Student Financial Services

Financial Aid-Student Loan and Merit-Based Scholarship

Each year, QF Student Financial Services awards financial aid student loans and merit-based scholarships to undergraduate students enrolled in Education City universities.

Financial Aid-Student Loan

What is the Financial Aid Student Loan?

Qatar Foundation Financial Aid Student Loan is a need-based loan that gives undergraduate students who are studying within Education City an equal opportunity to receive a quality university education.

What is required to become eligible for the QF Financial Aid Student Loan?

  • Must be an international student, whether residing in Qatar or applying from overseas.
  • Accepted to an undergraduate program at:
    1. Hamad Bin Khalifa University
    2. Virginia Commonwealth University in Qatar
    3. Weill Cornell Medicine-Qatar
    4. Texas A&M University at Qatar
    5. Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar
    6. Georgetown University in Qatar
    7. Northwestern University in Qatar
  • Enrolled at one of the above mentioned universities.
  • Demonstrate a financial need.
  • Maintain an average GPA of 2.5 in case of being awarded.
  • Maintain the standards of conduct within the Education City community.
  • Have a responsible financial guarantor.

What is the annual deadline for the financial aid application?

  • Financial aid cycle for fresh students starts from 1 April until 31 of May of every year.
  • Financial aid cycle for returning students starts from 1 February until 2 March of every year.

How do you access the Financial Aid System?

The FAS system is available online where students can access it on http://fas.qf.org.qa.

What are the next steps upon being offered a loan?

  • Accept the financial aid student loan award on the online system.
  • Submit two signed copies of the financial aid student loan contract to the QF Student Financial Services.
  • Upload a scanned copy of the contract to your account on the online system.

How do you renew your Financial Aid Student Loan?

  • Submit a new application each year between 1 February and 2 March, which will be subject to a re-evaluation process by QF Student Financial Services.
  • Maintain an average GPA of 2.5 and be in good academic standing during the entire period of university study.
  • Maintain the standards of conduct within the Education City community.
  • Meet with a QF Student Financial Services representative periodically.

How do you repay your loan?

Repayment of the financial aid loan is due:

Prior to graduation:

  • If the student has withdrawn or was dismissed from any university in Education City, the student and the legal guarantor during the study period should meet with financial aid repayment representative to sign a repayment plan for the awarded financial aid amount.

Six months after graduation date through:

  1. Paid service: where student can repay the loan by working at one of the approved organizations by Qatar Foundation. The list is available upon request from QF Student Financial Services. Total required numbers of working years will depend on the total awarded loan.
  2. Loan repayment: student will pay fifteen percent of his/her monthly basic salary, until the loan is fully settled.

For further information related to Financial Aid Loan, please email us on fao@qf.org.qa.

For further information related to repayment of your loan, please email us on fao-repayment@qf.org.qa.

You may also visit QF Student Financial Services upon taking an appointment and confirming the location via email.

QF Merit-Based Scholarship

Student Eligibility

Students who fulfil the following requirements are eligible to submit an application:

  • Full-time students
  • Completed two semesters of undergraduate studies at one of the following universities:
    1. Hamad Bin Khalifa University
    2. Virginia Commonwealth University in Qatar
    3. Weill Cornell Medicine-Qatar
    4. Texas A&M University at Qatar
    5. Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar
    6. Georgetown University in Qatar
    7. Northwestern University in Qatar
  • Achieved a GPA of 3.6 or higher.

Annual Deadline for Scholarship Application

Cycle starts from May 15 until June 5 of every year.

Scholarship Requirements

Scholarship applicants are required to fill the online scholarship application and to upload the following documents before 5 June each year:

  • Official transcript
  • Two letters of recommendation from a faculty member
  • Scanned copy of passport and Qatari ID
  • Scanned copy of birth certificate
  • Student records release statement

Selection Process and Notification

All applications will be reviewed to make sure that applicants meet the required criteria. Successful applicants will receive a notification about their scholarship award and instructions for the next steps.

Renewal Requirements

  • Students are expected to maintain a GPA of 3.6 or higher
  • Submit an official transcript by the end of each semester
  • Outstanding payments statement issued by QF Finance

For further information related to QF Merit-Based Scholarship, please email us on sch@qf.org.qa.