Undergraduate Admissions

Admitted Students

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Your Northwestern Direction has begun. This site is home to information that will help you envision your future as a Wildcat and find answers to all your questions.

Sign in now to access your personalized information. You will use your Northwestern Applicant Status Portal to confirm your enrollment.

Next Steps

1. Confirm your enrollment plans

Celebrate! Admission is not just a recognition of what has been done but also an acknowledgement of what is to come. Northwestern Qatar would be honored to be a part of your journey. The enrollment reply form is applicable to students who have applied through the Early Action, Regular Decision, and Transfer processes and is due by May 1st.

2. ENROLLMENT deposits

Once you've submitted your enrollment reply form, you are just steps away from officially becoming a Wildcat! Pay your  non-refundable enrollment deposit ($400) by May 1st. You may pay online on your Northwestern Applicant Status Portal.


3. tuition and Financial aid inquiry

Students may contact our Business & Finance Office for any financial inquiry. 

4. after enrollment

In the months after you enroll, you'll be required to submit the following paperwork.

All first-year international students are expected to live on campus in a single room residential experience. You will be contacted in the coming months with more information about onboarding logistics (visa, housing and health records). 

All students will be expected to submit official standardized test scores, final transcripts, and Advanced Placement / International Baccalaureate scores. You can upload those transcripts on your Northwestern Applicant Status Portal.


5. Attend orientation

Prior to the first week of classes, you will attend the mandatory weeklong new student orientation called Wildcat Welcome. The first week of classes and other important dates can be found on Northwestern Qatar's academic calendar. In addition to meeting your new classmates, you will familiarize yourself with the campus, meet with peer and academic advisors, and register for Fall Semester classes.

Events & Important Links

Preview NU-Q is an incredible opportunity to celebrate your offer of admission and explore our students' academic and life experience, interact with professors and hear from our alumni who are pursuing exciting careers in the fields of journalism and communication.  

April 10, 9:00 p.m. Preview NU-Q event (in-person) By invitation
April 13, 3:00 p.m. Preview NU-Q event (virtual)  By invitation

*Please note: Times are in Arabia Standard Time (Qatar's time zone) and the virtual Preview NU-Q event is offered through zoom. Please download and install the application to your preferred device. A direct link will be shared with registrants at least one day prior to the event via email.

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Frequently Asked Questions

You are welcome to visit our state-of-art campus, connect with an admissions diplomat and have a campus tour experience. 

We fully expect the fall semester to begin as scheduled with an emphasis on in-person learning. If there is a change, we will inform you right away.
We will work together with every admitted student to ensure you matriculate when we reopen.
We will show flexibility for all students to ensure matriculation to Northwestern. If you are unable to obtain transcripts or exam results, you will be required to have a letter from a school official (college counselor, advisor or head of school) indicating that you have completed requirements necessary to graduate from your school and that external exams are unavailable.
Offers of admission will not be changed due to high schools, ministries or external exam boards canceling their offerings.
Northwestern Qatar will award credit based on scores as outlined in our existing credit policies.
Students are expected to confirm their enrollment by May 1st, by submitting the Enrollment Reply Form and pay the enrollment deposit.
Students interested in deferring their enrollment may send a request via email to the Office of Admissions for approval prior May 1st, enrollment deposit submission deadline. 

Here’s how to contact us:

Northwestern Qatar
Office of Admissions
Tel: +974 4454 5100
Email: admissions@qatar.northwestern.edu