Since its inception in 1973, Qatar University (QU) has served as Qatar’s primary institution of higher education. With a total of around 20,000 students in its ranks, it is today a beacon of academic and research excellence in the GCC region.

QU is committed to providing high-quality education in areas of national priority. Underpinning this commitment is the goal to align its colleges, programs and courses with established international standards and best practices. As a result, the organization has been successful in its accreditation initiatives, earning the endorsement of numerous leading international accrediting bodies such as ABET, CCAPP, AACSB, to name a few.

Nine colleges -- Arts and Sciences (CAS); Business and Economics (CBE); Education (CED); Engineering (CENG); Health Sciences (CHS); Law (LAWC); Medicine (CMED); Pharmacy (CPH); and Sharia and Islamic Studies (CSIS) -- offer the widest range of academic programs in Qatar tailoring them to meet the needs of the Qatari society. In its portfolio of academic programs are 45 Bachelors, 25 Masters, four PhD programs, four Diplomas, and one PharmD.

The College of Health Sciences was a new addition in January 2016, emerging from the Health Sciences Department formerly housed in the College of Arts and Sciences.  Following this, a Health Cluster comprising the colleges of Health Sciences, Medicine and Pharmacy, and the Health Clinic was established to promote interdisciplinary and inter-professional collaboration and enhance the quality of health education and research as well as institutional effectiveness at the University.

QU offers the first-ever Gulf Studies PhD Program in the region. The program provides an advanced interdisciplinary understanding and in-depth knowledge of issues related to GCC countries, and advances a level of scholarship on Gulf issues that is much-needed at this time.

QU stands as the top supplier of graduates to the labor market -- its graduates are the most-sought-after by employers across the public and private sectors in Qatar. 

Research is an integral part of the academic environment at QU and is bolstered by an ambitious five-year roadmap addressing national priorities and listing four priority research areas -- Energy, Environment and Resource Sustainability; Social Change and Identity; Population, Health and Wellness; and Information, Communication and Technologies (ICT). This is further buoyed by its graduate programs, 14 research centers of excellence, accredited laboratory facilities, and a teaching and learning environment that places research and international collaboration at the core.

QU has been as consistent top winner of the National Priorities Research Program (NPRP) and the Undergraduate Research Experience Program (UREP) research awards, 41% and 62% respectively among total awarded institutes. The University won more than US$17m in competitive research grants in 2017.

QU’s interdisciplinary efforts have engendered a number of award-winning projects and critical findings on issues relevant to the society such as lifelike prosthetic hands, social robots in autism therapy, robotic endoscopy for early detection of stomach cancer, state-of-the-art connected vehicles technology that contributes to addressing road safety and driving challenges in Qatar and beyond, to name a few.

QU plays a pivotal role in promoting research on the marine environment, atmospheric science and human health, the development of biofuels using microalgae, carbon dioxide sequestration, energy efficient systems and smart buildings, Qatar solar map, and cloud cooling system for World Cup 2022 stadiums.

Additionally, QU boasts a unique marine research vessel, “Janan”. The vessel launched a new era of research at the University and provides invaluable opportunities for students of biological and environmental sciences and marine science to conduct environmental studies and research in the waters of Qatar and the Gulf region.

One of the University’s key research initiatives -- Qatar Biofuel Project, the only one of its kind in the region -- aims at finding solutions for affordable, sustainable biofuels specifically for use by the airline industry.

Community engagement is an area which is at the heart of QU’s mission and vision. The University prides itself on the quality of its students and alumni, and is committed to ensuring that campus life is an enriching environment for encouraging academic excellence, volunteerism, civic responsibility and leadership. Its Alumni Association brings together 40,000 alumni, current students and Qatari society.

Programs such as Al Bairaq, Life is Engineering Project, Gasna, and the Annual Computing Contest are also aimed at raising school students’ awareness of their future role in contributing to the country’s development. Additionally, members of the community can gain further education and training in various disciplines through professional development programs at its Continuing Education Office, College of Pharmacy, and College of Law.

QU is advancing its goal to become a leader of economic and social development in Qatar through signed agreements, and academic collaborations and partnerships with industry, government, academia, business and civil society in Qatar and beyond.

QU’s ranking successes are an indication of the quality of its faculty members and academic programs, the solid partnerships it has built over the years with leading international institutions, and its growing international reputation.

Through Qatar University dedicated tools, QU is excited to share the latest job openings in its ever-expanding list of world-class academic programs, research centers, and departments.

The resources on this site will enable you to search our currently available positions by their respective college or office, and include advanced filtering options to ensure you find the career that’s right for you.

