FAQ Admissions Articles

Yes, Doha College has a uniform policy. The current uniform policy can be found under http://www.dohacollege.com/downloads/whole-school-policy-documents

The best way to contact the college is via email. For general enquiries, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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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 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Leaving Certificates are issued upon request.

To obtain a standard student attendance letter, please contact the Admissions Office at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 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)

To obtain a transcript to support University applications, please contact our Student Welfare department at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 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).

Although Doha College does not offer a school bus service, there is a shuttle bus service that operates between both campuses.

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 the College at +974 4407 6710 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

As an academically selective entry school, each applicant is considered for entry on the basis of their school reports and our entrance assessments. Siblings who meet the entry requirements will receive priority for placement in the instance of a vacancy.

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.     

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 three bands, the upper, middle 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 or ranking on the waiting list. However, 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 also.
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.

Yes, entrance assessments are required for entry to Doha College. Doha College is an academically selective entry school and the assessment tests are designed primarily to ensure that the student meets the entry requirements and that the teaching and curriculum offered match the student’s needs. All students applying for entry to the College are under normal circumstances invited for an entrance assessment.

 

Primary School Assessments

FS1 and FS2 entrance assessments will consist of Early Years team working with small groups of children encouraging them to complete simple social activities and practical tasks. This is conducted at a non-refundable charge of QR 200 and through this process, we are able to establish if the child is able and ready to work within our Early Years environment.

Year 1 and Year 2 entrance assessments will consist of basic writing, phonics and number work taking about 30-45 minutes and conducted at a non-refundable charge of QR 200 / QR 500 per applicant.

Year 3 – Year 6: entrance assessment consists of a curriculum based reading, writing and maths assessment conducted at a non-refundable charge of QR 500 per applicant, taking about 60- 90 minutes to complete. Online testing facility is available to overseas applicants.

 

Secondary School Assessments

Years 7 to Year 10: All applicants are invited for an entrance assessment that consists of a standardised Cognitive Ability Test (CAT Test). The assessment is offered either onsite at Doha College or online at the applicant’s current school for a non-refundable charge of QR 500 and takes about two hours to complete. An additional writing assessment may be requested if deemed necessary.

Years 12 and 13: Applicants will be required to sit the Cognitive Ability Test at a non-refundable charge of QR 500 if they are applying for entry to the 6th Form. Admission to Years 12 and 13 is subject to meeting our minimum entry requirements at GCSE and/or A-Level (five grade Cs including Maths and English with Bs in the subject options selected) plus the availability of places in the required subjects. Entry requirements may vary for full B-TEC courses.

 

Year Group Non-refundable fee Assessment Type Duration On-line availability
FS1 – FS2 qr200 small groups of children, simple social activities and practical tasks 30 - 45 minutes No
Year 1 qr200 basic writing, phonics and number work 30-45 minutes No
Year 2 qr500 basic writing, phonics and number work 45 minutes No
Year 3 -Year 6 qr500 reading, writing and maths tasks 60 -90 minutes Yes
Years 7-10 qr500 Cognitive Ability Test (CAT test) 90 minutes Yes
Years 12-13 qr500 (I)GCSE or equivalent results and Cognitive Ability Test 90 minutes Yes

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.

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 2019 would be between mid-November 2018 and early January 2019. Please refer to the Admissions page on the Doha College website for details on the application process.

The applicant should be 3 years of age on or before 31 August of an academic year to be eligible to apply for FS1 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.

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. Applications must be submitted online at https://www.dohacollege.com/apply-now

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 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

For a tour of the secondary school at the Al Waab Campus, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Doha College has two campuses within Doha. The Al Waab Campus houses Primary and Secondary year groups and our West Bay campus houses Primary year groups from FS1 to Year 6.
From September 2020, Doha College will open doors to a purpose-built campus at Al Wajba which will house both primary and secondary year groups. The Al Waab campus will relocate to Al Wajba from September 2020 and our West Bay campus will remain a dedicated site for Primary.

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)

Directions to Al Wajba Campus: Click

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

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

The student body ranges from the age of 3 to 18 years starting from Foundation Stage 1 (FS1) to Year 13.

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.

As a leading British International School in Qatar, Doha College has 40 years of delivering academic excellence. With our inclusive approach to education, we aspire to ignite every student's excitement for learning.
We are a united and forward-thinking college, working together to shape a relevant and multi-skilled education for our young people. Established in 1980 and sponsored by the British Embassy on a not-for-profit basis, the College provides a world-class education to students from the ages of 3 to 18 years.