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

  • Applications must be submitted through the Common Application
  • Application deadline is February 1, 2016

Prepare your application

Find out what materials you need to complete your application to NU-Q:

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

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