Apply for YMLP

The fifteenth Young Muslim Leadership Programme (YMLP) will be held this year between Saturday 25 September and Sunday 3 October 2021.

More details about the YMLP can be found in the YMLP 2021 informational leaflet.

Please note that to be eligible for YMLP you must be a British citizen between the ages of 21 and 31 at the time the programme commences. 

(The normal age limit is 21-30 but this has exceptionally been extended for this year only due to the cancellation of the 2020 YMLP because of the pandemic)

Using the online application form you will need to attach the following documents (and in the case of letters of recommendation arrange for them to be forwarded to the Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies by the closing date):

a. A personal statement of not more than 750 words that includes:

  •  Your objectives in applying for YMLP;
  • Previous experience (gained, for example, from volunteering, education or employment) and personal qualities that make you a strong candidate for this programme;
  • How your participation in this programme will benefit your career;
  • How your participation in this programme will benefit your community.

b. Two confidential letters of recommendation from referees who can assess your potential. These can be either posted or emailed to:

YMLP Coordinator
Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies
Marston Road


Please click the link to access the application form.

The closing date for applications is 12.00pm on Monday 26 April 2021.


Should you have any queries please address them to the YMLP Coordinator at