Tuition&fees

Tuition

UNDERGRADUATE – Academic Year 2024-25

The amounts listed below apply only to students who started their current degree-program studies at VCUarts Qatar in Fall 2019 or after, as well as to students who register/cross-register at VCUarts Qatar during Summer terms. Students should anticipate an increase in tuition each academic year. The amounts below represent a 5% increase of the “Tuition + Comprehensive Fee” of Academic Year 2023-24.

Starting Starting Academic Year 2024-25, ‘Tuition’ comprises what was previously known as ‘Tuition’ and ‘Comprehensive Fee’. Going forward, ‘Tuition’ includes the cost of teaching/instruction by the university, including lectures, seminars, and tutorials, access to course-related facilities, equipment, required software licenses, etc.  

Students who started their current degree-program studies at VCUarts Qatar prior to Fall 2019 may verify their respective “Tuition Block” at the VCUarts Qatar Intranet. Students who started their current deree-program studies at VCUarts Qatar in Fall 2019 or after, and who wish to see the Annual Tuition and Comprehensive Fee costs related to Academic Year 2023-24 or earlier, may find those at the VCUarts Qatar Intranet (Section: Enrollment and Registration Services).

FULL TIME ENROLLMENT – Enrolled for 12-18 credits during the academic semester*
PER ACADEMIC SEMESTERUS$QAR
Tuition$ 17,540.78QAR 63,848.42
*A per-credit surcharge is levied if registered for more than 18 credits in a given semester.
PART TIME ENROLLMENT – Enrolled for 1-11 credits during the academic semester (Cost per credit)
PER ACADEMIC CREDITUS$QAR
Tuition$ 1,448.86QAR 5,273.85

GRADUATE – Academic Year 2024-25

The amounts listed below apply only to students who started their current degree-program studies at VCUarts Qatar in Fall 2019 or after.

FULL TIME ENROLLMENT – Enrolled for 9-15 credits during the academic semester
PER ACADEMIC SEMESTERUS$QAR
Tuition$ 15,542.10QAR 56,573.24
PART TIME ENROLLMENT – Enrolled for 1-9 credits during the academic semester (Cost per credit)
PER ACADEMIC CREDITUS$QAR
Tuition $ 1,739.96QAR 6,333.45

REFUND/PRORATION

The refund/reduction/proration policy in place at VCUarts Qatar mirrors the policy at the home campus, VCU, in Richmond, Virginia, USA.

  • No tuition charges are levied during the Add/Drop Period.
  • Refunds are computed based on the actual withdrawal date/time, per the student-initiated, completed Withdrawal Process, as recorded by the Office of Enrollment and Registration Services. 
  • Refunds/reductions/pro-rations are made only to students who have completed the required withdrawal procedure, whether they have attended the class or not. 
  • It is the student’s responsibility to request corrections to errors on the student’s schedule. 
  • Students who are enrolled in the maximum number of credit hours (18) and withdraw up to the minimum credit hours considered as full-time enrollment (12) do not receive a refund/reduction.
  • A full refund of tuition for short courses (less than six weeks in length) will be granted if the course is dropped by the end of the first day of a given class. Partial refunds are not granted for short courses.
  • Exceptions to this refund policy are made only in rare instances based upon extenuating circumstances. Written application for such exceptions must be filed with the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs.
  • Refund/Reduction Schedule
Drop / Withdrawal PeriodReductionStudent Pays
Drop prior to end of Add/Drop Period100%0%
Withdraw second week of classes80%20%
Withdraw third week of classes60%40%
Withdraw fourth week of classes40%60%
Withdraw after fourth week of classes0%100%

CONSEQUENCES OF NON-PAYMENT

Students who fail to make the required payment or clear their due balances by the due date may be assessed a Late Fee or have a “QF Finance Hold” placed on their student record. Holds deny students from registration for courses in a future academic term, prevent access to midterm or final grades, prevent the issuance of degree-certificates and transcripts, etc. Once placed, QF Finance holds can be released only after a student has cleared all due balances owed to the Qatar Foundation, VCU, or VCUarts Qatar.