Campus and Housing
Qatar University is a modern campus with high-quality facilities and many amenities. It is divided into adjacent women's and men's sections. Both the men's and women's campuses have their own lecture halls, laboratories, and learning-support facilities. Faculty and staff have access to both campuses, but students are restricted to their respective campuses and classrooms. Arabic language instruction for non-native speakers (both male and female) takes place on the men's section of the campus.
The computer lab is fully equipped, and if you prefer to bring your own laptop it provides a fast Ethernet connection. The University has a health clinic, where all appointments and medications given are free of charge. There is a gym, a library, and a student activities center with the usual American fast food chains, an ATM machine, computer lab, game room, and several lounge areas.
Male students are housed in the university residence hall, located on al-Rayyan road, about 20 minutes from the main campus. This hall houses most of the University's non-Qatari male students. A shuttle bus commutes between the campus and the residence hall regularly. Male students on the scholarship program live in furnished, air-conditioned dormitory-style units. The residence has a dining hall that provides three free meals a day, a gym, TV room, and many game/activity areas.
Female housing is located in a compound, which consists of 20 villas, near campus and Landmark Mall. It is one of the many “compounds” in the city, meaning there is a front gate and a wall surrounding the entire property. The compound has a gym, swimming pool, library and wireless internet access. Female students have access to three meals a day as well as transportation to and from the University. The rooms are furnished and air-conditioned with shared living space and kitchen.