Parami Leadership Program (PLP) is a year-long flagship academic program of the Parami institute of Continuing Education. The Parami Leadership Program (PLP) is designed to provide current and recently graduated students of Myanmar universities with an intensive introduction to the liberal arts and sciences. This 10-month program selects up to 36 outstanding candidates from across the country to attend rigorous and engaging courses under an international faculty.

The Parami Leadership Program was created to provide a liberal style of education – emphasizing community engagement and global citizenship through rigorous academics – to students across the country. With its broad-based curriculum and emphasis on experimental, hands-on learning in the humanities, social sciences, natural sciences, and arts, Parami Leadership Program prepares its students with the critical thinking skills needed to thrive professionally, academically, and personally.

This post-graduate certificate program prepares young students to become empowered leaders through liberal arts and sciences education courses. Students must complete, at minimum, 24 credit hours in the requirements below to graduate from the program:

Requirement Descriptors Credit Hours
Community Development (K) 3
Critical Thinking (S) 3
Leadership and Management (S) 3
Ethics (K) 3
Gender (S) 3
Data Management (incl Quantitative Reasoning) (K) 3
Communication and Collaboration (S) 3
Diversity (S) 3
Innovative Thinking and Mindsets (S) 1.5
Science and Society (K) 1.5
Social Justice (K) 1.5
Sustainable Development (K) 1.5
Writing (S) 1.5

How to Apply ?

The application for Parami programs has two components: 1) the entrance exam (English assessment & analytical essays), and 2) interviews in English. Students must pass the entrance exam in order to be invited for interviews. Applicants to Parami programs will be conducting their admissions tests and interviews virtually.

Course Fee

Aiming to provide more inclusive educational opportunities for students from different regions across Myanmar, Parami offers generous scholarships and financial aids for students who apply to the program. Courses offered in Fall 2021 will be free of charge. For more information on financial aid, please visit Tuition and aid

Who Can Apply

We encourage people from all religious, ethnic, socioeconomic, and cultural backgrounds to apply to Parami. Our criteria for admission are:
  • Students must be over 18.
  • Students must have an undergraduate degree. Students in self- administered zones or students coming from special ethnic education backgrounds and contexts will also be considered.
  • Students must have upper-intermediate English skills; and ideal candidates will demonstrate intellectual curiosity, community engagement, enthusiasm and commitment for the program.