Study In Qatar With Qatar Scholarships

Study In Qatar With Qatar Scholarships


Qatar Scholarships

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.

Partner Academic Institutions
Qatar Scholarships partners with academic institutions to provide annual scholarships to qualified applicants, provided that they meet the acceptance requirements of each institution.
• Qatar University
• Hamad Bin Khalifa University / Graduate Institute
of International and Development Studies
• Lusail University
• Doha Institute for Graduate Studies

Applicants of all Qatar Scholarships will receive financial support per the terms and conditions of the academic institutions.

How to Apply
If you are an international student from a developing country interested in pursuing your higher education in
Qatar, we encourage you to visit our partner universities websites to learn more about the various opportunities
available to prospective undergraduate and post graduate students to pursue their academic choice of studies.
Each partner higher education institution will have a select choice of degrees and courses available to applicants. Each applicant must first be provided a provisional acceptant from partner universities before being considered to
receiving a QS award.

NOTE: applicants to QS Scholarships are subject to academic acceptance by partner institutions.

Steps to apply for a Qatar Scholarships Grant

  • Applicants must first register and meet the admissions requirements of their chosen educational institution in order to provide an equal opportunity without any interventions.
  • Applicants apply to receive a scholarship at their academic institutions.
  • The academic institution nominates academically eligible applicants from OECD countries for QS scholarship funding.
  • QS selects final list of applicants who areawarded a Qatar Scholarship.

QS candidates must have first been provided an acceptance at a degree programme and be a national of an Official
Development Assistance country to be considered of receiving a Qatar Scholarship funding.

A list of ODA countries may be found at the link 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 research portfolio that addresses relevant local and regional challenges, advances national goals towards a knowledge-based economy, and contributes actively to the needs and aspirations of the society

Lusail University

Lusail University is the first private national university of its kind in Qatar. It seeks to distinguish itself by building
a solid foundation for modern and innovative education. Lusail University thrives on developing a strong educational foundation for its graduates, enabling them to advance in today’s demanding labor market.


Doha institute for Graduate Studies

The Doha Institute for Graduate Studies (DI) 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 and research. Commitment to Academic Standards – Informed by the latest developments in social sciences, humanities, public administration, and development economics. Intellectual Responsibility and Critical Awareness – A new generation of intellectuals committed to Arab societies. Space for Intellectual Independence – Knowledge and scientific methodology as the basis for freedom of thought.


Hamad Bin Khalifa University (HBKU) & The Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies (GI)

Hamad Bin Khalifa University (HBKU), a member of Qatar Foundation for Education, Science, and Community Development (QF), was founded in 2010 to continue fulfilling QF’s vision of unlocking human potential. HBKU is a homegrown research and graduate studies University that acts as a catalyst for positive transformation in Qatar and the region while having a global impact.

Located within Education City, HBKU seeks to provide unparalleled opportunities where inquiry and discovery are integral to teaching and learning at all levels utilizing a multidisciplinary approach across all focus areas.

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 societies. More broadly, GI endeavors to develop creative thinking on the major challenges of our time, foster global responsibility and advance respect for diversity