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Student Housing and Guest Accomodation

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



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.

Live independently in shared spaces

Our student housing offers four different types of units, with each resident having a private bedroom and bathroom. These units are also designed to be in close proximity with communal spaces such as study areas, TV lounges, prayer rooms, and laundry facilities.

Available units at both our residential complexes include:

  • Single-person room
  • One-bedroom apartment, with a kitchenette and a lounge
  • Two-bedroom apartment, with a shared kitchenette and lounge
  • Studio apartment: 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.

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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.

Living in the student housing complex is great. I get to enjoy a lot of the events that happen on campus even more. Plus, I don’t ever have to worry about being stuck in traffic!

Sulaiman BahHamad Bin Khalifa University


Multaqa is Education City’s main student center. It serves as a center for recreational activities, a place where students from any university can meet to rest, dine, play sports, or take advantage of all the entertainment facilities they have at their fingertips.

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.


The Campus – Education City Guest Residence

The Campus – Education City Guest Residence is a short-term accommodation facility situated within our state-of-the-art, LEED Platinum student housing complex . You can sign up for a stay if you’re visiting Education City in affiliation with any of our universities, centers, entities, initiatives, joint ventures, or conferences.

Learn more about The Campus

Premier Inn

If you are heading off to explore the city, secure a deal, or attend an event in Education City, Premier Inn is a great place to start. It’s right next to Qatar National Convention Centre and the Qatar Science and Technology Park, and across the street from all our universities, centers, and schools.

Learn more about Premier Inn

Msheireb Downtown Doha

Located in the heart of Doha mere minutes away from the Museum of Islamic Art, the Doha Corniche, and Souq Waqif, Msheireb Downtown Doha has several excellent options for those wishing to stay in a more metropolitan part of Qatar during their stay.

Learn more about accommodation options in Msheireb



There’s always something to do when you’re in Education City.