• Tuition 2019

Tuition and fees, 2020-2021 academic year

Tuition on the Qatar campus is the same as the Pittsburgh campus in the United States. In Qatar, there are many different types of financial assistance to help pay for the cost of a Carnegie Mellon education. Merit-based scholarships and need-based grants are available to students of all nationalities. Additionally, Qatari citizens have access to government scholarships and corporate sponsorships.

Freshmen Entering Fall 20201

Annual tuition US$ 57,560 QAR 210,094
Orientation fee (fall semester only) US$ 325 QAR 1,186
Activity fee US$ 201 QAR 734
Technology fee US$ 440 QAR 1,606
Books US$ 1000 QAR 3,650
Health insurance2 US$ 422 QAR 1,540
Total tuition and fees3 US$ 59,948 QAR 218,810

1CMU-Q utilizes a fixed exchange rate of QAR 3.65 = 1 USD for Tuition and Fees.
2Health Insurance is subject to change following negotiations with the provider.
3The Enrollment deposit of $1,000 will be credited towards Tuition and Fees.

Additional cost for students living on campus4:

Financial Aid

Five types of financial aid are available, depending on the student’s nationality, financial need and academic merit.

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Need-based grant program for students of all nationalities

The grant application system is open for August 2021 applications

However, please do not submit your grant application until AFTER you have submitted the Common App.

CMU-Q provides a world-class financial aid program to its admitted students. Beginning with students who entered in August 2019, the QF CMU-Q need-based grant program provides grant aid to students of all nationalities through the Qatar Foundation. Grants (aid with no repayment) of up to the full cost of attendance are made to families based on their unique financial circumstances.

The QF CMU-Q need-based grant program provides an outstanding opportunity for all students to receive funding for their studies at CMU-Q.

To begin your need-based grant application, please visit the following link:  https://fas.qf.org.qa/

For Early Decision, the need-based grant application deadline is November 15. For Regular Decision, the priority deadline for the grant application is February 15.

Important information regarding the grant application and process can be found on this page:  https://admission.qatar.cmu.edu/register/cmuq-qf-grant-program

Need-based financial aid for U.S. citizens

Please note that U.S. citizens, and some non-citizens (ex. green card holders) are eligible for Federal Financial Aid (FAFSA) to support your studies at Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar. There are different types of funding within FAFSA, including grants (no repayment) and loans.

We would advise all U.S. citizens to apply for FAFSA by following these instructions and filling out this Verification Worksheet. If you are not a U.S. citizen, but think you might be eligible, please check the information on this site to see if you could be eligible: http://studentaid.ed.gov/eligibility

If you are applying for need-based grants through the CMU-Q QF grant program, please understand that all US citizens will be required to apply for FAFSA aid before CMU-Q will release the Final Award Letter. This is required to avoid students receiving more need based aid than they would be appropriately eligible for. Eligible FAFSA aid will be included into the Final Award Letter amount from CMU-Q.

Qatar Foundation Merit Scholarship program

Qatar Foundation’s Merit Scholarship program awards a limited number of Merit Scholarships annually to students who have spent at least two semesters in one of the Education City’s branch campuses. Students who have achieved a 3.6 GPA or above during their studies in Education City are eligible to apply for the scholarship.

Selection is not guaranteed as the number of available scholarships changes each year. For details regarding the application cycle and requirements,  please contact the Qatar Foundation Scholarship Office or visit their website.

Academic merit scholarships

A limited number of merit scholarships are awarded annually by CMU-Q to the most academically promising applicants. These awards can be combined with need-based grants from the CMU-Q QF grant program. To be considered for merit scholarships, students should submit the CMU-Q QF grant application. Students are notified of any merit scholarship awards at the same time they receive their initial Financial Award Letter from CMU-Q. Awards are made in a similar manner to our admission decisions with a holistic process involving many factors.

Qatari and GCC citizens

For Qatari citizens and citizens of other GCC countries, government scholarships and/or company sponsorships typically cover the full cost of attendance. Qatari nationals should contact the Scholarship Office of the Ministry of Education and Higher Education (MOE&HE) at +974 4404 4971 or visit their website for further information.

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