Why Choose QU
QU is the largest and oldest university in Qatar. At Qatar University, you will find a highly respected public institution, offering first-class opportunities for learning and research to approximately 8,000 students across nearly 85 nationalities.
By choosing Qatar University, you join over 28,000 alumni who have built the foundation for their future at QU. You join a community of scholars, researchers and learners who value knowledge both for its own sake and for its ability to contribute to the development and advancement of human thought and values.
Qatar University regards international accreditation as a crucial step in achieving its goal as an institution of quality and excellence. With this mind, it has embarked on a long-term project of achieving international accreditation status for its colleges, programs and courses.
It has been successful in gaining accreditation from leading international bodies for seven of its programs at the College of Engineering (ABET) Biomedical Sciences Program (NACCLS), Chemistry program (CSC), Pharmacy College (CCAPP), College of Business & Economics (AACSB), Foundation program Department of English (CEA), and the ISO/IEC 17025-2005 accredited status accorded the laboratories of Environmental Studies Center.
QU is an internationally recognized university with strong ties to other institutions of higher education. The University is an active member in several prestigious regional and international associations, including the Union of Arab Universities, the league of Islamic Universities, and the International Association of Universities.
Further information on accreditation achievements and ongoing exercises at QU can be accessed at: Accreditation
Safe and central location
QU campus sits just 26 km from the center of Doha, Qatar’s exciting capital city and scenically overlooks the coast. This eight square kilometer campus provides space for men and women to pursue a wide range of academic interests and excel in their fields of study separately, while offering a peaceful and respectful atmosphere for learning.
A supportive community
Studying overseas can be a challenge, but you won’t be alone. At QU, you’ll have access to a range of support services throughout your course.
The University's supportive environment will help you get the best out of your studies, and you'll have the chance to meet people from all over the world. Qatar University supports a wide variety of scholarships to approximately 400 recipients each academic year in order to attract highly qualified students.
Meanwhile, the Student Exchange Program offers educational-cultural trips, where chosen students of QU will travel to a reputable educational institution, as some of their students visit Qatar University in return.
Study in a rich environment
- Study in an atmosphere of intellectual excitement supported by excellent facilities.
- Benefit from the wealth of cultural, institutional and recreational opportunities available.
- Enjoy a learning community and curriculum that is internationally and culturally diverse.
- Find students who are active in student clubs, sports, student employment inside the campus, community service and reaching out for international experiences.