Benefits

Located just north of the beautiful city of Doha, QU’s award-winning campus offers a breathtaking blend of traditional aesthetics and modern functionality. Employees at the university have access to many brand-new, state-of-the-art classrooms and centers, elaborate and well-maintained facilities, and a continuously expanding list of respected academic programs.  QU is a testament to Qatar’s continual place in the spotlight for its commitment to cultural and educational development.

Other exclusive benefits of QU employment include:

  • A supportive academic and social community, with a year-round schedule of engaging scholastic and cultural events.
  • Clear path to career advancement through the university’s personalized evaluations, ensuring members are encouraged to work to their strengths, and recognized for their achievements.
  • Access to an incredible assortment of academic libraries, professional tools, and cutting-edge IT resources.
  • Discounts on helpful professional and language courses from QU’s Continuing Education Office.
  • An administration which is committed to meaningful planning, transparency in policy and actions, and well-structured venues for feedback and communication.
  • An excellent employment package including competitive salary; personal, academic, and national holidays; Qatari health insurance; children’s education allowance; housing availability; financial support options, and more.

Employee Life

For both Qataris and expatriates, life in Qatar means direct access and engagement with an incredible variety of cultural events, endless shopping opportunities at malls, markets, and boutiques, and a pristine coastline for beach and diving recreation.

As host of the 2022 FIFA World Cup, and in preparation for the Qatar National Vision 2030, Qatar now has more to offer than ever before, as a focus of unparalleled growth and international excitement.

QU Jobs

Course entry requirements:

College

High School Percentage

College of Arts and Sciences (Arts Majors)

70%

College of Arts and Sciences (Sciences Majors)

70%

College of Business and Economics

70%

College of Education

70%

College of Engineering

70%

College of Health Sciences

70%

College of Law

70%

College of Medicine

85%

College of Pharmacy

80%

College of Sharia and Islamic Studies

70%

High School Percentage Exception

All applicants who do not satisfy the initial high school percentage requirements listed above may still apply to the college and major of their choice by completing 12 years of formal education and satisfying the minimum competency requirements based on the college they apply to as follows:

 Applicants to the Colleges of Arts, Business and Economics, Education, Law, and Sharia:

Math Tests

Full Exemption

ACT*

≥ 24

SAT (Old)**

≥ 550

SAT (New)**

≥ 570

*Math component only
** General SAT Math

 Applicants to the Colleges of Engineering, Pharmacy, Medicine, and Sciences:

English Tests

Full Exemption

IELTS

≥ 5.5

TOEFL iBT

≥ 61

TOEFL paper based

≥ 500

 

Math Tests

Full Exemption

ACT*

≥ 24

SAT (Old)**

≥ 550

SAT (New)**

≥ 570

*Math component only
** General SAT Math

The dean of the college will consider such requests against the quality and depth of the applicant pool, the available capacity within the applicant’s intended major, and high school subject grades.

Student accommodation details:

The Housing Department at QU offers care and create necessary life conditions to students in order to help them operate at their full academic potentials. It is noteworthy that the Housing Department is keen to creating an accommodating environment to help students complete their studies.

Through a team of dedicated administrative and supervisory staff, the department strives to help students meet their social, cultural, psychological and health needs.

The department’s goals include:

  • To contribute to QU vision, namely to be considered as one of the world’s most prestigious universities.
  • To provide a comfortable accommodation in a social, healthy and educational environment.
  • To foster a spirit of brotherhood and collegiality among the residents.
  • To help the students take full advantage of their free time through creating a wide range of social, cultural and sports activities which would strengthen the interrelationship among the students and help them build their personalities and develop their skills.
  • To get the students abide with QU policies, assume their responsibility as residents, and become self-reliant.
  • Create student community with values and decent human behavior.

For more details on the male and female student housing, please visit the link:

http://www.qu.edu.qa/offices/housing_department/student-housing

Tuition Fees:

Tuition fees at QU are paid at the beginning of each semester -- Fall, Spring, and Summer. Students are required to pay all amounts due for the current semester before they may advance for any future semester.

For all Undergraduate and Foundation Program students admitted starting from Fall 2015 and onwards

Tuition fees are assessed based upon the major of the course registered by the students and regardless of the major of the student. This means that two students from two different majors will pay the same tuition fees if registered in the same course. The tuition fees per credit hour in Qatari Riyals are shown in the table below for undergraduate students.

