On October 19, 38 American universities participated in the Qatar International College Fair at the Qatar National Convention Center. Qatar is already home to six of the United States’ most prestigious institutions: Georgetown University, Virginia Commonwealth University, Texas A&M, Carnegie Mellon University, Cornell University, and Northwestern University. In addition to these universities, 32 others were present at the event.
The U.S. Embassy in Doha works to provide students in Qatar with access to information about hundreds of diverse colleges and universities in the United States, through a program called EducationUSA. Education USA helps students find accurate, comprehensive, and current information about how to apply to accredited U.S. colleges and universities. This includes information about application procedures, standardized test requirements, student visas, financial aid, and the full range of accredited U.S. higher education institutions. Advisors and staff work with U.S. higher education professionals to promote international student enrollment and help promote study abroad opportunities for U.S. citizens.
Last year the number of Qataris studying in the U.S. increased by 20%, from the previous year, to approximately 1,200 students. Qataris currently study in 39 American states. American universities, colleges, and schools are eager to welcome even more Qatari students to study on their campuses.
The U.S. Embassy in Doha can provide assistance in the American university selection and application process, as well as with visas and travel. For additional information, please visit our website: Resources for study in USA.
Contact the Embassy’s EducationUSA Advisor Nahid Lawson at +974-4496-6749 or LawsonN@state.gov for additional information about U.S. colleges and universities.