How to Apply

There are five easy steps to applying for AIMEP 2021. Start the process by clicking below and following all instructions and requests.

To apply, you must be

  • Aged 23-40
  • active in the Muslim community
  • TOEFL > 500 or IELTS > 5.5 (for Indonesian applicants) 
  • An Indonesian or Australian citizen
  • Able to commit a minimum of 4-6 hours per week during the 7 week program 
The first step is to ensure you have all the relevant documents ready to send us, including your CV, a statement of purpose, and a personal photo.

Your CV

Your CV should include your:

  • contact details
  • your date of birth (you must be between 23-40 years old)
  • details of community engagement
  • current employment
  • educational details
  • any relevant awards or other recognition
  • any relevant publications

Please remember:

  • For work and community engagement, include relevant dates and a brief explanation of your role and responsibilities in each position
  • If you need to use abbreviations, please explain what they mean the first time you use them.
  • For educational qualifications, remember to include dates and your area of study
  • If you have relevant hyperlinks to your publications or the community organisations you work with, include them if you think they might be helpful

Statement of purpose

Your statement of purpose gives us a chance to understand your motivation for applying. It is also your opportunity to stand out and stake your claim for a place on the program. It should include:

  • What you hope to gain from participating
  • What you can offer as a participant during the program
  • What you would like to convey about Islam in your home country, in general and based on your personal experience
  • People and organisations in Indonesia or Australia you would most like to meet, and/or topics and themes you are interested in finding out more about
  • How you would share and build on your experience after the program

Personal photo

A clear personal photo (head and shoulders) taken in the last year, maximum size 5MB.


You can send either two or three reference letters to boost your chances of being accepted to the program. All letters should be from people who know you well and can vouch for your suitability as an AIMEP delegate.

At least one reference letter must be from either:
A) A Muslim community organisation, or
B) An individual who can describe your activities in the Muslim community.


As the program will take place mainly in English, applicants from Indonesia are kindly requested to attach your latest TOEFL or IELTS certificate. Please note that a minimum TOEFL of 500 or IELTS of 5.5 is required to ensure your application can progress to the next stage. Certificates within the last 5 years are accepted.

If you do not have a TOEFL or IELTS but have a different English test score such as CAE, CPE, or TOEIC, we can take that into consideration.

When all of your documents and reference letters are prepared, please click on the ‘Start application’ button. Fill in all required details along with your documents.

Should your application be successful you may be invited to submit a short video introduction. We will send you further instructions about this process. Once we’ve had a chance to view this, the final stage is that you may be invited to take part in a Zoom interview.

Please prepare for the interview, attend the call promptly, be yourself, and enjoy the experience!

Applicants who successfully make it through the interview will be offered a place on the program beginning in early July 2021. This is your moment to celebrate! We will contact you to begin onboarding, and look forward to 7 weeks of learning, connection, leadership, and transformational discussions.

Key Dates

Application deadline

10 April 2021
20:59(WIB) / 23:59(AEST)

First round results announced

30 April 2021
– 3 May 2021

Interviews via Zoom

2 June 2021
– 19 June 2021

Final results announced

20 June 2021
– 23 June 2021

AIMEP 2021 

5 July 2021
– 22 August 2021

Join the Alumni community! 

23 August 2021

Frequently Asked Questions

The AIMEP is open to emerging Muslim leaders from Indonesia and Australia between the ages of 23 and 40. Applicants must be actively engaged in their local Muslim community, either through formal employment and/or volunteer networks.

Almost all meetings in the program will be conducted in English. Therefore, we kindly request Indonesian applicants to attach a certificate showing minimum TOEFL of 500 or IELTS of 5.5.

AIMEP is a program for emerging Muslim leaders between the ages of 23 and 40. University students are welcome to apply. All applicants must be actively involved in their local Muslim community either through formal employment, institutional affiliation, or volunteer activities

All applicants will be notified regarding the status of their application. Results of the application process in Indonesia will also be announced through our website and social media, so make sure you follow our Facebook page for the latest news.

The most important thing to consider is the content of your application. You are therefore free to submit your CV, Statement of Purpose, and all supporting documents in either Indonesian or English.

There will be 10 delegates in each AIMEP cohort; split evenly between Indonesian and Australian.

This year’s online program will include 24 delegates in a mixed cohort.

AIMEP is an annual program, running once per year. Applications for AIMEP are open once a year for Indonesian applicants and once a year for Australian applicants. Announcements are made through our website and social media prior to each year’s application round. Please follow our Facebook page to get notified when applications are open.

You should submit 2-3 letters of recommendation. At least one should be from a Muslim community organisation. If this is not possible, you can include a letter from an individual who can clearly describe your involvement in the community. All recommendation letters should be from individuals who know you well and can vouch for your suitability as a potential AIMEP delegate.

The selection committee will consider all TOEFL or IELTS certificates including prediction scores or university TOEFL scores, but will rank them according to the credibility of the issuing organisation. Applicants are required to have a TOEFL of at least 500 (IELTS 5.5)

In some instances, we may be able to consider English language certificates that use a system other than TOEFL or IELTS if the certificate is accompanied by a formal letter from the institution you received the certificate from stating what the equivalent TOEFL or IELTS score is for your result.

Additional supporting documents, such as an extra letter of recommendation, are not essential, but will be accepted. It is preferable not to attach copies of certificates, awards, university transcripts, or similar documents.

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