Qatar, a small country is among the richest in the world with per capita GDP in excess of 130,000 dollars. The same as most of the other Arab nations, this country too is in active search of talented individuals who will eventually support their economy before oil runs out or the demand dwindles. Although it must be said that the country also produces enormous amounts of liquified natural gas for export.
Billions of dollars are spent by the country each year for the development of infrastructure and industry. Their airlines too keeps expanding and has been among the top 10 in the world for quite some time now.
Since the focus is on the future of the economy there are a number of scholarship programs for international students.
Fully funded Qatar University Scholarship: Available to accomplished students from all parts of the world, the university offers full scholarships for those interested in joining for the masters or PhD programs and also other scholarships for undergraduate programs.
Qatar Foundation: Merit based and need based, the foundation offers a number of scholarships. Additionally, they offer interest free loans to students. The foundation partners with both institutions and industry.
Doha Institute: Doha is the capital of the country and the Doha Institute too has several programs. The scholarships from this institute are based on merit, need and competition.
Qatar Petrochemical Company: QAPCO as it is commonly known recognizes the fact that they will continue to need professionally qualified personnel. To this effect the company offers scholarships mainly for undergraduate programs in many fields and especially different branches of engineering.
Little about Qatar
To tell you a little more about the country, the Qataris mainly favour football and motorsports and in 2015 they held their first motocross championship. They have their main meal during the day. Even though, they are mostly meat and fish eaters, they balance out their meals with sufficient quantities of raw vegetables. Some forms of entertainment are available in the country, mainly Alladin’s Kingdom, amatuer diving for oysters, the floating museum, hill climbing, camping in the desert and the local market. Nightlife is virtually unheard of.
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