Entry Requirements


All applicants must be over 16 and have completed their secondary education with five good GCSE’s (or equivalent qualifications) and must be able to demonstrate basic Islamic knowledge, including recitation of the Qur’ān, beliefs and elementary fiqh and practice. An acceptable level of character and behaviour is also expected from prospective students, and will be assessed via references and the interview process.

In addition, applicants must demonstrate the ability to recite the Qur’ān to our required standard.

Age of Applicants
The normal route through this course is entry at 16 and completion at 19. Applicants over 16 may be considered if they demonstrate the potential to complete at 19.

In addition, applicants for the ‘Ālimiyyah course are expected to demonstrate a reasonable understanding of the Urdu language.

In cases where this requirement is not met, the Preparatory Course offers a route onto the ‘Ālimiyyah Course.

Age of Applicants
Due to the length and demands of the ‘Ālimiyyah Course, we do not normally accept applicants over 22.

Qirā‘ah Specialisation
Applicants must have successfully completed the ‘Ālimiyyah Course at JRU or its equivalent at another institute.

In addition, they must have achieved a minimum grade of 85% in the Tajwīd component of that course.

New Application Dates

Inshā’allāh, the next academic year will start in May/ June 2022.

The current dates for new applications is as follows:

Opening date: Monday 1st November 2021.

Closing date: Monday 31st January 2022.

*Applications received after the closing date will be treated as late.

Mission Statement

“JRU: a centre of academic and spiritual excellence”

Our Objectives

• To provide authentic Islamic education based on the Qur’ān and Sunnah.

• To preserve the treasure of Islamic learning and pass it on to future generations.

• To perfect good character and moral conduct.

• To promote spiritual development and god-consciousness.

• To prepare individuals who will serve the needs of Muslim communities, and inspire them to improve themselves as Muslims and citizens.

Contact Details

Jāme‘ah Riyādul ‘Uloom
120 Melbourne Road
Leicester, UK

Tel / Fax: +44 116 2625440

Email: info@jru.org.uk