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The ministry of Education and Higher Education - Qatar

Licensing Private Schools

The Ministry licenses private schools and pre-schools according to the provisions of Law No. 23 of 2015

The Ministry has also issued detailed   bylaws   outlining the setup requirements for potential private school operators.
Investors can apply for private school licenses in November and December of each year through the school registration portal.

The detailed information about the conditions, requirements, and application process for a private school license can be found in this handbook (in Arabic).


How to Submit Online Application:

  •  Go to the school license registration website.
  • Create New Account or Login to your account.
  • Follow the steps outlined for application
  • Documents to be attached to the application:
  • Applicants need to attach the following documents to their online applications:
  • Curriculum Vitae (CV) of the applicant and contributing individuals (if any)
  • Certificate from the Ministry of Public Health determining the points of sale at the building
  • The school organizational plan
  • The school operational and educational plans
  • School location and building layout
  • Signature forms of school owner and contributing individuals
  • Memorandum from the concerned embassy (for community schools)
  • Proof of the applicant's financial capacity
  • Copy of the property deed if it belongs to the owner, or a copy of the lease contract
  • Certificate of Good Conduct, from MOI's Criminal Investigation Department, for the school owner and each partner (in case of corporate applicants)
  • Copy of the company contract
  • Copy of the passport or ID of the school owner, principal, and contributing individuals
  • Civil Defense clearance certificate
  • Traffic department clearance
  • Municipality license
  • Business license
  • Bank guarantee
  • Any other documents deemed necessary by concerned bodies

Fees:
License for one-stage school: QAR 5,000
License for multiple-stage school: QAR 8,000
License renewal: QAR 3,000


Conditions for Investors:

  • The private educational institution applicant must:
  • Have the education activity on the list of authorized activities
  • Be 21 years old or above
  • Be in possession of full civil capacity
  • Be of good conduct and reputation
  • The natural person, the individuals in charge of managing the legal person and the active partners must not have been convicted of offence involving moral turpitude or dishonesty, even if rehabilitated.
  • The school location, building, facilities and equipment must help deliver its educational mission and be consistent with the conditions and specifications determined by the executive regulations.
  • The applicant must seek all the necessary approvals from the competent authorities in the country.
  • The school building shall be used for educational purposes only.
  • Each school must have a unique name, which must be approved by the competent authority.


For more information about the conditions and procedures of application process, please read this handbook (in Arabic). More details can also be viewed in the Private School Regulation Law and the Executive Regulations thereof.