Doha Institute for Graduate Studies

The Doha Institute is an independent academic institution for postgraduate studies in the social sciences, humanities, public administration, development economics, business administration, clinical and social psychology, social work, conflict management and humanitarian action, critical security studies, and human rights. The Institute realizes its academic purpose by integrating teaching and learning with scientific research in a manner that prepares its graduates to become academic researchers and capable professionals in the social sciences, humanities, public administration and development economics.

The Institute aims through its teaching and learning programs and the research activities of its faculty to achieve its message of universal participation by preparing a new generation of academics and researchers who are independent thinkers and proficient in using international scientific standards and modern interdisciplinary research methodologies and tools, and leading professionals who can advance human knowledge and respond to the needs of the Arab region, resulting in social, cultural and intellectual development. 

The Institute will adopt the Arabic Language as the main language for study and research, supported by other common languages. 

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 awarded on the basic of merit and academic competition, while others are   based on financial need.

How to apply for scholarship

All admitted students can apply for a scholarship through the scholarship application form. The admission office sends the application form to all eligible students. Students are given the opportunity to submit the application with all official and required documents.

 Scholarship types

1) Tamim scholarship

These scholarships based on merit and academic excellence. It is dedicated to the most distinguished Qatari and international students in the Arab world. Scholarship include full tuition fee coverage, international students from outside Qatar will benefit from having free accommodation in Institute dormitories, a monthly stipend, health insurance, and two travel tickets from and to home country upon arrival and after graduation.

2) Sanad scholarship

These scholarships based on financial needs of students. It is dedicated to Qatari, residents in Qatar and international students. Scholarships include covering a program’s fees (10 t0 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, health insurance, and two travel tickets from and to home country upon arrival and after graduation.

Admission Dates and Deadlines

Dateevent
26-Oct-20Online admission application open
15-Feb-21Application deadline

School of Social Sciences and Humanities

Eligibility
  1. The applicant must have earned a bachelor’s degree (Full time study)  or its equivalent and obtain one of the minimum grades mentioned in the attached table in the last five years, except applicants for the Journalism, Conflict Management and Humanitarian Action, Critical Security Studies, Social Psychology, Clinical Psychology, Social Work and Human Rights programs. 
  2. Students in their final BA year are eligible to apply for admission if they obtain their final degrees by August 1st of the same year.
  3. The applicant must be able to study and research academically in Arabic with a measure of English language proficiency, note that speakers of languages other than Arabic will be invited to take an Arabic test (oral and written) before admission.
  4. Applicants can submit one application only. duplicate applications will be disregarded.
  5. The priority in admission to the History program is for applicants with a Bachelor of History or Sociology & Anthropology or Political Sciences.
  6. The Priority in admission to the Social Work program is for applicants who have professional or volunteer experience not less than two years after finishing their university studies.
  7. The priority in admission to the Clinical Psychology program is for applicants with a Bachelor of Psychology.
Admission Requirements

Once the online application form has been submitted in full, with all the required and supporting documents, the application will be assessed.

  1. Copy of official identification (Passport for International students – Qatari ID for citizens and residents of Qatar).
  2. A bachelor’s degree certified by official authorities.
  3. Undergraduate transcripts certified by official authorities including all transferred courses if any. Senior year students submit their latest transcripts.
  4. A minimum of TWO references from academics familiar with the applicant’s work requested via the online application form. An additional letter of recommendation may be submitted by a supervisor from previous employment.
  5. Submit a valid minimum IELTS academic score 5.5 or TOEFL iBt score 59.
    •  The student Is exempt from the English language requirement If he obtained a bachelor’s degree from one of the American, British, Canadian, or Australian universities or from their overseas branches, or from Qatari universities that adopt the English language as a teaching path.
    • Graduation requirement an Academic IELTS score of 6.5 or TOEFL iBt score of 79. Admitted students with IELTS score of 5.5 or 6 are required to satisfy the graduation requirement during their study at the Institute. The student is exempted if he or she submits the test again during the study and achieves the score required for graduation.
  6. All official transcripts should be translated in Arabic or English.
  7. A personal statement (Content and Instruction File).pdf
  8. Academic Essay Content and Instruction file.pdf
  9. Updated curriculum vitae (CV).

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School of Public Administration and Development Economics

Eligibility

All applicants must fill in the online application form and submit, where indicated, all required and supporting documents. Please read the following admission requirements and conditions carefully and then go to the online application page:

  1. The applicant must have earned a bachelor’s degree (Full time study) or its equivalent and obtain one of the minimum grades mentioned in the attached table.
  2. Applicants of Master of Development Economics must earn a bachelor’s degree in the last five years and this is not required for the rest of the school programs.
  3. Applicants of Executive Master of Public Administration must have a cumulative experience of 5 to 10 years working in public or non-profit organizations, and at least 3 years of management experience at the middle or senior management level.
  4. Scholarships are not available for executive programs. All admitted students will commit to timely payment of tuition fees or provide proof of sponsorship from their employer or from a government entity in Qatar.
  5. Students in their final BA year are eligible to apply for admission if they obtain their final degrees by August 1st of the same year.
  6. The applicant must be able to study and research academically in Arabic with a measure of English language proficiency note that speakers of languages other than Arabic will be invited to take an Arabic test (oral and written) before admission.
  7. Applicants can submit one application only. duplicate applications will be disregarded.
Admission Requirements

Once the online application form has been submitted in full, with all the required and supporting documents, the application will be assessed.

  1. Copy of official identification (Passport for International students – Qatari ID for citizens and residents of Qatar)
  2. A bachelor’s degree certified by official authorities.
  3. Undergraduate transcripts certified by official authorities including all transferred courses if any. Senior year students submit their latest transcripts.
  4. A minimum of TWO references from academics familiar with the applicant’s work requested via the online application form. An additional letter of recommendation may be submitted by a supervisor from previous employment.
  5. Submit a valid minimum IELTS academic score 5.5 or TOEFL iBt score 59.
    • The student is exempt from the English language requirement if he obtained a bachelor’s degree from one of the American, British, Canadian, or Australian universities or from their overseas branches.
    • Graduation requirement an Academic IELTS score of 6.5 or TOEFL iBt score of 79. Admitted students with IELTS score of 5.5 or 6 are required to satisfy the graduation requirement during their study at the Institute. The student is exempted if he or she submits the test again during the study and achieves the score required for graduation.
    • Applicants of Executive Master of Public Administration are exempted from submitting the English admission test, however graduation requirement applied by submitting an IELTS score of 5.5 or equivalent during the study at the Institute.
  6. Applicants of Executive Master of Public Administration should submit an experience certificate from their employer stating that they have at least 3 years of experience as a manager or its equivalent. 
  7. All official transcripts should be translated in Arabic or English.
  8. A personal statement (Content & Instruction file).
  9. Updated curriculum vitae (CV).

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