The International Institute of Islamic Thought (IIIT), and its school, The Fairfax Institute, hold an annual Winter Student Program (WSP) in Islamic Studies during winter break. The WSP is designed for currently enrolled undergraduate students at universities and colleges in the US and Canada, regardless of their major or program of study. The program provides an intensive study of major topics in Islamic studies, including: History and Interpretations of the Qur’an, The Qur’anic Worldview, Sunnah and Its Relevance, History of Islamic Thought, Muslim History and Civilization, Islam in America, Fiqh (Jurisprudence) and Maqasid al-Shari’ah (Objectives of Islamic Law), Revival and Reform in Islam, and Contemporary Islamic Thought, among others.
Our faculty come from top academic institutions in the United States and abroad. In previous years, they included Zainab Alwani, Jasser Auda, Younus Mirza, Jonathan Brown, Ovamir Anjum, Feryal Salem, and other leading scholars of Islam.
IIIT/TFI admits students of any race, faith, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, faith, color, national and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admission policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs.
The International Institute of Islamic Thought (IIIT) is inviting applications from undergraduate students enrolled in colleges and universities in the United States and Canada to apply for the 2019 IIIT Winter Student Program (WSP) in Islamic Studies. WSP is designed for currently enrolled undergraduate students, regardless of their major or program of study. The program provides an intensive study of major topics in Islamic studies.
Students are expected to cover their transportation costs and provide evidence of health insurance. The program will be held at IIIT offices in Herndon, Virginia. Students residing in the DMV area are expected to commute to IIIT daily. Scholarships are available based on merit and need.
Participants are required to attend all sessions. They should plan to arrive to Herndon on January 7, 2019 (if out-of-town), and may depart any time after 5:00 p.m. on Friday, January 11, 2019.
To apply, fill out the online form, upload your resume, a 250-word statement, and a copy of your transcript at this link. In the 250-word statement, the student should tell us a bit about her/himself, what she/he would like to accomplish by studying at WSP, and why s/he is applying for WSP. An online version of the transcript or a scanned copy is required for the application. Admitted students will need to send the official transcript upon acceptance.
Currently enrolled as an undergraduate student at a college or university in the US or Canada.
Deadline for Applications: December 16, 2018
Notification of Acceptance: December 19, 2018
Program Dates: January 7-11, 2019
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