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.


Note: The application period for Fall 2015 admission has concluded.

Fall 2016 admission

  • The Fall 2016 admissions period will begin in August.
  • Apply by January 1, 2016, to have your application fee waived.
  • The final deadline for the application is February 1, 2016.

Prepare your application

Even though the next admissions period won't open until August, find out what materials you will 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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Experience Northwestern University in Qatar

Earn a degree from a top-ranked US 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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Download our viewbook

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

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