All students applying to the Qatar Scholarship Program must meet the following requirements. If you do not meet all of these requirements, your application will not be considered for the scholarship.
1. U.S. citizen or permanent resident.
2. Between 18 and 40 years old
3. Recently completed a Bachelor's or Master's degree by the beginning of the program
4. Minimum of two years of formal Arabic study and be at the intermediate level of Arabic language study by the beginning of the program
5. Demonstrate interest in the Arabic language and continued language study
All application materials must be postmarked by December 15, 2012. Materials postmarked after this date will not be accepted.
The application packet for the 2013-2014 Qatar Scholarship Program is available in PDF format. Please click here to access the packet.
Be sure to read the application instructions carefully and include the following materials in your application.
- Application Form
Transcripts must be official and up-to-date. Please provide transcripts from all academic institutions, language programs and study abroad programs that you have attended.
- Recommendation Forms and/or Letters
One letter must be from a recent Arabic instructor. Both letters should be in sealed, signed envelopes and postmarked no later than December 15, 2012.
- Statement of Purpose (750 words)
Please describe how the Qatar Scholarship Program fulfills your immediate and long-term academic and professional goals.
Please do not include any other materials with your application; they will not be reviewed. Please send the application to the following address:
Qatar Scholarship Program
Center for Contemporary Arab Studies
37th and O Streets, NW
Washington DC 20057
The Selection Process
Applications will be reviewed by a selection committee composed of specialists in the Arabic language and the Middle East.
After the selection committee has completed the review of all eligible applications, all candidates will be notified of their status via email. The top 10-15 candidates will be asked to participate in a brief phone interview with the selection committee. The interview will be conducted primarily in English with the possibility of a brief section in Arabic.