Admission Guidelines

Shahid Program

The Shahid program consists of seven years. The medium of instruction would be Urdu and English.

Admission Policy

Jamia Ahmadiyya Canada is committed to fair admissions and assesses each applicant’s ability and suitability for the program. The past and predicted academic achievements of applicants are considered along with other evidence of the applicants' aptitude, intelligence, skills, interests, motivation and potential. Jamia's admission procedure has been designed to admit such applicants who can be most beneficial and effective as life-devotees and missionaries, after the completion of their studies at Jamia. Jamia Ahmadiyya Canada has a limited number of available seats for new enrolments. Only those applicants who meet the minimum qualification criteria outlined below will be invited to participate in the test and interview for admission. Among the candidates, those most aligned with our available number of seats will be recommended for admission to Jamia. We strongly encourage candidates to dedicate themselves to meeting the criteria for the test and interview for admission, striving to outperform other candidates and secure admission to the Jamia successfully.

Minimum Admission Requirements

  1. High School Completion: Applicants must have successfully completed their high school education within the candidate's education jurisdiction before the commencement of studies at Jamia. The Jamia will assess the candidate's academic transcripts to confirm potential high school completion before the start of Jamia classes in September. It is imperative that candidates submit their applications by the February deadline, even if they are still in their final year of high school. However, the final year of high school must conclude by the beginning of Jamia classes in September. Applications will not be considered if the applicant would still be enrolled in high school beyond August.
  2. Health Standards: Applicants are expected to meet the physical and mental health standards required for admission to Jamia.
  3. Moral Character: The applicant's known moral character will be subject to examination.
  4. Academic Achievement: Applicants must have a minimum average of 80% marks in completed academic subjects from high school, college, or university, as applicable.
  5. Age Requirement: The applicant must be less than 20 years of age on September 1.
  6. Test and Interview for Admission: Candidates must take a test and interview for admission as per a schedule provided by the Jamia.
  7. Complete Application Submission: All applicants are required to submit a comprehensive Application for Admission, including all the necessary attachments, before the specified submission deadline.

Test and Interview for Admission

Those candidates who meet the minimum criteria for applying for admission would be invited to take a test and interview for admission that would be held in May or June for the classes to begin in September. The exact schedule would be given in or before April. Given below is a breakdown of the marks assigned to each of the aforementioned requirements.
Admission Test: 60 marks
Interview: 40 marks
Upon receiving a complete application for admission and assessing the applicant’s qualification based on the admission criteria, the applicant would be informed of the dates for test and interview for admission along with some further guidelines about test and interview for admission.

The Syllabus for the Test and Interview for Admission

The syllabus for the test for admission is the Waqf Nau Syllabus up to the age of 15, which can be downloaded from the following link: To make the most productive use of their time before the test and interview for admission, applicants are encouraged to dedicate themselves to revising and preparing from this syllabus diligently.

Final Selection

After conducting an admission test, an interview of the candidate would be conducted by members of the Admissions Board in order to determine his aptitude for Jamia. The marks obtained in the admission test and interview form an integral part of the determination of the candidate’s suitability for Jamia and acceptance as a life-devotee. Upon successful completion of the admission process, candidates’ comprehensive performance report will be sent to Hazrat Khalifatul-Masih (May Allah be his Helper) for approval of admissions to Jamia Ahmadiyya Canada.

Application Guidelines

Obtaining the Application Form

Application for admission may be obtained by writing to

Filling Out the Application Form

Applicants should complete the admission application using Adobe Acrobat Reader on a computer. Once the application is filled out, it can be printed for signature.

Completing the Application with Required Attachments

In order for an applicant to be considered a candidate for admission at Jamia, the application must be complete. An incomplete application will not be considered. A complete application includes the following:

  1. All sections and subsections of the application must be fully filled out. Every field in the application form is mandatory.
  2. Signatures of the applicant, a parent/guardian, and the Local President must be provided in Section 6.
  3. The applicant's signature on the Waqf Zindagi Form is required in Section 8.
  4. The following items must be attached to the application:
    1. A Medical Evaluation Form completed by a practicing, licensed physician (as detailed in Section 7).
    2. The most recent high school transcript, providing detailed report cards for all high school years. If the candidate has not completed the last semester of the final year of high school, a transcript of marks up to the 1st semester of the final year of high school will suffice. If the candidate is currently attending a university or college, the latest transcript from the university or college, covering all years, must be included in addition to the high school transcript.
    3. A digital profile photograph of the candidate, taken against a plain background. The photograph should capture the shoulders and above, and a digital picture taken with a cell phone is acceptable. Please send it via email to Physical printed photographs are not required.
    4. A copy of the applicant’s passport or driver’s license.

Submitting the Application

The fully completed application should be sent via email to or submitted in person or through postal mail to the following address:
Jamia Ahmadiyya Canada
10610 Jane Street
Maple, Ontario, L6A 3A2, Canada

Deadline for Application Submission

The deadline for submitting the complete application for admission is the last day of February. This deadline is strictly enforced, and applications received after this date will not be considered. Candidates are strongly advised to diligently complete the Application for Admission by obtaining all necessary documents, such as the Medical Evaluation Form and school / university transcripts, as some of these items may take a few days to acquire.

Contact Us

For any further inquiries concerning any aspect of the admission process, please feel free to reach out to us by email at or by phone at +1 905-832-6680, extension 3012.

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