Jalsa Salana Talim Awards

By the grace and blessing of Allah the almighty each year Huzoor e Anwar (May Allah be his helper) gives merit-based awards on Jalsa Salana UK to fortunate Ahmadi students who have excelled in their fields of study.

Please follow the instructions below to apply for an award for Jalsa Salana UK 2020.

Please note that the deadline for applications is 30th April 2020.

International Award Candidates

JazakAllah for your interest in an award at Jalsa Salana UK. As you are not a member of Jamaat Ahmadiyya UK hence Talim Department UK is not able to deal with your application directly. Please read through the following section to help you guide through the process.

If you are a member of Jamaat Ahmadiyya Pakistan or India then please do get in touch with relevant Nazarat Taleem of the country in order to apply and receive an award at Jalsa Salana UK. They should be able to process your application and guide you through the process.

If you are a member of Jamaat from any other country then please get in touch with your National Secretary Talim or National President / Amir ‘s office. They should be able to advise you on the process specific to your country.

UK Award Candidates

IMPORTANT: The below criteria is from the last year. Please expect changes in the final criteria for the year 2020 which is in approval process. We will update as soon as we get the approved criteria for Jalsa Award 2020.

Award Application Process

  • Please read carefully the given criteria and confirm you meet the criteria for one of the categories.
  • Download the correct application form for your category.
  • Please print this form and fill in all details accurately.
  • Please get application form attested by your local president, ensuring they sign and stamp.
  • Make scanned copies of the required certificates and combine all those in one file.
  • Please complete the online form below and submit scanned copies of the application and certificates before the deadline.
  • If your award is approved you will be notified by the Talim department.

The Award applications are judged on academic merit alone. ALL candidates must meet the Criteria below to be eligible for the awards.

  • FIVE Grade 8s (Grade 9s or A*s) and SIX Grade 7s (or A’s)
  • SIX Grade 8s (Grade 9s or A*s) and FOUR Grade 7s (or A’s)
  • SEVEN Grade 8s (Grade 9s or A*s) and TWO Grade 7s (or A’s)
  • EIGHT Grade 8s (Grade 9s or A*s)
  • THREE Grade 9s and FOUR Grade 8s

For candidates completing education in Scotland

  • SIX A’s and 2 B’s in Scottish National 5 examination
  • SEVEN A’s in Scottish National 5 examination
  • SEVEN A’s and 1 B in Scottish National 5 examination
  • EIGHT A’s in Scottish National 5 examination

1) Candidates completing their education in England and achieving less than FIVE Grade 8’s (Grade 9s or A*s) and SIX Grade 7’s (or A’s) do NOT meet the minimum criteria

2) All GCSE qualifications achieved should not be older than 3 years. Any grades achieved prior to year 2016 will not be eligible to apply

3) Only Full course GCSE grades will be accepted which are recognised by exam body as 1 full GCSE in its own right. Partial courses i.e. Spoken Language will not be counted as 1 full GCSE in its own right

4) IF you are offering short courses for eligibility then please note: 2 x short courses = 1 GCSE

5) The ONLY acceptable form of evidence is the official exam board certificate – PLEASE DO NOT SEND any of the following without a valid certificate

(i) letters from the school

(ii) transcripts printed on school paper

(iii) school reports stating that the student is hard working and should get an award.

6) Please ensure that you have understood criteria, completed president verification form (available on next step) and uploaded all required documents along with this online application

7) ALL exam boards have a mitigating circumstances policy, if you have had mitigating circumstances then please ensure you apply to relevant exam board for consideration and get your adjusted grades before making your application. Every candidate MUST meet the criteria and applications will only be judged on achieved academic performance

There are a number of months between the application and final decision in July, so to avoid disappointment please ensure all of the required forms and certificates have been uploaded and that you meet the criteria for an award at Jalsa Salana.

If you meet the above criteria, please download the application form here

Download Form

The Award applications are judged on academic merit alone. ALL candidates must meet the minimum criteria below to be eligible for the awards.

  • One A* grade and TWO A grades at A2 Level
  • Two A* grades and ONE A grade at A2 Level
  • Three A grades at A2 Level and ONE B at A2 Level
  • Three A grades at A2 Level and ONE A at AS Level

For candidates completing education in Scotland

  • One A and TWO B’s in Scottish Advanced Higher (S6) exams
  • Two A’s and ONE B in Scottish Advanced Higher (S6) exams
  • Three A’s in Scottish Advanced Higher (S6) exams
  • Three A’s and TWO B’s in Scottish Higher (S5) exams
  • Four A’s and ONE B in Scottish Higher (S5) exams
  • Five A’s in Scottish Higher (S5) exams

1) Candidates achieving lower grades than highlighted above do NOT meet minimum criteria

2) All A Level qualifications achieved should not be older than 3 years. Any grades achieved prior to year 2016 will not be eligible to apply

3) ALL A LEVELS must have been completed in one sitting

4) BTEC is a Vocational Qualification, if you are offering a BTEC then it must be an extended diploma with D*D*D* (triple distinction) with an additional two A Levels at A Grade in two different subjects.

