Application Process

Doha College application forms are available from the Doha College website for a charge of QR 200 per form. A separate form must be completed for each child. This form must be completed fully and accurately with the Parental Undertaking and Fee Regulations sections signed. All relevant information must be declared including details of any disciplinary, social, physical, medical or psychological problems.

Relevant medical and educational psychologist’s reports should be copied to the school, if appropriate. A copy of your child’s last school report including comments on academic and social progress must be submitted with the form. If the report is not in English, you should provide a translation with the original. If the applicant has studied within the British Curriculum, then the latest Key Stage report should be supplied. Applications submitted without school reports WILL NOT be considered.

For applicants from Year 5 to Year 13: If the applicant has previously undertaken a Cognitive Ability Test (CAT), please supply a copy of the results or contact details of the school holding such results. Applications will not be processed until all information, any additional costs (ie: assessment fees / application charges), reports, etc., have been received.

Documents Required

The following documents will be required to complete the application:

  • Latest school report (For Year 2 to Year 13)
  • Copy of completed Doha College EYFS Form (For Pre School , Reception and Year 1 )
  • Copy of the applicant's passport
  • ** A copy of the Qatar Residence Permit if available. If this is not available at the time of application, please complete the form to state ‘In Process’
  • A passport size photograph

Documents such as immunization records etc for Primary applicants may be provided to the College if the applicant is being offered a place at the college.

Regulation for applicants from within Qatar wishing to transfer to Doha College : In the event of your child being offered a place at Doha College, we will require a copy of the Transfer Certificate/Leaver’s Certificate issued by your child’s current school in Qatar (on their departure) in order to register your child with the Ministry of Education.  Please note that we cannot accept your child into Doha College without this Certificate.

**All children must be in possession of a valid Qatari Residence Permit before starting school in Qatar.

Ideal Time to Apply

The ideal time to start the application process for a September start would be January of that year. E.g. apply in January 2016 for a September 2016 place. Places for September are usually finalised by June.

Minimum age requirement for Pre School

An applicant is required to be 3 years of age on or before 31st August of that year to be age appropriate for entry to Pre School in September. There are no exceptions to the minimum age requirement.

Applications are only accepted :

  • Via the online application form. To do so, go to tab on the Admissions Page that states ‘Apply Now’. Note: When applying online, the previous school report  and applicants passport copy are mandatory documents.

Once an Offer Has Been Made

If we offer a place to your child, you will be emailed an official offer letter and fee invoices from the Admissions Office that will require payment of the registration and/or advance tuition fee. Please see our fee schedule for a further explanation on the registration and advance tuition fees.

The non-refundable registration fee is applicable to each child attending Doha College Primary and/or Doha College Secondary and is in addition to the tuition fee. Once paid, the registration charges are non refundable. If an advance fee is requested, this will be deducted from the applicants first terms fees.

To accept the offer you must pay the appropriate fee, by the deadline as set out in the offer letter. If you miss this deadline without consultation with the Admissions Office, the offer will be withdrawn.

After we have received the acceptance letter we will issue an invoice for the first set of tuition fees, capital charge plus refundable deposit which is payable before the applicants first day of school. Uniform information and suppliers are available on the website and will form part of the offer and acceptance package.

Additional Information for Year 7 Entry : 2014-2015 and 2015-2016

For the 2014-15 and 2015-16 academic years, Doha College and Doha English Speaking School (DESS) have entered into a formal agreement that serves to reserve school places for children from DESS, should they meet the entry requirements.
There are 60 places reserved for the 2014/2015 academic year
There are 44 places reserved for the 2015/2016 academic year.
These places are subject to the students meeting the entry requirements.
Starting academic year 2016 – 17, there will no longer be any reserved places for students from Doha English Speaking School. All external applications will be reviewed with the same level of priority.