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Higher Education in Qatar

27 Dec, 2020
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Higher Education in Qatar

Education is considered a key pillar to the state of Qatar as represented in Qatar National Vision (2030).

The state of Qatar represented in the Ministry of Education and Higher Education (MOEHE) is keen on providing the best education opportunities regionally and globally by collaborating with various academic institutions 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.

The Ministry of Education and Higher Education supervises all aspects related to the educational process in Qatar and puts the enrollment of all individuals in education on top of its priorities, 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:

  • Qatar University
  • Hamad bin Khalifa University
  • Community College of Qatar
  • Qatar Aeronautical College
  • Ahmed bin Mohamad Military College
  • Al Zaeem Mohammed Bin Abdullah Al-Attiyah Air Academy
  • Joaan bin Jassim Joint Command and Staff College
  • Police College
  • University of Calgary in Qatar
  • College of the North Atlantic - Qatar
  • Qatar Finance and Business Academy with Northumbria University
  • Rule of Law and Anti-Corruption Centre (ROLACC) with University of Sussex
  • Qatar Leadership Center with Georgetown University
  • Ras Laffan College for Emergency and Safety with University of Central Lancashire

Public Institutions under Qatar Foundation:

  • Georgetown University -School of Foreign Service in Qatar
  • Northwestern University in Qatar
  • Virginia Commonwealth University School of the Arts in Qatar
  • Texas A&M University in Qatar
  • Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar
  • HEC Paris in Qatar
  • Weill Cornell Medical School in Qatar
  • University College London in Qatar

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

For more information on the degrees offered by each university please visit this link.

The following institutions offer a number of educational scholarships as follows:

You can also check the student scholarship portal for more information on educational scholarship and scholarship programs by MOEHE.

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.

Please check out the Qatari Research Institutions page for more information.