Qatar Scholarships is a program spearheaded by Qatar Fund for Development (QFFD) in cooperation with several prestigious and leading educational institutions in the State of Qatar.
Qatar Scholarships offers grants in tertiary, language and higher education programs to international students from developing countries interested in studying in Qatar.
It is a program driven by Qatar’s vision to advance quality education worldwide and comes in support of the Sustainable Development Goal 4: “Ensuring fair and inclusive education for all and enhancing lifelong learning for all”.
If you are an international student from a developing country interested in pursuing your education in Qatar, we encourage you to visit our partner university pages to learn more about the academic opportunities available and the application process.
Qatar (officially the State of Qatar), is a country located in Western Asia, occupying the small Qatar Peninsula on the northeastern coast of the Arabian Peninsula.
Its sole land border is with neighboring Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) monarchy Saudi Arabia to the south, with the rest of its territory surrounded by the Persian Gulf.
Qatar Scholarship Grant Entry requirement
- Applicants must be nationals from an official Development Assistance (ODA).
- Applicants must have received provisional acceptance into one of the partners Academic Institution select programmes
- The list of ODA countries may be found on the link: https://www.oecd.org/dac/financing-sustainable-devolopment/development-finance-standards/daclist.htm
For the avoidance of doubt, Applicants are to note that:
a. The Academic institutions nominate academically eligible applicants from OECO Countries for scholarship funding;
b. Each partner Higher Education Institution will choose from degrees and courses available to applicants;
C. Those that have been provided with a provisional acceptance from partner Universities will be considered to receiving a Qatar Scholarship (QS) award;
d. QS Selects the final list of applicants who are awarded a Qatar Scholarship.
Method of application
Interested and qualified candidates are advised to:
- Register and meet the admission requirements of their chosen academic institution;
- Apply for a Qatar scholarship grant through this link: https://qatarscholarships.qa to receive a scholarship at their educational institution.
In addition, applicants are to choose from any of the universities below:
- Qatar University
Qatar University (QU) is one of the leading institutions of academic and research excellence in the GCC region. It provides high quality undergraduate and graduate programs that prepare competent graduates, primed to shape the future of Qatar. The organization’s strong relationship with Qatari society is reflected in its community service efforts and in its vibrant Read More …
- Doha Institution for Graduate Studies
The Doha Institute for Graduate Studies (DI), an officially recognized academic institution, is an independent institute for learning and research in the fields of Social Sciences, Humanities, Public Administration and Development Economics in Doha. The DI is premised on four interrelated values in accordance with its mission: Arab Contribution to Knowledge Production – Integrating cross-disciplinary learning Read More …
- Hamad Bin Khalifa University (HBKU) in partnership with the Graduate Geneva (GI)
The Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies (GI) is an institution of research and higher education dedicated to the study of world affairs, with a particular emphasis on the cross-cutting fields of international relations and development issues. Through its core activities, they aim to promote international cooperation and contribute to the progress of developing Read More …
- Lusail University
Lusail University (LU) is the first private national university in Qatar to offer academic programs that contribute to the preparation of trained and qualified human resources to keep pace with the local and international labor market. It provides a stimulating environment for scientific research and knowledge production that contributes to sustainable development and promotes service Read More …