Carnegie Mellon University challenges the curious and passionate to imagine and deliver work that matters.

Why study at Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar?

Top-ranked university programs

4 undergraduate programs in growing fields

Earn a CMU degree, conferred from the Pittsburgh campus

Small classes, individualized attention

Qatar is one of the safest countries in the world

Cross register at other world-class institutions

Join a network of 130,000+ alumni

Our rankings


Management Information Systems

U.S. News and World Report


Undergraduate Computer Science

U.S. News and World Report


Undergraduate Research/Creative Projects

U.S. News and World Report


Undergraduate Business

U.S. News and World Report


University in the World

Times Higher Education World University Ranking

Four undergraduate degrees

Biological Sciences

Biological sciences students at CMU-Q do more than study science: they learn to follow their curiosity, explore hypotheses, and contribute in a meaningful way as young scientists and researchers.
Students receive rigorous training in biology while building a strong foundation in all of the natural sciences.

Learn more about BS

Business Administration

Business administration students at CMU-Q learn quantitative decision-making, our pioneering approach to undergraduate business education.
Students learn the fundamentals through a central core of courses in the areas of business, economics, mathematics, and computing.

Learn more about BA

Computer Science

Computer science students at CMU-Q learn both the theoretical foundations and the practical knowledge to push the frontiers of the field and make a real-world impact.

Students learn the fundamentals of computer science, including mathematical reasoning, algorithmic thinking and programming.

Learn more about CS

Information Systems

Information systems students learn to design, deliver, and use information and communication technologies to solve problems for companies, governments, and society.

Students build a solid foundation in computing, communications, and software development, while also studying social sciences and organizational theory to develop critical thinking and understand the human impacts of technological change.

Learn more about IS

Your degree,
your way.

A Carnegie Mellon degree

In the heart of the Middle East

Qatar Foundation’s Education City campus is a special place to learn. It’s home to branch campuses of some of the world’s leading educational institutes, a homegrown research university, startup incubators, technology parks, heritage sites, cultural institutions, and so much more.

What our alumni are saying
Read what alumni have to say about their CMU-Q experience.

Mohammed Al-Qassabi

Class of 2022

“The CMU-Q student experience is unique. Throughout your time as a student, you are encouraged to take what you learn and apply it into real life projects.”

Sabih Bin Wasi

Class of 2015

“As CMU-Q grads, we have an advantage. Our education hasn’t been about specific content, but how to learn, think and problem-solve.”

Hanna Moazam

Class of 2020

“Graduating from Computer Science at CMU-Q definitely helped me stand out. The rigor of CMU-Q set me up to succeed in my career, because we become so used to being challenged and solving problems as students.”

Fatima Amir

Class of 2016

“CMU-Q has such a big emphasis on molecular biology, that really gave me an advantage when I was in grad school. Even now as a practicing genetic counselor, it’s those concepts from undergrad that help me think critically.”

Maryem Al-Naemi

Class of 2018

“As a student, I was constantly encouraged to seek knowledge from various disciplines beyond my own. The skills I gained at university helped me become more innovative and technology-focused.”

Reem Al-Haddad

Class of 2021

“CMU-Q taught me the true meaning of belonging, nurtured me, and prepared me for the real world.”

We are Tartans!

Carnegie Mellon students and graduates are called Tartans. A tartan plaid is a traditional Scottish fabric of woven red, blue, green and yellow threads. At CMU, Tartans are both diverse and connected as a community, just like the fabric we are named after.

Your life as a CMU-Q student is about exploring new interests, making new friends, and figuring out where your career path will lead.

Investing in
Your future

Students entering Fall 20241
Tuition USD 64,596 QAR 235,775
First-year experience fee USD 610 QAR 2,227
Student activities fee USD 308 QAR 1,124
Technology fee USD 470 QAR 1,716
Transportation fee USD 262 QAR 956
Books USD 300 QAR 1,095
Health insurance2 USD 820 QAR 2,993
Total tuition and fees3 USD 67,366 QAR 245,886
1 CMU-Q utilizes a fixed exchange rate of QAR 3.65 = 1 USD for Tuition and Fees. 2 Health Insurance is subject to change following negotiations with the provider. 3 The Enrollment deposit of USD 1,000 will be credited towards Tuition and Fees.

Tuition on the Qatar campus is the same as the Pittsburgh campus in the United States. Five types of financial aid are available, depending on the student’s nationality, financial need and academic merit:

  • Qatar Foundation need-based grant program for students of all nationalities
  •  Qatar Foundation Merit Scholarship program
  •  Need-based financial aid for U.S. citizens
  •  Academic merit scholarships
  •  Qatari and GCC citizens

Important dates for Enrollment

All standardized testing should be taken before the application deadline.

November 1, 2024

Early decision deadline
Apply today

January 15, 2025

Regular decision deadline
Apply today

What are my
next steps?

We evaluate applications holistically, which means we do not determine if a student is admitted based on a single grade or test score. Instead, we undergo a complete review of all secondary school grades, standardized test results, recommendation letters, the personal essay and the interview before we make a final admission decision.

To learn more visit our How to Apply page.

Ready to apply?

Applications are submitted using the Common AppThe deadline for Fall 2025 applications is January 15, 2025.

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