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About Georgetown University in Qatar

Georgetown University in Qatar (GU-Q) is the Qatar campus of the world-renowned Georgetown University located in Washington, DC. The DC campus was established in 1789, and the campus in Doha, Qatar was established in 2005 in partnership with Qatar Foundation. GU-Q offers a four-year undergraduate program in international affairs which awards a Bachelor of Science in Foreign Service (BSFS) degree.

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Our Advisory Board

The Joint Advisory Board is composed of members appointed by Qatar Foundation and by Georgetown University. It meets biannually for high-level strategic discussions to provide guidance and direction for the campus administration. 

A Message from the Dean

On behalf of all of us at Georgetown University in Qatar (GU-Q), welcome!

As one of the world’s leading global research universities, Georgetown’s presence in Qatar reflects—and expands upon—the institution’s two-and-a-quarter-century-plus commitment to developing minds, discovering truth, and engaging with the world.

Mission & Values

The Qatar campus of the university is dedicated to promoting intellectual, ethical, and spiritual understanding through serious and sustained discourse among people of different faiths, cultures, and beliefs. Through education, research, and service, it aims to advance knowledge and to provide students and the community with a holistic experience that produces global citizens committed to the service of humanity. It seeks to build upon the world-class reputation of Georgetown University and its schools across a variety of disciplines, and to work with its partner Qatar Foundation (QF) to support and develop Qatar’s knowledge economy.

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About Georgetown University

Our History

Founded in 1789, Georgetown University is a vibrant community of exceptional students, faculty, alumni, and professionals dedicated to benefiting the world through research, scholarship, faith, and service.

Walsh School of Foreign Service

Founded in 1919, the School of Foreign Service is a premier school of international affairs, dedicated to educating the next generation of global leaders by providing a rigorous education combining theory and practice while instilling the values of service to humanity.

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Why GU-Q?

Students and faculty talk about their journey at Georgetown University in Qatar

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Our People


Meet the leadership team guiding GU-Q and learn about their expertise in positioning the university to shape international affairs for the years ahead.


Learn more about the immensely talented and diverse group of scholars and researchers dedicated to mentoring and inspiring our community of learners.

Working at GU-Q

Working at GU-Q

World-class education is inspired by world-class talent. Our faculty and staff represent more than  30 countries from around the world.  Learn more about the  multicultural, and accomplished team actively engaged in shaping the future.

Institutional Integrity

We establish and maintain the highest standards of integrity and excellence in our academic and work environments by respecting the unique diversity and needs of each student, faculty, and staff member.

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Contact Us

Whether you are inspired by our mission or curious about the people who make GU-Q such a unique, diverse place to study and work, there are many ways you can connect with us. From taking open enrollment classes to attending public events, there are many ways for you to engage and take advantage of a range of learning opportunities at GU-Q.