Academic Scholarships - Scholarship Types and Conditions
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Last modified: June 22, 2015 10:55:16.

Competitive Scholarships

These Scholarships are offered by the University to students from Islamic and other countries. The applicants to these scholarship may be nominated by their embassies or may apply directly to Qatar University. Nominated students may receive these scholarships during the Fall semester and the Spring semester of the same academic year, though they are NOT allowed to transfer the scholarship to the next academic year. There are two types of these scholarships which are internal and external Scholarships.

Internal scholarships

These scholarships are offered by the University to applicants from within the State of Qatar.

Benefits:

These scholarships include exemption only from tuition fees and book fees.

Qualifications:

Applicant must meet the admission requirements for the college and major that they applied to.

Required Documents:

All applicants to this scholarship may submit the Parent or guardian Salary Certificate to the Scholarships Section.(Optional).

Continuity Conditions:

Students must meet academic scholarships terms and conditions in order to maintain the scholarship.

External Scholarships

These scholarships are offered by the University to applicants from outside Qatar. These applicants may be nominated by their embassies or may apply directly to Qatar University.

Benefits:

Students will be sponsored by Qatar University and these scholarships include exemption from courses tuition fees, provision of university accommodation, and annual round trip air fare ticket and textbooks fees exemption.

Qualifications:

Applicant must meet the admission requirements for the college and major that they applied to.

Required Documents:

It is highly recommended that all applicants to this scholarship may submit the Official English test score reports to the Foundation Program for applicants to Colleges that require Foundation Program.

Continuity Conditions:

Students must meet academic scholarships terms and conditions in order to maintain the scholarship.

These scholarships are offered by the University to best high school fresh graduates who attain high averages in the Qatari Secondary Education Examinations. Ten male and ten female scholarships are awarded each year.

Benefits:

These Scholarships include exemption from tuition fees and book fees.

Qualifications:

  1. Hold a Qatari Secondary Education Certificate.
  2. A minimum average of 95% in the secondary school certificate.
  3. The applicant should be a secondary school graduate in the same year in which the scholarship application is made.
  4. These scholarship awards are only made in the Fall semester.
  5. The applicant must register in Fall semester.

Required Documents:

None.

Continuity Conditions:

Students must meet academic scholarships terms and conditions in order to maintain the scholarship.

This scholarship is offered to Qatar University current and undergraduate students whose performance is outstanding in University courses.

Benefits:

These Scholarships include exemption from tuition fees only.

Qualifications:

  1. Must be enrolled in Qatar University.
  2. Must have minimum cumulative GPA of 3.50 out of 4.00.
  3. Must have completed at least 30 credit hours in QU.
  4. Students with the highest cumulative GPA will be selected.

Required Documents:

None.

Continuity Conditions:

Students must meet academic scholarships terms and conditions in order to maintain the scholarship.

The Honors scholarship targets the active Honors students in Qatar University . It will be given to 3 Honors students each academic year.

Benefits:

These Scholarships include exemption from tuition fees only.

Qualifications:

  1. An applied Honor student must complete Freshman Seminar (core 1)
  2. An applied Honor student must complete at least 3 credit hours from the core curriculum courses (core 2 and core 3)
  3. An applied Honor student must not have any violation with QU policies and regulations.
  4. An applied Honor student must not have any other scholarship.

Required Documents:

None.

Continuity Conditions:

Students must meet academic scholarships terms and conditions in order to maintain the scholarship.

Non-Competitive Scholarships

These scholarships are offered by the University to students of GCC countries who hold the High School Certificate or its equivalent in their countries or any other country with the exception of the State of Qatar. A number of scholarships are allocated to each GCC country. Such scholarships can be postponed to the second term in the same academic year but not to the next academic year.

Benefits:

These scholarships include exemption from tuition fees and receive free accommodation from the University.

Qualifications:

  1. Obtain a letter from the embassy addressed to Qatar University requesting consideration for this specific scholarship.
  2. Applicant must meet the admission requirements for the college and major that they applied to.

Required Documents:

None.

Continuity Conditions:

Student must satisfy the maximum period of studies terms condition as clarified in the terms and conditions section.

These scholarships are offered by the University to GCC students who hold the Qatari High School Certificate.

