Global Students

Join our Global Community
About Qatar
Before you Arrive
Arriving in Qatar
Visa and Accommodations
We Can Assist You with

Join our Global Community

Studying abroad can be a life changing experience. It’s a fantastic opportunity to broaden your education, immerse yourself in a new culture and possibly a new language, travel the world and meet new friends. 

Apart from the educational benefits, studying abroad can enhance your future career prospects. Many employers are looking for people who are adaptable and who can communicate well across cultures. In an increasingly globalised workplace, intercultural fluency is a sought after attribute. Being in another country will expose you to a global mind-set and a new style of education. You can fully interact, learn to understand different world views and better articulate your own world view.

Being away from home will provide you with the confidence and valuable life skills that will stand you in good stead, personally and professionally. You will learn a lot about yourself during this transformative experience and return home with an enhanced academic and real-world education. 


What to expect from CUC Ulster

Small class sizes, allowing a more personalised experience

Attentive academic and pastoral support

Unbiased career and educational advice and guidance

A personal learning advisor for your duration

A fun and relaxing living and learning environment

 

We can help you with the following services

Selecting the right academic programme for your circumstances

Understanding the admission requirements for international students

Applying for a student visa

Calculating the cost of living in Qatar

Finding accommodation close to campus to suit your personal needs

Preparing for an exhilarating life in Qatar

About Qatar

Qatar, a Brilliant Place to Study and Live

Qatar is a warm and welcoming land of beautiful contrasts, a dynamic and exciting cultural experience, with a sense of timeless serenity and tradition.

Qatar brings together old world hospitality with cosmopolitan sophistication, the chance to enjoy a rich cultural tapestry, new experiences and adventures. Qatar, a land of diversity, is preparing to host the 2022 FIFA World Cup: football stadiums, museums, luxurious shopping malls, international restaurants, old souks, efficient public transport, sand dunes and green parks make Qatar a wonderful destination to discover, fast becoming a study destination of choice.

Before you Arrive

International Student Experience Team
Our International Student Experience (ISE) team are a dedicated team of pastoral and support staff who act as a contact point for you should you have any questions, queries or suggestions before you arrive and whilst you study. They will help you prepare for your journey to Qatar, welcome you upon your arrival and support you throughout your time with us. With a dedicated team member, support is there for you where and when you need it.

Preparing to travel

Preparation is everything. Take time to find out before you travel about when you need to arrive, where you need to be and what you need to bring with you and it will make your journey and stay at university much less stressful.

The climate in Qatar is generally sunny all year round, although the temperatures can be high in the summer months (June – September). You should bring clothes that you feel most comfortable in.

You may want to bring your national costume or something more formal to wear on special occasions but only pack what you can carry.

You will have to carry your luggage and there are going to be size/weight restrictions, so only pack what is necessary.
Many of the items/brands that you know can be bought in Qatar from shops in many of the large shopping malls so you may not need to bring them from home, for example:

Toiletries, e.g. toothpaste, shower gel, soap, deodorant
Bedding – you can request a bedding pack from Residential Services for a fee
Kitchen utensils – some kitchen utensils will be available in University accommodation
Adapters for electrical equipment
 AA/AAA batteries


Travel Insurance

It's very important that you purchase travel insurance before your journey to Qatar. You should be able to purchase insurance through a travel agent or an insurance company in your home country.

 

Medical Insurance
We strongly recommend that all of our international students purchase their own private medical insurance before leaving home.

 

Final Check-list
Have you applied for and received your student visa or entry clearance to Qatar?
Arranged your accommodation and made the advance payment if necessary?
 Arranged travel insurance, medical insurance, insurance for your property?
 Obtained any relevant medical records, including vaccination certificates, and have them translated into English if necessary?
 Checked restrictions on goods which can be brought into Qatar?
 Packed your luggage and checked the weight to make sure that it doesn’t exceed baggage allowance at the airport?
 Packed in your hand luggage: your passport, Student Visa, original documents, accommodation confirmation letter, a small amount of Qatari money for initial purchases, any medication that you need during your travels?
 Checked on the restrictions on the amount of money you are allowed to bring into the country?
 Packed a laptop or tablet to access course materials and complete assignments?

Arriving in Qatar

Travelling to Qatar

Qatar can be easily reached from every continent with flights offered by Qatar Airways and many airlines from across the globe. Hamad International Airport is conveniently located approximately 15 minutes from CUC Ulster.

When you can arrive in Qatar

The “valid from” date on your visa is the date from which you can legally arrive in Qatar. We will be in touch with you about a month before and will provide you lots of information about our supported self-isolation options and transfers to your chosen accommodation.

