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Student Housing and Guest Accommodation

We’ve got a couple of options to help everyone make the most of their time with Qatar Foundation.

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Staying on campus means living in our modern residential halls purposefully built to cultivate a supportive living environment that is designed to satisfy your needs and those of our environment as well.

If you aren’t staying on campus, you can still experience Qatar Foundation in the heart of Doha near several popular cultural stops or stay in a Premier Inn right next to the Qatar National Convention Centre.

Options for Students


We try to make sure that our students remain focused on fulfilling their true potential inside and outside the classroom. That’s why we’ve built student housing that’s designed with your comfort in mind. With housing that is accessible, sustainable, and affordable, there are plenty of reasons to consider living in Education City. Prospective and current students can start the application process by contacting their university’s student affairs department.

Live independently in shared spaces

Our student housing offers four different types of units, with single and double occupancy options. These units are also designed to be in close proximity to communal spaces such as study areas, TV lounges, prayer rooms, and laundry facilities.

Available units at both our residential complexes include:

  • Residence Hall Room – single or double occupancy
  • One-bedroom apartment, with a kitchenette and a lounge
  • Two-bedroom apartment, with a shared kitchenette and lounge
  • Studio apartment (single or double occupancy): one main room consisting of a bedroom, kitchenette, and lounge

All units are fully furnished, including bedding, Internet access, a television, an electronic whiteboard, and modular furniture that lets students personalize their space.

Experience sustainable comfort

Our residential halls are designed to Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design (LEED) Platinum Level standards, and have the distinction of being the largest collection of LEED-certified student housing facilities in the world. About 15 percent of the power used in the residences is collected from renewable energy sources such as wind turbines, solar panels, and water-powered fixtures located within the facility.

Each complex is technically savvy and offers on-site IT support, in-complex phone service, and electronically controlled temperature and lighting systems. In addition, the complex offers extensive gardens, courtyards, walking paths, and outdoor activity spaces.

Thrive in a multi-cultural, multi-lingual community

Our residential villages host students from all universities in Education City, serving as an additional space for students from different universities to interact with each other. By living in student housing, you have the opportunity to involve yourself in the residential community and, through residence life programs, learn about leadership development, cultural competence, sustainable living practices, and Qatari values and traditions.

Both residential villages also include communal majlises, which include a reception area, a computer lab, prayer rooms, study spaces, a dining court, and a coffee house. These spaces allow you to interact, work, or dine-in not only with fellow residents, but also with non-resident students and visitors.

Options for Guests


We’ve got some recommendations on where you can stay if you’re going to be visiting Education City for a shorter period of time.