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Eligibility and Selection


Eligibility Criteria

To be considered for a Scholarship, candidates must meet the following minimum eligibility criteria:

High School Students​


  1. Be a Qatari citizen.
  2. Be less than 21 years old.​
  3. Possess a High School Certificate or its equivalent, obtained in the current year of the scholarship application or the year before, with an overall mark of at least:
    - 80% for students from Qatari Independent and Arabic Schools. 
    - 75% for students from International schools.

    *** Certificates from International schools require authentication by the Ministry of Education and Higher Education.
  4. Acquire an official certificate of IELTS or iBT TOEFL, with a minimum score of 5.5 in the IELTS or 71 in the iBT TOEFL (Internet Based TOEFL).
  5. Provide an Unconditional University Offer to study a degree program in a discipline required by the Energy Sector in Qatar. The current list of disciplines that are in demand for this year can be found on the Field of Study page.
  6. The Offering University should be recognized by the Ministry of Education & Higher Education. Applicants with Offers from Universities listed in the University Priority List (as per below) will be given priority.

University ​Transfer Students​


  1. ​Be a Qatari citizen.
  2. Be less than 22 years old.
  3. Be currently enrolled as a Full Time student at a University that is recognized by the Ministry of Education & Higher Education.
  4. Completed a minimum of 36 Credit Hours or completed Foundation Level in UK system or Equivalent in the current Program of studies.
  5. Must have a minimum of CGPA of 3.0/4.0 or 60% in UK system and higher or Equivalent in the current Program of studies.
  6. Possess a High School Certificate or its equivalent with an overall mark of at least:
    - 80% for students from Qatari Independent and Arabic Schools. 
    - 75% for students from International schools.

    *** Certificates from International schools require authentication by the Ministry of Education and Higher Education.​
  7. Acquire an official certificate of an IELTS or iBT TOEFL, with a minimum score of 5.5 in the IELTS or 71 in the iBT TOEFL (Internet Based TOEFL).

Selection Criteria​

​​​​Eligible candidates who complete an Application Form and present evidence of meeting the above listed Eligibility Criteria will be required to do the following:

  1. Complete a psychometric assessment scheduled by QP Academic Affairs.
  2. Attend a Personal Interview with the Interview Panel - scheduled by QP Academic Affairs.
  3. Upon final selection, all successful candidates, are required to accept the position, department and work location assigned by a hiring committee.

University Priority

Eligible Candidates with University offers from institutions listed in the QP University Priority​ List score higher in the selection process so it’s always recommended for applicants to be aware of this list and to consider enrolling in a University that’s part of this list.