Higher Education System of Qatar

The Higher education institutions in Qatar are classified as private, national or branch campuses. The University of Qatar, established in 1973 is the oldest higher education institution in Qatar. This higher education institution offers a wide range of programmes at undergraduate and postgraduate level. The university has faculties of engineering, social sciences, education, Islamic studies, humanities, and sciences. The university also has a regional training centre that was formed in 1979, and a language teaching institute that was established in 1972. In Qatar, many universities from around the world have opened their campuses. The Education City is situated on the outskirts of Doha. This city is developed for modern higher education facilities.  This is the part of the Qatar foundation for education, science and community development. 

Higher Education Qualifications

Undergraduate Degree

The undergraduate degree in Qatar is bachelor’s degree.
  • Duration: 4 years (5 years in case of pharmacy and architecture)
  • No. of semesters: 8
  • No. of credits: 120
  • Title: Bachelor of Science/ Bachelor of Arts

Graduate Studies

Master’s Degree

  • Duration: 1-2 years
  • No. of credits: 33-36
A doctorate is rare postgraduate offering in Qatar. It is only offered by Qatar University.

Admissions to University Level Studies

Students must hold a secondary education credential-Thanawaya Aam Qatari for admission into the university-level studies. For detailed information on the admission requirements for undergraduate and graduate studies in Qatar, click here.
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