With the aim of encouraging and rewarding high standards of research and academic writing, the Research and Publications Department grants special awards to students of the College for the work they produce on their programmes of study. The awards are as follows:
- The Ibn Sina Award for the best MA Dissertation.
- The Abu Rayhan al-Biruni Award for the best BA Project.
- The Shaykh Mufid Award for a paper that is published in Islamic Writings, the student journal of The Islamic College.
- The Jalal al-Din Rumi Award for a paper that is published in another journal.