Doha College

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Doha College
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Doha College is located in Doha
Doha College
Doha College
Al Waab & West Bay
Coordinates 25°15′37″N 51°28′59″E / 25.26028°N 51.48306°E / 25.26028; 51.48306Coordinates: 25°15′37″N 51°28′59″E / 25.26028°N 51.48306°E / 25.26028; 51.48306
Type Private
Motto Excellence for All, Excellence from All
Established 1980
Principal Dr Steffen Sommer
Grades Pre-school-Y13
Number of students >1200
Average class size 20
Hours in school day 6 hours 10 mins (7:10 - 1:20)
  • Griffin     
  • Dragon     
  • Phoenix     
  • Salamander     
  • Unicorn     
  • Roc     
Colour(s)      White or      grey (Sixth Form) and      navy blue (Ks3 and Ks4)
Publication Majlis (English)
Feeder schools Doha English Speaking School, Doha College Primary, Doha College West Bay Primary

Doha College is a school located in Doha, Qatar. Doha College (or DC) was founded in the 1980s. It has a student body of over 1,900 people from 75 nationalities.

The school is academically selective, both for admissions and progress between key stages.[1] The school is sponsored by the British Embassy and is a not-for-profit organisation.


The school opened in 1980 to meet the demand for a British curriculum in the country and is one of the oldest schools teaching the British curriculum in the region.[2]


The School follows a British curriculum. Students from Pre-school to year 9 follow the national curriculum of England and Wales.[3]

In years 10 to 11 the students take part in GCSE.[4] In Years 12 to 13 students undertake AS and A levels to complete their school education before advancing into further education through universities across the world.


To gain admission in the school students sit an entrance test before which a form fee of Qr 200 must be paid regardless of whether or not admission is gained.[5] There is a Qr 10,000 ($2,740) security deposit to pay, followed by a yearly capital fee of Qr 5000 ($1,369.86). The fee structure for the school is as follows:[6]

Fee details Pre-school Reception to Year 6 Year 7 -11 Year 12-13
Autumn term QR 10407 QR 11966 QR 20381 QR 22397
Spring term QR 10407 QR 11966 QR 20381 QR 22397
Summer term QR 10407 QR 11966 QR 20381 QR 22397
Total per year QR 36221 ($9,923.56) QR 40898 ($11,204.93) QR 66143 ($18,121.37) QR 72191 ($19,778.25)


The schools intake is from normal admissions as well as from DESS campus and the new West Bay Campus[7] gifted by the Supreme Education Council Qatar.

West Bay campus is primary only (pre-school to year 6) and opened in September 2013 offering 670 school places. The West Bay campus is located in Al Farouq Street behind University Petrol Station. The school has announced plans for its new campus.[8] Which is planned for September 2018.

Students and staff can use the nearby rugby club.


The schools hosts competitions with others schools in the country and in the region. Students have participated in international competitions such as the British junior games/BSME.[9]

Expeditions and trips[edit]

Trips include:[10]

  • Duke of Edinburgh's International award expeditions to Qatari Desert, Nepal, Wales etc.
  • Science trips to USA and Bali
  • DT trips to Netherlands
  • Drama trips to the UK
  • Geography trips to malls in Qatar, the desert, and to the UK
  • Art and photography trips to New york and Washington DC.
  • ICT/CS trips to New York, Japan etc.


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