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SCHOLARSHIPS – Qatar Foundation

For New Undergraduate Students to VCUarts Qatar

Qatar Foundation’s Office of Student Financial Services (QF-SFS) offers a range of scholarship options to newly incoming students at VCUarts Qatar including:

  • Freshman Grants
  • QF Schools Grants
  • Refugee Grants

The QF Scholarships application instructions may instruct the following:

  • “Branch Campus Focal Point to activate your Application”
    • Email the VCUarts Qatar Office of Admissions (with your full name) as soon as you have submitted your QF-SFS Scholarship Application, to request this action to be taken.
    • Note: The VCUarts Qatar Office of Admissions can only perform these actions at the student’s express, written request.

Eligibility Requirements and Application Processes related to the various QF Scholarships are at the discretion of QF. Please contact QF Student Financial Services directly for more information.

For Continuing Undergraduate Students at VCUarts Qatar

QF Scholarships for Continuing Students at VCUarts Qatar include:

  • Merit Scholarships

Eligibility Requirements and Application Processes related to the various QF Scholarships are at the discretion of QF. Please contact QF Student Financial Services directly for more information.

For Undergraduate Students applying for QF-Scholarships for the First Time

The QF Scholarship application instructions may instruct the following: (Note that the VCUarts Qatar Department Enrollment and Registration Services can only perform these actions at the student’s express, written request.)

  • “Academic Transcripts”
  • “No Other Grants”
  • “Upload Letters of Recommendation” into the QF-SFS Student Portal”

For Undergraduate Students who already have a QF-Scholarship

  • Academic Transcripts
    • The VCUarts Qatar Department of Enrollment and Registration Services will upload your Academic Transcripts into the QF-SFS Portal at the end of each term, once all final grades are available, so you may be considered for continued scholarship-eligibility by QF-SFS.

LOANS – Qatar Foundation

For New Undergraduate Students to VCUarts Qatar

Qatar Foundation’s Office of Student Financial Services (QF-SFS) offers need-based financial aid loans to newly incoming students at VCUarts Qatar.

The QF Loans application instructions may instruct the following:

  • “Branch Campus Focal Point to activate your Application”
    • Email the VCUarts Qatar Office of Admissions (with your full name) as soon as you have submitted your QF-SFS Scholarship Application, to request this action to be taken.
    • Note: The VCUarts Qatar Office of Admissions can only perform these actions at the student’s express, written request.

Various options for repayment of QF Financial Aid Loans exist.

  • Standard Repayment:
    • This option commits a student to repay the loan in installments until the loan is paid off in full. 

Eligibility Requirements and Application Processes related to the various QF Loans are at the discretion of QF.

Please contact QF Student Financial Services directly for more information.

For Continuing Undergraduate Students at VCUarts Qatar

Qatar Foundation offers need-based financial aid loans to continuing students. 

The QF Loans application instructions may instruct the following: (Note that the VCUarts Qatar Department Enrollment and Registration Services can only perform these actions at the student’s express, written request.)

  • “Branch Campus Focal Point to activate your Application”
    • Email the VCUarts Qatar Department of Enrollment and Registration Services (with your full name and V#) as soon as you have submitted your QF-SFS Loan Application, to request this action to be taken.
  • Academic Transcripts”
    • Email the VCUarts Qatar Department of Enrollment and Registration Services (with your full name and V#) to request issuance of certified (stamped) transcripts.
    • Certified transcripts are issued upon request only. It is the student’s responsibility to upload the Academic Transcript into their QF-SFS portal.

Various options for repayment of QF Financial Aid Loans exist.

  • Standard Repayment:
    • This option commits a student to repay the loan in installments until the loan is paid off in full. 
  • Paid Service: 
    • During a period from one to six years, and depending on the amount of the loan, students may be considered for “debt forgiveness”. 
    • Please direct any questions to Sahar Ismail, Head of Financial Aid at QF Student Financial Services.

Eligibility Requirements and Application Processes related to the various QF Loans are at the discretion of QF. Please contact QF Student Financial Services directly for more information.

SCHOLARSHIPS – Ministry of Education

Qatari Nationals may apply for the Government Scholarship through the Ministry of Education and Higher Education (MOEHE).

Please direct any questions to MOEHE directly, via the online assistance form, or by email

FELLOWSHIP GRANTS (For MFA Students)

Please see the information available at: MFA-Admissions. (Scroll to “Financial Support”)

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