Below is a comprehensive list of our application requirements. Please note that the application for admission in Fall 2021 is now live.
- Application Form
- Personal Statement
- Official Transcripts/Grade Reports
- Counselor Report
- Teacher Report
- Duolingo, TOEFL (code: 8750) or IELTS
- SAT (code: 4563) or ACT (code: 0669)
- Photocopy of passport data page(s)
- Application Fee
A personal interview and writing exercise may be required. The Office of Admissions will contact applicants should they be required.
Any original documents that are not in English should be accompanied by an official English translation. All of the items, including translations, should be original documents or official copies from the issuing organization for the file to be considered complete.
All documents become the property of Georgetown University and cannot be returned to the applicant. No application will be considered until all of the required credentials have been received. Students may review credential receipt status via the online application upon logging in. Students should make every effort to ensure that all credentials, including score reports, are submitted on time.
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.
Official Transcripts/Grade Reports
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.
Duolingo, TOEFL or IELTS Results
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.
SAT OR ACT RESULTS*
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.
If you have any questions or difficulties while completing the online form, contact us. Please provide:
- Your full name
- Your applicant number
- Full details regarding the problem
- Application section, time, and date
Georgetown University in Qatar
Office of Admissions
P.O. Box 23689
Telephone: +974 4457-8200
Fax: +974 4457-8201