Qatar Foundation provides a world-class financial aid program for admitted students to Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar. The QF need-based grant program for CMU Qatar provides grant aid to students of all nationalities through the financial generosity of 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.

Please do not submit your grant application until AFTER you have submitted the Common App

Early Decision – November 17th – Grant Application Deadline
We invite all Fall 2023 Early Decision applicants to submit our need-based grant application between November 3rd to November 17th.

Regular Decision – February 15th – Grant Application Deadline
We invite all Fall 2023 Regular Decision applicants to submit our need-based grant application between January 1st to February 15th.  The priority deadline to submit the CMUQ QF Grant Application is February 15th. 

Timely Submission of Application

We strongly advise all students to submit a grant application by the priority deadline in order to receive a timely financial aid decision. We aim to issue financial aid decisions to admitted students within one week of the admission decision. If you do not submit the grant application by the priority deadline, your financial aid decision will be significantly delayed.

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

If you are facing technical difficulties or have questions related to parts inside the grant application itself, please email [email protected] and cc our grant program email ([email protected]).
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Change for 2023 cycle: all documents are required for submission of grant application

Qatar Foundation now requires all supporting documentation to be provided up front with the grant application submission.  For a full list of required documents, please visit this page:  QF grant application – Mandatory Documents

Important Note

We advise all families to apply for the grant program, regardless of perceived ability to pay for the cost of attendance.  Low-need families may be eligible for 10-20% grants, but this is only provided if families apply for the grant. Additionally, the university has a policy that requires applicants to submit a grant application if they wish to be considered for merit scholarship funds.  A student is not eligible to be considered for merit scholarship funds unless they submit the grant application.   If you are a non-Qatari student who will receive full funding to attend the university (ex. government scholarship or employee benefit), please email us and we will waive the grant application requirement.