Northwestern University in Qatar


Northwestern University in Qatar

Ranked in the top 25 universities worldwide by the Times Higher Education World University Rankings and 12 in the US by US News and World Report, Northwestern University in Qatar is one of the most prestigious schools in Education City, and provides a framework for students to shape their future through its distinguished schools of communication, journalism, and liberal arts. Its partnership with Qatar Foundation illustrates the nation's commitment to offering students a world-class education as well as an internationally renowned degree-identical to that of its parent organization, Northwestern University.

Academic Programs

  • Research
  • Technology
  • Liberal Arts
  • Communication
  • Government/Political Science
  • Social Science
  • Journalism

Student experience

  • Co-op/Internship Opportunities
  • Disability Services
  • Intramural/Club Sports
  • Military/Veteran Services
  • On-Campus Housing
  • Study Abroad
  • Undergraduate Research
  • Student-Run Clubs
  • Student publication
  • Global Experience
  • Cultural Organizations
  • Speech & Debate

Application information

Find out about requirements, fees, and deadlines


If you have not enrolled in college study after secondary school graduation, you should apply as a first-year student. For more information on application options, deadlines, and requirements, please check our admissions webpage.


If you have enrolled in college study after secondary school graduation, you must apply as a transfer student. For more information, deadlines, and requirements, please check our admissions webpage.

Visit us

We would love to introduce you to the Northwestern Experience. We welcome your visit to our beautiful campus in Qatar, and encourage you to connect with members of our community who can't wait to show you what makes Northwestern special.

Virtual Tour:

NU-Q is a magical space of encounter, sitting at the confluence of continents. It is where people from all over the world gather and learn from one another how to make the world a better place.

Marwan M. Kraidy, Dean and CEO
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Admissions office

Visit us

School location

P.O. Box 34102
Doha 0, Qatar

Phone number

974 4454 5100