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Undergraduate Prospectus
         2018
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Table of Contents
Our Mission                                                     3
Accreditation                                                   4
Admission Process                                               7
Application Categories                                          8
Admission To Qatar University                                   8
          High school applicants                                8
          First Year applicants                                 8
          Early Conditional Admission                           11
Other Applications                                              14
          Second Degree Applicants                              14
          Non- Degree Applicants                                14
          Visiting Applicants                                   15
          Readmission                                           17
Transfer Applicants                                             17
          From Other Universities                               17
          Transfer from College of the North Atlantic – Qatar   18
          Transfer from the Community College of Qatar          19
          Transfer of Credits Criteria                          20
College Requirements and fees                                   21
Colleges                                                        23
          College Of Education                                  23
          College Of Sharia and Islamic Studies                 25
          College Of Engineering                                26
          College Of Business and Economics                     27
          College Of Arts & Science                             28
          College Of law                                        29
          College Of Pharmacy                                   30
          College Of Medicine                                   31
          College of Health Sciences                            33
High School Percentage Exception                                37
Foundation Program                                              38
Student Programs and Services                                   40
Honors Program                                                  42
New Student Orientation                                         44
Statistical Information 2016-2017                               45

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Our Mission

Qatar University is the national institution of higher education in Qatar. It provides
high quality undergraduate and graduate programs that prepare competent
graduates, destined to shape the future of Qatar. The university community
has diverse and committed faculty who teach and conduct research, which
addresses relevant local and regional challenges, advances knowledge, and
contributes actively to the needs and aspirations of society.

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Academic Accreditation
Academic Accreditation composes an integral framework which Qatar University
has persistently used to ensure the quality of its academic output through revising
the components of its programs and adjusting them accordingly in order to meet
the highest international standards for said programs.

This type of accreditation was rightfully earned by a multitude of Qatar
University’s programs from the most prestigious of boards and organizations. This
includes programs in Engineering, Business & Economics, Education, Pharmacy,
Arts and Sciences.

Law
One of the College of Law latest achievements was earning accreditation from
The High Council for Evaluation of Research and Higher Education (HCERES).

Education
College of Education followed suit by earning accreditation for all its programs
from the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) for the
period of 2016-2021. This was preceded by the College achieving the standards
set by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE), and
through this accomplishment, Qatar University’s College of Education becomes
the first national university outside of the United States to earn such accreditation.

Spring 2011 saw the College earning international recognition for its Teacher
Preparation programs from the International Recognition of Teacher Education
Programs Agency (IRTE), making it only the second college in the Middle East to
earn this type of recognition.

Engineering
College of Engineering renewed its academic accreditation for a variety of
its programs in July 2011 through the Accreditation Board of Engineering &
Technology (ABET). Those programs were the following seven bachelor degrees:
Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Computer Engineering, Electrical
Engineering, Industrial & Systems Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, and
Computer Science.

The College is considered the earliest earner of academic accreditation, having
earned it as early as October 2004.

Pharmacy
College of Pharmacy earned its accreditation the Canadian Council for
Accreditation of Pharmacy Programs, thereby becoming the first college to be
accredited by said council outside of Canada.

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Business & Economics
College of Business & Economics earned its accreditation from the Association to
Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), making it the third college in
the University to be accredited, after Engineering and Pharmacy.

Arts & Sciences
College of Arts & Sciences (CAS) has a multitude of accreditations, among them
is that earned by its Bachelor and Masters of Environmental Studies from the
Committee of Heads of Environmental Sciences (CHES), a leading organization in
the field.

The college has also earned an official letter of accreditation for its Mass
Communication and Journalism programs from the Accrediting Council on
Education in Journalism and Mass Communications, or ACEJMC.

The process of earning such accreditation started as early as 2006, with
the Department restructuring itself and adjusting its study plans to meet the
accreditation standard for its current programs which are Journalism, Radio,
Television, Strategic Communication and Public Relations.

The Statistics program in the Department of Mathematics, Physics & Statistics
earned a 5 years accreditation from the British Royal Statistical Society.

The Chemistry program has earned its accreditation from the Canadian Society of
Chemistry.

Health Sciences
The Biomedical program in the college is considered the first outside the US
to earn a 5 years accreditation from National Accrediting Agency for Clinical
Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS), making it on an equal footing with American
universities in its strength.

Foundation Program
The English department in the Foundation Program Unit has earned its
accreditation from the Commission on English Language Accreditation (CEA) from
the United States.

Such accreditations are sure to establish Qatar University’s ability to meet
international standards and guarantee high quality outcomes, thereby reflecting
Qatar’s advancement in the field of learning and its vision of high quality
education.

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Accreditations gained and their definition

     AACSB                             Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business
     AALS                              American Association of Law Schools
     ABA                               American Bar Association
     ABET                              Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology
     ACEJMC                            Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communication
     A2LA                              American Association of Laboratory Accreditation
     CCAPP                             Canadian Council for Accreditation of Pharmacy Programs
     CEA                               Commission on English Language Program Accreditation
     CHES                              Committee of Heads of Environmental Sciences
     CQAIE                             Centre for Quality Assurance in International Education
     CSC                               Canadian Society for Chemistry
     IES                               Institute of Environmental Sciences
     IRTE                              International Recognition for Teacher Education
     NAACLS                            National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences
     RSS                               Royal Statistical Society
     SACS                              Southern Association of Colleges and Schools

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Admission Process
The following is a step-by-step guide intended to assist undergraduate applicants through the admissions
application process:

Step 1: Admission Requirements and Timelines
A comprehensive listing of QU’s undergraduate programs, admission requirements, and important dates and
deadlines is available on the Admissions website.

