FAQs - Admissions

Doha College is one of the oldest British curriculum schools in Qatar providing a world class education for over 1800 students between the ages of 3 and 18, who represent over 70 nationalities.
Established in 1980 the college was proud to celebrate its Pearl Anniversary in 2010. Originally opened to meet the demand for a British-style education, the institution continues to operate under the sponsorship of the British Embassy on a not-for-profit basis.

The curriculum at Doha College is a planned programme of courses based on the National Curriculum of England. This curriculum will lead to (I)GCSE qualification and also AS and A level qualifications, which in turn give  students access to universities throughout the world.

The student body ranges from the age of 3 to 18 years starting from Pre School to Year 13.

The student body ranges from the age of 3 to 18 years and over 70 different nationalities are represented, with about 55% being British.

All teaching staff are fully qualified and the majority are UK trained.

Doha College has two campuses within Doha. The Al Waab Campus houses Primary and Secondary year groups while the West Bay campus houses Primary year groups from Pre School to Year 6.

West Bay Campus Address:
Doha College West Bay Campus
Al Farouq Street
(behind University Petrol Station)
Al Waab Campus Address:
Doha Collge
Al Bustan Street
(located on the street between Decoration signal and Al Waab signal)

Please download directions here

If you would like to visit either campus of Doha College, please contact us via email at the address below to set up a mutually suitable time. Tours will not be offered without a set appointment.

Tours are offered only during college term time.

For a tour of the West Bay Campus, email [email protected]

For a tour of the secondary school at the Al Waab Campus, email [email protected]

For a tour of the primary school at the Al Waab Campus, email [email protected]

Doha College application forms are available from the Doha College website for a charge of QR 200.  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. Our preferred mode of receiving applications is via our website at

The applicant should be 3 years of age on or before 31 August of an academic year to be eligible to apply for Pre School entry in September. For example, if your child turns 3 on or before 31 August, he or she would be age appropriate to be considered for a September entry that year.

The ideal time for apply for a September intake would be between mid-November to early January preceding the September. For example, the ideal time to apply for September 2015 would be between mid-November 2014 and early January 2015. Please refer to the Admissions page on the Doha College website for details on the application process.

All students wishing to enroll at Doha College must have a valid Residence Permit in Qatar. A copy of the Residence Permit must be provided to the college prior to the student starting at the college.

Doha College is a selective entry school with a focus on academic excellence. Admission to Doha College is subject to criteria which vary according to the child’s age-group and subject to places being available. All shortlisted applicants will be required to take an assessment for entry to the college.

Students applying for places from Years 1 to 13 are invited to undertake an entrance assessment at a non-refundable fee of QR 500 per applicant. The assessment tests are designed primarily to ensure that the teaching and curriculum offered match the pupil’s needs and are of great help internally at Doha College. Entry to the college is based on availability in the Year group required, results of the entrance assessment and previous school reports.
Admission to Year 12 and 13 is subject to meeting our minimum entry requirements at (I)GCSE and/or AS level (5 grade C’s and above with B’s in the subject options selected) plus availability of places.
Pre School & Reception: Assessment consists of a brief interview /assessment with the Head of Early Years. Applicants are shortlisted on the basis on of their school / nursery reports. The assessments normally take about 20 to 30 minutes and are conducted at a non-refundable cost of QR 200 per applicant.

Based on availability, only shortlisted candidates are invited in for Pre School & Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 assessments (Early Years and KS1).

All assessments for Pre School to Year 4 are to be taken on site at Doha College and cannot be conducted online or off site. Assessments for entry to Year 5 and above can be arranged online. For further details on the assessment process, please visit the Admissions webpage.   

From the application pool, shortlisted applicants are invited to an entrance assessment. Applicants successful at the entrance assessment are offered places if there are immediate vacancies or placed onto the waiting list for future intake. The waiting list is academically rank ordered / banded based on assessment outcome and will be re-ranked/reordered as each new round of assessments are completed. The waiting list for each Year group typically has 3 bands, the upper band, middle band and lower band. Applicants successful at the assessment are allocated to these bands based on how well they have presented at the entrance assessment. With each new round of assessments, additional students may be added to each band. Because of this fluidity, the admissions office is unable to provide parents with a specific number / specific ranking on the waiting list. However, the parents are always notified in writing about the band that their child has been allocated to, normally within two weeks from the assessment date. Within a particular band, sibling status is considered as well. However, the siblings are not prioritised over students who are allocated to a higher band than them.

Applicants are required to be successful at the assessment to be considered for the waiting list. Re-assessments are not offered to attempt to improve positions on the waiting list.   

For Early Years and KS1, applicants will be shortlisted and only applicants from the shortlist will be invited to assessments.

Applications submitted are valid for two academic years. However, if the application is not successful for the first academic year, updated school reports will need to be submitted for the application to be considered for the next academic year. All school reports to update applications must be submitted via email to the admissions department. If an updated school report is not submitted, the application will not be considered for the second year.     

As an academically selective entry school, each applicant is considered for entry on the basis of their school reports and our entrance assessments. Sibling data, among other factors, is taken into consideration as part of the application review, however entry is primarily based on applicants meeting the requirements by means of the entrance assessment.      

Doha College does operate a debenture / corporate sponsorship program that companies may wish to take advantage of. Companies wishing to purchase debenture or corporate sponsored places should contact Claire Griffiths on +974 4407 6710 or email [email protected]

Although Doha College does not directly offer a school bus service, we have a reliable vendor who provides a bus service to and from the college. For details, click here.

To obtain a transcript to support University applications, please contact our Student’s Services department at [email protected] Transcripts are normally issued within two weeks from date of request at charge of QR 100 for the first copy and QR 20 per additional copy. Transcripts can be sent directly to a school, college or university upon request (Additional costs may apply). The Student Services department is functional only during school term time. 

To obtain a standard student attendance letter, please contact the Admissions Office at [email protected] or [email protected] and fill in a ‘Letter Request Form’. The letters are normally issued within 3 working days from the date of request. Attendance letters are issued free of cost. (Link to letter request form to be included)

Under the terms of the Fee Regulations, that written notice of withdrawal of a student must be give at least 5 weeks before the end of the last academic term attended by the student (excluding holidays).

If no such notice is given, half terms fees will be payable and any leaving documentation and/or school reports will not be released until such fee is paid.

All Leaving Notification must be sent in writing to the Admissions Manager at [email protected]

Leaving Certificates are issued upon request.

The best way to contact the college is via email. For general enquiries, please contact [email protected]

For admissions queries, contact [email protected] or [email protected]

Yes, Doha College has a uniform policy. The current uniform policy can be found under