Benefits:

These scholarships include exemption from tuition fees only.

Qualifications:

Applicants must meet the admission requirements for the college and major that they applied to.

Required Documents:

None.

Continuity Conditions:

Student must satisfy the maximum period of studies terms condition as clarified in the terms and conditions section.

These scholarships are offered by the University to Non Qatari students of a Qatari mother or a Qatari father.

Benefits:

These scholarships include exemption from tuition fees only.

Qualifications:

Applicants must meet the admission requirements for the college and major that they applied to.

Required Documents:

  1. A photocopy of the student's mother / father Qatar ID card.
  2. A copy of the student's birth certificate.

Continuity Conditions:

Student must satisfy the maximum period of studies terms condition as clarified in the terms and conditions section.

These scholarships are offered by the University to Non Qatari female students married to Qatari Nationals.

Benefits:

These scholarships include exemption from tuition fees only.

Qualifications:

Applicants must meet the admission requirements for the college and major that they applied to.

Required Documents:

  1. The marriage contract.
  2. Copy of the ID card of the husband.

Continuity Conditions:

Student must satisfy the maximum period of studies terms condition as clarified in the terms and conditions section.

These scholarships are offered by the University to students who hold the Temporary Card (Inhabitants of Qatar).

Benefits:

These scholarships include exemption from tuition fees only.

Qualifications:

Applicants must meet the admission requirements for the college and major that they applied to. 

Required Documents:

  1. Copy from the ID card.
  2. Copy from Temporary Card.

Continuity Conditions:

Student must satisfy the maximum period of studies terms condition as clarified in the terms and conditions section.

These scholarships are offered by the University to the children of Qatar University employees. The University offers a maximum of two scholarships to two children of the employee at one time. If the parents are both working at Qatar University, tuition fees for a third child are reduced by 50 %.

Benefits:

These scholarships include exemption from tuition fees only.

Qualifications:

Applicants must meet the admission requirements for the college and major that they applied to. 

Required Documents:

  1. Copy of the student Birth Certificate
  2. Letter from Human Resources of Qatar University verifying the employment of the parent(s)

Continuity Conditions:

Student must satisfy the maximum period of studies terms condition as clarified in the terms and conditions section.

Other Scholarships

Qatar University offers a number of scholarships for students who want to join the Diploma programs offered by the College of Education.

Benefits:

These scholarships include exemption from tuition fees only.

Qualifications:

  1. The applicant should be working in an independent school or any governmental educational organization.
  2. The applicant must be Qatari, or has a Qatari Travel Document, or born in the State of Qatar ,or have worked in Qatar for at least 10 years.
  3. It should be the first time for the applicant to apply for a scholarship at the same category offered by the College of Education.

Required Documents:

  1. For Qataris: "To whom it may concern" Letter proofing that the applicants is working in an independent school or any governmental educational organization
  2. For Non-Qataris:
    1. "To Whom It May Concern" certificate from the applicants employer (independent school or any governmental educational organization)
    2. Either a copy of the Qatari travel Document, or Qatari birth certificate, or "To whom it may concern" Letter proofing that the applicants worked in Qatar for at least 10 years.  

Continuity Conditions:

  1. The student must maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.50 out of 4 at the end of each semester.
  2. The duration of studying shouldn't exceed three semesters excluding the semesters of absence and withdraw.
  3. The student should not be absent or withdraw for two separated or consecutive semesters.
  4. If the student fails in meeting any of the conditions to maintain the scholarship, it will be canceled and the student will have to pay the tuition fees of the following semesters.
  5. After the student's scholarship has been canceled, he/she will not be eligible to receive that scholarship again, regardless of whether the situation is amended. In all cases, the academic policies will be applied on the student as shown in the Student Handbook.

This scholarship is designed to learn Arabic for non-native speakers students from outside Qatar. The admission process to this scholarship is handling by the International Students Section in coordinating with the Arabic for Non-Native Speakers Program. The student can apply to this program as a personal applicant or the student can be nominated by one of the organizations which have an established agreement with Qatar University and admitted by the President of Qatar University to grant scholarship in annual basis. The program duration is one academic year.

In order to know how to apply to this scholarship please visit the following page: Arabic for Non-native Speakers Program.