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The Doha Institute for Graduate Studies (DI) is an independent institute for learning and research in the fields of Social Sciences, Humanities, Public Administration and Development Economics in Doha.

The DI is premised on four interrelated values in accordance with its mission:​

  1. Arab Contribution to Knowledge Production - Integrating cross-disciplinary learning and research

  2. Commitment to Academic Standards - Informed by the latest developments in social sciences, humanities, public administration and development economics

  3. Intellectual Responsibility and Critical Awareness - A new generation of intellectuals committed to Arab societies

  4. Space for Intellectual Independence - Knowledge and scientific methodology as the basis for freedom of thought

Programs of study are offered at the master’s degree level in three schools:

  1. School of​ Social Sciences and Humanities - Philosophy, History, Sociology, and Anthropology, Politics and International Relations, Linguistics and Arabic Lexicography, Comparative Literature (Arabic-Western), Media and Cultural Studies and Journalism

  2. School of Public Administration and Development Economics​ - Master's programs in Public Administration and Public Policy as well as Development Economics

  3. Center for Conflict and Humanitarian Studies​ - master's in Conflict Management and Humanitarian Action

Admissions Requirements

All applicants must fill in the online application form and submit, where indicated, all required and supporting documents. Please read the following admission requirements and conditions carefully and then go to the online application page:

  1. The applicant must have earned a bachelor's degree (Full time study) or its equivalent and obtain one of the minimum grades mentioned in the attached table in the last five years, except applicants for the Journalism, Conflict Management and Humanitarian Action, Critical Security Studies, Social Psychology, Clinical Psychology, Social Work and Human Rights programs.

  2. Students in their final BA year are eligible to apply for admission if they obtain their final degrees by August 1st of the same year.

  3. The applicant must be able to study and research academically in Arabic with a measure of English language proficiency, note that speakers of languages other than Arabic will be invited to take an Arabic test (oral and written) before admission.

  4. Applicants can submit one application only. duplicate applications will be disregarded.

  5. The priority in admission to the History program is for applicants with a Bachelor of History or Sociology & Anthropology or Political Sciences.

  6. The Priority in admission to the Social Work program is for applicants who have professional or volunteer experience not less than two years after finishing their university studies.

Required Documents

  1. Copy of official identification (Passport for International students - Qatari ID for citizens and residents of Qatar).

  2. A bachelor's degree certified by official authorities.

  3. Undergraduate transcripts certified by official authorities including all transferred courses if any. Senior year students submit their latest transcripts.

  4. A minimum of TWO references from academics familiar with the applicant's work requested via the online application form. An additional letter of recommendation may be submitted by a supervisor from previous employment.

  5. Meet one of the English requirements, or if applicable, submit proof that your language of instruction in your previous academic program was English.

  6. All official transcripts should be translated in Arabic or English.

  7. A personal statement

  8. Academic Essay

  9. Updated curriculum vitae (CV)

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