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Welcome to Georgetown University in Qatar

Georgetown University in Qatar is focused on providing holistic education through exposure to different faiths, cultures, and beliefs, and through critical engagement with a range of ideas and points of view.


To date, 719 graduates from 52 countries have earned a Bachelor of Science in Foreign Service (BSFS) degree, and are working in a broad range of fields from politics to finance, arts, education, energy, international consultancy, and more.  With majors in Culture and Politics, International Economics, International History, or International Politics, Georgetown’s holistic liberal arts education engages students in discovering critical and innovative solutions to some of the world’s most challenging problems alongside a passionate learning community of students, faculty and university leaders. 

True to the spirit of Georgetown, our multidisciplinary study of international affairs focuses on educating the whole person through exposure to different faiths, cultures, and beliefs, and through critical engagement with a range of points of view. As a result, the Qatar campus is a vibrant, multinational community of outstanding students, faculty, and staff, dedicated to the best in scholarship, learning, and service.

Realize your potential

GU-Q’s diverse student population represents more than 50 different nationalities from five continents. To date, 719 graduates from 52 different countries have earned degrees from our university.

Learn more about the admissions process.


Build your own future

Founded in 1919, Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service (SFS) sought to educate students about global issues and prepare them for a life of service – in business, government, and the humanitarian fields. Continuing (and expanding on) that tradition, the SFS offers students in both Washington, DC, and Doha, Qatar, an interdisciplinary undergraduate degree program built on a rigorous liberal arts curriculum.

what makes GU-Q Special

Watch students and faculty talk about their personal journeys to Georgetown University in Qatar and share insights from their experiences in Education City.


Create new knowledge

Scholars at GU-Q demonstrate a sustained commitment to world-class research, education, and public service. Our faculty’s research is recognized both regionally and globally, with a broad range of original research publications and involvement in major international conferences.

This culture of scholarly inquiry also supports the academic excellence of students and has resulted in their participation in international research programs, student-run conferences, and numerous student awards.

Participants at an Indian Ocean Working Group

Indian Ocean Working Group (IOWG)

The IOWG convenes researchers from across the world to build collaborative expertise across the boundaries of traditional area studies to remap the Indian Ocean World through historical circularities of people, culture, knowledge, ideas, commodities, technology, architecture, labor, and capital.

People sitting around a table at the Center for International and Regional Studies

The Center for International and Regional Studies (CIRS)

CIRS is a premier research institute which sponsors major studies of emerging socio-economic and political trends in the Gulf region and gathers experts for research initiatives in the areas of international relations, political economy, and domestic politics.

Education City Stadium

Building a Legacy: Qatar FIFA World Cup 2022

This CIRS research initiative provides a platform for academic engagement and examination of the implications of staging “the world’s greatest sporting event” on the social, political, and economic development of Qatar as well as on regional and global affairs.


Students Experience “Diplomat for a Day”


Students Experience “Diplomat for a Day”

Source: Gulf Times, March 21, 2023 A number of diplomatic missions in Qatar welcomed female students from the Georgetown University in Qatar (GU-Q) to the “Diplomat for a Day” experience…