To date, 558 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.
Spring 2021: Return to Campus
We look forward to coming together again as a community at Georgetown University in Qatar. Our planning for Spring 2021 continues to be guided by a deep commitment to the health and safety of our community and to the fulfillment of our academic mission. The plans for a gradual, safe return to campus are informed by evidence, and aligned with the State of Qatar, Qatar Foundation (QF), and with Georgetown University in Washington, DC.
Realize your potential
GU-Q’s diverse student population represents more than 50 different nationalities from five continents. To date, 558 graduates from 52 different countries have earned degrees from our university.
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.
Students and faculty talk about their personal journeys to Georgetown University in Qatar and share insights from their experiences in Education City.
Experience something new
GU-Q’s diverse student population enables each student to learn about different countries and experience new cultures and traditions. Both inside and outside the classroom, our students share firsthand accounts of their unique experiences in their home countries.
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.
Indian Ocean Working Group (IOWG)
Since 2014, the Indian Ocean Working Group (IOWG) at GU-Qatar has convened 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. Since its inception, the Indian Ocean Studies collective has hosted conferences, symposia, and monthly reading group meetings, bringing together scholars from Asia, Africa, the Middle East, Europe, North America as well as Doha-based institutions.
The Center for International and Regional Studies
The Center for International and Regional Studies (CIRS) is a premier research institute which sponsors major studies of emerging socio-economic and political trends in the Gulf region and funds research initiatives in the areas of international relations, political economy, and domestic politics.
Building a Legacy: Qatar FIFA World Cup 2022
This CIRS research initiative provides a platform for academic engagement with the tournament. Under the guidance of GU-Q Visiting Associate Professor Danyel Reiche, the initiative examines 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.