Doha Institute of Graduate Studies launches ‘Tamim Scholarship Program’
19 Sep 2017 - 9:55
By Amna Pervaiz Rao | The Peninsula
Doha Institute of Graduate Studies (DI) yesterday announced “Tamim Scholarship Program”, during the orientation session of its third batch of students for the academic year 2017-18.
Dr Yasser Sulaiman Maali, Acting President of the Institute, and Dr Hind Al Muftah, Vice-President for Administrative and Financial Affairs, were present during the event. The orientation aimed to familiarise students with the university environment as well as the rules and regulations governing academic studies.
Talking to The Peninsula, Monair Ouanaimi, Director of Enrolment and Student Affairs, said, “This year we have enroled 170 students which include 72 Qatari students and 20 other nationalities. Forty percent of the students, who are enroled this year, are Qataris. Presently we have 66 faculty members coming from all around the world. This year we are proud to announce a brand new scholarship programme which is “Tamim Scholarship Program”, this programme is dedicated to the students with merit. Another scholarship programme which is based on financial needs. This year we also introduced new school of behaviour sciences which offers two programmes, Masters of social work and Masters of social psychology next year we aim to add clinical psychology as well.”
In addition, students received information about course registration, general rules and regulations, and services offered by the Institute to enhance their experience during their study. The Faculty of Social and Human Sciences, has also introduced a master’s programme in Journalism, the first of its kind in Qatar and one of the very few in the Arab region.
Dr Abdelrahim Benhada, Dean of Student Affairs, announced that the total number of applicants for the master’s programmes for the 2017-18 admissions cycle reached 3500, of whom 1633 have nominated and completed the required documents. The Admissions Office declared an increase of applications with 8.5 percent compared to the academic year 2016-17.
The Doha Institute for Graduate Studies was established in 2015 and graduated its first cohort of students in June 2017. The fall semester will commence in September 24 and the next admissions cycle for the academic year 2018-19 will start on October 1.