Course Major

Tuition Fees per Credit Hour

Arts

800

Business and Economics

900

Education

800

Engineering

1000

Foundation Program

900

Law

800

Pharmacy

1000

Sciences

900

Sharia and Islamic Studies

800

Arabic for Non-Native Speakers Program

1000

College of Medicine Tuition Fees per Academic Semester

Academic Year

Tuition Fees per Unit 
(in Qatari Riyals)

Fall

Spring

Summer

Total
(in Qatari Riyals)

Second Year

1,000

30,000

27,000

3,000

60,000

Third Year

1,000

31,000

26,000

3,000

60,000

Fourth Year

(1,000) Academic Courses Level
(2,000) Clinical Level

30,000

54,000

6,000

90,000

Fifth Year

2,000

56,000

56,000

8,000

120,000

Sixth Year

2,000

60,000

60,000

--

120,000

Note: First-Year Tuition fees will depend on the courses registered by the student in different colleges.

Course details with “Apply” button:

Undergraduate Programs Requirements

Please select the college to view the programs admission requirements. The information shown in this page is subject to change and will be updated continuously.

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

Selecting a Major

  1. Students are admitted into their college’s general program at the time of admission to QU.
  2. Students may seek to declare their major, after meeting the minimum academic requirements. Admission to the major is extremely competitive; and satisfying the minimum requirements does not guarantee admission into the major.
  3. Majors are open to QU students if:
  • They meet the admission requirements for the major.
  • They pass the Foundation Program requirements, if applicable.
  • The department offering the major approves the major declaration on the basis of department capacity.
  • Students may declare and pursue only one major.
  • Students should declare their selected major before completing 36 undergraduate credit hours.
  • At least half of the credit hours required to complete the major must be taken in residence at QU.
  • A student must complete the graduation requirements for a Bachelor degree at QU in order to receive recognition for the completed major.
  • The only recognition delivered by the University for a major completed by a student consists on the appearance of the major on the student official transcript at the time of graduation and the student graduation statement.
  • Graduate Programs Requirements

    Admission into the PharmD program and the various Diploma, Masters and PhD programs at QU is extremely competitive. Admission application requirements and timelines differ by program so applicants are encouraged to pay careful attention to all requirements for each program. Additionally, applicants are strongly encouraged to submit their admissions application and all required documentation according to the admission timelines as QU will not accept applications after the published application deadline.

    College of Arts and Sciences

    PhD in Biological and Environmental Sciences – Cell and Molecular Biology
    PhD in Biological and Environmental Sciences – Environmental Sciences
    PhD in Biological and Environmental Sciences – Ecosystem and Marine Sciences
    PhD in Biological and Environmental Sciences - Biotechnology
    PhD in Gulf Studies
    Master of Arts in Arabic Literature and Language
    Master of Arts in Gulf Studies
    Master of Science in Applied Statistics
    Master of Science in Environmental Sciences
    Master of Science in Materials Science and Technology

    College of Business & Economics

    PhD in Business Administration - Accounting
    PhD in Business Administration - Finance
    PhD in Business Administration - Management
    PhD in Business Administration – Management Information Systems
    PhD in Business Administration - Marketing
    Master of Accounting
    Master of Business Administration
    Master of Science in Marketing

    College of Education

    Master of Arts in Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment
    Master of Education in Education Leadership
    Master of Education in Special Education
    Diploma in Early Childhood Education
    Diploma in Primary Education
    Diploma in Secondary Education
    Diploma in Special Education

    College of Engineering

    PhD in Engineering-Architecture
    PhD in Engineering-Chemical Engineering
    PhD in Engineering-Civil Engineering
    PhD in Engineering-Computer Science
    PhD in Engineering-Computer Engineering
    PhD in Engineering-Electrical Engineering
    PhD in Engineering-Engineering Management
    PhD in Engineering-Environmental Engineering
    PhD in Engineering-Industrial and Systems Engineering
    PhD in Engineering-Materials Science and Engineering
    PhD in Engineering-Mechanical Engineering
    PhD in Engineering-Urban Planning
    Master of Science in Civil Engineering
    Master of Science in Computing
    Master of Urban Planning and Design
    Master of Science in Electrical Engineering
    Master of Science in Engineering Management
    Master of Science in Environmental Engineering
    Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering

    College of Law

    Master of Law in Public Law
    Master of Law in Private Law

    College of Pharmacy

    Doctor of Pharmacy (Full-time)
    Master of Science in Pharmacy (Full-time)

    College of Sharia and Islamic Studies

    Master of Fiqh and Usul Al-Fiqh
    Master of Quranic Sciences and Exegesis

    College of Health Sciences

    Master of Public Health
    Master of Science in Biomedical Sciences

     

    • COURSE DETAILS WITH APPLY BUTTON: 

    -       Undergraduate courses:

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    Complete Online Admission Application

    All undergraduate applicants to QU are required to apply to their intended college of study using the QU online admission application.

