Join Us

Join Us

Choose QAST to help you gain access to the best universities in the world. 

Dear students,

If you have a passion for science technology engineering and math and want your high-school to help you get you where you want to go in life, then you belong at Qatar Academy for Science and Technology (QAST). QAST is a safe, inclusive and friendly school for girls and boys from Grade 8 to Grade 11 (Grade 12 in 2021/22) of any nationality. Your first step to exploring our school is a visit, however, due to the current COVID-19 pandemic, we have transferred our entire school online. So until schools open up again please be assured that we are still here for you to answer any questions you may have by emailing our Principal, Sam Abrams, directly: or phone: +974 44546426 with your questions. If you're already convinced QAST is right for you, then head over now to start your application journey online.

Find out why our current students chose QAST: Are you a QAST student

We would love to hear from you so please get in touch. If you call and we don't answer straight away, just leave a message and we will call you back.

"At QAST, we Lead"

In a lot of ways we are a regular high school with regular lessons and clubs in English, French, Arabic, social studies, maths, physics, chemistry, biology, computer sciences and engineering etc, but what makes us different is the way we teach. We know that one day our students will lead innovations in Qatar and the world and our unique curriculum delivery is specifically designed to help you do that. This is thanks to many factors including: small class sizes, like minded passionate students, specialist teachers, our unique CRISP Project Learning model and our Mastery Grading system that builds on your potential and confidence. 

As a QAST student, you will create an impressive curriculum vitae whilst learning within one of Qatar's most enriching educational communities, Qatar Foundation.


"Prestigious universities want QAST graduates"


Our ambition is to support Qatar’s growth and sustainability by developing leaders and innovators of the future. At QAST you will help solve some of Qatar’s, and the world's, greatest challenges as part of your high school journey - no other school can do that. You will meet and network with world leaders and have countless opportunities to apply your knowledge in real-world scenarios and evidence what you can do. QAST students have the opportunities to stand out and get to where they want to go.  


Entrance Expectations

To join us we do not expect you to be achieving straight A's in every subject, but we do run a challenging academic program and we need to know you have the potential to access it. Therefore, you will need to be able to evidence that you are currently working to (or above) your expected level for your grade in mathematics and English (speaking, reading, and writing). Currently the way to do this is to provide your MAP results or any other academic evidence you have gained so far, including transcripts and school reports (we realise these documents are different for each curriculum) . The QAST program is fun, enriching and full of practical and project led teaching but it is also academically rigorous and our students want to learn - the right attitude and ambition is given as much attention at your interview, as your academic potential.  

If this sounds good then you belong at QAST!

We very much look forward to welcoming you to our family. Visit our Admissions page to start your QAST journey with us.


QAST Admissions during COVID-19 pandemic are still open. In the interests of public safety, we have transferred our process online. Please follow the instructions on our Admissions Procedures page.

Applications for August 2020

School is now closed for the summer, however you can continue to join us at QAST for August 2020. Please follow this procedure:

- Book an interview and MAP assessment with Principal Sam Abrams via email:

- Following successful completion of your interview and MAP assessment please complete the application form on Open Apply ahead of school opening on 23 August. (Please contact Principal Sam if you have any problems with the form). 


Registration Entry Dates

Academic Year 2020/21

Admissions to QAST are open and we have spaces available for students in Grades 8, 9, 10 and 11.

Please follow the instructions on our Admissions Procedures page. 


Academic Year 2019-2020 

In line with Qatar Ministry regulations, student transfers within this academic year are now closed. The dates are detailed below:

  • From schools currently following the American or British curriculum - applications close February 29th 2020.
  • From schools following a different curriculum to the above - applications close January 31st 2020. 

Please note there are no exceptions to this, so please be aware of the deadlines when looking to transfer mid year.


Why Join QAST

  • We empower students to become future innovators in Qatar and around the world.
  • We develop student leaders in science and innovation who will help solve Qatar’s Grand Challenges.
  • We use our curriculum in Science and Technology as bridge to the top universities around the world.
  • QAST offers unique learning opportunities, with excellent international faculty and facilities.
  • As a Qatar Foundation school, we have impressive and rich resources only found in Education City, such as access to our American and European partner universities, the Qatar National Library, museums, and recreational facilities.

Admission Procedures

QAST welcomes boys and girls from Grade 8 to Grade 11 (Grade 12 from 2021), from all nationalities.

During school closures over the summer holidays we have changed to an online application procedure, please see the steps below. We will continue this process until we are advised differently following the advise of the Ministry of Education and Qatar Foundation.

  1. Online interview and MAP assessment: Email our Principal, Sam Abrams, to book a time slot for your child's interview and assessment: or phone: +974 44546426 (please leave a message and we will call you back)

  2.  After your successful application you will be asked to apply via our online procedure, OpenApplysee below. 

  3. Please download our School Counsellor Form and ask your child's current school to complete it and return to us. Details are on the form.


Details of our OpenApply procedure and the forms required to have ready:

  1. Log in to the OpenApply page to complete the application form. Please have the following information ready:
  • An amount of QAR 500 needs to be paid as application fee. (No fee for currently registered QF students)
  • For Qatari credit cards, please enter 974 for postal code.
  • Please find here the required documents to be uploaded with the application:
  1. Applicant's recent passport-sized photograph
  2. Applicant's three most recent end of year reports
  3. Applicant's passport copy
  4. Applicant's birth certificate
  5. Copy of father's or guardian's passport (including visa for non-GCC nationals)
  6. Copy of mother's passport\ID
  7. Copy of immunization card
  8. Completed medical form

All documents will be reviewed by our team, and you will be contacted in case of any missing information.

Once 'ACCEPTED' you will be required to pay the 3,000 QAR Registration fee to finalize your application. (no fee for currently QF registered students).

Please note these fees are non refundable.


To speak to us about our admissions procedure or for current student availability, please get in touch with us at any time. Due to home working you may need to leave a message and we will call you back:

Contact our admissions team:  

Telephone: +974 44546426


QF withdrawal procedure:

Should you need to withdraw from QAST for any reason, please follow the QF school's withdrawal procedure. Thank you



pdfClick here for QAST Fees Schedule for 2020-2021


Please find details of our Withdrawal Process at QAST



Financial Assistance for QF Families


QF Schools offer Financial Aid awards to newly enrolled and existing families experiencing financial hardship, and who therefore are financially challenged to pay fees required to continue education of their children within QF schools. Financial Aid Awards are provided in the form of a discount to the tuition fee, and may represent either partial or whole tuition fee, if a family qualifies. PUE, in coordination with the Financial Aid Committee and the Student Financial Services Department shall ensure all awards are financially transacted and logged, in accordance with the approved QF Admissions policies and procedures.


Criteria: Families that are in need of financial support (academic year 2021-2022) 


  • Newly Enrolled and Current QF Students
  • Grade 8 and above
  • No disciplinary issues/of Good Character/good grades
  • Nominated by Director of School
  • Once nominated, the financial link to the application will be forwarded by the school Admissions Assistant. (Link will open September 1, 2021)
  • Due to a limited budget, students below 8th grade cannot be considered.
  • Deadline to apply September 30, 2021.  The FA link will close by end of day on September 30, 2021


All required documents are due September 30, 2021. If documents are missing, the current school Admissions Assistant will notify parents of applicant.


Once the application is completed, the Financial Aid Committee will then review the applications and families will receive a final decision by e-mail. The committee will not review incomplete applications.