About Us

AFG College with the University of Aberdeen is a unique partnership between Al Faleh Educational Holding and the University of Aberdeen which opened its doors in September 2017. The establishment of the institution is a significant achievement as AFG College with the University of Aberdeen is the first British university at a dedicated campus offering undergraduate and postgraduate degrees within the State of Qatar.

This exciting University project has been developed under the leadership of H.E. Dr Sheikha Aisha Bint Faleh Al Thani, who identified the need for increased capacity within higher education to support the Qatar National Vision 2030 and to contribute to the development of a stronger knowledge-based economy for the country.

The vision is to deliver an excellent UK higher education experience in Qatar with a strong emphasis on employability. The institution will embrace social inclusion and allow access to university education beyond the academic elite. The university partnership presents the opportunity for those students living and working in Qatar to access a British degree from one of the leading international universities, currently ranked in top 160 universities in the world, as per as Times Higher Education World University Ranking 2022. The vision includes the development of a regional research hub, drawing on the strengths of Aberdeen’s excellence in global academic research and working collaboratively with other Qatar based educational and institutional partners to contribute to the wider knowledge-based economy within the region.

Now in the fourth year of operation, AFG College with the University of Aberdeen will be developed in two phases. Phase one offers undergraduate degrees in Accountancy and Finance, Business Management, Business Management and Information System, Business Management and International Relation and Business Management and Legal Studies. In addition to, postgraduate degrees including MBA Master of Business Administration, MSc International Business Management, LLM International Commercial Law, iPGDE/MEd and MSc International Human Resource Management.

Phase two is the establishment of a large purpose-built university campus offering  a range of academic disciplines, with a student capacity of over 4,000.

Since September 2020, AFG College with the University of Aberdeen has had over 600 enrolled students from over 20 nationalities across the globe, both AFG College and the University of Aberdeen are extremely proud to be part of the growing higher education community in Qatar.   

H.E. Sheikha Anwar bint Nawaf Al Thani (CEO of Al Faleh Educational Holding) H.E. Dr Sheikha Aisha bint Faleh Al Thani (Founder and Chairperson of Al Faleh Educational Holding)
H.E. Dr Sheikha Aisha bint Faleh Al Thani
(Founder and Chairperson of Al Faleh Educational Holding)

H.E. Sheikha Anwar bint Nawaf Al Thani
(CEO of Al Faleh Educational Holding)

 

Qatar campus

Find out about the campus in Doha.

World Class Campus

Main Entrance

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Learning Resource Centre

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Fitness Area

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Social Area

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Dining Area

Campus facilities:

  • Fully equipped learning resources centre
  • IT suites
  • Teaching and learning space, equipped with interactive screen technology
  • Separate male and female health & fitness suites
  • Prayer rooms, a refectory, student service hub and a range of internal and external student break out zones

In addition to the College’s on campus facilities in Doha, students enjoy access to the University of Aberdeen’s online learning portal.

Health, support and wellbeing

Are You or Someone You Know in Crisis? 

If you are experiencing a crisis, emergency, or need urgent support, please dial 999.
Sunday to Thursday 8:30am to 4:30pm, you can speak to a Student Support Adviser from the Student Hub Team studenthub@afg-aberdeen.edu.qa.

When the University support services are closed please contact our free student helpline. 

This means you can contact the Helpline: 

  • from 5pm to 9am Monday to Friday UK time (7pm-11am Qatar time)
  • 24 hours a day during weekends (Saturday and Sunday)
  • 24 hours a day during bank holidays and UoA closure period.
  • Students residing in Qatar can also access the service by phoning +44 (0)1452 623 243.

The Care first service can be accessed by going to www.carefirst-lifestyle.co.uk

  • username: uoastudent 
  • password: aberdeen

Domestic Abuse and Bullying

Anyone can be a victim of abuse, regardless of gender, age, ethnicity, socio-economic status, sexuality or background. If you feel at risk of abuse or if you are worried about a loved one help and support is available.

You can speak to our wellbeing officer 

OR

Use our online confidential tool to report any incidents or acts of harassment, bullying, violence, or targeted hate.

