SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAMS

The HEI’s scholarship office is responsible for administering scholarship programs which enable students to be supported in under-graduate and post-graduate studies at the best higher education institutions in Qatar and around the world. This office is also responsible for following up on scholarship recipients’ financial and administrative affairs, and monitoring their academic progress by communicating with their respective universities, guardians and students themselves via e-mails, phone calls, letters or visits.

In November 2009, the Higher Education Institute updated the list of the best colleges and universities from around the world that students can attend with scholarship support from the government. The list, which now totals 675 schools, ensures scholarship recipients in Qatar will be receiving the best post-secondary education possible. Also in November 2009, the HEI announced the Hamad bin Khalifa and the Tamim bin Hamad Grants Programs, which will offer high achieving students scholarships to 30 select universities.

The scholarship office administers scholarship programs based on the following geographic distribution:

  • Qatar
  • Arab region and Australia
  • United Kingdom & Europe
  • United States & Canada

"Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani" scholarship

Undergraduate
Entry requirements:
  • The applicant must be a Qatari citizen.
  • The applicant must have a high school certificate or its equivalent during the last five years.
  • The applicant must apply to study at a university on the list of Sheikh” Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani” scholarship.
  • Scholarship recipient must obtain an acceptance of a university on the list.
  • Scholarship recipient must not have a degree similar to the required degree.
  • After graduation the scholarship recipient must work in the service of the State for a period equal to the scholarship period
  • Scholarship recipient should pass a personal interview.

Financial incentives:
The Scholarship recipient gets an annual bonus subject to successful completion of the academic year, as follows:

  • Excellent - a reward of $ (50,000) fifty thousand QR.
  • Very good - a reward of $ (40,000) forty thousand QR.
  • Good - a reward of $ (30,000) thirty thousand QR.

Additional Incentives:

  • Arrange for annual meetings with His Highness Sheikh "Hamad bin Khalifa Al-Thani," the Emir.
  • Create database at the Supreme Education Council website to connect with students and to encourage other students to move forward to reach excellence.
  • Publish the names of students through the S.E.C. website and in coordination with the local newspapers.
  • Provide students with educational tours in the holidays to entertain students for short periods not exceeding (10) days.
  • Formation of a committee by the Higher Education Institute and in coordination with the Qatar Foundation for Education, Science and Culture, Science & Technology Park, government bodies and institutions to adopt students’ scientific researches and support them financially and morally.
  • Allowing students to register for relevant practical courses and workshops, conferences, in countries where are studying or in other countries, once a year subject to a prior approval from the Higher Education Institute.
  • Dissemination of students scientific graduation research at the expense of the State.
  • Provide students and their companions annual business class tickets.
  • Provide students additional 50% baggage allowance annually and at graduation.

Postgraduate Programs
Entry requirements for postgraduate program (Master, PhD):

  • The applicant must be a Qatari citizen.
  • The applicant must have a bachelor degree if he apply for master's degree and have a master's degree if he apply for PhD.
  • The applicant must apply to study at a university on the list of Sheikh” Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani” scholarship.
  • Scholarship recipient must obtain an acceptance of a university on the list.
  • Scholarship recipient must not have a degree similar to the required degree.
  • After graduation the scholarship recipient must work in the service of the State for a period equal to the scholarship period
  • Scholarship recipient should pass a personal interview.

Financial incentives:
Master Degree:
The student gets an annual bonus subject to successful completion of the study program as follows: -

  • Excellent - a reward of $ (200,000) two hundred thousand Riyals QR.
  • Very good - a reward of $ (150,000) one hundred and fifty thousand QR .
  • Good - a reward of $ (100,000) one hundred thousand QR

Doctoral Degree:
The student gets an annual bonus subject to successful completion of the study program as follows:

  • Excellent - a reward of $ (250,000) two hundred and fifty thousand QR.
  • Very good - a reward of $ (200,000) two hundred thousand QR.
  • Good - a reward of $ (150,000) one hundred and fifty thousand QR.