Step 2: Apply for Admission
All undergraduate applicants to Qatar University are required to apply to their intended college of study using the QU
online admission application.
Note: The QU online admission application allows you to complete your application or save your application to
complete at a later time, review and submit your admissions application from the convenience of your personal
computer with in the announced deadline. You may apply for an online admission as the following:
1. Start creating your account with username and password.
2. Complete the online admissions application at your own pace. You may save your application to complete at a
later time. Remember your Login ID and PIN
3. Submit the QR 200 non-refundable undergraduate admission application fee as part of your online admission
application.

Step 3: Submit required documents
It is important to note that all required documents need to be submitted to the Admissions Department in order to
complete your application or mailed to the following address:
Undergraduate Admissions
Admission Department
Qatar University
PO Box 2713
Doha, Qatar
All other missing requirements may be submitted in-person or mail, by the admission deadline. Applicants should
not submit any supporting documentation to the Admissions Department until they have submitted an admissions
application. The Admissions Department will not accept any documentation unless an admissions application has
been submitted for the intended semester of admission.

Step 4: Check your Admissions Status
Review the status of your application, track all outstanding requirements, and receive your admission decision online.

   Step 1: Admission
                                  Step 2: Apply for           Step 3: Submit                   Step 4: Check your
   Requirements and
                                  Admission                   required documents               Admissions Status
   Timelines

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Application Categories

Admission to Qatar University
Applicants who satisfy Qatar University’s minimum admission requirements are considered for admission. Admission
to QU is based on a number of academic qualifications designed to enhance student’s ability to be successful during
their course of study.

Applicants to Qatar University will be considered for admission according to the following admission
categories:

High School Applicants
- First year applicants
- Early Conditional Admission

Other Applicants
- Transfer
- Second Degree
- Non-Degree
- Visiting
- Community College Cross Registration
- Readmission

First Year applicants
All applicants who have never attended a university or who have not earned at least 24 credit hours at a university
and who are applying to Qatar University as either Foundation Program or Undergraduate applicants are classified as
First Year applicants. First Year applicants may apply for either Fall or Spring admission. First Year admits who earned
less than 24 credit hours at another university are eligible to receive transfer credit consideration for coursework
completed prior to their semester of admission to QU.

High School Requirements
All applicants to Qatar University must complete a minimum of 12 years of formal education and their transcript
results must be certified by the appropriate educational agency. The high school grade requirements mentioned in
this section are minimum scores, they do not guaranteed admission, and they may change according to the strength
of the applicant pool and the available capacity in each college or major. Additionally, high school requirements
do vary by college and individual colleges reserve the right to stipulate additional requirements to the admission
minimums listed below.

Undergraduate Application Checklist - First Year Applicants
All applicants who have never attended a university or who have not earned at least 24 credit hours at a university
and who are applying to Qatar University as either Foundation Program or Undergraduate applicants are classified as
First Year applicants and are required to submit the following:
1. Complete Online Admissions Application with an e-payment of QR 200.
2. Final, official and certified high school transcript.
3. Health Certificate issued inside Qatar (International students please refer to International Students Website)
4. Photocopy of the applicant›s Qatar ID card (Non-Qatari applicants must also provide a copy of their passport;
international students please refer to International Students website)
5. Two passport sized photographs (size 4 x 6 cm) with white background.
6. Official test score reports for applicants to Colleges that require Foundation Program (if available) to be submitted
to the Foundation Program Testing Center in order to be exempted from the Foundation Program.

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Undergraduate Admissions - Transcript Requirement
The following conditions must apply on transcript of private high schools located in side Qatar:
1. The transcript must be official, final and signed by an appropriate high school official.
2. The transcript must be certified by the Ministry of Education and Higher Education for Private Schools.

Students, who comes from high schools outside Qatar, must submit their transcript according the
following conditions:
1. The transcript must be official, final and signed by an appropriate high school official.
2. The transcript must be certified by either the Ministry of Education or the Ministry of Foreign Affairs for the country
in which the high school is located.
3. The transcript must also be certified by either by Qatar Embassy in that country or the Embassy of that country
located in Doha.
4. An Arabic or English translation of the final transcript must accompany the transcript if it is issued in a language
other than Arabic or English.

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Qatari Secondary School Certificate

General Secondary Schools
The 12th grade final high school percentage is used when considering applicants from General Secondary Schools.

Independent Schools
Graduates from Independent Schools in the academic year 2009/2010 onwards are admitted according to Qatar
Senior School Certificates (QSSC) based on the final total result for the last year.

Private and International School Certificates
Applicants from the following educational systems must satisfy supplementary admission requirements:

1. Grade Point Average (GPA) System
- Awarded a High School Diploma in a General Studies Curriculum with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.00 on a
4.00 scale (“C”) and satisfies the minimum high school percentage requirement during the final year of high school.
- Passed at least six different subjects including at least one Science (Biology, Physics, Chemistry), one Mathematics
(Algebra, Trigonometry, Geometry), and one English language course during the Junior or Senior year.

2. British Secondary School System
- Earned at least five IGSCE (O Level) subjects with a minimum grade of «D» and a minimum of two subjects at the
Advanced (A) or (AS) level or a combination of (A) and (AS) level subjects with a minimum grade of «D».
As the official results for this school system will be released after QU has announced admission decisions, applicants
may submit predicted grades in addition to official result certificates by the submission deadline. Applicants who
submit predicted high school grades (pdf) will be considered for Provisional Admission.

3. International Baccalaureate (IB) System
- Completion of the full IB Diploma with at least 2 subjects at the HL and the other 4 subjects at SL level.
- The student should have attained a total grade point score of 24 out 42, excluding grades for Theory of Knowledge
(TOK) and Extended Essay.
As the official results for this school system will be released after QU has announced admission decisions, applicants
may submit predicted grades by the submission deadline. Applicants who submit predicted high school grades (pdf)
will be considered for Provisional Admission

4. KSA School System:
In order to be considered for admission to Qatar University, applicants from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia must
complete High School & pass the National Exam for Assessment in Higher Education with the minimum percentage
required by their major/program of choice, for male students starting from 1422/1423 (2002/2003), for female
students starting from 1430 (2009)

Early Conditional Admission

What is Early Conditional Admission?
Early Conditional Admission is provisional admission pending successful completion of the final year of high school
and fulfillment of all admission requirements.

