FAQ’s

Q. Why Tayseer and what’s in Knoxville?

Tayseer promises a balanced and complete learning experience. With a small student-faculty ratio and individualized instruction, our students will have a life-changing experience of learning, contemplation and devotion.

Tayseer offers an innovative approach to the Islamic sciences that is deeply rooted in our tradition.

Tayseer believes that the studying of sacred sciences can only be fruitful if it is undertaken in an environment that fosters deep spirituality. Tayseer is committed to caring for the spiritual development of its students as well as their intellectual growth.

Tayseer empowers students with the necessary skills, knowledge and experience to smoothly navigate their path in becoming excellent leaders in building Prophetic communities.

Tayseer is located in Knoxville, TN, which is one of the most vibrant and innovative Muslim communities in the country.

Q. What is the annual tuition for the Seminary program?

Full-time tuition is $5,010, plus an enrollment deposit of $500, and materials fees of $600 which includes both book and graduation costs. The required payments may be divided into installments of up to 9 months. Payments will be due at the beginning of each month.

Limited financial aid is available based upon merit and need.

Please email Admissions@TayseerSeminary.org to inquire about any financial aid available.

Q. Does Tayseer provide student housing and transportation?

Tayseer Seminary does NOT offer student housing at this time. Students will be responsible for securing their own living arrangements and expenses including meals and transportation around Knoxville.

As a mid-sized city, the cost of living in Knoxville is quite reasonable and distances are short—for example, the commute from Tayseer Seminary to downtown Knoxville is only twenty minutes. For more information about relocating to Knoxville, please visit the Knoxville Chamber.

For information about housing, please visit the Knoxville Apartment Guide. (Tayseer Seminary does not endorse these websites nor make any claims as to their accuracy. These websites are provided for informational purposes only.)

Q. When does the program begin?

The academic year begins in September and concludes with graduation in May.

Q. What are the minimum qualifications?

We are looking for academically gifted students who are committed to a rigorous program. Students should ideally be at least eighteen years of age; however, maturity and a track record of achievement and service will be most important. A reasonable grasp of Arabic is also preferred.

Q. Can I further my education once my program is done? Is there a second year?

At this time, the program is designed to be contained within a one-year format. However, pending student interest, a second year may be added to the Seminary pilot.

Q. Can I get into a four-year college or university with my coursework?

At this time, Tayseer Seminary is not accredited. While we are happy to provide academic transcripts for coursework completed, we cannot make any assurances as to whether courses will be accepted and/or accredited by other institutions.

Q. Can I get an Ijazah?

Yes, students will receive an Ijazah that attests to their having heard specific texts with the teacher, thus incorporating them into the blessed chains of the righteous and the scholarly predecessors. Students will also receive a certificate of completion and transcripts at the end of the program.

Q. When is the application deadline?

The regular application deadline is in March, while the late application deadline is July 1.

Q. Can I schedule a campus visit?

Please contact us in advance so we can welcome you to our campus.