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The Arabic for Non-Native Speakers center provides opportunities for Arabic language learning to Non-Native Speakers from diverse language, religious, and ethnic backgrounds coming to Qatar University. The Arabic for Non-Native Speakers Center – Languages, Communication and Translation Cluster, CAS – is a specialized language center that offers certificates of completion to international students whose mother tongue is not Arabic. Every year the center offers six language levels from Beginners I up to Advanced II. Applicants can be enrolled as full-fee paying students or nominees from educational or cultural institutions that have signed agreements with Qatar University.

All applicants to the Arabic for Non-Native Speakers center who meet the following minimum criteria will be qualified for applying to Qatar University:

  1. Must have a minimum of a high school diploma. (University graduates are preferred).

  2. Must be between 18 and 40 years of age.

  3. Was not granted a scholarship to study in the Arabic for Non-Native Speakers center previously.

  4. Must have at least basic knowledge of Arabic language (Modern Standard Arabic). Good command of the alphabet is essential.

  5. Applicants to the ANNS center should be able to communicate either in English or Arabic with the administration of the university and the university community.

  6. Must apply Online through the QU online Admission Application. You can read the application instruction manual for help.

  7. Upload scanned copies of the required documents as part of your online admission application.

  8. Submit the QR 50 admission application fee as part of your online admission application. This is a non-refundable fee.

Applications will be reviewed by ANNS Admission Selection Committee. After the Selection Committee has completed the review of all applications, all candidates will be notified of their status (Conditional accepted/rejected) via email. The selected candidates will be asked to send the original documents by post to Scholarships and International Admissions Section within a given timeline.

On an annual basis, Qatar University offers short scholarships for qualified applicants to study in the Arabic for Non-native speakers center as a one year certificate. Applying for the scholarship is highly competitive; the acceptance is subject to the number of applicants and available scholarships. Short scholarships are available for students from outside Qatar only.

The scholarship includes

  • Student visa and residence permit.

  • Tuition fees and textbooks.

  • Round-trip air ticket.

  • Accommodation at the University dorms which includes 3 meals everyday (breakfast, lunch, and dinner), laundry, wireless Internet service, games hall, library, computer lab, Gym facilities, transportation to and from the Campus, etc. Please find the QU Housing department Home page


Students must first complete an application through the official website for the Doha Institute for Graduate studies, according to the requirements provided there. After that, if they gain academic admission they should notify the admissions department of their desire to apply for the Qatar Scholarship Program. For inquiries and coordination, please directly contact the liaison officer with educational authority on the following email address and make sure the subject is Qatar Scholarship Program:

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