Parami Program Admission


1 Everyone must register for the admission process. There are three cycles per semester.
2 All applicants must sit for a two-hour exam. The exam is an English grammar test and an analytical essay.
3 Students who pass the exam will be invited for two interviews: one in English, one in Burmese.
4 Of the dozens who apply, only 36 are accepted each year.


Applications for the 7th Cohort of PLP (August 2020 - May 2021) will open on February 28, 2020.
Most of our students are accepted through an application process
that takes place in Yangon three times each semester.
However, we also offer entrance exams across the country during recruitment trips (more below).

Registration Opens Registration Closes Exam Date Interviews Final Results
#1 February 28 April 1 April 4 April 21 - April 30 May 1
#2 April 29 May 2 May 11 - May 22 June 12
#3 May 27 May 30 June 1 - June 11

We are now offering on-site entrance exams to students across the country.

Each semester, representatives from Parami travel throughout the country to meet with prospective students. We will now be administering entrance exams during these trips. Students who pass the exams will have to travel to Yangon for interviews.

We're committed to making our program accessible to students across the country. We will announce these exam sites on our Facebook page throughout the year.

For the 7th cohort, we will be visiting the following cities to give information sessions and administer entrance exams:

  • Myitkyina, Kachin State – February 2020 (Date and location TBA)

  • Mandalay, Mandalay Region – February 2020 (Date and location TBA)

  • Meiktila, Mandalay Region – February 2020 (Date and location TBA)

  • Taunggyi, Shan State – February 2020 (Date and location TBA)

  • Loikaw, Kayah State – February 2020 (Date and location TBA)

  • Hpa-An, Karen State – May 2020 (Date and location TBA)

  • Mawlamyine, Mon State – May 2020 (Date and location TBA)

  • Pathein, Ayeyarwady Region – Date and location TBA

The Parami Leadership Program (PLP) is a year-long,
interdisciplinary program for promising recent university graduates in Myanmar.



You must register for one of the Yangon entrance exams.




All applicants must sit for the Parami Leadership Program entrance exam. The exam will take on no more than two and a half hours, and consists of two parts: an English language test (listening, grammar, reading comprehension) and an analytical essay. The analytical essay will ask the student to answer a question with a thoughtful argument and evidence in English.

Applicants will not know the essay question in advance. The essay will be graded on thoughtfulness, analysis, structure, and writing mechanics.



Students who pass the exam will be alerted within two weeks. We will then work with students to schedule in-person interviews at our campus. Each student will sit for two, 20-30 minute interviews, one in English and one in Burmese.



After interviews are complete, up to 36 students will be offered admissions to PLP. We will work closely with students to complete paperwork for financial aid, housing, and living stipends, if the student requires it.