5) The ONLY acceptable form of evidence is the official exam board certificate – PLEASE DO NOT SEND any of the following without a valid certificate

(i) letters from the school

(ii) transcripts printed on school paper

(iii) school reports stating that the student is hard working and should get an award.

6) Please ensure that you have understood criteria, completed president verification form (available on next step) and upload all required documents along with this online application

7) ALL exam boards have a mitigating circumstances policy, if you have had mitigating circumstances then please ensure you apply to relevant exam board for consideration and get your adjusted grades before making your application. Every candidate MUST meet the criteria and applications will only be judged on achieved academic performance

There are a number of months between the application and final decision in July, so to avoid disappointment please ensure all of the required forms and certificates have been uploaded and that you meet the criteria for an award at Jalsa Salana.

Download Form

The Award applications are judged on academic merit alone. ALL candidates must meet the minimum criteria below to be eligible for the awards.

  • 1st Class Honours or Distinction from a Russel Group University
  • 1st Class Honours or Distinction from a top 10 ranked University *
  • 1st Class Honours or Distinction from a university ranked top 3 for the subject studied *
  • 1st Class Honours or Distinction from neither of the above qualifying Universities but ranked top 2 or top 5% in cohort
  • 1st Class Honours or Distinction from neither of the above qualifying Universities but achieved a minimum of 90% overall

*National Ranking  According to following UK News Newspapers: The Times, The Telegraph, The independent, The Guardian

1) Candidates achieving lower grades than highlighted above do NOT meet minimum criteria

2) All qualifications achieved should not be older than 3 years. Any degrees achieved prior to year 2016 will not be eligible to apply

3) TOP 10 overall ranking or TOP 3 subject ranking may be in any year from when you started your degree to when you finished, not before you started.

4) Candidates applying under the criterion: TOP 2 or TOP 5% in cohort must provide a letter from the University on official headed paper with a valid contact  number for the staff member providing the reference.

5) The ONLY acceptable form of evidence is the official Degree certificate & transcripts

6) Please ensure that you have understood criteria, completed president verification form (available on next step) and upload all required documents along with this online application

7) ALL exam boards have a mitigating circumstances policy, if you have had mitigating circumstances then please ensure you apply to relevant exam board for consideration and get your adjusted grades before making your application. Every candidate MUST meet the criteria and applications will only be judged on achieved academic performance

There are a number of months between the application and final decision in July, so to avoid disappointment please ensure all of the required forms and certificates have been uploaded and that you meet the criteria for an award at Jalsa Salana.

Download Form

The Award applications are judged on academic merit alone. ALL candidates must meet the minimum criteria below to be eligible for the awards.

Masters Level

  • 1st Class Honours or Distinction from a Russel Group University
  • 1st Class Honours or Distinction from a top 10 ranked University *
  • 1st Class Honours or Distinction from a university ranked top 3 for the subject studied *
  • 1st Class Honours or Distinction from neither of the above qualifying Universities but ranked top 2 or top 5% in cohort
  • 1st Class Honours or Distinction from a UK University and achieved 90% overall (final degree mark)

*National Ranking  According to following UK News Newspapers: The Times, The Telegraph, The independent, The Guardian

PhD’s:
All PhD’s do meet the criteria for an award

Working Professionals:

Case by Case review    – where academic excellence has been achieved above the requirements to practice by way of a national/international award attained by examination, interview and evidence of attainment is published in a National Broadsheet or Industry Journal  in the UK.

The following professional qualifications are not Eligible:

  • Qualifications that are a requirement for licensure to a profession
  • Professional/vocational Certification or Diploma
  • Non-degree professional/vocational qualifications
  • Transcripts from Professional Body Entry Examinations
  • Promotion within a profession or an organisation
  • A membership of fellowship awarded due to length of service
  • An Honorary Degree
  • A honour achieved by submitting CPD evidence
  • Qualifications awarded due to length of service, membership of a professional body or by filing CPD evidence do not qualify
  • MRCP and other Membership level Awards which are a requirement for Licensure for practising Doctor
  • ACCA, ACA, CIMA, CIPFA
  • LPC, BPTC
  • A Diploma or Certification issued by a Vendor or a Professional Institute
  • PGCE, Headship Qualification
  • EngTech, IEng
  • This list is not exhaustive

1) Candidates achieving lower grades than highlighted above do NOT meet minimum criteria

2) The ONLY acceptable form of evidence is the official certificate confirming the designation

3) Please ensure that you have understood the criteria, completed the president verification form (available on next step) and uploaded all required documents along with this online application

4) ALL examination boards have a mitigating circumstances policy, if you have had mitigating circumstances then please ensure you apply to relevant exam board for consideration and get your adjusted grades before making your application. Every candidate MUST meet the criteria and applications will only be judged on achieved academic performance

There are a number of months between the application and final decision in July, so to avoid disappointment please ensure all of the required forms and certificates have been uploaded and that you meet the criteria for an award at Jalsa Salana.

Download Form

Online Application