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20/02/2017 - 07:00hs

Brazilian students eligible for grants in Qatar

Qatar University is accepting enrolments for its Arabic course. Non-locals residing in other countries can apply for full grants until March 16.

São Paulo – Qatar University is accepting enrolments for an Arabic course. Non-Qatari citizens living in other countries are eligible for full grants. Registrations are open until March 16.

The one-year-long Arabic language program of the Qatar University begins in September. A limited number of grants is available. Shortlisted students will enjoy a number of benefits, including a student visa and residency permit, exemption from the course’s costs and book charges, two-way flight tickets, lodging in double bedrooms, three meals a day, and the right to use the university’s student accommodation facilities.

Applicants must state their interest in the grant when filling in the course application form. The requirements to become a student at the Qatar University include being aged 18 to 40; having a high school degree (and preferably a college diploma); basic knowledge of classical Arabic, including at least good command of the alphabet; the ability to communicate in English or Arabic with the university’s administration, and not having been awarded a grant for Arabic studies at Qatar University.

Without a grant, the course costs USD 365 per credit/hour, and students are required to complete a minimum of 11 credits/hour each semester.

Accommodation prices also vary. In-campus rent is USD 219 a month in a double bedroom, including meals and bus trips around the campus. In Doha, a month’s rent averages at USD 2,000.

Find out more: www.qu.edu.qa/students/services/is/arabic_program.php.

*Translated by Gabriel Pomerancblum

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