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Who is eligible for Early Conditional Admission?
Early Conditional Admission is provisional admission pending successful completion of the final year of high school
and fulfillment of all admission requirements.

Admission Requirements for Students who are still in high school
1. Applicant should be Qatari citizen, following Qatari parent rule or Qatari Travel document holders or wife’s of
Qatari Husband.
2. Applicant should Submit all required documents.
3. Applicant should earn the following grades in 11th grade and in the first semester of 12th grade:

  College                                11th grade                        First semester of 12th grade
  Art & Science                          75%                               75%
  Business and Economics                 75%                               75%
  Education                              75%                               75%
  Engineering                            75%                               75%
  Law                                    75%                               75%
  Pharmacy                               80%                               80%
  Health Sciences                        75%                               75%
  Sharia and Islamic studies             75%                               75%
  Medicine                               90%                               90%

Admission Requirements for Students who graduated from high school
1. Applicant should be Qatari citizen, following Qatari parent rule or Qatari Travel document holders or wife’s of
Qatari Husband.
2. Applicant should Submit all required documents.
3. Applicant should earn the following grades in the Final year of 12th grade:

  College                                Final grade of 12th grade
  Art & Science                          75%
  Business and Economics                 75%
  Education                              75%
  Engineering                            75%
  Law                                    75%
  Pharmacy                               80%
  Health Sciences                        75%
  Sharia and Islamic studies             75%
  Medicine                               90%

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Admission Checklist
1. Complete Online Admissions Application with an e-payment of QR 200.
2. Submit the following admission documents before the deadline.
Students who are still in high school: You can send them by Email: admission@qu.edu.qa

Required documents
Students who are still in high school:
- Copy of the 11th year transcript.
- Copy of the first semester of the 12th year transcript.
• For Privet schools , IB and British System: Applicants may submit predicted grades using QU form in addition to
official result certificates by the submission deadline.
- Photocopy of the applicant’s Qatar ID card and passport copy for non-Qatari applicants (applicants with Qatari
parents must also provide a photocopy of the applicant’s parent Qatar ID card and Birth certificate and Non Qatari
female students married to Qatari Nationals must also provide the marriage contract and a copy of the ID card of the
husband)

Students who graduated from high school:
- Final, official and certified high school transcript
- Photocopy of the applicant’s Qatar ID card and passport copy for non-Qatari applicants (applicants with Qatari
parents must also provide a photocopy of the applicant’s parent Qatar ID card and Birth certificate and Non Qatari
female students married to Qatari Nationals must also provide the marriage contract and a copy of the ID card of the
husband)

Important Notes
applicants who graduated from high school and submitted their final official transcript will receive a final decision,
while applicants who still in high school are required to satisfy all admission requirements and submit all other
required admission documents including Final, official and certified high school transcript by submission deadline.
Early conditional admission is provisional admission pending successful completion of the final year of high school
with minimum of at least 75% high school percentage ( and 80% for college of pharmacy and 90% for college of
Medicine applicants).
All applicants who do not satisfy the minimum requirements for “Early Conditional Admission” mentioned above will
still be considered for regular admission upon submission of their final and official high school results and according
to Admission criteria.

Provisional Admission
As official results for the British Secondary School system (IGCSE, AS, and A-Level results) and the International
Baccalaureate (IB) system will be released after QU has announced admission decisions, in-progress applicants from
these two school systems will be considered for Provisional Admission based on predicted grades.

The Provisional Admission process allows applicants from the British Secondary School and the International
Baccalaureate systems to be considered for admission based on anticipated results of coursework that is currently
in progress.

Provisional Admission Process
1. Applicants from the British Secondary School and the International Baccalaureate systems must submit all
application requirements by admission application deadline and must submit their predicted grades by submission
deadline.
2. Predicted grades must be reported and attested by the applicant’s high school using the appropriate QU provided
form:
- Predicted IGCSE, AS, and A-Level Grades for Provisional Admission form
- Predicted International Baccalaureate Grades for Provisional Admission form

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3. Applicants from the British Secondary School system may satisfy the minimum admission requirements through
submission of official results for all completed IGCSE, A/S and A-Level results and anticipated final grades for the
examinations. All in-progress International Baccalaureate (IB) applicants will be considered for admission on their
anticipated results.
4. Using predicted grades, the Admissions Department will determine whether the applicant has satisfied Qatar
University’s minimum admission requirements. Applicants with predicted grades are considered for admission in
competition with all other applicants and applicants receiving Provisional Admission are informed at the same time
as all other admits.
5. Applicants receiving Provisional Admission will be informed of the conditions of their provisional admission –
essentially, their admission is based on anticipated grades, is conditional, and is not final until official results are
submitted.
6. Provisional admits are required to submit their final and official transcripts. Provisional admits whose final results
qualify them for admission to QU but are not sufficiently strong for admission into their college, will be contacted
by the Admissions Department to change their college. Provisional admits whose final results fail to satisfy QU’s
minimum high school requirements will have their admission rescinded. Failure to provide official results by the
deadline will result in the Provisional Admission being rescinded.

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Other Applications

Second Degree Applicants
All applicants who have previously earned a bachelor’s degree and who wish to pursue further undergraduate work
in a different major may apply for admission to a second bachelor’s degree at Qatar University.

