SPI 2016 FAQ

  1. Who can apply for the Summer Programme on Islam?
  2. Where can I obtain an application form?
  3. When is the application deadline?
  4. When is the final selection date?
  5. Can I re-apply for the Summer Programme this year if my application was rejected last year?
  6. If I was placed on a short-list last year or I could not participate because of visa issues, do I have to re-apply this year?
  7. What is the cost of the programme and what, if any, expenses are covered?
  8. If I am unable to contribute the full fees of the programme, will financial assistance be available?
  9. If I cannot pay the full programme fees before the programme, can I pay in instalments?
  10. If selected to participate, do I have to obtain my own travel visa or will the Institute get it for me?
  11. Do I have to pay the visa fee?
  12. What kind of accommodation is provided?
  13. If I am allergic to certain foods, can appropriate arrangements be made?
  14. Who should I contact if I have any further queries?

 

1. Who can apply for the Summer Programme on Islam?

Any member of the Jamatinfo-icon with an undergraduate degree and proficiency in English can apply. IIS and AKU-ISMC graduates or those who have attended the IIS Summer Programme previously are not eligible to apply. Those who are participating in the International Training Programme (ITP) or have completed either IWTP or PTEP are also not eligible to apply.

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2. Where can I obtain an application form?
 
The application form is available online until Sunday, 24th April 2016.
 
 
3. When is the application deadline?
 

          The completed application form should be submitted online latest by Sunday, 24th April 2016 midnight (2400 BST).

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4. When is the final selection date?
 
Selection decisions are normally made within approximately four to six weeks of the closing date for applications.
 
 
5. Can I re-apply for the Summer Programme this year if my application was rejected last year?
 
Yes, but only if you meet the selection criteria for this year.
 

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6. If I was placed on a short-list last year or I could not participate because of visa issues, do I have to re-apply this year?
 
Yes. Please ensure that you meet the selection criteria for this year.

 

 
7. What is the cost of the programme and what, if any, expenses are covered?
 
The programme contribution is GBP £700 which includes the cost of accommodation in London and meals for the duration of the programme as well as course materials. The IIS will bear all the faculty and organisational costs. Participants will also be responsible for purchasing their own return airfare to London, UK, and any associated costs of obtaining a UK visa, if necessary.
 
 
8. If I am unable to contribute the full fees of the programme, will financial assistance be available?
 
Selection of the participants is need-blind. Limited financial assistance towards a portion of the contribution may be available on a case-by-case basis. Along with the contribution, participants will be responsible for their visa and travel related costs to the UK. If you would like to apply for financial assistance, please visit the home page.
 
 
9. If I cannot pay the full programme contribution before the programme, can I pay in instalments?
 
Yes. This option may be available for select candidates on a case-by-case basis.
 
 
 
10. If selected to participate, do I have to obtain my own travel visa or will the Institute get it for me?
 
Obtaining an appropriate UK Visa is the responsibility of the participant. Letters confirming admission to the programme will be provided by the IIS to support your visa application.
 
 
11. Do I have to pay the visa fee?
 
Yes, participants will be responsible for the visa fee and any associated costs (such as travel to the Embassy, obtaining or renewing a passport, etc).
 
 
 
12. What kind of accommodation is provided?

The programme will be held in London, UK, and all participants are expected to stay in halls of residence on campus for the duration of the programme. Accommodation is provided for the nights of 13 – 20 July, inclusive. The programme ends on the evening of 20 July and participants are requested to organise their return travel accordingly. If your flight schedules requires you to arrive before or stay after the dates that the accommodation is provided, you will be responsible for these and any associated costs.

 
 
13. If I am allergic to certain foods, can appropriate arrangements be made?

We work closely with the catering team to ensure that all dietary requirements are met. Participants must inform us of specific dietary requirements prior to the commencement of the programme and should agree to the arrangements before the commencement of the programme.

 
 
14. Who should I contact if I have any further queries?

Please email your query to dcr@iis.ac.uk