21 February 2020.



(Fully Funded)


Doha Institute For Graduate Studies Scholarship 2020 In Qatar (DI)

Doha Institute for Graduate Studies offers a wide variety of scholarships annually to attract academically qualified students from within and outside the State of Qatar. The scholarships vary, some awarded on the basis of merit and academic competition, while others are based on financial need.

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​​​​The Doha Institute for Graduate Studies (DI) is an independent institute for learning and research in the fields of Social Sciences, Humanities, Public Administration and Development Economics in Doha.It is designated as a not-for-profit, private institution, the DI is operated exclusively for educational, research and public service purposes.

Opportunity Focus Areas:

  • Social Sciences and Humanities.
  • Public Administration & Development Economics.
  •  Humanitarian Studies.

Required Languages


Eligible Countries


Program Period

4 Semesters.

Eligibility Requirements (Criteria)

  • Both Qatari and international students can apply
  • Must have a bachelor degree
  •  No student may combine the scholarships of the Institute with any other scholarship whatever the source thereof.
  •  Only students who have a good academic standing continue to benefit from the Institute’s scholarships. The Institute may, In accordance with its procedures withdraw scholarships from students who violate this requirement.
  •  The scholarships offered by the Institute shall not benefit the students enrolled in the Executive Masters or Diploma programs or specialized certificates.
  •  Scholarships offered by the Institute shall not benefit students who have previously benefited from the same scholarship in a previous period of study in any of the programs of the Institute, whether or not they are awarded a degree.

Opportunity Cost

(Fully Funded)

 1-Tamim Scholarship:These scholarships based on merit and academic excellence. It is dedicated to the most distinguished Qatari and international students in the Arab world.

Scholarship include:

  • full tuition fees coverage
  •  International students from outside Qatar will benefit from having free accommodation in institute dormitories
  •  a monthly stipend
  •  health insurance
  •  two travel tickets from and to home country upon arrival and after graduation.
  • – Students are not entitled to the benefits of modifying the grant or claim cash allowances for benefits that do not benefit from them.
  • – Grant conditions change students’ legal status of the State of Qatar does not change only with the consent of the Institute.
  • In order to encourage academic excellence, the institute can open the application for this scholarship for the Institute’s students who have obtained a degree of excellence after completing one academic year at the Institute.


 2-Sanad Scholarship :These scholarship based on financial needs of students. It is dedicated to Qatari, Residents in Qatar and international students.

Scholarship include covering:

  • ( program’s fees (10 to 100 %.
  • International students from outside Qatar will benefit from having their full tuition fees covered
  •  free accommodation in institute dormitories
  •  a monthly stipend
  •  health insurance
  •  two travel tickets from and to home country upon arrival and after graduation.

How to Apply

First Step: Create an application on the DI admission portal.

Second Step: Applicants can submit one application only. duplicate applications will be disregarded.

Third Step: Applicants can save their application progress and apply in several sessions.

Fourth Step: Applicants are required to upload all application materials via the online portal.

Fifth Step: Applicants can request references online via the online application system.

Sixth Step: Referees receive the reference request automatically and can fill out the reference forms online.

Seventh Step: Applicants can check the status of their references online and can remind a referee or create a new reference request even after submission of the application.

Eligible Document:

– Identification document: Qatari ID for citizens and residents of Qatar.

– Undergraduate transcripts. Senior year students should submit all their obtained transcripts to date.

– Graduation certificate or diploma for graduates.

– Resume (CV).

– TOEFL or IELTS results or official statement stating that the degree was taught in English as a main language of instruction.

– Personal Statement.

– Academic Essay (for applicants to the School of Social Sciences and Humanities).

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For more information, please visit the admissions requirements page or contact the admissions office.

Admission Selection Process :

The Admissions Department ensures that all applicants meet the admission requirements and conditions. All admission applications are evaluated according to the following steps:

1) Transcript Evaluation

The admissions department evaluates the submitted transcripts to ensure that applicants have obtained the required minimum grades mentioned in the attached table

2) Academic Evaluation

All applicants who pass the transcript evaluation stage are evaluated by the members of academic evaluation committee in their respective academic program. At this stage, the evaluation takes into consideration all documents and certificates submitted by the applicant such as their academic records, resume, academic essay, personal statement and IELTS/TOEFL scores.

3) Interview Evaluation

Applicants who pass the academic evaluation stage are invited to an interview with members of the academic evaluation committee to discuss their academic interests. The committee assesses the student’s personal, academic and research skills. Interviews are held face-to-face for students living in Qatar and online for those living outside Qatar.

Please review the Admission Selection Criteria.pdf file for more information


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This Scholarship Published by:
” Omima Alaa El Din / Egypt “

Reviewed by” Ahmed Tarek/ Egypt
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MARJ3 Scholarships team