OREGON STATE UNIVERSITY

API: Qatar, Doha

Program Administrator: 
API
Country: 
Qatar
Host Institution: 

Qatar University: founded in 1973 and located near the diplomatic quarter of Doha, Qatar University is one of the oldest and most prestigious universities in the region. QU bears many national, regional, American, Canadian, and other international accreditations, such as an AACSB certified business school and an ABET certified engineering school, and the university is a candidate for accreditation in the U.S. by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS). The academic philosophy at QU is to preserve the tradition of the Qatari and Arab cultures while offering their 6,000 + students an education with a global perspective. In keeping with regional customs, students are divided on campus into male and female classrooms, and housing is segregated by gender as well. Courses are available in subjects such as agricultural science, business, education, engineering, environmental science, geography, history, law (Western and Sharia), nutrition, pharmacy, sports science, and much more!

Location: 

Doha is the capital of Qatar, a small peninsular nation about the size of Connecticut, located approximately halfway up the coast on the Arabian (Persian) Gulf. Over 3/4 of Qatar’s population live in Doha or the surrounding communities. The official language of the country is Arabic, though one will find it quite easy to communicate in English as well. Doha is an increasingly modern and cosmopolitan city, offering excellent entertainment, cultural, and sporting events (it was recently awarded the 2022 World Cup), as well as other exciting activities. Local amenities include a gorgeous waterfront promenade called the Corniche, the Museum of Islamic Art designed by I.M. Pei, the architect who built the Louvre Pyramids, and the Aspire Sports Zone, a multi-use sports facility built for the 2006 Asian Games.

Duration: 
Fall term
Winter/Spring Semester
Academic year
Fall/Winter Semester
Language: 
Arabic
Language: 
English
Class Format: 
Classes with Host-Country and International Students
Housing: 
Residence Hall
Apartment
Requirement: 

*Sophomores standing & above
*2.75 minimum GPA

OSU Study Abroad Program Deadlines

Deadlines for OSU Study Abroad Programs:

  • Summer Programs: March 15
  • Fall, Year-Long Programs: April 15
  • Winter/Spring Semester Programs: October 15
  • Spring Term Programs: November 15

Programs may have alternative deadlines or extend deadlines. Confirm with your program advisor.

Mandatory Application Checklist: 
Program Contact: 
Program Details: 

Visit the API Qatar program page

Program Costs: 
Academic emphasis: 
Arabic
Business Admin.
Chemical Eng.
Civil Eng.
Computer Sci.
Con. Eng. Mgt
Education
Elec. & Comp. Eng.
Exercise & Sport Sci.
General Science
HDFS
Industrial Eng.
Management
Manufacturing Eng.
Marketing
Mechanical Eng.
Sociology
Speech Comm.