Northwestern University in Qatar 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.

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 admissions. We look at and value applicants' entire application, from personal essays to teachers’ letters to test scores.

2015-16 Application

The Common Application for the 2015-16 admission period opens on August 1, 2014.

Application instructions

To start your application for Northwestern University in Qatar:

  1. Create an account through the Common Application website.
  2. Search for "Northwestern University in Qatar" to access our member screen and Writing Supplements. Once your account is created, you will be able to access NU-Q’s member screen and Writing Supplement.


Apply by January 1, 2015, to have your application fee waived. The final deadline for applications is February 1, 2015.

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2014-15 Admissions Viewbook  
Admissions Brochure