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Gulf Studies

Qatar University

24 months
458 EUR/credit 8244 EUR/year
458 EUR/credit 8244 EUR/year
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The Gulf Studies Program at Qatar University, launched in Fall 2011, offers students the unparalleled opportunity to study the Gulf while living in the region itself, and is the only graduate program of its kind in the Middle East.


The Gulf Studies Program from Qatar University was developed in response to a growing need among stakeholders in the region for highly qualified graduates in the field of Gulf Studies and vastly growing general interest and focus on the Gulf region. 

Key Features

  • The Program draws on an interdisciplinary curriculum to provide a holistic examination of the member states of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) as well as Iran, Iraq and Yemen. This includes topics within the areas of politics, economics, history, literature, international relations, security, the energy industry, ecology and culture. 
  • Classes are taught by highly regarded expert faculty from the Gulf as well as International academics who specialize in the Gulf Studies field. The program paves the way for students to continue their academic pursuit in PhD in Gulf Studies, offered by the program itself or a PhD in related fields. 

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Advanced Research Methodology
  • Contemporary History and Politics in the Gulf
  • Sate and Society in the Gulf
  • International Relations of the Gulf
  • Political Economy of the Gulf
  • Politics of the Gulf

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines




36 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Complete Online Admissions Application
  • Official Graduation Statement
  • Final, official and certified university transcripts
  • Official TOEFL (DI Code-8943) /IELTS score report or other evidence of English proficiency in accordance with QU Policy
  • Two confidential recommendation letters from professors or employers
  • Curriculum Vitae (C.V.)
  • Health Certificate issued inside Qatar (International students please refer to International Students Website)
  • Photocopy of the applicant's Qatar ID card (Non-Qatari applicants must also provide a copy of their passport; international students please refer to International Students Website)
  • Two (2) recent identical passport size photographs (size 4 x 6 cm) with white background
  • Application Fees: QR 350

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    8244 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 458 EUR per credit during 24 months.
  • National

    8244 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 458 EUR per credit during 24 months.
  • QR 2,000 per credit hour

Living costs for Doha

4700 - 8800 QAR /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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