Additional incentives:

  • Arrange for annual meetings with His Highness Sheikh "Hamad bin Khalifa Al-Thani," the Emir.
  • Create database at the Supreme Education Council website to connect with students and to encourage other students to move forward to reach excellence.
  • Publish the names of students through the S.E.C. website and in coordination with the local newspapers.
  • Formation of a committee by the Higher Education Institute and in coordination with the Qatar Foundation for Education, Science and Culture, Science & Technology Park, government bodies and institutions to adopt students’ scientific researches and support them financially and morally.
  • Allowing students to register for relevant practical courses and workshops, conferences, in countries where are studying or in other countries, once a year subject to a prior approval from the Higher Education Institute.
  • Dissemination of students scientific graduation research at the expense of the State.
  • Provide students and their companions annual business class tickets.
  • Provide students additional 50% baggage allowance annually and at graduation.

"Tamim bin Hamad" scholarship

Undergraduate
Entry requirements:
  • The applicant must be a Qatari citizen.
  • The applicant must have a high school certificate or its equivalent during the last five years.
  • The applicant must apply to study at a university on the list of Sheikh” " Tamim bin Hamad"” scholarship.
  • Scholarship recipient must obtain an acceptance of a university on the list.
  • Scholarship recipient must not have a degree similar to the required degree.
  • After graduation the scholarship recipient must work in the service of the State for a period equal to the scholarship period
  • Scholarship recipient should pass a personal interview.

Financial incentives:
The Scholarship recipient gets an annual bonus subject to successful completion of the academic year, as follows:

  • Excellent - a reward of $ (40,000) forty thousand QR.
  • Very good - a reward of $ (30,000) thirty thousand QR.
  • Good - a reward of $ (20,000) twenty thousand QR.

Additional Incentives:

  • Arrange for annual meetings with the Crown Prince Sheikh "Tamim bin Hamad" God keep him.
  • Create database at the Supreme Education Council website to connect with students and to encourage other students to move forward to reach excellence.
  • Publish the names of students through the S.E.C. website and in coordination with the local newspapers.
  • Provide students with educational tours in the holidays to entertain students for short periods not exceeding (10) days.
  • Formation of a committee by the Higher Education Institute and in coordination with the Qatar Foundation for Education, Science and Culture, Science & Technology Park, government bodies and institutions to adopt students’ scientific researches and support them financially and morally.
  • Allowing students to register for relevant practical courses, workshops and conferences, in countries where are studying or in other countries, once a year subject to a prior approval from the Higher Education Institute.
  • Dissemination of students scientific graduation research at the expense of the State.
  • Provide students and their companions annual business class tickets.
  • Provide students additional 30% baggage allowance annually and at graduation.

Postgraduate Programs:
Entry requirements for postgraduate programs (Master, PhD):

  • The applicant must be a Qatari citizen.
  • The applicant must have a bachelor degree if he apply for master's degree and have a master's degree if he apply for PhD.
  • The applicant must apply to study at a university on the list of Sheikh” Tamim bin Hamad” scholarship.
  • Scholarship recipient must obtain an acceptance of a university on the list.
  • Scholarship recipient must not have a degree similar to the required degree.
  • After graduation the scholarship recipient must work in the service of the State for a period equal to the scholarship period
  • Scholarship recipient should pass a personal interview.

Master Degree:
The student gets an annual bonus subject to successful completion of the study program as follows:

  • Excellent - a reward of $ (150,000) one hundred and fifty thousand QR.
  • Very good - a reward of $ (100,000) one hundred thousand QR .
  • Good - a reward of $ (50,000) fifty thousand QR

Doctoral Degree:
The student gets an annual bonus subject to successful completion of the study program as follows: -

  • Excellent - a reward of $ (200,000) two hundred thousand QR.
  • Very good - a reward of $ (150,000) one hundred and fifty thousand QR.
  • Good - a reward of $ (100,000) one hundred thousand QR.

Additional Incentives:

  • Arrange for annual meetings with the Crown Prince Sheikh "Tamim bin Hamad" God keep him.
  • Create database at the Supreme Education Council website to connect with students and to encourage other students to move forward to reach excellence.
  • Publish the names of students through the S.E.C. website and in coordination with the local newspapers.
  • Formation of a committee by the Higher Education Institute and in coordination with the Qatar Foundation for Education, Science and Culture, Science & Technology Park, government bodies and institutions to adopt students’ scientific researches and support them financially and morally.
  • Allowing students to register for relevant practical courses, workshops and conferences, in countries where are studying or in other countries, once a year subject to a prior approval from the Higher Education Institute.
  • Dissemination of students scientific graduation research at the expense of the State.
  • Provide students and their companions annual business class tickets.
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  • Provide students additional 30% baggage allowance annually and at graduation.