At Qatar Foundation, everything starts with education. From preschool to postgraduate studies, we offer learning opportunities for students of all ages and abilities.
We offer primary and secondary education through schools directly operated by Qatar Foundation, while our higher-education programs consist of partnerships with some of the world’s top universities as well as our own homegrown university.
For K-12 students, we have programs ranging from IB-accredited school systems to specialized schools that make sure every child gets the education they deserve.Learn more about Pre-University Education
When Education City was first conceived, our vision was to provide world-class education to the people of Qatar.
But over the past 23 years, this project has achieved beyond that goal and the result is a world-class academic hub providing unique opportunities and initiatives.
Collaborations between some of the world’s best institutions are happening right here in Doha.
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Khansa Maria and Kholoud Abu-Sharida are both blind students from different backgrounds who fought against the social stigmas surrounding disabilities and excelled in academics and research. Their university experience was also enhanced by Education City’s close-knit and compact community, which helped them in navigating university despite the daily challenges they faced.
For over two decades, we’ve been driving regional innovation, fostering social development, and preparing students to tackle tomorrow’s biggest challenges. We recognize that the only guarantee of prosperity for a nation is the ability of its people to develop, adapt, and innovate.
That’s why we have invested heavily in creating an open hub for knowledge in Qatar built upon a unique ecosystem of collaborations. By integrating national schools and international universities in one campus, we’re pushing the boundaries of conventional education models.
Our multidisciplinary approach supports young people from their first day of school all the way through to advanced postgraduate studies, encouraging them to become active citizens striving to live a life of creativity, curiosity, and contemplation.
Our sprawling campus houses one of the most diverse student bodies, and graduates hundreds of students every year.
Education City, our flagship initiative, is a campus of more than 12 square kilometers that hosts branch campuses of some of the world’s leading educational institutes, a homegrown university, and other research, scholastic, and community centers.
Together, these institutes make Education City a unique model of academic and research excellence, pioneering a new approach to multidisciplinary, global education and enabling breakthroughs that benefit Qatar and the rest of the world.
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When Northwestern University and Georgetown University first opened their branch campuses in Qatar, they focused on offering degrees from their most renowned schools: the Medill School of Journalism and the Walsh School of Foreign Service, respectively.
In the US, these schools are located hundreds of kilometers away from each other, but in Education City, they are only a few feet apart and offer joint programs.
There’s always something to do when you’re in Education City.