Northwestern University in Qatar (NU-Q) seeks and attracts students from around the Gulf Region and the world who have succeeded in academics and extracurricular activities throughout their pre-college careers. Admission is competitive.

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Fall 2016 admission

Required Materials

All applications must be submitted online through the Common Application.

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The application deadline for Fall 2016 admission is February 1, 2016.

Our Decision Process

Final admission decisions take a number of different factors into account. There is no formula—no mechanical combination of test scores and grades that guarantees admission. We look at and value applicants' entire application, from personal essays to teacher recommendations to test scores.

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What can you study at NU-Q?

Earn a bachelor's degree from a top-ranked U.S. university while learning to analyze and communicate a range of experiences from an international environment. Learn more about our academic programs, students and pre-college activities designed just for high school students.

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