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

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Fall 2017 admission


The deadline to apply for Fall 2017 was February 1.

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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Required Materials

Applicants must submit an online application through Common Application. Applicants must also provide a number of materials, such as transcripts, test scores, and an essay.

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Admission to the university is “need-blind,” which means that applicants are selected on their ability to succeed in and benefit from the programs offered, without regard to an applicant’s ability to pay tuition.

Scholarship opportunities

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Get information about academics, admission, and life at NU-Q in our viewbook:

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