Located on the outskirts of the capital city of Doha, Qatar University was the first and largest higher-learning institute in the country. It was founded in 1973 after a decree from the Emir of Qatar. Times Higher Education has ranked the school as high as 401st in the world as well as 75th in the BRICS & Emerging Economies Rankings for schools. Now, Qatar University is offering fully funded scholarships to international students.
The student body at Qatar University is roughly 16,000, with more than half of them (8,000) at the College of Medicine. The student to teacher ratio is about 13:1 at the university. Most of the students are graduates, as only about 1,500 are undergraduates. The student body is very diverse as well, as its attendees come from 52 different nationalities. Almost 30 different departments are taught at the school, including Sports Science, Architectural Engineering, and Art Education.
Qatar University consists of nine different colleges. They include the School of Business and Economics, Education, Art & Sciences (which offers students of QU an astounding 2,300 combined majors) Sharia and Islamic Studies, and their prestigious College Medicine. These are all taught at the university’s one campus, which is located on the northern side and about 16 kilometers from the center of Doha.
The university has one of the highest endowments in the middle east and spends a substantial amount of time towards research. Regularly, alumni and their companies donate large amounts (recently, Marubeni Corporation donated 21 million Qatari riyals). Most of the research at the school goes towards improving the economic health of the country itself! These funds also help to provide Qatar University scholarships for international students!
Alumni have gone on to be extremely successful, which can be attributed to the fabulous faculty members and teachers of QU. Alumni of the school include famous novelist Dalal Khalifa, Moza bint Nasser (consort of Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani), and former soccer player Fahad Thani.
Qatar University supports a wide variety of scholarships recipients each academic year in order to attract highly qualified students. While the vast majority of academic scholarships are awarded on the basis of academic merit and scholarly achievement. Scholarships contained within this guide includes only first bachelor students and students who transfer from other universities to Qatar University. Non-degree applicants, visiting students, and applicants seeking a second bachelor’s degree are not eligible for academic scholarships offered by Qatar University.
Types of scholarships:
- Competitive Scholarships
- Qatar University Scholarship
- H.H. the Emir of Qatar’s Scholarships for Academic Excellence
- Outstanding Performance Scholarship
- Non-Competitive Scholarships
- GCC States Scholarships (Embassies)
- GCC Qatari Certificate Scholarships
- Children of Qatar University Employees Scholarships
- Other Scholarships
- College of Education Diploma Scholarships
- Short Scholarships for the Arabic Program for Non-Native Program
- All scholarships cover the cost of tuition fees while the benefits of some scholarships may also include one or more of the following benefits:
- The cost of textbooks fees
- Free accommodation in university dormitories
- A yearly airfare ticket to the home country of the student. This benefit is available for international students who granted an external scholarship only and under the sponsorship of the university.
- The student is responsible to pay the due penalties in case he/she drops courses, or withdraw from the semester.
- Scholarships contained within this guide includes only first bachelor students and students who transfer from other universities to Qatar University. Non-degree applicants, visiting students, and applicants seeking a second bachelor’s degree are not eligible for academic scholarships offered by Qatar University.
Available Academic Programs For Masters & PhD
College of Arts and Sciences (Arts Majors)
College of Arts and Sciences (Sciences Majors)
College of Business and Economics
College of Education
College of Engineering
College of Health Sciences
College of Law
College of Medicine
College of Pharmacy
College of Sharia and Islamic Studies
College of Dental Medicine
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Qatar University Offers a Fully Funded Scholarships for International Students. All Expenses will be Covered & Sponsored by Qatar University.
Full Courses Tuition Fees will be Covered.
Free Textbooks Fees Exemption.
Round Trip Airfare Tickets will be provided.
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All participants from all over the world are eligible.
A Master’s Degree or Higher Received with a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0.
Standardized test scores (e.g. GRE, GMAT) are required for all Ph.D. programs offered in English.
A Bachelor’s degree or higher received with a cumulative GPA of at least 2.8.
The last date to apply for the Qatar University Scholarship 2020 For International Students is 5th November 2019
|Sunday, 13 October 2019||Start of online admission application for international applicants, new applicants and current QU students|
|Sunday, 13 October 2019||Start of submitting the required scholarship documents for new applicants and current QU students.|
|Tuesday, 5 November 2019||End of online scholarship application for international applicants, new applicants and current QU students.|
|Thursday, 7 November 2019||End of submitting the required scholarship documents for new applicants and current QU students.|
|Sunday, 8 December 2019||Start of online exemption application for current QU students.|
Definition of Scholarship terms
Free accommodation offered by Qatar University for students who satisfy all conditions set forth by the University. This includes meals and transportation to and from Qatar University.
Annual Airline Ticket
A round-trip ticket from Doha to the town nearest to the student’s house in his/her homeland. Each ticket is given once every year to the students who satisfy the conditions set forth by the University.
Scholarships where students or applicants are selected on competitive basis based on their university GPA if the student is current student at QU, or based on their high school GPA if the student in newly applicant student.
Scholarships that are given to students upon submitting the required documents to the scholarship section.