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Islamic Scholarship Programmes 2024-25 

Islamic Scholarship Programmes ensure students are able to find a programme best suited to them

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What are the Islamic Scholarship Programmes?

With one day a week, through part-time study and a dynamic selection of modules, the courses provide the opportunity for students and working professionals to study Arabic and the Islamic sciences to an advanced level.

The programmes are primarily authorised by Shaykh Akram Nadwi. Students can begin their studies with the Foundation Year, progress onto either the Arabic Immersion Year or the Quran Study Programme. Students can then enrol onto the Alimiyyah Programme and thereafter graduate as an ‘Alim or ‘Alimah, with concrete understanding of the fundamental Islamic sciences.

Application Process

The Islamic Scholarship Programmes

The Foundation Year is tailored for students of Islamic knowledge who are just beginning their journey. The course provides a solid basis in Islamic scholarship through part-time study with some of the most renowned and accomplished teachers in the UK. Learn More

The Quran Study Programme is a three-year course in which students will study the Quran from cover to cover. The programme is aimed at students who are seeking a focused study of the Quran and wish to deepen their understanding of Islamic scripture. Learn More

The Arabic Immersion Programme is tailored for students of knowledge who have progressed beyond a foundational level. The year-long course provides an immersive environment for students to improve in their knowledge of grammar and morphology. Learn More
The Alimiyyah Programme is designed to provide students with a firm grounding in the Arabic language and Classical Islamic Disciplines. Students begin by studying intermediate texts in a variety of disciplines, before being exposed to more advanced texts. Learn More

Are you unsure which programme is best suited for you? Take our quiz and find out!

Why Study at ASI

Unique Syllabus

Our syllabus has been designed to provide students with a deep understanding of both Arabic and the Islamic Sciences. Our courses are delivered by some of the UK’s leading academics and traditionally-trained scholars; we combine classical Islamic texts with contemporary works to enable students to graduate with an incisive understanding of the religion.

One Day a Week

For many it is not possible to spend years or even decades studying the Islamic Sciences full time. Our programmes are structured so that students are only required to dedicate one day a week to their studies, making the programme ideal for both full-time students and working professionals, as well as homemakers.

Shaykh Akram Nadwi

Shaykh Akram Nadwi is a Hadith scholar of the highest calibre as well as one of the leading Islamic thinkers of our time. Our programmes are primarily authorised by Shaykh Akram Nadwi. Graduates from the Institute do so under his tutelage, receiving their Shahādah ‘Ālimiyyah upon completion of the programme.

Live Online Classes

All of our content is available live online for students all over the world. We currently have a global network of students from every continent – except perhaps Antarctica! – who connect with their teachers and classmates on a weekly basis. As a global community, we come together to learn, study and train in the sciences of the religion.

‘One thing we have done with the ASI syllabus is chosen the works of those people who are imams and thinkers; those who impart knowledge with reason and deep understanding.’

— Dr Mohammad Akram Nadwi | Principal of Al-Salam Institute

The Al-Salam Institute classes have been the highlight of my week for the past two years. I hope Al-Salam Institute provide continued benefit to the ummah, and to humanity in general.

Dr Omar Mahroo


Al-Salam Institute is an excellent institute that provides an exceptional teaching experience. They take into consideration everyone’s needs and requirements and help them in their studies.

Kauser Choudhury


I had never benefitted so much in doing a term of studying Islamic sciences as I had with Al-Salam Institute. ASI gives many like me the opportunity to combine studying Islamic sciences with work/study.

Umm Ruman

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Find Out More

If you would like to find out more, have questions regarding the application process, or are unsure which programme is suitable for you, please contact our admissions team.
+44 (0)20 8090 1623