This award is intended to help students from outside Qatar who are not natural Arabic speakers study the language. The Qatar Scholarship for Non Arabic Speakers Program collaborates with the Scholarships and International Admissions Section to manage the application process for this scholarship.
The student may submit a personal application to this program or may be recommended by one of the businesses that have an established partnership with Qatar University.
The student will then be accepted by the President of Qatar University to receive a scholarship each year. The course of study lasts for one academic year.
Since its founding, the Center has played a significant role in helping the university advance its objectives for the promotion of the Arabic language, the development of strong academic, cultural, and research ties with a range of educational institutions, and the enhancement of the collaboration with its national and international partners.
The ANNS Center has entered into more than 30 partnerships and Memorandums of Understanding with numerous international colleges, and it yearly accepts a number of scholarship nominees from these institutions.
This fact gives Qatar University the chance to keep holding down a top spot among the world’s best universities (according to the Times Higher Education World University Rankings).
Conditions for applying for Qatar Scholarship for non Arabic speakers
The following basic requirements must be met by all applicants to the Arabic for Non-Native Speakers Center in order for them to be eligible to apply to the ANNS program:
- Must possess a high school diploma at the very least. (Graduates from universities are preferred.)
- Must be between the ages of 18 and 40.
- Was not previously given a scholarship by the Non-Native Speakers Center to study Arabic.
- Candidates with at least rudimentary Arabic language knowledge are given preference (knowledge of the Arabic alphabet and basics of reading and writing).
- Candidates for the ANNS Center should be able to communicate with university management and the student body in either English or Arabic.
Students from the following 22 ACD member nations are accepted:
- Hong Kong
- Lao People’s Democratic Republic
- The Kyrgyz Republic
- Sri Lanka
Online application for Qatar Scholarship for non Arabic speakers
The Arabic for Non-Native Speakers Center requires an online admission application from every applicant.
- Start by establishing a username and password for your account. Keep the login information and password for later use.
- Before the deadline for admission, upload the necessary documents through the Admissions Login (qu.edu.qa).
- As part of your online admission application, send QR 50/-, the ANNS application fee.
- As part of their admission application, all applicants must submit a QR 50/-, (non-refundable), application fee to the Arabic for Non-Native Speakers Center. Before the application cost is completed via the online Admission Application using Visa or Master Cards only, admission applications will not be deemed complete, and as a result, no admission decision will be made.
- After the deadline, no applications or papers will be taken into consideration.
Types of admission for Qatar Scholarship
Qatar Scholarship admission (only for those who apply from outside of Qatar)
- Candidate organizations (organizations that have signed agreements with Qatar University annually nominate a certain number of students to the ANNS center)
- Nominees for QFFD (Qatar Fund for Development offers a number of scholarships for international applicants from developing countries to study at the ANNS center)
This scholarship has a high acceptance rate; it depends on how many candidates there are and how many scholarships are offered.
- Visa and residency fees for students.
- Textbook costs and tuition.
- A round-trip flight.
- A stay at a university residence hall includes three meals a day (breakfast, lunch, and supper), laundry, wireless Internet access, a games room, a library, a computer lab, access to a gym, transportation to and from the campus, and other amenities. Please locate the QU students’ residence.
Entrance costs are not covered by scholarships (for candidates from both within and outside of Qatar)
The ANNS program has an extremely tough admissions process for scholarship students, but interested applicants can still enroll as non-scholarship students (paying students).
If the applicant satisfies the requirements for both the student visa and admission under this plan, Qatar University will issue the paying student a student visa. The student will be responsible for covering all of his or her living and educational costs while attending Qatar University.
All paying (non-scholarship) students must submit an application for a student visa sponsored by their university within the allotted timeframe.
Cost of living and education
- 1,000,000 Qatari Riyals ($365) in tuition is the cost per credit hour. (Students must enrol for at least 11 credits per term.)