    Note: The QU online admission application allows you to complete your application or save your application to complete at a later time, review and submit your admissions application from the convenience of your personal computer within the announced deadline.

    • Start creating your account with username and password. “Remember to keep them in safe place”.
    • Complete the online admissions application at your own pace.
    • Save your application to complete at a later time. Remember your Login ID and PIN.
    • Submit the QR200 undergraduate admission application fee as part of your online admission application.
    • International students who do not hold a valid State of Qatar residence permit (excluding GCC citizens) are not eligible for QU admission consideration. It is crucial that an international student who is interested to enroll at QU to have a valid Qatari residence permit. QU International Student Section assists students to get a student visa (Qatar Residence Permit). Those interested students should apply online for the student visa and upload the Required Documents during the same timeline of QU admission. Applicants who fail to satisfy the requirements for a student visa will not be considered for QU admission.

    Application Instruction Guide (pdf in Arabic) will guide you through the online admissions application and answer any questions you may have regarding the online application process.

    Pay Application Fee

    All undergraduate applicants to QU are required to submit a QR200 application fee as part of their admission application. Admission applications will not be considered complete, and consequently an admission decision will not be made, until the application fee is submitted through the online admission application using Visa or Master Cards only.

    view the payment instructions

    You may visit any of the bank branches within the University campus to issue a card for the online payment. For more information on the conditions and procedures, you may contact the branches at:

    • Qatar National Bank: 44407777, located next to Ibn Khaldoon Hall.
    • Masref Al Rayan: 44253333, located in the Female Food Court (D04).

    Submit Required Documents

    It is important to note that all required documents need to be submitted to the Admissions Department in order to complete your application or mailed to the following address:

    Undergraduate Admissions
    Admissions Department
    Qatar University
    PO Box 2713
    Doha, Qatar

    All other missing requirements may be submitted in-person  or by mail, by the admission deadline. Applicants should not submit any supporting documentation to the Admissions Department until they have submitted an admissions application. The Admissions Department will not accept any documentation unless an admissions application has been submitted for the intended semester of admission.

    Check your Admissions Application Status

    Applicants can review the status of their application to ensure that the admissions application is complete and that all required documents have been submitted by the application deadline. Undergraduate applicants can use this feature to:

    • Verify that the Admissions Department has received the admissions application
    • Review a listing of required materials received by the Admissions Department
    • Track all requirements which remain outstanding and must still be submitted by the applicant in order to complete his/her admissions application by the application deadline
    • Receive online notification of the program’s admission decision

    Further Information

    For further information or inquiries regarding undergraduate admission to QU, please contact the Students Recruitment Section of the Admissions Department at:

    Location: Admissions and Registration Building
    Telephones: (+974) 4403-3752, (+974) 4403-3753, (+974) 4403-3859, (+974) 4403-3734 
    Email: studentrecruitment@qu.edu.qa

    -       Graduate courses:

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    Application Process

    All graduate applicants to QU are required to apply to their intended program of study using the QU online admission application. Kindly go through the following step-by-step application process:

     

    Complete the Online Application Form 
    & upload the required documents

    Submit your Online Admission Application and fill in all required information and upload the required documents. Once the application is submitted you will not be able to upload any document.

     

    Receive Letter of Acknowledgment

    Within 1-3 business days, you will receive a Letter of Acknowledgement with your QU ID Number and instructions on how to submit the required documents.

     

    Application Review

    QU reviews your application and makes an admission decision (your application may be delayed or denied if all required documents have not been uploaded).

     

    Interview

    The graduate program will contact you (by email or phone) to let you know of the date and time of the interview.

     

    Submit Official Required Documents

    When Admission decisions are confirmed you will be contacted to submit all official document needed (decision will be dependent on the submission of the official, authentic required documents, according to the (admission deadlines).

     

    Receive Admission Decision

    Applicants receive an official letter with the admissions decision. Accepted students will receive their QU ID and login information to various QU online resources.

    Explore rankings data for Qatar University

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    Key statistics

    • 14,395
      Number of FTE Students
      (1)
    • 17.5
      No. of students per staff
      (1)
    • 75 : 25
      Student Ratio of Females to Males
      (1)
    • 43%
      Percentage of International Students
      (1)
    Based on data collected for the (1) 2019 World University Rankings

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