Financial Aid FAQs
- How much is tuition?
- I do not have the money to pay the tuition at NU-Q. What scholarships or financial aid are available?
- What is the deadline for my financial aid application?
- When is the best time to apply for financial aid?
- How do I apply for QF Financial Aid?
- How is financial need determined?
- What does financial aid cover?
- How will I be notified of awards?
- May I combine different options?
The total tuition and fees for the 2013-2014 academic year is $46,682 or 169,922. Please see the tuition and fees page for detailed information.
NU-Q offers a limited number of scholarships granted to students on the basis of academic achievement and promise, without regard to financial need. All applicants are considered for scholarships, and no separate application or request for consideration is required. Grantees are notified of their scholarships by the university upon admission.
Qatar Foundation also offers need-based financial assistance through the Hamad Bin Khalifa Financial Aid Program. This program offers students loans that are paid back after graduation on a schedule agreed upon by the student and Qatar Foundation. Interested students need to submit a separate application to the Qatar Foundation Financial Aid Office. To apply or request more information on Qatar Foundation financial aid, click here or contact the NU-Q Student Financial Services Representative.
You may submit your application at any time after the system opens on April 1, 2013. Applications are due from new, incoming students on or before May 31, 2013. From returning students, applications are due on or before March 31.
Prospective students should apply for financial aid as soon as possible after April 1, 2013. The process can take up to two months, so don’t wait! Your financial aid application will be processed after you have also uploaded your university acceptance letter. To receive funding you must actually be an enrolled student.
5. How do I apply for QF Financial Aid?
Apply for QF Financial Aid online at http://www.myeducationcity.com/en/financial_assistance by completing the following steps:
- Register an account on the Financial Aid website.
- Collect and scan soft copies of all supporting documents requested for the application.
- QF will “activate” your account; then, you may upload your documents and submit your application.
The Qatar Foundation calculates need using a formula that includes a thorough assessment of the student’s family’s finances, such as income vs. expenditures and assets vs. debts. The Qatar Foundation’s Financial Aid Committee reviews and approves all financial aid recommendations.
Financial aid covers a percentage of tuition and fees for Qatari students and tuition, fees and housing for students from outside Qatar. It may also cover other expenses as approved by Qatar Foundation.
Students who qualify for merit scholarships will be notified of their award via their university acceptance letter. Students who qualify for Qatar Foundation need-based aid are notified via the Qatar Foundation financial aid portal. Students must sign into their account in order to view the status of their award package.
9. May I combine different options?
Yes, you may combine various options, with some exceptions. For example, students receiving a merit scholarship may still be eligible for QF need-based as well as participate in student employment opportunities; however, merit scholars usually may not also accept government sponsorship. Consult Northwestern's finance department and your individual sponsor for acceptable combinations.