All applicants seeking a second bachelor’s degree who meet the following minimum criteria will be considered for
admission to Qatar University:
1. Earned bachelor’s degree with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.00/4.00 from a university accredited by an
international accrediting association or by the Ministry of Higher Education or equivalent authority in that country.
2. Met Qatar University’s English competency requirements by satisfying either of the following:
- Submit official English test score reports taken within the last two years.
- Earned a previous undergraduate degree from an institution of higher education in a program where English was
the primary medium of instruction. Official statement proving this must be submitted at the time of application in
order for exemption to be considered.
- Applicants who do not satisfy these competency requirements are not eligible for Foundation Program admission.
3. Met Qatar University’s mathematics competency requirements. Applicants who do not satisfy these competency
requirements are not eligible for Foundation Program admission.
4. Pursue a different major than was earned in the first bachelor’s degree.
Second Degree Applicants Checklist

All applicants who are not considered pursuing an undergraduate degree may apply for Second Degree admission to
Qatar University by submitting the following:
1. Complete Online Admissions Application with an e-payment of QR 200
2. Final, official and certified university transcript
3. Health Certificate issued inside Qatar (International students please refer to International Students Website)
4. Photocopy of the applicant’s Qatar ID card (Non-Qatari applicants must also provide a copy of their passport;
international students please refer to International Students Website)
5. Two (2) recent identical passport size photographs (size 4 x 6 cm) with white background
6. Official test score reports for applicants to Colleges that require Foundation Program ( if available) to be submitted
to the Foundation Program Testing Center in order to be exempted from the Foundation Program.
7. International students who do not hold a valid State of Qatar residence permit (excluding GCC citizens) are not
eligible for QU admission consideration. It is crucial that international student who is interested to enroll at QU to
have a valid Qatari residence permit. Qatar University International Student Section assists students to get a student
visa (Qatar Residence Permit). Those interested students should Apply Online for the student visa and upload the
Required Documents during the same timeline of QU admission. Applicants who fail to satisfy the requirements for a
student visa will not be considered for Qatar University admission.

Non- Degree Applicants
Qatar University offers non-degree admission to a limited number of individuals who may enroll in undergraduate
credit courses at QU but who are not considered pursuing an undergraduate degree program. Non-degree students
may register in a maximum of 48 credit hours or 4 semesters of course work at Qatar University, whichever comes
first.

All non-degree applicants who meet the following minimum criteria will be considered for admission to Qatar
University:
1. Have earned an undergraduate degree with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.00 from a university accredited by
an international accrediting association or by the Ministry of Higher Education in that country.
2. Must satisfy all QU undergraduate admission requirements for the semester of intended admission and must

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submit all appropriate application materials and supporting documents to the Admissions Department by the
admission deadline.

Non-degree applicants must satisfy all QU undergraduate admission requirements for the semester of intended
admission, and must submit all appropriate application materials and supporting documents to the Admissions
Department by the admission deadline.
At Qatar University, non-degree students may apply coursework taken during a non-degree status towards a second
bachelor’s degree. Non-degree students may apply a maximum of 48 undergraduate credit hours earned at Qatar
University in courses passed with a grade of “D” or higher toward a second bachelor’s degree. All second bachelor’s
degree requirements apply.

Non-Degree Applicants Checklist
All applicants who are not considered pursuing an undergraduate degree may apply for Non-Degree admission to
Qatar University by submitting the following:
1. Complete Online Admissions Application with an e-payment of QR 200
2. Final, official and certified university transcript
3. Health Certificate issued inside Qatar (International students please refer to International Students Website)
4. Photocopy of the applicant’s Qatar ID card (Non-Qatari applicants must also provide a copy of their passport;
international students please refer to International Students website)
5. Two (2) recent identical passport size photographs (size 4 x 6 cm) with white background
6. International students who do not hold a valid State of Qatar residence permit (excluding GCC citizens) are not
eligible for QU admission consideration. It is crucial that international student who is interested to enroll at QU to
have a valid Qatari residence permit. Qatar University International Student Section assists students to get a student
visa (Qatar Residence Permit). Those interested students should Apply Online for the student visa and upload the
Required Documents during the same timeline of QU admission. Applicants who fail to satisfy the requirements for a
student visa will not be considered for Qatar University admission.

Visiting Applicants
Applicants who are currently attending another university and who do not intend to graduate from Qatar University
may be considered for admission as a Visiting Student. Visiting admission is available for the Fall, Spring and/or
Summer semesters and visiting students may register in a maximum of 48 credit hours or 4 semesters of course
work at Qatar University, whichever comes first.

Visiting Admission Requirements
Applicants seeking Visiting admission are not required to go through the university’s regular admission process.
Instead, the following minimum admission requirements are necessary in order to be considered for admission as a
Visiting student to Qatar University:
- Applicants must be in good academic standing at their home university with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.00.
Applicants who have been admitted to a university for a future semester and who wish to take classes at QU before
enrolling at that university are required to provide a copy of their admission letter in lieu of an official university
transcript. In all cases, the home university must be accredited by an international accrediting association or by the
Ministry of Higher Education or equivalent in that country.
- Must submit all appropriate application requirements to the Admissions Department by the admission deadline.

Required Documents for Visiting Applicants
Students who are already attending another university and who wish to take courses at Qatar University are welcome
to do so as a visiting student. Visiting applicants are required to submit the following:
1. Complete Online Admissions Application with an e-payment of QR 200
2. Final, official and certified university transcript (Applicants who have been admitted to a university for a future

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semester and who wish to take classes at QU before enrolling at that university are required to provide a copy of
their admission letter in lieu of an official university transcript).
3. Health Certificate issued inside Qatar (International students please refer to International Students Website)
4. Photocopy of the applicant’s Qatar ID card (Non-Qatari applicants must also provide a copy of their passport;
international students please refer to International Students Website)
5. Two (2) recent identical passport size photographs (size 4 x 6 cm) with white background
6. International students who do not hold a valid State of Qatar residence permit (excluding GCC citizens) are not
eligible for QU admission consideration. It is crucial that international student who is interested to enroll at QU to
have a valid Qatari residence permit. Qatar University International Student Section assists students to get a student
visa (Qatar Residence Permit). Those interested students should Apply Online for the student visa and upload the
Required Documents during the same timeline of QU admission. Applicants who fail to satisfy the requirements for a
student visa will not be considered for Qatar University admission.

