Our international campus in Doha, Qatar, cultivates potential within students to lead the world of media, journalism, and communication. Backed by a strong foundation in liberal arts, NU-Q students receive a top education, gaining a combination of theoretical and practical skills so that each student is prepared to succeed after graduation.
Our university has over 200,000 alumni that include heads of major media companies, prominent statespersons, successful business executives, and prolific authors. They have won Nobel Prizes, Pulitzer Prizes, and virtually every award and honor imaginable.
Northwestern University in Qatar alums have demonstrated their readiness for prestigious positions in the corporate world, and acceptance into highly competitive graduate school programs.
George R.R. Martin
bestselling author of A Game of Thrones
Emmy Award-winning comedian, author, and host of The Colbert Report and The Late Show
Emmy Award-winning actress, Seinfeld, Veep
Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter for The New York Times
creator of Entertainment Weekly
journalist, NPR, First Look Media
president and CEO, IBM
founder and CEO, Groupon
bestselling author of the Divergent trilogy
#12 National University
US News & World Report, 2017
#20 World University
Times Higher Education, 2017
#10 World's Most Innovative University
In addition to gaining hands-on skills in media, filmmaking, and journalism, Northwestern University in Qatar students are given a holistic education through liberal arts courses across a broad base of subjects.
At NU-Q, you have the advantage of working with professors who have been in the business of teaching and journalism for 30-plus years. Journalism is a craft. You have to develop it."
Class sizes at NU-Q are small, meaning that students get individualized attention from teachers.
Student life here extends beyond the classroom — play sports, join clubs, or start one of your own!
Australia, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Bulgaria, Canada, China, Egypt, France, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, Morocco, New Zealand, Oman, Pakistan, Philippines, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, South Korea, Spain, Sudan, Syria, Tunisia, United Kingdom, USA, Yemen
Qatar's Education City, home to NU-Q's campus, is a strong community of collaborating universities and centers for research. NU-Q students have the opportunity to take classes at five other outstanding universities on campus: Carnegie Mellon, Georgetown, Texas A&M, Virginia Commonwealth, and Cornell University. This partnership makes studying at NU-Q an opportunity that cannot be replicated anywhere else in the world.