Student Housing

Make yourself at home with Qatar Foundation student housing.

Living at the Qatar Foundation dorms puts you at the epicenter of activity. Student housing is available to all full-time students, and the Qatar Foundation (QF) residence life program helps foster a diverse, enriching experience. The QF Housing and Residence Life staff help to provide a warm and intellectually invigorating environment, collaborating with students to plan educational, social, and recreational activities such as movie nights, intramural sports competitions, potlucks, and guest speakers.

Women’s Dorms

Men’s Dorms

Housing Options and Amenities

QF residence halls are located within the grounds of Education City. Male and female students live in separate apartment blocks. Each residence hall floor has a community kitchen, laundry rooms, and lounges for studying and socializing. All first-year students will be assigned a “residence hall room” .Residence hall rooms have a bedroom, bathroom, TV, and refrigerator.

QF Housing

Apartment Choices

Students who are not in their first year can choose an apartment style to meet your needs and budget. Each apartment includes a private bedroom, bathroom, TV, kitchen and refrigerator. Choices include:

  • Studio apartment: one open room
  • One Bedroom apartment: separate bedroom and kitchen/living area
  • Two Bedroom apartment: two private bedrooms, separate kitchen/living area
  • Married student housing: available on request 

Housing Costs and How to Apply


First time applicants are required to pay a refundable damage deposit of QR. 2,000, which also acts as a reservation fee. The balance is due to Qatar Foundation prior to move-in.

On-Campus Housing Costs 2024-2025

Residential Unit Type Rate Per Semester
Residence Hall Room: 10,100 QAR
Residence Hall Room – Double/Shared Occupancy (Pilot Units): 5,050 QAR
2 Bedroom Apartment: 11,920 QAR
Studio Apartment: 13,000 QAR
Studio Apartment – Double/Shared Occupancy (Pilot Units): 6,500 QAR
1 Bedroom Apartment: 13,840 QAR
Housing Security Deposit (Refundable): 2,000 QAR

How to Apply

  1. Tell us you would like to live in student housing by filling in this form. We will then verify to QF Housing that you are a student.
  2. You will receive an email from QF Housing directing you to the StarRez system. Please respond to the instructions sent by the StarRez system.

You can find more information on student housing at Education City on the Qatar Foundation website or email QF Housing at

Frequently Asked Questions About Student Housing

Only the 2-bedroom apartment has an option for a roommate, but keep in mind that first-year students are not eligible for an apartment. Please contact QF residence hall staff at if you have any questions.

Yes. Students should be sure to indicate that on their housing application and may be contacted by Housing and Residence Life for additional information.

Students who require on-campus housing during the break between the semesters and during the summer will pay a weekly rate for housing. If they have a previously assigned room during the school year, they may be able to remain in the room during the winter break. Depending on their housing plans for the following academic year, a student may need to move rooms during summer housing. In order to have housing during these breaks, students must fill out a winter break housing form, or they will need to sign up for summer housing by a certain date. Contact for more details on break housing.

There are self-service laundry machines in each of the residence halls. There is no paid laundry service. If students wish to arrange for laundry service, they must do so on their own.

The QF residence hall housekeeping staff maintains the cleanliness of common areas but does not clean individual rooms or apartments. If students wish to arrange for housekeeping, they must do so on their own.

It’s probably easier to cover a list of what is not permitted. Appliances such as (but not limited to) halogen lights, air conditioners, appliances with exposed heating elements (such as: toaster ovens, grills, hot plates, coffee makers, “George Foreman” grills), microwaves using more than 900 watts, crock pots, portable heaters, and electric blankets are not permitted. A small refrigerator is already provided in each room. If you have questions about a specific appliance you are considering purchasing, please contact your residence hall director directly or Housing and Residence Life at

Please use the following information: list the student’s full name and student ID number. Indicate the purpose of the transfer (i.e. housing deposit; housing fall fees). Transfer the funds to the following bank and keep a copy of your receipt:

BANK: Qatar National Bank

If paying in Qatari Riyal, use the following information:

ACCOUNT: 0013-024171-001
IBAN: QA19 QNBA 0000 0000 0013 0241 7100 1

If paying in US dollars, use account number: 0013-035555-061 0013-035555-061 free

ACCOUNT NAME: Qatar Foundation

All units are fully furnished, including bedding, Internet access, a television, an electronic whiteboard, a refrigerator and modular furniture that lets students personalize their space.

All furnishings provided by QF housing, including mattresses, bed ends and bed springs, must remain in the room/apartment/common areas unless you have received a medical accommodation recommendation. Please contact the QF Housing and Residence Life office for a medical accommodation sheet which must be completed by an attending physician.