National Scholarships Programme

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The Qatar Airways National Scholarships Programme (QRNSP) provides financial and academic support to Qatari students studying in Qatar and overseas. Students are provided with assistance during their studies, and upon completion of these studies, they join Qatar Airways as full-time Graduate Developees.

As part of this support, QRNSP students are required to conduct one internship after their second year of study (sophomore year) and one internship after their third year (junior year).

The Internship Programme is primarily in place for the development of QRNSP students, however other students may apply for the programme.

Minimum eligibility requirements:

  • Must be Qatari or have a Qatari mother.
  • Must be 18 years or older and must complete their degree by the age of 29.
  • Secondary School Education Certificate corresponding to HEI grading scale with an average of 80% or higher.
  • IELTS score:
    Qatari Candidates – Overall score of 5.5 or above, no less than 5 in each component (please ensure a score of 5.5 in writing and reading).
    Candidates with a Qatari mother – Overall score of 6.0 or above, not less than 5.5 in each component (please ensure a score of 5.5 in writing and reading).
  • Pass the interview set by Talent Acquisition and Qatar Airways National Scholarships Programme.
  • Current letter of unconditional offer from a university within Qatar or overseas approved by the Supreme Education Council, Higher Education Institute and Qatar Airways.

Programme benefits:

  • Scholarships available for 35 majors.
  • Basic salary and housing allowance while studying.
  • Overseas allowances to provide for housing, books and travel when abroad.
  • Growth and learning possibilities with various training courses.
  • Global opportunities with internships at Qatar Airways Headquarters and overseas stations during summer break.
  • Annual academic bonus for top students.
  • Honour high achieving Qatari scholarship students during the annual Excellence Day event.

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Approved majors

Streams Majors
Business Management, Economics and Tourism Studies


Business and Management Studies



Human Resources


Supply Chain and Logistics

Tourism Management




Operational Research 


Aviation Management

Airline and Airport Management

Aircraft Maintenance Engineer

Political Sciences and International Affairs

International Relations

Political Science 

Mass Communication and Media Arts


Media Studies and Communications

Public Relations


Aviation and Aerospace Engineering

Electrical Engineering

Electronic Engineering

Mechanical Engineering

Mechatronics/Robotic Engineering

Computer Engineering

Civil Engineering

Industrial Engineering 

Art and Design

Graphic Design

Interior Design

Fashion Design 

Law Law
Science and Technology

Information Technology

Computer Science

Food Science


Acceptable universities

Only institutions accredited by the Higher Education Institute of the State of Qatar will be accepted by Qatar Airways for the National Scholarships Programme.

Click below for the list of all acceptable universities in Qatar:

Acceptable universities in Qatar
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