Academic Bridge Program

Applications for Spring 2019 are now Closed.   Online Application for 2019-2020 will open on March 1, 2019.

Note:  Please read the admission requirements below before you start the application.  A copy of ALL the required documents must be uploaded and application fee must be paid in order for the application to be reviewed.  Application fees are non-refundable.

The Academic Bridge Program (ABP) annually admits secondary school graduates from Qatar and other countries in the region who need to improve their English, math and science skills in order to meet the admission standards of – and to do well in – highly selective universities. 

Admission Requirements

Students applying the ABP must upload documents that meet the requirements below. If the documents do not meet the ABP admission requirements the application will be rejected.  If you are not sure about your eligibility as a candidate please visit, email, or call the ABP admission office for consultation:

  1.  a. Students applying from Qatari, Independent, American Curriculum, or International Schools must provide an official copy of High School Certificate scores. Students must have completed high school with averages as indicated below:
    • Fall Admissions:  Minimum 75% or C*
    • Spring Admission:  Minimum 80% or B*
    • Note: Students with High School average of 70% - 75% can still apply; however, application will be pending further review for official approval.

    b.  Students applying from British Curriculum schools must provide at least two AS scores and 5 IGCSE scores.  Preferred AS grades are C or above. 
    • Fall Admission:  Two predicted AS grades and 5 official IGCSE grades*
    • Spring Admission:  Two official AS grades and 5 official IGCSE grades *
    • Note that students applying from British Curriculum schools still need to provide SEC equivalency once all grades are official.

  2. IELTS or iBT TOEFL with a minimum score as indicated below:
    • Fall Admission:  4.5 for IELTS or 53 for iBT TOEFL*
    • Spring Admission:  5.0 for IELTS or 61 for iBT TOEFL*
    • *Note:  IELTS/TOEFL results must be from the past two years.

  3.  Must pay the application fee of QR 500 (non-refundable).
  4.  Upload a Passport-size photograph.
  5.  Upload a copy of Qatari ID card.*
  6.  Upload a copy of Passport.

*International students applying from overseas and do not have a Qatari ID must contact the ABP admission office for guidance on how to complete the application.

Application Dates:

Fall 2018 Dates:  The ABP will start accepting online application for the Fall 2016-2017 school year starting March 1, 2018 until August 2, 2018.  Students admitted in the fall are admitted for the full school year starting in August and ends May.

Spring 2019 Dates:  The ABP will start accepting online application for the Spring 2016-2017 school year starting October 7, 2018 until November 30, 2018.  Students admitted in the Spring are admitted for the second semester starting in January and ends May.

Important dates for Fall 2018 admitted applicants:

All students admitted to the ABP must abide by the dates below

·  Student Placement Test:

 Wednesday August 8 & Thursday August 9, 2018 .  Admitted students will be notified which of these dates will be their placement test.

   Student Orientation

 Sunday August 12, 2018.  All admitted students must attend both ABP orientation days.

 First Day of Classes

Classes start on Sunday August 26, 2018.  

Admission Contacts:

Sara Al Hail

Administrative Assistant
T: +(974) 44542131

Hassan Zeidan

Coordinator of Admissions and Records
T: +(974) 44542166