Frequently Asked Questions

We offer courses during the Spring Semester.

Participants must be 18 years or older, and be a resident of the State of Qatar. No student visas will be issued for Community Classes. A previous degree is not required to enroll.

Please note: Georgetown University is subject to the embargo and economic sanctions regulations promulgated by the U.S. Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC). As such, the following categories of persons will not be able to enroll or participate in programs or activities in which Georgetown is involved, unless such enrollment or participation is authorized under applicable OFAC regulations or by an OFAC general or specific license:

  1. Citizens or residents of countries subject to a comprehensive U.S. embargo; it being understood that citizens of any country who are ordinarily resident in non-sanctioned countries – as demonstrated by an ID or residence permit for that country – will be allowed to enroll unless subject to clause (2) below.
  2. Persons included on the OFAC list of Specially Designated Nationals and Blocked Persons

Please refer to the Community Class section of the website for more information about the course instructors.

Classes start in Spring Semester. Please refer to the Community Education Program website for details of which night of the week each class is offered. All classes will run from 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. in the evening.

For in person classes, parking is available in the underground parking garage at the Georgetown University in Qatar (GU-Q) building in Education City. This is open daily after 5:00 p.m. on a first-come-first-served basis. Parking is also available at Education City’s Ceremonial Court parking area, and a shuttle service operates regularly to the GU-Q building.

Please note that you must bring a photo identification document (such as a Qatar ID or passport) with you in order to gain entry to the Georgetown University building and campus facilities.

Participants will receive an email in advance of the start of classes with specific classroom information. GU-Q staff and signage will also assist participants in finding the correct classroom on the day of the class.

All reading materials will be provided either in hardcopy or electronic format by the instructor.

No grades are assigned for community education classes, and there are no exams.

Yes. Participants who attend at least three out of four classes will receive a certificate of participation.

Signage around the GU-Q building will direct you to the restroom and prayer room facilities.

The cost for each course is $530/QR1935. Payment must be made at the time of registration, online, using either VISA and Mastercard.

Payment will also be accepted on the first night of classes between 5:30 and 6:30 p.m., however, we encourage you to register and pay online before the first class as space is limited.

Qatar Foundation (QF) members will receive a discounted rate of $425/QR1550. A QF or QF-affiliated center email address must be verified for the person registering to take the course in order to receive the discount. For a list of QF members eligible for discount, please click here.

Participants wishing to withdraw from any course must do so no later than the week before classes start to receive a full refund. There will be no refunds after this date. While refunds may be processed within two to three days, credit card refunds may take up to a month to show on your account statement. An admin fee of 50 Qatari Riyals will be charged for refunds.

GU-Q reserves the right to cancel classes where enrollment is not sufficient, or due to other unforeseen circumstances. A full refund will be issued when a class is canceled.

Should you have questions or concerns, please email us or call +974 4457 8420.

When you register for the course, it will say whether the course is online or in person.