Bangladesh Open University offers 2 (two) types of programs Formal and Non-formal, through 6 (six) different schools. BOU already has launched 24 formal and 19 Non -formal programs:
Formal programs consist of four levels – Certificate, Diploma, Degree and Masters. Interested people enrolled for the formal programs collect books written specially for them from Regional Resource Centers (RRC), Sub Regional Centers (SRC) and Tutorial Centers (TC). Audio cassettes are also sent out. BOU prepares audio-visual materials and we have been able to arrange for 25 minutes radio broadcast every day and 20-25 minutes television broadcasts five days a week. Each year for every formal program BOU conducts two examination, one each semester.