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Other test centres in or nearby Qatar
There is one British Council test centre in Qatars capital Doha. The average IELTS score of test takers with Arabic as native language is 5.7. In 2017, the average IELTS score of test takers in Qatar was 6.77. According to our database, there are 15 universities in Qatar that accept the IELTS test. The average IELTS score requirement for organisations accepting IELTS in Qatar is 6.3.
Qatar is a sovereign country in Southwest Asia, known worldwide mainly for its great oil and gas reserves that had placed it in the top of the richest states in the world. In Qatar, you can pursue a degree, benefit of a completely safe environment and immerse in the Arabic culture. In recent years, Qatar has been involved in building a national strategy for helping the education system grow and evolve. According to Qatar’s Permanent Constitution, education is a basic foundation for the progress of society. Students who speak Arabic or who want to improve their Arabic skills will find Qatar an interesting study abroad destination. However, Qatar has been registering many international students due to the country’s partnerships with many American universities, thus offering a huge palette and variety in terms of English taught programmes. From arts and design to science and technology, you can follow your dream study in any field you want.
International students that are not proficient in Arabic can find plenty of study options in English, as this language is considered the second language in Qatar. English-taught programmes are available for Bachelor’s degree, but especially for Master and PhD programmes. For example, all science and engineering courses are instructed in English. Regarding the language requirements, students who want to enrol in Arabic-taught courses should first pass the Arabic Placement Test or provide a certificate of ALPT (Arabic Language Proficiency Test). For the English language entry requirements, IELTS or TOEFL are commonly accepted.
To study in English at one of the universities in Qatar, you may need a proof of English proficiency. There are several standardised English tests that you can take to proof your English level, such as the PTE (Pearson Test of English), TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language), CAE (Cambridge Advanced English) and IELTS (International English Language Testing System), offered by British Council and IDP. IELTS is the most popular of these tests, with British Council offering more than 500 test locations and being accepted by more than 9,000 organisations world-wide.
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