Qatar University Scholarship 2021 for international students

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International and local students can apply for Qatar University Scholarships for non-Qataris 2021 through the university’s online admission portal in the first or second semester.

Qatar University offers a number of scholarships annually to pursue undergraduate degrees in various fields, as well as scholarships for postgraduate studies in the College of Education  for Qatari and international students. Qatar University is located in the capital city, Doha and is considered one of the best public higher education institutions. Qatar scholarships offered by the university are one of the best scholarships mentioned in the article available on OPPGATE titled as ” Best Scholarships in Qatar 2021 “.

All scholarships at Qatar University are fully funded as they cover tuition fees and include most majors, including medical and engineering majors, and some partial scholarships are also offered. 

OPPGATE platform, have prepared a detailed guide on this opportunity including the details of applying for the Qatar University Scholarship 2021.

This article will cover the requirements and documents necessary to apply for scholarships in Qatar 2021  for international students at Qatar University:

  • Qatar University Scholarships 2021 for Undergraduate
  • Qatar University Scholarships for Postgraduate Studies in the Education Department.


Fully funded 

Entry requirements for Qatar University Bachelor's degree scholarships

The admission criteria depends on a large extent on the student’s high school grade. The table below shows the minimum  high school averages for each undergraduate major for the  Qatar University scholarship 2021.

Admission requirements for the Qatar University scholarship for bachelor’s degrees:

the collegeHigh school average
Medicine and dentistry85%
the pharmacy%80
Other literary disciplines%70
Engineering and Health Sciences%70
Scientific majors at the College of Arts and Sciences%70
ProgramHigh school score
Medicine and dentistry85%
Other disciplines%70
Engineering and Health Sciences%70
Scientific majors at the College of Arts and Sciences%70
  •  A letter of motivation ( medicine program only).
  • Providing English language proficiency certificates such as TOEFL and IELTS or international tests such as the SAT is optional, but it increases the student’s chances of acceptance.
  • Some applicants may be interviewed by the admission committee.

    Important note: Some majors require submitting an English language certificate or other certificates such as SAT, so please make sure to check each major’s page on the Qatar University official website.

Placement test:
Students must pass a placement test in English and mathematics courses. The test is taken at Qatar University after obtaining the official admission from the university. In the event that the student is unable to obtain the required score, students study a foundation/preparatory program for one year.

Please visit the “Admission requirements” page on the official university website to view further details and cases of exception for this condition.

Documents required to apply for Qatar University Scholarship 2021

  1. A filled application form. 
  2. High school diploma and transcript.
  3. Medical examination (can be submitted at later on).
  4. Personal identification and passport for non-Qatari students.
  5. International examination results (optional).
  6. A photo

Documents required to apply for Qatar University Scholarship 2021

  1. Fill out the registration form at the university.
  2. High school diploma and transcript.
  3. Medical examination (can be delivered at a later time).
  4. Personal identification and passport for non-Qatari students.
  5. International exam results, if any.
  6. Photograph.

Qatar University majors for bachelors

Below is a list of the majors available at Qatar University 2021 that international students can apply for 

  • Medicine.
  • Dentistry.
  • Pharmacy.
  • Biomedical Sciences.
  • Public Health.
  • Arabic language and literature.
  • Biology.
  • Nutrition.
  • Physical Therapy.
  • English literature and linguistics.
  • Environmental Sciences.
  • History.
  • International affairs.
  • Mass Communication
  • Mathematics.
  • Policy, planning and development.
  • Psychology.
  • Social Work
  • Sociology.
  • Statistics.
  • Accounting.
  • Finance.
  • Economy.
  • Administration.
  • Marketing.
  • Management information systems.
  • Law.
  • Bachelor of Education.
  • Engineering.
  • Chemical Engineering.
  • Civil Engineering.
  • Computer Engineering.
  • Computer science.
  • electrical engineering.
  • Industrial and Systems Engineering.
  • Mechanical engineering.
  • Quran and Sunnah.
  • Dawa and Creed
  • Islamic Jurisprudence
  • Islamic studies.

Masters and PhD degrees requirements Qatar University Scholarship

Qatar University do not currently offer scholarships for masters and doctorates in all disciplines. They offer scholarships only for postgraduate Diploma in Education which is equivalent to the Master’s degree in the College of Education.

The specializations available for the postgraduate programs in the college of education are:

  • Diploma in Primary Education
  • Diploma in Secondary Education
  • Diploma in Special Education

Applicants to Qatar University – Postgraduate Diploma Programs at the College of Education must meet the following conditions:

  • Have a GPA of at least 2 in the Bachelor’s degree.
  • Successfully passing Qatar university’s entrance exam.
  • A minimum of 5 in IELTS (Academic) or TOEFL iBT 45 ( for English Concentration applicants only ).
  • Satisfy specific requirements set by the major.

Required Documents 

 In admission to the required documents mentioned above,  applicants must submit the following documents.

  • Online admission application.
  • Official diploma
  • Official and certified university transcripts 
  • TOEFL or IELTS certificate or other proof of English language proficiency as per Qatar University policy.
  • A copy of the applicant’s Qatari ID card (Non-Qatari applicants must also present a copy of their passport.
  • Two photos.

PhD admission requirements

  • A GPA of at least 3.00 in the Master’s degree, or 2.8 for pharmacy major.
  • International test (GRE, GMAT) if requested by the major you intend to apply for.
  • Proof of English language proficiency for those whose university studies were in a language other than English.
  • Applicants must satisfy additional specific admission requirements.

Qatar University Scholarships 2021 Benefits

Qatar University offers a number of different scholarships. Qatari and international students can apply for scholarships at Qatar university. Below are the types of Qatar University scholarships for international students 2021 and the benefits of each scholarship.

First, competitive scholarships

Qatar University Scholarships 2021

 The first type: are the Scholarships offered to students residing in Qatar (internal scholarships), the scholarship covers tuition and book fees.

The second type: are external scholarships that are offered to international students which includes exemption from tuition and book fees, housing, annual tickets to and from the country of the residence.

Qatar University offers other scholarships that include exemption from tuition fees, such as the “ the Emir of Qatar’s Scholarships” and “Outstanding Performance” scholarships.

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Does Qatar University scholarships provide a monthly stipend?

Scholarships offered by Qatar University do not provide a monthly stipend to accepted students.

How to apply for Qatar University Scholarship 2021

If the applicants for Qatar scholarships meet the conditions mentioned above and the following steps must be followed:

  • All documents must be in Arabic or English.
  • Scan all required documents.
  • Create an account on Qatar University’s online admission portal.
  • Fill out the university application form. 
  • Pay the application fee.

Important note:
There is no separate scholarship application. You can apply to the scholarships through the online admission portal.

Qatar University application fee is non- refundable. Undergraduate applicants must pay 200 Qatari riyals, and postgraduate applicants pay 350 Qatari riyals. Fees are paid to the university via the online application system.

Important note:  OPPGATE  team would like to point out that we do not hold any responsibility for any financial transactions made with any third party. Application fees are required by Qatar University and are paid through the official website of the university, and the platform has nothing to do with the registration fees that are paid by the applicants. Therefore, please make sure that you absolutely meet the application requirements before applying to Qatar University and paying fees.

The registration fee cannot be refunded if the applicant’s application is rejected or accepted.

If you do not meet the scholarship conditions above, you can view the following list of scholarships 

Scholarships in for international students:


Application Deadline

Fall 2021 semester

The application for the scholarships in Qatar University begins on April 18, 2021 and ends on May 5, 2021. The results are scheduled to be announced on August 29, 2021.

If you have any questions regarding the scholarship please leave it in a comment below the article.

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