Study in Qatar


Here is some useful information on Qatar's higher education system if you wish to register in one of its universities. 

Qatar has developed and enhanced its education system so as to train its own elites. Indeed, schools and renowned universities such as the Qatar University have been created. Many private schools and institutes of higher education have also been set up in the country. Note that tuition in English is often available.  


For entering universities in Qatar, basic requirements are as follow: 

  • Foreign students must be holder of an International Baccalaureate or equivalent;
  • Foreign students must have completed 12 full years of study and be holder of a seconday school certificate. 

Entry tests are sometimes required. 


Citizens of Qatar and nationals of the Council Countries Gulf Cooperation are exempted from tuition fees. However, foreign students must pay tuition fees of about 20,000 riyals per year of study. Scholarships and grants are available. For more information, please refer to the Qatar Foundation website


With regards to visa formalities, it is necessary to contact the embassy or consulate of Qatar in your area for more information. Also contact universities in Qatar to find out more about visa requirements. 


It is necessary to get a residence permit in order to study in Qatar. You are not allowed to study in Qatar on a single entry visa or a tourist visa. 

  Useful links: 

Qatar University
Carnegie Mellon University Qatar
Virginia Commonwealth University in Qatar
Qatar Foundation
Hukoomi - Education in Qatar

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