The Honors Program at Usul Academy is a rigorous 4-year BA in Comparative Islamic Studies. Each year consists of three 11-week terms of virtual learning, and the first and last year of the program include a 3-week Summer Suhba retreat in Istanbul. 

Arabic proficiency is a requirement to be enrolled in the first year Foundations of the Honors Program. Students who apply to the Honors Program but who are not proficient in Arabic will be admitted into the 1-year preparatory Academic Arabic program.

Below are the documents needed to apply for the Honors Program: BA in Comparative Islamic Studies.

  1. Your most recent transcript (student copies are accepted).
  2. A Personal Statement: Your Statement of Purpose is not limited to, but should address, the following three questions: 1. How has your education or life experiences prepared you for this program? 2. What do you hope to get out of the program? 3. How does the program fit into your life goals?
  3. Your CV.
  4. A picture of yourself.
  5. Names and e-mails of 2 references. References can include: teachers, professors, supervisors, mentors, shuyukh etc.

Applications close April 4.

Shortlisted students will be invited for an interview in June 2022. All accepted students will undergo an Arabic proficiency assessment. 

For Tuition & Aid information, click here

After submitting your application you may complete the following financial aid form 

For any inquiries, please e-mail: [email protected].

Application Form

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Personal Information

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*Student copies/unofficial transcripts are accepted. PDF only.

*Student copies are accepted. PDF only.

*You may upload proof of English proficiency, Arabic proficiency, or Ijaza. PDF only.

*PDF only.

*PDF only.

*jpg, jpeg, png, pdf

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Please note that financial aid is limited. Anyone applying must demonstrate both need and merit.