Education at Qatar Foundation is never limited to the classroom. Our students have the opportunity to supplement their studies with hands-on experiences in Qatar and overseas.
Our students learn beyond borders, with numerous opportunities to supplement their studies with hands-on experiences both in Qatar and abroad.
Whether you study abroad, undertake residencies at the world’s top organizations, or pursue your research interests, we provide all the resources you will need to gain the experiences required to best prepare you for your future career and become an engaged global citizen.
Students can pursue their research interests through a variety of grants, fellowships, and funding opportunities—both from their university as well as Qatar Foundation’s research programs
Our students regularly receive research funding and mentorship from leading academics and industry leaders in the field. The Qatar National Research Fund (QNRF), established in response to the needs of our nation and the region, provides funding opportunities for original and competitively selected research at all levels and across all disciplines.
Our students can propose and explore research topics with fellow students and a faculty mentor through the Undergraduate Research Experience Program (UREP). They can also work on existing research projects that are part of the __National Priorities Research Program __(NPRP), or work with their professors on their own university-based research projects.
We’ll make sure to provide you the necessary resources to explore new horizons.
With each UREP cycle, we bear witness to the evolution of the type of research underway at the undergraduate level. This progress is significant since it directly impacts Qatar’s journey towards a knowledge-based economy.
It continues to become evident that Qatar’s youth are increasingly beginning to understand the importance of how scientific research adds a new dimension to their educational experience, and we look forward to seeing this continued interest from youth across the country.
As a student at one of our partner universities, you will have the unique opportunity to study abroad at your respective university’s main campus or in a certified, international university of your preference.
These exchange programs can last from one semester to a full academic year, giving students a chance to continue pursuing the same degree in a new setting, while experiencing the tradition and history of the other campuses.
While classrooms lay the foundations for a modern education, we believe experiences outside the classroom are essential in preparing students for life beyond university.
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Haroon Yasin and Ahwaz Akhtar embraced the digital revolution in trying to find solutions for giving kids in the slums of Pakistan the education they deserve. This is why they founded Taleemabad, an award-winning curriculum taught through cartoons, reinforced by play-based learning, and tested by continuous assessments. ‘Taleemabad,’ is Urdu for ‘Education City’, which is what Yasin and Akhtar, both Georgetown University in Qatar alumni, tried to embody in their creation.
In addition to being able to study abroad, Education City students also participate in international service learning trips, overseas residencies, and global internships in all corners of the globe. South Africa, Philippines, China, United States, Spain, Cambodia, and Tanzania are just a few of the countries our students have recently visited as part of international programs with Qatar Foundation.
Our tech-hub, Qatar Science & Technology Park, also takes students on an annual trip to the Silicon Valley in California, USA, where they visit some of the world’s most innovative companies.
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“While we started the trip with a tour, we weren’t simply there as tourists; we were there as students and researchers trying to explore a country and culture we had spent hours trying to understand through books, lectures, and discussions.”
There’s always something to do when you’re in Education City.