How to Apply

How to Apply

If you need help applying to Georgetown University in Qatar, our admissions team is here to guide you through the process step by step.

Undergraduate Applications

Learn more about the application requirements for GU-Q admissions.

Undergraduate Application Checklist

Here is what you will need to submit an application to study at GU-Q

This form should be filled online, as completely as possible. To ensure that all application elements can be matched to your application record, please spell your first, middle and last names EXACTLY as they are spelled on your passport on every part of the application (Test Records, Essays, etc.)

This is your opportunity to convince the admissions committee of what you would contribute to and gain from GU-Q. The personal statement should be a thoughtful presentation of your own words. As with every part of the application, please proof-read carefully before submitting.

We require transcripts for your last three years of high school, as well as any post-secondary schooling you have done. We are happy to receive copies directly from your school/counselor via email, through the application system, or in a sealed, stamped envelope in hard copy. So long as the documents are originals and in a sealed and stamped school envelope, you may forward them to us directly. Students should not have direct access to the documents and they should be sealed by the school. If additional grades become available between the date you originally submit the application and February 1, please submit these as well.

Completed by a school counselor or other advisor, the Counselor Report should include predictions based on the applicants past performance for IB, GCE, GCSE, A-levels or other pertinent exams, if those exam results are not yet available. This report should be submitted directly from the school counselor or college advisor to GU-Q via the online application system. If original documentation is not in English, then it must be submitted along with an officially certified English translation. If your name as it appears on your school documents is different from your name as it appears on your passport, please ensure that both versions of your name are included in the submission from the school.

The Counselor Report must be submitted to our admissions office electronically, through our online application system. Please be sure to input the name and contact information for each report provider through the designated link on your online application.

Exceptions for paper reports may be accepted for extenuating circumstances only, such as lack of internet access. Prior approval is required. Please email the Office of Admissions for approval. Should a paper submission be approved, you can download a copy of the counselor report here.

The Teacher Report is an opportunity for one of your teachers to comment on both your performance in their classes and outside (if applicable). It is important that any teacher submitting a report on your behalf know you well as a student. Specific results and/or other supporting examples are very helpful. This report should be submitted directly by the teacher via the online application system. If original documentation is not in English, it must be submitted along with an officially certified English translation. If your name as it appears on your school documents is different from your name as it appears on your passport, please ensure that both versions of your name are included in the submission from the school.

The Teacher report must be submitted to our admissions office electronically, through our application system. Please be sure to input the name and contact information for each recommendation provider through the designated link on your online application.

Exceptions for paper reports may be accepted for extenuating circumstances only, such as lack of internet access. Prior approval is required. Please email the Office of Admissions for approval. Should a paper submission be approved, you can download a copy of the teacher report form here.

Georgetown University in Qatar will continue to require submission of either the TOEFL, IELTS, or Duolingo English Test (DET) for all applicants. In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, GU-Q will accept the TOEFL iBT Special Home Edition. Unfortunately, we are unable to accept the IELTS Indicator at this time.

We waive the English language proficiency exam requirement for applicants who score 620 or better on the Evidence-Based Reading and Writing section of the New SAT or 26 or better on the ACT Reading/Writing sections. For more information on English Language proficiency examination waivers, please see our English Language Proficiency Exam Waiver Policy.

We require either the SAT or ACT test results. Please arrange to have the test scores reported to us. Our institutional codes are 4563 (SAT) and 0669 (ACT). Please note, there is no waiver policy for the SAT/ACT test requirement. All applicants must take either the SAT or ACT to be considered for admission. To find test centers in your country, please check the CollegeBoard or ACT websites

The Khan Academy offers free SAT preparation. For more information, see their website here.

*Georgetown University in Qatar is implementing a flexible approach to our standardized testing requirements for fall 2021 applicants.

We use this to verify your identity and the exact spelling of your name.  This is the name that will be used in the Georgetown University system. Also, if necessary, we may use the passport copy for the issuance of visas for enrolling students.

The $65 application fee will be waived for all applicants.

Financial Aid

Georgetown University in Qatar is offering need-based scholarships for admitted students .

Explore your aid options and find out if you are eligible for scholarships and financial aid by completing a CSS profile.

Student Finances

Finances

Students studying at Georgetown University in Qatar pay the same tuition fees as their counterparts studying in Washington, DC. Review a breakdown of tuition fees, housing, and other costs to attend GU-Q.

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Accreditation

Georgetown University is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, an institutional accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation.

ACT Testing

ACT/SAT Testing

If you’re thinking of applying to GU-Q, you need to take the ACT/SAT test to be eligible for admission. If you are in your final year of high school, register now to take the test, as seats are limited.