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Re-Admission

Readmission Refers to a process by which applicants who previously admitted to Qatar University and who enrolled
in at least one semester at the university request returning and readmission to Qatar University. Applicants seeking
readmission are required to apply to their intended college of study by filling the QU online admission application and
submit the following admission requirements by admission deadlines:
1. Final, official and certified high school transcript
2. Health Certificate issued inside Qatar (International students please refer to International Students Website)
3. Photocopy of the applicant’s Qatar ID card (Non-Qatari applicants must also provide a copy of their passport;
international students please refer to International Students website)
4. Two (2) recent identical passport size photographs (size 4 x 6 cm) with white background
5. Official test score reports for applicants to Colleges that require Foundation Program

Eligible applicants for readmission to Qatar University
1. Previously admitted students who officially withdrew from the university. (Students placed under the “withdrawal
from university” status).
2. Previously admitted students who were absent from the university for more than four consecutive regular
semesters without prior approval (students placed under the “Long Absence” status).
3. Previously admitted students enrolled in the Foundation Program who were absent from the university for more
than two consecutive regular semesters (students placed under the “Foundation Absence Suspension” status).
4. Previously admitted students enrolled in the Foundation Program who did not complete the program requirements
within four regular semesters of enrollment (students placed under the “Foundation Academic Suspension” status).
5. Previously admitted students who academically dismissed from the university. (Students placed under the
“Academic dismissal” status).

Transfer Applicants

From Other Universities
All applicants who are currently attending or have previously attended another university and have earned at least
24 credit hours and attended a minimum of two semesters (Fall and Spring), are considered transfer applicants,
and may apply for transfer admission to the University. Transfer applicants may apply for either the Fall or Spring
semester and are eligible for Undergraduate admission only.

All transfer applicants who meet the following minimum criteria will be considered for admission:
1. Earned a General Secondary School Certificate or its equivalent.
2. Have completed a minimum of 24 credit hours AND attended a minimum of two semesters (Fall and Spring) of
undergraduate coursework with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.50 out of 4.00 at a university accredited by an
international accrediting association or by the Ministry of Higher Education or equivalent authority in that country.
3. Met Qatar University’s English competency requirements by satisfying either of the following:
- Submit official English test score reports taken within the last two years.
- Completed a minimum of 24 credit hours and two semesters at an institution of higher education where English
was the medium of instruction. Official statement proving this must be submitted at the time of application in order
for exemption to be considered.
Applicants who do not satisfy these competency requirements are not eligible for Foundation Program admission.
4. Met Qatar University’s Mathematics competency requirements. Applicants who do not satisfy these competency
requirements are not eligible for Foundation Program admission.
5. Applicants who were subject to disciplinary action or non-academic dismissal at a prior university/college may not
apply or enroll as a transfer student.
6. Submitted required documents before the admission deadline.

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Required Documents:
Transfer applicants are required to submit the following documents to the Admissions Department:
1. Complete Online Admissions Application with an e-payment of QR 200.
2. Official, final, and certified university transcript
3. Health certificate issued inside Qatar.
4. Photocopy of the applicant’s Qatar ID card (Non-Qatari applicants must also submit a copy of their passport).
5. Two (2) recent, identical, passport-size photographs with a white background.
6. Official test score reports for applicants to colleges with Foundation Program requirements.

                                             REQUIREMENTS

Requirements for Transfer of Credit
Transfer credit may be considered for evaluation after passing the following criteria:
1. Applicant has submitted the following required documents for transfer credit:
- Final, official and certified university transcript.
- Detailed course syllabus stamped from the registrar’s office or the department offering the course in the student’s
university (syllabus sample).
2. A minimum grade of C is needed for any credit hours submitted for transfer credit evaluation, and must have been
completed within the last five years.
3. maximum of 50% of required credit hours for the submitted program may be considered for transfer credit
evaluation; the colleges will individually determine the exact number of credit hours that may be transferred and
applied towards their specific degree programs.
- Grades and quality points earned in courses accepted for transfer will not be included in the grade point average to
be maintained at Qatar University, but the credits will count toward the total number required for graduation.
Transfer from College of the North Atlantic – Qatar
Under a special articulation agreement, students who have completed an advanced diploma degree from the College
of the North Atlantic – Qatar (CNA-Q) are eligible to seek admission to a limited number of Qatar University degree
programs.

Requirements for Transfer from CNA-Q to Qatar University:
1. To be considered for admission to Qatar University under this articulation agreement, applicants must have earned a
minimum cumulative GPA of 3.00 in any of the following CNA-Q advanced diploma degree programs:
- Business Management (Accounting)
- Business Management (Human Resource Management)

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- Business Management (Marketing)
- Electrical Engineering Technology “power and controls”
- Mechanical Engineering Technology
- Instrumentation Engineering Technology
- Telecommunication Engineering Technology
- Internet Applications Developer
- Programmer Analyst (Business)
- Computer Support Specialist

2. Applicants must submit all required documents by the admission deadline.

To be considered for admission to Qatar University under this articulation agreement, applicants must submit the
following:

- Complete Online Admissions Application with an e-payment of QR 200.
- Final, official and certified CNA-Q transcript.
- Health Certificate issued inside Qatar.
- Photocopy of the applicant’s Qatar ID card (Non-Qatari applicants must also submit a copy of their passport).
- Two (2) recent, identical, passport-size photographs with a white background.