Upon arrival at Hamad International Airport, you will be taken to your chosen accommodation. You will receive a welcome pack which will provide you with further instructions on your first few days and what to expect.  

Visa and Accommodations

We Can Assist You with:
  • Applying for a student visa.

  • Calculating the cost of living in Qatar.

  • Finding student accommodation close to campus.

  • Preparing for an exhilarating life in Qatar.

For more information about the visa process and accommodation assistance, please contact: admissions@cuc-ulster.edu.qa

WhatsApp: +974 3319 6012

Accommodation Options

  • Tier 1: The Mirage Shared Accommodation
    • Student Residential Community

 

  • Tier 2: Artan Residence and Suites
    • Single Accommodation Student Residential Community

 

  • Tier 3: Serviced Apartments

 

Tier 1:

The Mirage

Tier 2:

Artan Residence and Suites

Tier 3:

Ezdan Hotel
Holiday Villa Hotel & Residence City Centre
Fraser Suites
Plaza Inn Doha
Kingsgate Hotel Doha
La Castle Hotel
Swiss-Belinn Doha

Tier 1:

The Mirage

The Mirage, offers a vibrant student residential community. A choice of two room types that are fully furnished with a shared kitchen and dining area. Multiple social spaces, accessible to community facilities and student-centric activities that make living easy, simple and fun.

Facilities:

 Single rooms
Security and CCTV
WiFi
Utility Bills
Kitchen facilities
Maintenance
Laundry Facilities

Tier 2:

Artan Residence and Suites

Artan Residence and Suites, a brand new vibrant integrated urban styled residential community of innovative spaces, offers students a unique living and learning experience. Students can make new friends, meet people from all over the world and feel part of a dynamic student community.

Facilities:

 Single rooms
Security and CCTV
Work Desk
WiFi
Utility Bills
Kitchen facilities
Maintenance
Laundry Facilities

Tier 3:

Ezdan Hotel

Ezdan Hotel West Bay is a member of Ezdan Holding Group and is considered the largest hotel in the State of Qatar. Since 2006, Ezdan Hotels has been known for its good reputation, hospitality, and first-class treatment.

Ezdan Hotel offers a wide range of services and amenities such as an ‘Olympic’ swimming pool, a health club, international restaurants, supermarket, ladies & gents hairdresser salon and supermarket.

Ezdan Hotel is located in the West Bay in the heart of the new business district, it is a 10 minutes walking distance to the Corniche, 5 minutes walking distance to the main shopping mall in the city and Doha Exhibition and Convention Centre, and 25 minutes by car to Hamad International Airport.

Facilities:

 Single rooms
Swimming Pool
Health Club
Security and CCTV
Work Desk
WiFi
Business Centre
Utility Bills
Maintenance
Beauty Salon for gents and ladies
Laundry Facilities

Holiday Villa Hotel & Residence City Centre

Holiday Villa Hotel & Residence City Centre Doha is located a 15-minute drive from Doha International Airport and close to Qatar International Exhibition Centre, Doha Exhibition and Convention Centre and Souq Waqif.

This hotel has well-appointed air-conditioned hotel rooms and apartments, all rooms offer high speed internet, in-room Wi-Fi, 40-inch flat screen TV with internet access. Students have access to the use of the swimming pool, gym, sauna and steam room. This hotel also has a spa, beauty salon and fitness club.

Other amenities and services include 24-hour in-room dining, laundry and dry cleaning, concierge services, business centre, secretarial services, and valet parking.Attractions near this property include Lusail City, Katara Cultural Village, the Corniche, Museum of Islamic Art, Aspire Zone and City Centre Mall.

Facilities:

 Single rooms
Swimming Pool
Health Club
Security and CCTV
Work Desk
WiFi
Business Centre
Utility Bills
Maintenance
Beauty Salon for gents and ladies
Laundry Facilities

Fraser Suites

These spectacular apartments provide you with a fully equipped modern kitchen, complimentary Wi-Fi access and swimming pool facilities, a 24/7 gym and round-the-clock front desk and concierge services. The apartment building also has an executive sky lounge on the top floor, with breathtaking views of the Arabian sea sure to please.

Situated in the peaceful area of West Bay with close proximity to the brand new Doha Exhibition and Convention Centre the (DECC), Fraser Suites West Bay Doha is one of the nest hotels in Doha, in one of the most prominent and up-and-coming districts of the city.

