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Higher Education Institutions in Qatar

22 Nov, 2021
Topic: Education and Training, Religion and Community
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Higher Education Institutions in Qatar

Education is regarded as a key pillar to the State of Qatar as manifested in Qatar National Vision 2030.

The State of Qatar as represented in the Ministry of Education and Higher Education (MOEHE) is keen to provide the best education opportunities regionally and globally by collaborating with various academic institutions. This is in order to create a unique academic environment that helps students achieve success and stand out in different areas of undergraduate and student life, by becoming more creative, and improving their skills.

MOEHE oversees all aspects related to the educational process in Qatar and puts the enrollment of all individuals in education on top of its priorities. This comes while working on raising the level of knowledge capabilities, and efficiency of workforce, as well as enhancing the development process of institutions and educational curriculums.

Accredited Higher Education Institutes in Qatar:

Public Institutions:

Public Institutions affiliated with Qatar Foundation for Education, Science and Community Development:

Private Institutions:
  • Stenden Qatar University of Applied Sciences.
  • Doha Institute for Graduate Studies.
  • AFG College with the University of Aberdeen.
  • University Foundation College.
  • City University College.
  • Oryx Universal College with Liverpool John Moores University.
  • Lusail University.
  • Rule of Law & Anti-Corruption Center (ROLACC).
  • Indian State University Savitribai Phule Pune.

The following institutions offer a number of educational scholarships as follows:
You can also check Scholarship Student Portal for more information on educational scholarship and scholarship programs by MOEHE.


Students can study in a number of libraries in the State of Qatar, including libraries that meet needs of academic studies in public universities, private colleges and Education City's universities. Students can view information related to libraries on the website of Qatar National Library.   

Research Interest

Students in Qatar can engage in research programs and pursue their research interest and receive financial grants when submitting their research proposals in Qatar National Research Fund (QNRF) which allows them to work on their own research or work through the Undergraduate Research Experience Program (UREP) or existing research highlighted in Qatar's National Priorities Research Program (NPRP).

Students can pursue their research interests through a variety of grants, fellowships, and funding opportunities, both from their respective universities or colleges where they are studying.

You can also check the Qatari Research Institutions page on QNRF website.