- In terms of lodging, students may select from the following options:
- $219 a month in university residence halls (includes a room with double occupancy, meals, and bus transportation to and from campus, limited spaces are available in the University dorms and such rooms are subject to availability).
- In Doha, students can also live alone and arrange their own transportation. The estimated average monthly cost is $2000, which often includes lodging and travel. Please be aware that the price is only a preliminary estimate of what it would cost to live in Doha. However, the location and degree of finishing have an impact on Doha rents.
Note: 3.65 Qatari Riyals equal 1 US dollar.
Required documents for Qatar Scholarship
Please upload the following files using the online application.
- A certified copy of your best academic credentials (Final transcript or course completion certificate with the following criteria)
- Academic credentials must be for the highest degree, transcript, or certificate of graduation that you have already earned.
- If the certificate or transcript is not in one of the two languages, an Arabic or English translation must be submitted with it.
Attestation criteria for transcripts or certificates:
If the transcripts or certificates were granted by American or British universities, no more attestations are necessary because they should be final, official, and sealed by the registrar’s office.
The high school diplomas or transcripts should, in the meanwhile, be attested to in accordance with the guidelines listed below.
The following attestation standards should be met by transcripts or certificates from high schools or universities outside the United States and the United Kingdom:
- Must be acknowledged by the country in which the certificate was issued’s Ministry of Education and Higher Education, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, or Qatar Embassy (or any GCC Embassy if Qatar Embassy is not accessible).
- If attestation from the Qatari or GCC embassies is not possible, it may be obtained from the embassy of any Arab nation for the nation where the certificate was issued.
- Residents and expatriates in Qatar can have their transcripts certified through the embassy of their home country if one is located there.
- If the transcript is released in a language other than Arabic or English, a translation into Arabic or English must be provided.
Note: If more attestations are required, Qatar University has the right to request them.
- The applicant’s contact information, including name, address, phone number with area code, and email address, should be included in the resume or C.V. (Curriculum Vitae).
- You will need a copy of the page(s) that contain your photo, personal information, and the passport expiration date to create a passport copy that is good for one year.
- Recommendation Letter explaining why you have been chosen to learn Arabic at the Non-Native Speakers Center from a reputable individual or organization (such as your professor, a religious or educational institution). It must have been issued lately, ideally within a month of applying for this program. Letters of self-nomination are not accepted.
- 1 copy of a personal passport-size photo.
- Upload the PDF versions of the scanned clear copies of the aforementioned documents. Mobile phone photos of the documents are not accepted.
- After the specified deadline, no application or document will be taken into consideration.
- Application to the ANNS Center is extremely difficult, and admission is contingent on the number of candidates and the availability of scholarships. Uploading the needed papers AND paying the application costs does not guarantee your entrance in the center.
- The student’s application will be turned down if one or more of the requisite official documents are absent.
Scholarship Admission Deadline
All international students are asked to adhere to the deadlinesby clicking tis link so that the university can begin the necessary steps in collaboration with the Qatari government’s official authorities to arrange for the admission of accepted international students to the country by the start of classes.
Please be aware that if these procedures are delayed, the student’s admission to the university may be canceled.
Note: After the deadline has passed, Qatar University will not accept applications.
The Center’s Policies for Arabic for Non-Native Speakers
- The Arabic for Non-Native Speakers center is based on the tenets of tolerance, openness, and respect for others and aims to create bridges of cultural connection between the State of Qatar and individuals of different nationalities. Any student who engages in behavior that compromises this objective will be held accountable and the law will be upheld.
- It lasts for one academic year, which consists of the periods (autumn and spring).
- Arrival in Qatar need to take place two weeks before the start of the semester.
- Attendance at the Orientation activities that Qatar University has scheduled.
- The selected student cannot defer receiving his scholarship until the following academic year, but he or she may reapply in the subsequent year.
- A return flight is only due to the scholarship student after his coursework is finished.
- In Qatar, students are never permitted to solicit donations from nonprofit organizations or other individuals. Any student who disobeys this rule will be kicked out of the center.