Facilities:

 Single rooms
Kitchen Facilities available
Swimming Pool
Health Club
Security and CCTV
Work Desk
WiFi
Business Centre
Utility Bills
Maintenance
Laundry Service

Plaza Inn Doha

Plaza Inn Doha, offers a welcoming atmosphere with a rare blend of value and comfort.
Its unique combination of traditional Arabian hospitality and contemporary design infuses warmth which appeals to the discerning guests. Occupying a highly desirable location close to Qatar Islamic Museum, stunning Corniche, the traditional Souqs, various malls and banks, also moments away from the airport makes it suitable for any type of stay.

Fit & Go Health Club

Unwind in a variety of leisure options.

Facilities:

24 Hour Reception and Concierge
24 Hour Security
24 Hour Room Service
Indoor and Outdoor Parking Areas
Multilingual Staff
Business Centre
Laundry Services
Shoe Cleaning
Fit & Go Health Club – Gym & Rooftop Swimming Pool Lobby Lounge

Kingsgate Hotel Doha

Kingsgate Hotel Doha is conveniently located near the centre of Doha. Local tourist attractions such as the Museum of Islamic Art, Al-Rumailah Park and Qatar National Library are not far from the hotel. Also easily within reach are Corniche, Khalifa International Tennis Complex and Texas A&M University Qatar.

Kingsgate Hotel boasts a 24-hour front desk service. Public areas at Kingsgate Hotel Doha are comfortably air-conditioned. Hotel guests will appreciate the welcoming services of our multilingual staff. Other hotel amenities include tennis court(s) and an indoor swimming pool. Guests can also enjoy the following spa/wellness facilities: sauna, steam room. Other services include concierge services, dry cleaning/laundry service, elevator/lift, express check-out and laundry facilities. Kingsgate Hotel Doha features a well-equipped business centre. The following Internet options are available at the hotel: high-speed wireless access is complimentary.

Facilities:

Single rooms
Swimming Pool
Health Club
Security and CCTV
Work Desk
WiFi
Business Centre
Utility Bills
Maintenance
Laundry Facilities

La Castle Hotel

La Castle hotel is ideally & centrally located in the heart of Doha city. Musheireb City, Al Bidda Park, Central Railway station & upcoming Oasis mall are just a stone throw away distance. Most of the rooms provide breathtaking & panoramic views of Corniche, Souq waqif & Al Bidda Park. The hotel is well connected from all 4 sides of the city, West bay, City Center Mall and Hammad international airport all are just within 15 – 20 minutes’ drive away. Every room is fitted with modern amenities like central AC, mini bar, IP TV, cordless telephones, dedicated routers for faster Wi-Fi access, and a personal USB port on your bedside.

Students make themselves at home in extraordinarily spacious rooms which are accessible to fresh air & sunlight direct to the room which is very essential to give the feel of home away from home. The hotel facilitates a SPA for male & female, travel desk for any kind of assistance pertaining to your travel need, a health club for keeping yourself active and fit.

Facilities:

Single rooms
Swimming Pool
Health Club
Security and CCTV
Work Desk
WiFi
Business Centre
Utility Bills
Maintenance
Laundry Service

Swiss-Belinn Doha

Swiss-Belinn Doha located in the heart of Doha city provides accommodation to ensure a truly welcoming and convenient feeling as a home away from home. The hotel offers true Arabian Hospitality. Students make themselves at home in air-conditioned, modern rooms with high-speed Internet access.

For a delightful dining experience, our Swiss-Café serves popular international, Arabic, Asian and European dishes. For a taste of Indian cuisine, our Sultani Restaurant offers authentic dishes in an á la carte or family style menu. Located next to the Espressolab Lobby Lounge offers pastry and bakery to enjoy on the spot or to grab and go.

The hotel’s array of guest services and facilities include a Business Centre for your convenience. Students also have the opportunity to utilise the fitness centre. Hotel services and amenities also include concierge, 24 hour in-room dining, laundry and dry cleaning, spacious parking and valet.

Facilities:

Single rooms
Health Club
Security and CCTV
Work Desk
WiFi
Business Centre
Utility Bills
Maintenance
Laundry Service

The Mirage Artan Residence & Suites Ezdan Hotel La Villa Hotel Kingsgate Hotel La Castle Hotel Plaza Inn Swiss Belinn Fraser Suites
Standard Room
Distance from Campus
As per choice

21.1 km

1.1 km

8.4 km

8.4 km

7 km

7.9 km

7.3 km

8.2 km

Kitchenette
WiFi
Laundry
Swimming Pool
Health Club
Work Desk
Security CCTV
Utility Bills Covered
Maintenance Covered
Business Centre
Beauty Salon
Housekeeping
Monthly Rent (in QAR)
3,167
4,000
5,500
5,700
6,000
6,600
6,999
7,350
7,500