A country that is growing fast in wealth!
Qatar is a peninsular Arab country. Its terrain comprises of arid desert and a long Persian Gulf shoreline of beaches and dunes. Also on the coast is its capital, Doha, known for its futuristic skyscrapers and other ultramodern architecture inspired by ancient Islamic design, such as the limestone Museum of Islamic Art.
Students have an amazing opportunity to study abroad in Qatar, taking on a variety of courses in science, engineering and sports management fields in English at Qatar University (QU). The academic philosophy at QU is to preserve the tradition of the Qatari and Arab cultures while offering their 6,000 + students an education with a truly global perspective.
Most universities in Qatar are based in capital city of Doha or at Education City, a purposely built campus located just 14 kilometers outside of Doha. Most courses in Qatar are taught in English, and you can expect your degree to take between 3–5 years to complete.
Tuition fees for international students vary from course to course and from institution to institution. You should check with the relevant university, but you will normally pay per credit hour.
The cost of living in Qatar is relatively high when compared to other Middle Eastern countries. You should expect rent to form a large portion of your monthly spendings. Food and eating out can also be expensive when compared with Western countries.
Most students coming to study a degree in Qatar will live in single sex dormitories provided to them by the university. These are often of high quality, with living areas, dining rooms and individual showers. This is the easiest option if you want to settle into life in Qatar.
In Qatar, you can enjoy the sea, desert, skyscrapers and different cultural places – and don’t forget to sample those amazing Arab dishes!
Top 3 reasons to study in Qatar:
- Numerous curricula to follow including American, English, French and Spanish language
- Tertiary education is considered to be of high quality
- Warm climate, and a great variety of sport activities
Did you know this about Qatar?
- The country’s national university is Qatar University, founded as a teachers’ college in 1973.
- The earliest known evidence of human habitation in Qatar dates back to the 4th century BC.
- Weekends in Qatar fall on Fridays and Saturdays – so you’ll be studying hard already on Sunday.