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Higher Education in Qatar

Qatar is committed to a v​ibrant, growing higher education community. In the 2018/19 academic year, Qatar had 29 colleges and universities. More than 34,000 students attended them in 2017/18. These post-secondary institutions offer an expanding number of degrees, fields of study, and specializations– from medicine to business and technology to liberal arts.

Colleges and universities in Qatar serve not only its own citizens. Qatar is a regional hub, attracting students from all over the world, particularly the Gulf.

Public Higher Education Institutions

  1. Qatar University      
  2. Hamad bin Khalifa University
  3. Community College of Qatar
  4. Qatar Aeronautical College
  5. Ahmed bin Mohamad Military College
  6. Al Zaeem Mohammed Bin Abdullah Al-Attiyah Air Academy 
  7. Joaan bin Jassim Joint Command and Staff College​
  8. Police College
  9. University of Calgary in Qatar
  10. College of t​​​he North Atlantic - Qatar   
  11. Qatar Finance and Business Academy with Northumbria University
  12. Rule of Law and Anti-Corruption Centre (ROLACC) ​with University of Sussex 
  13. Qatar Leadership Center with Georgetown University
  14. Ras Laffan College for Emergency and Safety​ with University of Central Lancashire ​

Qatar Foundation Universities
Alongside Qatar University, there are branches of world-renowned higher education institutions, supported by Qatar Foundation. They include:

  1. Georgetown University -School of Foreign Service in Qatar
  2. Northwestern University in Qatar
  3. Virginia Commonwealth University School of the Arts in Qatar
  4. Texas A&M University in Qatar
  5. Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar
  6. HEC Paris in Qatar
  7. Weill Cornell Medical School in Qatar
  8. University College London in Qatar

Private Higher Education Institutions

  1. ​Stenden Qatar - University of Applied Sciences
  2. Doha Institute for Graduate Studies    
  3. AFG College with the University of Aberdeen
  4. University Foundation College
  5. City University ​College
  6. Oryx Universal College with Liverpool John Moores University​
  7. Lusail University
  8. Rule of Law & Anti-Corruption Center (ROLACC)
  9.  Indian State University Savitribai Phule Pune

Higher education institutions offer 290 educational programs for the academic year 2019-2020. Qatar University, Community College of Qatar, The North Atlantic College, and Hamad Bin Khalifa University offer more than 66% of these programs. ​

Please visit the link below to view the higher education institutions and accredited academic programs in Qatar.