You have the right to be free from physical or verbal violence. If you need to report a crime call the Police on 999.

You will always be treated with respect and dignity during any contact with the police.


Medical Care

First Aid

If you or a fellow student is involved in an accident on the University Campus and require a First Aider, you should go to the nearest University building and ask for a First Aider. 

If the accident is serious and/or life threatening, then you should dial 999 immediately.

Mental Health

University life can be busy so it’s important to protect our mental wellbeing. If you are struggling to sleep, feel low, or are not coping, help and support is available if you need it. It’s Okay to Not Be Okay. 

If you have any concerns about your mental health, please send an email to wellbeing@afg-aberdeen.edu.qa

Sleep

It may seem obvious, but sleep is hugely important when you’re studying. Getting a good night’s sleep (7-9 hours) will help you to learn at your best, improve your state of mind and hopefully feel happier!

Having good sleep hygiene can improve our overall sleep quality. Here are some simple ways to your chances of a good night’s sleep: 

  1. Keep your bedroom tidy and clean. 
  2. Try to go to bed and get up at the same time every day (even at weekends). 
  3. Avoid caffeine and nicotine  for at least 4 hours before bedtime. 
  4. Exercise regularly but leave at least 3 hours before you go to bed. 
  5. Have a bedtime ritual such as brushing your teeth, setting the alarm or reading a book. 
  6. Only go to bed when you feel sleepy. 
  7. Make sure not to go to bed hungry or thirsty or too full. 
  8. Limit how much ‘blue light’ you have just before bedtime (TV, computer, phone or tablet). 
  9. Keep your bedroom only for sleep, do not study or watch TV in your bed. 
  10. Ensure your bedroom is dark and at a comfortable temperature. 
  11. Use relaxation exercises to help you sleep (warm bath, relaxation podcast etc). 
  12. If you cannot fall asleep within 30 minutes, get out of bed and do something relaxing. 

Staying Active

Looking after our physical health is an important part of our daily lives. Maintaining a healthy lifestyle can boost energy, improve mood and prevent certain health conditions. 

Regular exercise is important when you are studying as it improves your concentration; making you feel more alert and less fatigued so you can better focus on your learning. 

We recommend you to use and benefit from our female/male fitness rooms:

  • Female Fitness Room: Sir George Paget Thomson Building -Villa3, Lower Floor
  • Male Fitness Room: Richard L M Synge House Building-Villa 1, Lower Floor 

Be Well Podcast

Listen to our BeWell Podcast that focus on topical wellbeing issues from student pressure points to national wellbeing campaigns.

Student support services

Located on the upper floor of Lord Boyd Orr House, the Student Services team provides a wide range of support and information services. Student Support Advisers provide free, confidential, independent and non-judgmental advice to students on a range of issues. A Student Counselling Service is also available.

Students’ clubs and societies

AUSA (Aberdeen University Students Association) is based in Aberdeen and is the University of Aberdeen’s student representative body. AUSA organizes clubs and societies and helps students to make the most of their stay at the University aside from their academic commitments.  

AUSA representatives visit the Doha campus during induction week and the Qatar Student Committee work with AUSA to coordinate events across the University’s campuses.  

Clubs and societies are a key element of student life. At the Doha campus there are a number of clubs and societies. For example, the Arts and Crafts society, the Chess Club and the Finance Society.  

Students are encouraged and supported to develop and society or club that they are interested in. 

For more information please contact:  

Learning resources - Library

Located on the upper floor of the Frederick Soddy House (Villa 4), the LRC is here to meet the academic and research needs of the AFG community. As a learner-centered space, the LRC provides a flexible and collaborative environment to facilitate both individual and group studies.  

With the main library at the University of Aberdeen, the LRC provides access to various online resources through electronic databases. The LRC also has a small, but growing collection of reference books for supplemental research. There are desktop computers, bookable study rooms, and a scanner/printer available.  

Contact Information

library@afg-aberdeen.edu.qa 

Accessing Materials 

Print Books 

Qatar Library Catalogue: Coming Soon (AUGUST) 

Online Materials 

University of Aberdeen Catalogue