RETURNING TO LIVE ON CAMPUS
Are you interested in living on campus again? Are you planning on returning to your branch campus in Education City after a leave of absence or studying abroad? You’ll need to follow the steps below to secure a space for you in the residence halls. If you have any additional questions, don’t hesitate to contact Qatar Foundation Residence Life at . We look forward to seeing you on campus again!
In order to return to live on campus please complete the steps below:
- Contact the student affairs staff at your branch campus at least two months before you plan to live on campus for the spring or by February 1 if you plan to live on campus in the fall to take part in the housing lottery process. Failure to notify your branch campus of your desire to live on campus could jeopardize your ability to reserve a space for yourself.
- Once your branch campus student affairs staff members have contacted QF Residence Life, you will receive an email outlining the steps you need to take in order to complete an online housing application for the appropriate semester.
- You will need to pay a QR 1,000 non-refundable reservation fee and QR 2,000 damage deposit (if you had requested a refund when you moved off-campus) and upload a proof of payment (either a certified bank check or a proof of wire transfer) to complete your application, in addition to the other required documentation.
- Once you have completed your application, you will be notified if there is a space available for you on campus. Within two weeks of the start of the academic year (often sooner) you will be confirmed in the space you are assigned to for that academic year. If you have a specific roommate request (i.e. a friend who is currently living on campus with whom you would like to live), please email with this request and have your friend send an email indicating their request to live with you. Our staff members will do their best to enable this matching to occur.
If you would like to move into your newly assigned space prior to the start of the housing contract (three days prior to the first day of classes) you must email a request to stating the reasons behind your request. If your request is approved, you will be notified via email with an outline of the daily fees you are responsible to pay upon arrival into the residence halls. We recommend you do this as soon as possible to ensure that your apartment will be ready and that staff can help you check-in to your assigned apartment in a stress free manner.
If you have any questions about the process, send an email to . We look forward to seeing you back in our community!
The housing lottery takes place early in the spring semester and is for eligible students who live on campus and would like to reserve a room for the following academic year. This process is a privilege returning students may take part in, to be able to choose the room they wish to live in the following year. The housing lottery will take place in the month of March, with the deadline for applying being in late February. In order for a housing application to be considered complete, proof of the non-refundable QAR 1000 reservation fee must be attached to the application. Students must also abide by the guidelines of the housing lottery (i.e., showing up at the allotted time they are given, and having the correct number of people to fill a bedroom). Only current residents, who live more than 20 km from Education City will be eligible to participate in the housing lottery .