Financial Aid

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Accessible World-Class Education

We strive to help every student at GU-Q afford their dream of pursuing higher education. There are several different types of funding available depending on your financial needs.

Need-blind Admission

Georgetown University in Qatar admits and enrolls students without regard to their financial circumstances and is committed to meeting the demonstrated financial need of eligible students through a combination of aid programs that include grants, scholarships, federal aid and sponsorships. We create an individualized aid package to meet all of your demonstrated need. Explore some of the aid options below.

Financial Aid

Grants & Scholarships

We strive to make world-class education affordable for every student. Each year, GU-Q awards need-based grants and a limited number of merit-based scholarships to eligible students.

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Sponsorships include government and private scholarships and Georgetown Faculty and Staff tuition benefits. If you are a Qatari citizen, you may qualify for Qatari government ministry or private business sponsorship. Explore options, find out if you are eligible, and learn how to apply.


FAFSA Student Loans

U.S. Citizens and eligible non-citizens may be able to receive a loan through the Federal Student Loan Program. Note: Non-FAFSA Financial Aid offered at Georgetown’s campus in Washington, DC, does not apply to students studying in Qatar.

Student Employment*

About Student Work

GU-Q students can gain real experience and earn extra money by working up to 20 hours a week while classes are in session, and 40 hours a week during semester breaks and summers. Typical student wages range from 40 to 50 QR/hour (roughly USD $12/hour).

Students will be provided more information about student employment and available opportunities during New Student Orientation.

Employment Opportunities

Working at GU-Q: Individual departments and projects within GU-Q, such as communications, finance, admissions, or faculty research projects, hire students directly as student employees.

Working in Education City: Through the HBKU Student Employment Program, students in Education City may work in any of the institutions around campus. 

*Note that student employment is not part of the financial aid package at the Qatar campus and students are not guaranteed employment