Applications for Al-Mahdi Institute full-time study (starting September each year), can be submitted from the 1st of June of each year.
Applications for part-time study can be sent from the following dates;
Applications open on 1st of July each year: Semester One (Sept – Feb)
Applications open 1st of Jan each year: Semester Two (March – July)
The deadline for all applications for Semester Two (starting Monday 25th February 2019) is Monday 18th February 2019.
Students admitted to the Full-time Hawza programme typically hold an undergraduate degree, although this is not necessary, the normal minimum entry requirement of A-levels or equivalent can suffice. Admissions are subject to the assessment of applications and some students may be invited to attend an interview to determine suitability for scholarships. All students applying for the Hawza Programme must be able to read basic Arabic and be fluent in English Language.
When enrolling on specific modules only, students must ensure that they fulfil the Module Prerequisites for entry on their desired modules.
When completing the application form, you will need to upload the following documents;
- Copy of your current passport
- Photograph of yourself
- Certificate of your highest qualification
- Current CV
If you are unable to upload any documents, you may also email them to email@example.com
About Al-Mahdi Institute
The Al-Mahdi Institute’s Four-Year Hawza Program is an intensive and modified version of the Hawza program that is taught in the traditional Muslim educational centers of Qum and Najaf. The Hawza Program offers students a thorough grounding in reading, analyzing and contextualizing classical Arabic texts, with a great emphasis placed on the use of modern theories in the study of religion, theology and language. Furthermore, unlike other centers of Muslim learning, this curriculum is delivered entirely in English and Arabic.
The central goals of the Four-Year Hawza Program are two-fold. Firstly, it aims to produce innovative thinkers who are capable of contributing to Muslim thought through engagement with Ulama and Traditional centers of Muslim learning, as exemplified in the Hawza’s and Madaris of Qum, Najaf, Medina, Cairo, and national and international centers of academia. Secondly, it aims to continue to produce traditionally grounded and conscientious scholars who are capable of informing media, governmental and non-governmental institutions, and grass-roots communities by portraying and advancing the human face of Islam through the teachings of Prophet Muhammad and his impeccable progeny.
The Institute provides various options for students to access the Hawza Program. Applicants can choose to study the modules in-house, where they can also apply for a scholarship to contribute towards their tuition fees & on-campus accommodation. Alternatively, applicants can opt to join as a virtual student, and receive access to the diverse range of modules offered by the Hawza Program online, at any time and from any location around the world.
Students who wish to enroll on other modules may contact firstname.lastname@example.org for further information.