The Doha Institute for Graduate Studies offers a wide variety of scholarships annually to attract academically qualified students from within and outside the State of Qatar. The scholarships vary, some are awarded on the basis of merit and academic competition, while others are based on financial need.
1) No student may combine the scholarships of the Institute with any other scholarship whatever the source thereof.
2) Only students who have a good academic standing continue to benefit from the Institute’s scholarships. The Institute may, In accordance with its procedures withdraw scholarships from students who violate this requirement.
3) The scholarships offered by the Institute shall not benefit the students enrolled in the Executive Masters or Diploma programs or specialized certificates.
4) Scholarships offered by the Institute shall not benefit students who have previously benefited from the same scholarship in a previous period of study in any of the programs of the Institute, whether or not they are awarded a degree.
1) Tamim Scholarship
These scholarships are based on merit and academic excellence. It is dedicated to the most distinguished Qatari and international students in the Arab world. Scholarships include full tuition fee coverage, International students from outside Qatar will benefit from having free accommodation in institute dormitories, a monthly stipend, and health insurance.
2) Sanad Scholarship
These scholarships are based on the financial needs of students. It is dedicated to Qatari, Residents in Qatar, and international students. Scholarships include covering a program’s fees (10 to 100 %). International students from outside Qatar will benefit from having their full tuition fees covered, in addition to free accommodation in institute dormitories, a monthly stipend, and health insurance.
How to Apply
All admitted students can apply for a scholarship through the scholarship application form. The Admissions Office sends the application form to all eligible students. Students are given the opportunity to submit the application with all official and required documents.
Frequently Asked Questions
1. When is the admission application opening and deadline?
Every September or October, the DI announces the opening of the online admission application. And it closes in January or February.
2. How to apply to Doha Institute for Graduate Studies, and is it possible to submit the application online or in person?
Only the submitted online applications on the Doha Institute for Graduate Studies’ website are accepted.
3. When will the admission results be announced and when will the study begin?
Admission results are announced in April of each year, and studies begin in August or September, according to the academic calendar, for two academic years, divided into two semesters each year.
4. What is the language of instruction used in the master’s programs?
Arabic is the main language of instruction at the Institute, and students are sometimes required to research or review in English, except for the Clinical Psychology and EMBA/EMPA Dual Degree Master which are taught entirely in English.
5. What are the requirements and conditions of admission in DI?
The admission process at Doha Institute is subject to a rigorous selection process based on competitiveness and transparency. To learn more about the admission conditions and requirements, please click here.
6. What are the English language requirements and exceptions to join DI?
Submitting an IELTS Academic score of 5.5, TOEFL iBt 59, knowing that there is a requirement for graduation, that the student obtains a score of 6.5 in the IELTS test or its equivalent. Accepted students who obtain 5.5 or 6 in the test are subject to compulsory English language classes to meet the graduation requirement. While studying at the institute, the student is exempted if he takes the test again during the study and achieves the score required for graduation.
Students are exempted from the English language requirement if they submit an official statement from the university that English is the language of instruction during the undergraduate stage.
7. Does DI offer scholarships?
Doha Institute for Graduate Studies offers scholarships that vary between academic merit grants or grants according to the financial need of the student, which the student applies to after the announcement of the admission results. For more information about the types of scholarships and the conditions to obtain them, please click here.
8. Is it possible for an accepted international student at Doha Institute to bring his/her family during the study period?
According to the laws of the State of Qatar, an international student cannot bring in a member of his/her family during the study. The visa granted is a “student” visa and it does not entitle the student to bring in other people throughout his/her stay in the country.
9. When are the master’s lectures scheduled?
Usually, the lectures are scheduled in the evening after 3:00 PM. However, they differ sometimes from one program to another according to the study schedules.
10. is it necessary to translate the certificates and transcripts submitted in the admission application if they are in a language other than Arabic or English?
Yes, any graduation certificates or transcripts must be translated into Arabic or English as a certified translation.
11. What are the tuition fees, and the payment mechanism?
Tuition fees are paid at the rate of 25% each semester of the value of the fees prescribed for the major. To view the table of tuition fees, please click here.
12. Is it possible to study a different major from a bachelor’s degree?
Yes, it is possible. It is not required to match the master’s specialization to which you are applying, and the bachelor’s specialization obtained.
13. I don’t speak Arabic; can I apply to study at DI?
Yes, it is possible, if you pass an oral and written test in the Arabic language before admission, which is organized by the Institute.
14. I was not accepted into the institute; is it possible for me to know the reasons?
yes, it is possible, and as stated in the admission policy, the applicant who is not accepted in certain cases has the right to submit a petition request to know the reasons for not accepting his/her application