1. When is the admission application opening and deadline?
Every September or October, the DI announces the opening of the online admission application. And it closes in January or February.
2. How to apply to Doha Institute for Graduate Studies, and is it possible to submit the application online or in person?
Only the submitted online applications on the Doha Institute for Graduate Studies’ website are accepted.
3. When will the admission results be announced and when will the study begin?
Admission results are announced in April of each year, and studies begin in August or September, according to the academic calendar, for two academic years, divided into two semesters each year.
4. What is the language of instruction used in the master's programs?
Arabic is the main language of instruction at the Institute, and students are sometimes required to research or review in English, except for the Clinical Psychology and EMBA/EMPA Dual Degree Master which are taught entirely in English.
5. What are the requirements and conditions of admission in DI?
The admission process at Doha Institute is subject to a rigorous selection process based on competitiveness and transparency. To learn more about the admission conditions and requirements, please click here.
6. What are the English language requirements and exceptions to join DI?
Submitting an IELTS Academic score of 5.5, TOEFL iBt 59, knowing that there is a requirement for graduation, that the student obtains a score of 6.5 in the IELTS test or its equivalent. Accepted students who obtain 5.5 or 6 in the test are subject to compulsory English language classes to meet the graduation requirement. While studying at the institute, the student is exempted if he takes the test again during the study and achieves the score required for graduation.
Students are exempted from the English language requirement if they submit an official statement from the university that English is the language of instruction during the undergraduate stage.
7. Does DI offer scholarships?
Doha Institute for Graduate Studies offers scholarships that vary between academic merit grants or grants according to the financial need of the student, which the student applies to after the announcement of the admission results. For more information about the types of scholarships and the conditions to obtain them, please click here.
8. Is it possible for an accepted international student at Doha Institute to bring his/her family during the study period?
According to the laws of the State of Qatar, an international student cannot bring in a member of his/her family during the study. The visa granted is a "student" visa and it does not entitle the student to bring in other people throughout his/her stay in the country.
9. When are the master’s lectures scheduled?
Usually, the lectures are scheduled in the evening after 3:00 PM. However, they differ sometimes from one program to another according to the study schedules.
10. is it necessary to translate the certificates and transcripts submitted in the admission application if they are in a language other than Arabic or English?
Yes, any graduation certificates or transcripts must be translated into Arabic or English as a certified translation.
11. What are the tuition fees, and the payment mechanism?
Tuition fees are paid at the rate of 25% each semester of the value of the fees prescribed for the major. To view the table of tuition fees, please click here.
12. Is it possible to study a different major from a bachelor's degree?
Yes, it is possible. It is not required to match the master’s specialization to which you are applying, and the bachelor’s specialization obtained.
13. I don’t speak Arabic; can I apply to study at DI?
Yes, it is possible, if you pass an oral and written test in the Arabic language before admission, which is organized by the Institute.
14. I was not accepted into the institute; is it possible for me to know the reasons?
yes, it is possible, and as stated in the admission policy, the applicant who is not accepted in certain cases has the right to submit a petition request to know the reasons for not accepting his/her application