CNA-Q articulation agreement applicants must satisfy all QU undergraduate admission requirements for the
semester of intended admission, and must submit all appropriate application materials and supporting documents to
the Admissions Department by the admission deadline.

Applicants who were subject to disciplinary action or non-academic dismissal from a prior university/college may not
apply or enroll as a transfer student.

Transfer of Credit from CNA-Q
 Transfer credit may be considered for evaluation after passing the following criteria:

- Applicant has submitted the Final, official and certified transcript from the College of the North Atlantic – Qatar.
- A minimum grade of C is needed for any credit hours submitted for transfer credit evaluation, and must have been
completed within the last five years.
- A maximum of 50% of required credit hours for submitted program may be considered for transfer credit
evaluation; the colleges will individually determine the exact number of credit hours that may be transferred and
applied towards their specific degree programs.
- Grades and quality points earned in courses accepted for transfer will not be included in the grade point average to
be maintained at Qatar University, but the credits will count toward the total number required for graduation.

Transfer from the Community College of Qatar
Students who are currently studying or who have completed a diploma from Community College of Qatar (CCQ), and
passed Qatar University requirements and conditions are considered transfer applicants and may apply for transfer
admission to Qatar University. Transfer applicants may apply for either Fall or Spring semesters.

Transfer Requirements for Graduates from CCQ
1. Successfully completed either an Associate in Arts (AA) or Associate in Science (AS) degree from CCQ.
2. Have completed a minimum of 60 credit hours of undergraduate coursework from CCQ with a minimum
cumulative GPA of 2.50/4.00.
3. Only CCQ graduates with an AS degree are eligible for Science-based majors at Qatar University.

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Transfer Requirements for Non-Graduates from CCQ
1. Have completed a minimum of 24 credit hours of undergraduate coursework with a minimum cumulative GPA of
2.50/4.00 at CCQ.
2. Met Qatar University’s English and Mathematics competency requirements .
3. Applicants who were subject to disciplinary action or non-academic dismissal at a prior university/college may not
apply or enroll as a transfer student.

Required Documents Checklist For All Transfer Applicants
1. Submit an Online Admissions Application with an e-payment of QR 200.
2. Final, official and certified university transcript.
3. Health Certificate issued inside Qatar.
4. Photocopy of the applicant’s Qatar ID card. (Non-Qatari applicants must also provide a copy of their passport).
5. Two (2) recent identical passport size photographs (size 4 x 6 cm) with white background.
6. Official test score reports for applicants to colleges which require Foundation Program.

Transfer of Credits Criteria
Transfer credit may be considered for transfer credit evaluation if passed the following criteria:

1. Submitted official and certified CCQ transcript.
2. A minimum grade of C is needed for any credit hours submitted for transfer credit evaluation, and must have been
completed within the last five years.
3. A maximum of 50% of required credit hours for submitted program may be considered for transfer credit
evaluation; the colleges will individually determine the exact number of credit hours that may be transferred and
applied towards their specific degree programs.
Grades and quality points earned in courses accepted for transfer will not be included in the grade point average to
be maintained at Qatar University, but the credits will count toward the total number required for graduation.

For further information or inquiries regarding undergraduate admission to Qatar University, please contact the
Students Recruitment Section of the Admissions Department at:
Location: Admissions and Registration Building
Telephones: 44033752 - 44033753 - 44033859 - 44033734
E-mail: studentrecruitment@qu.edu.qa

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College Requirements and fees
Admission is extremely competitive and satisfying the minimum high school requirements in this section does
not guarantee admission into the intended college or major. Minimum admission requirements vary by semester
according to the strength of the applicant pool and the available capacity within each college and major. Students
admitted into the Foundation Program are required to complete all Foundation requirements before they can be
considered for admission into their intended major.

    College                            High School         Foundation                                     Cost Per
                                       Percentage          Requirements                                   Credit hour

    Arts                               70 %                Not Required                                   800
    Sciences                           70 %                Required                                       900
    Business and Economics             70 %                Not Required                                   900
    Education                          70 %                Only for Secondary Education                   800
                                                           with Concentration Area in
                                                           (Biology - Chemistry - Physics
                                                           - Math)
    Engineering                        70 %                Required                                       1000
    Law                                70 %                Not Required                                   800
    Pharmacy                           80 %                Required                                       1000
    Sharia and Islamic Studies         70 %                Not Required                                   800
    Health Sciences                    70%                 Required                                       900
    Medicine                           85%                 Required                                       Cost per year

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College of Medicine Tuition Fees

     Academic             Tuition Fees per Unit         Tuition Fees per Academic Semester              Total
     Year                 (in Qatari Riyals)                                                            (in Qatari Riyals)
                                                        Fall            Spring         Summer

     First Year           Tuition fees will depend on the courses registered by the student in different colleges.
     Second Year          1,000                        30,000           27,000          3,000           60,000
     Third Year           1,000                        31,000           26,000          3,000           60,000
     Fourth Year          (1,000) Academic             30,000           54,000          6,000           90,000
                          Courses Level
                          (2,000) Clinical Level
     Fifth Year           2,000                        56,000           56,000          8,000           120,000
     Sixth Year           2,000                        60,000           60,000          --              120,000

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Colleges

College of Education				1973
College of Sharia and Islamic Studie                     1977
College of Engineering				                               1980
College of Business and Economics                        1985
College of Art and Sciences                              2004
College of Law         			                               2004
College of Pharmacy 			                                  2008
College of Medicine      			                             2014
College Of Health Sciences			                            2016

College Of Education

Introduction about the College
The College of Education was the primary academic body under which Qatar University was founded in 1973. The
college is committed to providing excellence in the initial and advanced preparation of education professionals by
establishing a foundation in which life-long learning, teaching, research, and community partnerships are fostered.

