A List of Universities and Colleges in Qatar
Further Education in Qatar started in 1973 with the establishment of Qatar University with a mere 150 initial students. Things have changed greatly: in 2002 there were 8,621 students, the majority of whom were women.
The University has been joined by a number of western institutions who have set up highly specialized campus branches in Qatar, most of which are based in Doha's 2,500-acre Education City.
The new institutions have maintained international standards, and a quick look at their websites will show that entrance requirements are tough. Inviting these institutions to open in Qatar is in keeping with the government's focus on education. However, these institutions are not just here for education: they have also been charged with carrying out research.
Carnegie Mellon University
Carnegie Mellon, the Pennsylvania-based university, offers degrees in computer sciences and business. Students of any nationality can apply.
Calgary University: Faculty of Nursing in Qatar
This Canadian University provides nursing education and research in collaboration with Hamed Medical Corporation.
CHN institute is affiliated with CHN university in Holland and Qatar (see below). It provides language courses for individual students, and tailor made courses, research and consulting to corporate clients.
You can't miss this Dutch administered university it is located in a fort-like building at the back of Hamad Hospital and the Athletes Village. CHN university offers both degrees and MAs in tourism and hospitality.
College of the North Atlantic, Qatar
CNA,Q is a Canadian run technical college administered by the College of the North Atlantic, Canada. Programs include business studies, engineering technology and information technology. Part time courses are also available.
George Town university offers a four year bachelor of Sciences degree in foreign services. While all suitable students will be considered, George Town anticipates that the majority of students will be recruited from English language international schools in the region.
Contact details (admissions):
NorthWestern University, Qatar (Journalism)
Offers Journalism Programme leading to a Bachelors of Science in Journalism degree, and a communications leading to a Bachelor of Science in Communication degree with a major in Media Industries and Technologies.
Qatar Aeronautical College
Qatar Aeronautical College offers courses in Air Traffic Control, Engineering, Pilot Training and English Language.
Qatar University offers a foundation course and programs in engineering, education, law, sharia, Business and Economics and Arts and Sciences. Of particular to interest to expatriates might be Arabic for non-native speakers, offering a years program consisting of three four-month semesters. Its Sharia college is moderate; its former dean has spoken out against the use of the veil, and argued that Muslims should be allowed to join in festivities at Christmas, while its current dean is a women.
- Associate Vice-President for Student Affairs
- External Relations Office
Alternatively, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
University Address: PO Box 2713
For admissions see the individual colleges on Qatar Universities website.
Texas A&M University at Qatar
Texas A&M university currently has approximately 200 students and around 48 members of staff pretty small compared to the 45,00 students it has enrolled in its home country! In Qatar the university focuses on engineering programs, offering degrees in chemical, electrical, mechanical and petroleum engineering. Admission is open to international students, and competition for places is highly competitive.
Phone: +974 44 927 369
Virginia Commonwealth University in Qatar
Virginia Commonwealth University in Qatar, a branch university of VCU School of the Arts in Richmond, Virginia, offers a bachelor of fine arts degree in graphic design, fashion design or interior design. Admission is open to non-Qatari students.
Weill Cornell Medical College
Weill Cornell Medical College is administered by the American Cornell College. In Qatar it offers a 6 year medical program consisting of a 2-year pre-medical program followed by a four year medical program, culminating in a Cornell Md degree. Up to 60 students are admitted, and while priority will be given to Qatari students who meet the strict admission criteria other nationalities will also be considered.
Tel: +974 44 928 000
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