The Doha Institute for Graduate Studies (DI) is pleased to announce its Spring 2019 Residence Program in advanced Arabic language and social studies. DI aims to create an enduring legacy of intellectual innovation and education within the Arab world and beyond. It assumes and promotes the Arabic language as a tool of scientific inquiry, an official language in public discourse, and a primary language for teaching and research.

The Residence Program is an important part of the DI’s mission to establish, maintain, and nurture intellectual links and two-way dialogues between its students, faculty, and the international learning and research community. The Program is a unique forum for academic and cultural exchange between the DI’s predominantly native Arabic-speaking graduate students and faculty (from across the Arab world) and their international non-native or heritage peers.

The Residence Program can be for one or two semesters. It meets the language, culture, and academic needs of advanced non-native and heritage graduate students who wish to strengthen their language and cultural skills, as well as prepare for specific challenges related to their academic areas of expertise. The Program is delivered entirely in Arabic, and consists of a twin advanced language-training and academic components.

The language-training component of the program prepares students to function professionally in Arabic and offers dedicated courses in language, translation, and content-based instruction. The program adapts to the academic needs of students as a base for linguistic and cultural acquisition, emphasizes productive and presentation skills, and develops higher levels of proficiency in speaking, listening, reading, writing, and translation.

The academic component gives fellows the opportunity to take advantage of the wide array of distinctive graduate-level courses the DI teaches in Arabic through its four academic units: The School of Social Sciences and Humanities, the School of Public Administration and Development Economics, the School of Behavioral Sciences, and the Center for Conflict and Humanitarian Studies. For more detailed information about the DI, please click here. 

Spring semester program dates and features

· February 3 - May 9, 2019

· 6 credits of Intensive Arabic

· A language partner

· Option to audit graduate academic courses taught in Arabic if eligible

· Option to have an academic partner

· Access to the DI conferences, symposia, and guest lectures


Admission Requirements:

· Advanced level in Arabic.

·Tuition fees: QAR 9,000 (approximately €2,250 or US$2,465) per semester.residency.jpg

·Housing (optional): QR 11,000 (approximately €2,470 or US$2,906) per semester

·Admitted applicants must submit proof of international health insurance

·Application deadline: December 31, 2018.

Apply here for February2019.