Ferdous Rahman completed LLB (Hons) in 2010 and Specialized LLM in Commercial Law in 2011 from University of Dhaka. She was awarded with gold medal by Justice Amin Ahmed Trust and Fakir Abdul Mannan Memorial Gold Medal for standing first in LLM examination of 2011. She was nominated by the government of People’s Republic of Bangladesh for the Youth Excellence Scheme of China (YES China) Program 2015. She pursued another LLM in International Economic Law in East China University of Political Science and Law, Shanghai under YES China program. Her academic articles were published in Dhaka University Law Journal (2012, 2016), Institute of Governance Studies, BRAC University (2013) and Bangladesh Journal of Law, Bangladesh Institute of Law and International Affairs (2016).
During her studies in University of Dhaka, she worked with Bangladesh National Woman Lawyers Association as legal intern in 2010, Bangladesh Institute of Law and International Affairs as research intern in 2011. She joined The Asia Foundation under its PRODIP (Promoting Democratic Institutions and Practices) project in 2012 and associated with the Parliamentary Standing Committee for Ministry of Education as parliamentary intern. During her staying in China under YES China program, she also worked for Push Law Firm, a Shanghai based law firm. Before joining Jahangirnagar University, she was Assistant Manager (Legal Affairs) in IDCOL (Infrastructure Development Company Ltd.), a non-banking financial institution.