The college fulfills its commitment by providing:
- Its members an educational, motivational, and supportive environment for both learning and teaching in a climate
which blends and balances modernity and the preservation of Arabic and Islamic identity.
- Society with highly qualified education professionals and on-going professional development, by supporting
scholarly activities, and by sharing the responsibility of the modernization of the country through effective
partnerships.

College Admission Requirements
Requirements for admission in all undergraduate programs (Bachelor of Primary Education, Bachelor of Secondary
Education, & Bachelor of Special Education):
- High Schools: minimum 70% average for public school graduates
- Pass the personal interview & written test

Special requirements for admission in Bachelor of Primary Education:
- Only female students can enroll in this program.
- TOEFL 500 or IELTS 5.5 is needed for English concentration only.

Special requirements for admission in Bachelor of Secondary Education (both female and male students can enroll
in this program).
- Math, Chemistry, Biology, and Physics students are required to pass the Foundation program.
- TOEFL 500 or IELTS 5.5 is needed for English concentration only.

Requirements for Special Education Program (both female and male students can enroll in this program).

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Skills and Outcomes
- Demonstrate understanding of the key theories and concepts of the subject matter.
- Plan effective instruction to maximize student learning.
- Use current and emerging technologies in instructionally powerful ways.
- Foster successful learning experiences for all students by addressing individual differences.
- Arrive at data-informed decisions by systematically examining a variety of factors and resources.
- Actively engage in scholarship by learning from and contributing to the knowledge base in education.
- Apply professional ethics in all educational contexts.
- Lead positive change in education.

Job Opportunities
- Undergraduate programs enable students to work as qualified teachers in early childhood educational contexts,
primary, and secondary schools in addition to appropriate educational agencies.
- Educational Leadership program, graduates can serve as school or education leaders in the Ministry of Education
and Higher Education schools or other schooling contexts in appropriate community organizations.
- Special Education program, leaders in the field of Special Education working in the Ministry of Education and
Higher Education schools, special Education schools, hospital schools, government and private educational agencies,
and international organizations.
- MA in Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment graduates will be able to successfully contribute to education in the
roles of teachers, coordinators and curriculum and assessment specialists in the Ministry of Education and Higher
Education as well as in the Evaluation and Education Institute.

Statistical information 2016 - 2017

Total Number of Students
                                                        4%
     Bachelors                                     3%

     Masters

     Diploma                                                                     93%

Contact information:
Qatar University
College of Education - Corridor 1
P.O. Box 2713
Doha-Qatar
Phone: (+974) 4403-5104/5118
Fax: (+974) 4403-5101

E-Mail: dean-edu@qu.edu.qa

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College Of Sharia and Islamic Studies

Introduction about the College
The College of Sharia and Islamic Studies was first established as a section of the College of Education at Qatar
University in 1973/1974, and then developed to the College of Sharia and Islamic studies in 1977 at the Royal
Decision No. (1) OF 1977.

College Admission Requirements
High Schools: minimum 70% average for public school graduates.

Skills and Outcomes
- Prepare competent graduates by providing high quality education
- Conducting academic research aims to spread scientific knowledge in Islamic studies.
- The integration of the College of Sharia with the community to support the social and cultural development.

Job Opportunities
- Ministry of Awqaf and Islamic Affairs
- Teaching Islamic studies and Sharia courses
- Courts of law and the Ministry of Justice
- Islamic Institutions
- Public relation sector
- Media & Press
- Supreme Council for Family Affairs
- Research institutions

Statistical information 2016 - 2017
                                                          10%
Total Number of Students

     Bachelors

     Masters

                                                                                                     90%

Contact information:
Qatar University
College of Sharia and Islamic Studies
P.O. Box 2713
Doha-Qatar

E-Mail: shariadean@qu.edu.qa

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College of Engineering

Introduction about the College
Since its inception in 1980, the College of Engineering is continuously working to offer international quality
education. In addition to political and social sciences, the college programs provide students with excellent scientific
and technical skills to enable them to contribute and improve their fields on regional and international demographics.
The college hosts Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, Department of Electrical Engineering,
Department of Civil Engineering, Department of Chemical Engineering, Department of Computer Science and
Engineering, and Department of Architecture and Urban Planning.

College Admission Requirements
- Not less than 70% for the general secondary education certificate or its equivalent according to the university
regulations. The high school score requirement may be reconsidered when the capacity of the programs allows
additional admissions, provided that potential students achieve a score of 500 or higher in the TOEFL Test (or
equivalent IELTS 5.5) as well as achieving 550 or higher in the mathematics part of the International SAT Test (or
equivalent ACT 24). The CENG dean will consider such requests against the quality and depth of the applicant pool,
the available capacity within the applicant’s intended major.

- Proficiency in English and mathematics by satisfying the minimum competency requirements as set by the
University or pass the Foundation Program.

- Students who have not met the college minimum competency requirements receive admission to the QU
Foundation Program as engineering foundation students.

Skills and Outcomes
The college aims to prepare globally competent and socially responsible graduates by providing quality education
that fosters critical thinking and develop knowledge, creativity, problem solving, application development, ability, and
skills to become innovators and leaders who are able to contribute to the aspirations of the country.

Job Opportunities
Graduates of CENG programs work in diverse fields, for example in the government, universities, oil and gas sector,
construction, transportation infrastructure, manufacturing sectors, power generation and distribution systems,
business sectors, banks, healthcare and many other service fields that directly underpin the welfare of the society.

