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Higher Education Opportunities in Qatar and Abroad

21 Oct, 2021
Topic: Education and Training
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Higher Education Opportunities in Qatar and Abroad

Opportunities for post-secondary education in the State of Qatar have rapidly increased. Moreover, opportunities for Qataris wishing to study abroad have increased.

Since its inception in 1977, Qatar University (QU) has been viewed as Qatar's primary institution of higher education and has become today a beacon of academic and research excellence in the Arab region.

QU is committed to providing high-quality education in areas of national priority. Within the framework of fulfilling this commitment, QU aims to apply established international standards and best academic practices in programs and colleges. As a result, QU has been successful in its accreditation initiatives, by earning the endorsement of various leading international accrediting bodies.

QU hosts ten colleges: College of Arts and Sciences (CAS), College of Business and Economics (CBE), College of Education (CED), College of Engineering (CENG), College of Health Sciences (CHS), College of Law (LAWC), College of Medicine (CMED), College of Pharmacy (CPH), College of Sharia and Islamic Studies (CSIS) and College of Dental Medicine (CDM).

QU is working on advancing its goal to become a leader of economic and social development in the State of Qatar through collaborations and partnerships with government and industrial sectors, academia, business sector, and civil society in Qatar and abroad. 

University education institutions in Qatar include:

School Phone Number Location
Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar +974 44548400 Education City
College of North Atlantic Qatar +974 44952222 68 Al Tarafa, Duhail North, near Qatar University
Community College of Qatar +974 44593700, 44593701, 44593712 C-Ring Campus, near Abu Obadiah Bin Al-Jarrah Mosque
College of Islamic Studies +974 44546600 Education City
Georgetown University in Qatar +974 44578100 Education City
Northwestern University in Qatar +974 44545000 Education City
Qatar University +974 44033333 Al Jamiaa Street, west of Doha Golf Club and West Bay Lagoon
Al Rayyan International University College (ARIU) +974 44876740, 44487652  Next to Hamad Medical Corporation (HMC) Al Jeleait Street, Bin Omran, Doha
Tajmeel Qatar International Beauty Academy +974 44542422 C Ring Road, Radisson Blu Hotel Intersection (Ramada Hotel formerly)
Texas A&M University in Qatar +974 44230010 Education City
University of Calgary - Qatar +974 44065200 Across the horse race track in Al Rayyan, Al Furousiya Street
Virginia Commonwealth University in Qatar +974 44020555 Education City
Weill Cornell Medical College in Qatar +974 44928800 Education City

Qatar Career Development Center

Guided by the pillars of Qatar National Vision 2030 (QNV2030) and inspired by Qatar Foundation (QF)'s efforts to launch human potentials, Qatar Career Development Center (QCDC), which is a member of QF, seeks to become a beacon of vocational orientation in the State of Qatar. This is in order to prepare national human capital to meet the requirements of QNV2030, by instilling and cementing vocational orientation as part of the social and economic culture of the State.   
QCDC seeks to achieve the following objectives: 

- Instill a career-driven mindset through career awareness and interest building programs and channels.
- Nurture effective career policies, planning and practices  through collaboration with stakeholders of vocational orientation. 
- Enhance the educational system through career guidance tools and professional services.

Government Scholarships 

Qatari citizens and non-Qataris may apply for government scholarships via Scholarship Student Portal on the website of the Ministry of Education and Higher Education (MOEHE) in the State of Qatar. 

Users can view the following links providing detailed information on government scholarships: 

Conditions for admission to academic scholarships for the academic year 2021-2022
Approved list of universities for scholarship
Scholarship Specialties for 2021-2022
List of universities of the Amiri scholarship program
Student Guide Scholarship