Global Students

  • Join our Global Community
  • About Qatar Before you Arrive
  • Arriving in Qatar
  • Visa and Accommodations
  • We Can Assist You with

Join our Global Community

Studying abroad can be a life-changing experience. It’s a fantastic opportunity to broaden your education, immerse yourself in a new culture and possibly a new language, travel the world and meet new friends.

Apart from the educational benefits, studying abroad can enhance your future career prospects. Many employers are looking for people who are adaptable and who can communicate well across cultures. In an increasingly globalised workplace, intercultural fluency is a sought after attribute. Being in another country will expose you to a global mind-set and a new style of education. You can fully interact, learn to understand different world views and better articulate your own world view.

Being away from home will provide you with the confidence and valuable life skills that will stand you in good stead, personally and professionally. You will learn a lot about yourself during this transformative experience and return home with an enhanced academic and real-world education.

What to expect from CUC Ulster

  • Small class sizes, allowing a more personalised experience.
  • Attentive academic and pastoral support
  • Unbiased career and educational advice and guidance
  • A personal learning advisor for your duration
  • A fun and relaxing living and learning environment

We can help you with the following services

  • Selecting the right academic programme for your circumstances
  • Understanding the admission requirements for international students
  • Applying for a student visa
  • Calculating the cost of living in Qatar
  • Finding accommodation close to campus to suit your personal needs
  • Preparing for an exhilarating life in Qatar

Before you Arrive

International Student Experience Team
Our International Student Experience (ISE) team are a dedicated team of pastoral and support staff who act as a contact point for you should you have any questions, queries or suggestions before you arrive and whilst you study. They will help you prepare for your journey to Qatar, welcome you upon your arrival and support you throughout your time with us. With a dedicated team member, support is there for you where and when you need it.

Preparing to travel
Preparation is everything. Take time to find out before you travel about when you need to arrive, where you need to be and what you need to bring with you and it will make your journey and stay at university much less stressful.

The climate in Qatar is generally sunny all year round, although the temperatures can be high in the summer months (June – September). You should bring clothes that you feel most comfortable in. You may want to bring your national costume or something more formal to wear on special occasions but only pack what you can carry.
You will have to carry your luggage and there are going to be size/weight restrictions, so only pack what is necessary.
Many of the items/brands that you know can be bought in Qatar from shops in many of the large shopping malls so you may not need to bring them from home, for example:
You will have to carry your luggage and there are going to be size/weight restrictions, so only pack what is necessary. Many of the items/brands that you know can be bought in Qatar from shops in many of the large shopping malls so you may not need to bring them from home, for example:
Toiletries, e.g. toothpaste, shower gel, soap, deodorant
Bedding – you can request a bedding pack from Residential Services for a fee
Kitchen utensils – some kitchen utensils will be available in University accommodation
Adapters for electrical equipment
AA/AAA batteries

Travel Insurance
It's very important that you purchase travel insurance before your journey to Qatar. You should be able to purchase insurance through a travel agent or an insurance company in your home country.

Medical Insurance
We strongly recommend that all of our international students purchase their own private medical insurance before leaving home.

Final Check-list
Have you applied for and received your student visa or entry clearance to Qatar?
Arranged your accommodation and made the advance payment if necessary?
Arranged travel insurance, medical insurance, insurance for your property?
Obtained any relevant medical records, including vaccination certificates, and have them translated into English if necessary?
Checked restrictions on goods which can be brought into Qatar?
Packed your luggage and checked the weight to make sure that it doesn’t exceed baggage allowance at the airport?
Packed in your hand luggage: your passport, Student Visa, original documents, accommodation confirmation letter, a small amount of Qatari money for initial purchases, any medication that you need during your travels?
Checked on the restrictions on the amount of money you are allowed to bring into the country?
Packed a laptop or tablet to access course materials and complete assignments?

Join our Global Community

Studying abroad can be a life-changing experience. It’s a fantastic opportunity to broaden your education, immerse yourself in a new culture and possibly a new language, travel the world and meet new friends.

Apart from the educational benefits, studying abroad can enhance your future career prospects. Many employers are looking for people who are adaptable and who can communicate well across cultures. In an increasingly globalised workplace, intercultural fluency is a sought after attribute. Being in another country will expose you to a global mind-set and a new style of education. You can fully interact, learn to understand different world views and better articulate your own world view.

Being away from home will provide you with the confidence and valuable life skills that will stand you in good stead, personally and professionally. You will learn a lot about yourself during this transformative experience and return home with an enhanced academic and real-world education.

What to expect from CUC Ulster

  • Small class sizes, allowing a more personalised experience.
  • Attentive academic and pastoral support
  • Unbiased career and educational advice and guidance
  • A personal learning advisor for your duration
  • A fun and relaxing living and learning environment

We can help you with the following services

  • Selecting the right academic programme for your circumstances
  • Understanding the admission requirements for international students
  • Applying for a student visa
  • Calculating the cost of living in Qatar
  • Finding accommodation close to campus to suit your personal needs
  • Preparing for an exhilarating life in Qatar

Before you Arrive

International Student Experience Team
Our International Student Experience (ISE) team are a dedicated team of pastoral and support staff who act as a contact point for you should you have any questions, queries or suggestions before you arrive and whilst you study. They will help you prepare for your journey to Qatar, welcome you upon your arrival and support you throughout your time with us. With a dedicated team member, support is there for you where and when you need it.

Preparing to travel
Preparation is everything. Take time to find out before you travel about when you need to arrive, where you need to be and what you need to bring with you and it will make your journey and stay at university much less stressful.