Statistical information 2016 - 2017
                                                                             9%
                                                                                     2%
Total Number of Students
                                                                                                               Bachelors
Contact Information
Qatar University
                                                                                                               Masters
College of Engineering
Office of Research & Graduate Studies (B09)
P.O. Box 2713                                                                                                  PhD
Doha-Qatar
Phone: (+974) 4403-4100
Fax: (+974) 4403-4101

E-Mail: dean-eng@qu.edu.qa                                                                89%

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College Of Business and Economics

Introduction about the College
The College of Business & Economics (CBE) at Qatar University is a premier educational institution that offers
undergraduate programs, Master of Business Administration (MBA program), Master of Accounting (MAC) , Master of
Science in Marketing (MSc in Marketing) and executive education.
Founded in 1985, CBE is known for academic rigor; creativity and innovation; hands-on and service learning
opportunities; a firm grounding in ethics; and an applied education that prepares students to become outstanding
leaders and global citizens within the ever-changing, complex, and fast-paced world of business.

College Admission Requirements
High Schools: minimum 70% average for public school graduates

Skills and Outcomes
- Demonstrate effective written and oral communication skills
- Utilize information technology in making business decisions
- Recognize social responsibilities of business decision-making
- Recognize ethical dimensions of business decision-making
- Work effectively in teams
- Foster global perspective in both appreciation and application
- Enrich their academic experience with experiential learning

Job Opportunities
- Analysts
- Decision Makers
- Designer of business models
- Forecasters
- Accountants
- Brand mangers
- Marketing consultants
- Marketing mangers

Statistical information 2016 - 2017

Total Number of Students
                                                                   3%
                                                                          0.2%
Contact Information
Qatar University                                                                                                    Bachelors
P.O. Box 2713
Doha-Qatar
                                                                                                                    Masters
Phone: (+974) 4403-5000 / 5004
Fax: (+974) 4403-5001
                                                                                                                    PhD
E-Mail: bus-econ@qu.edu.qa

                                                                                96.8%

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College of Arts & Science

Introduction about the College
College of Art and Sciences offers majors in a variety of relevant and exciting specializations, including Biology,
Chemistry, Environmental Science, Statistics, Arabic, Mass Communication, English, History, International Affairs,
Sociology, Social Work,Psychology, Sport Science and Policy, planning and Development. Minors are also offered
in most of these areas as well as in Geology, Translation, French and Philosophy which allows for expansion of
students’ employment prospects through accumulation of knowledge and skills outside of the main chosen area of
studies. College of Art and Sciences also houses an Arabic center for Non-Native speakers who want to excel in the
language. In addition to housing around 6000 students from all other majors at QU also complete courses offered by
the college . College of Art and Sciences also has an exchange programs which provide a range of study abroad

College Admission Requirements
Art majors requires minimum 70% average for public school graduates
Sciences majors requires minimum 70% average for public school graduates
Sciences major students are required to pass the foundation program

Skills and outcomes
- Conduct research effectively
- Work effectively in groups
- Value cultural diversity
- Acquire skills in applying methods and concepts of natural sciences, humanities and social sciences
- Acquire broader knowledge of Qatari society from a historical, geographical and social perspective
- Using statistical or mathematical reasoning to solve problems
- Using information technology
- Understanding professional and ethical issues
- Acquiring effective leadership skills
- Considering social responsibilities in decision making
- Incorporating global perspective in decision making

Job opportunities
College of Art and Sciences holds a wide range of specializations ranging from hardcore sciences to social sciences
and humanities which opens up a large sphere of selection for students in different types of professions such as
research, administration, education, and so forth.
                                                                       2.3% 0.6%
Statistical information 2016 - 2017                                            1%
                                                   96.1%
Total Number of Students
                                                                                                        Bachelors

Contact information:                                                                                    Masters
Qatar University
College of Arts & Sciences
P.O. Box 2713                                                                                           Dectorates
Doha-Qatar
Phone: (+974) 4403-4516
Fax: (+974) 4403-4501                                                                                   Certificates

E-Mail: casdean.office@qu.edu.qa

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College Of Law

Introduction about the College
The College was established in 2006 as a separate college after being a department at the College of Sharia. The
College of Law aspires to be the premier college of law in the region in recognition of the quality of its academic
program, the achievements of its faculty and graduates, and its service to the local and the international community.

College Admission Requirements
Admission at QU Law is very competitive, and the College selects those candidates it considers to have the very
strongest qualifications and the very greatest potential to contribute to the QU Law community and the legal
profession.
Prospective law students must:
Hold high school degree with a total of 70% as a minimum average for admission.

Skills and Outcomes
- Understanding of the principles and values of ethical decision-making and the professional principles and values
associated with the goals of justice and service to the wider community.
- An ability to recognize and reflect upon, and a developing ability to respond to, ethical issues likely to arise in
professional contexts.
- Engage in critical analysis and make a reasoned choice amongst alternatives, and approach legal issues creatively
and generate appropriate responses.
- An ability to recognize and reflect upon, and a developing ability to respond to, ethical issues likely to arise in
professional contexts.
- A fundamental ability to exercise professional judgment.
- Learn and work independently.
- Reflect on and assess their own capabilities and performance, and make use of feedback as appropriate, to
support personal and professional development.

Job Opportunities
Distinguished graduates emerging from College of Law have several options either to work in public or private
sectors. They have the ability to work as judges, work in public prosecutor, or become legal researchers in the Legal
Affairs department in various ministries. They can also work in private sectors such as banks, insurance companies,
oil and gas companies, and other institutions that provide rare legal opportunities for distinguished graduates.
Furthermore, our graduates are well-equipped with a set of academic and research skills to work independently and
establish their own Law Firm office.
                                                     5%
Statistical information 2016 - 2017

Total Number of Students                                                                                           Bachelors

                                                                                                                   Masters
Contact information:
Qatar University
P.O. Box 2713                                                                                95%
Doha-Qatar
Phone: (+974) 4403-5254
Fax: (+974) 4403-5253
E-Mail: law@qu.edu.qa

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