Programme (Hons) in English language & Literature (ELL):
    • Translation Track
  • BA Programme (Hons) in English Language and Literature with Business (ELL with BS)
  • BA Programme (Hons) in Media is offered in the following specializations (Egypt Branch):
    • Electronic Media
    • Radio and Television
    • Public Relations
  • And offered in the following tracks:
    • Electronic Media (Track) (Jordan & Lebanon)
    • Public Relations (Track) (Jordan)
  • BA Programme (Hons) in Education in Elementary Education
  • BA Programme (Hons) in Special Education / Learning Disabilities
  • BA Programme (Hons) in Special Education, offered in two tracks:
    • Learning Disabilities
    • Mental Retardation
  • Postgraduate Programmes (in some of AOU’s branches)
  • Master of Business Administration (MBA)
  • MSc. in Computing Programme
  • MSc in Computing – Information Security and Forensics
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Computing*MA in English Literature*High/General Diploma in Education
  • Master of Education in Education Technology
  • Master of Education in Educational Leadership


Amman – Tareq
P.O.Box 1339 Amman 11953 Jordan,
Tel. +962 6 5630630
Fax +962 6 5630610