TransferApplication Process

Transfer Application Checklist

[  ]  Online Application
[  ]  High School Transcripts 
[  ]  University Transcripts

[  ]  Art Portfolio (BFA Only)
[  ]  Essay (BA Only)
[  ]  Passport or QID Copy
[  ]  Recommendation Form
[  ]  English Proficiency Scores 

[  ]  Drawing Test
[  ]  Writing Test

[  ]  Studio Portfolio

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  • Transfer Application Requirements and Processes
    • Applicants who have completed post-secondary course work at an institution of higher education other than VCUarts Qatar may apply for admission to VCUarts Qatar. They must submit all requirements as those outlined for Freshman applicants. See information in "Freshman" in the left side bar. Additionally, they must submit the items listed below. 
    • Post-secondary academic credentials will be assessed for transfer credit to VCUarts Qatar after the applicant is determined to be admissible, and provided an official Foreign Credential Evaluation is submitted for any course work taken at a non-US institution outside of the USA . 
    • Whether or not transfer applicants are admissible to VCUarts Qatar's Art Foundation program (1st year of BFA), or directly to the major, be it Graphic Design, Interior Design, Fashion Design, Painting & Printmaking (BFA), or Art History (BA), is conditional on their acdemic background and on space availability.



By FEBRUARY 1     (Strict Deadline. No exceptions. Submit ALL of the following listed below)

  • Official university transcripts FROM EACH POST-SECONDARY UNIVERSITY or COLLEGE EVER ATTENDED, listing all courses completed and grades earned.
    • Have earned a minimum grade point average of 2.50/4.00, or its equivalent, and be in good academic standing at your current (or most recent) institution of higher education.   
    • Transcripts issued in a language other than English must be accompanied by an official English language translation.
  • Deliver in person or by courier to VCUarts Qatar's Office of Admissions.
  • Course descriptions of all courses completed. 
    • Course descriptions are 1-2 paragraph statements describing the course, as listed in the university's official catalog or bulletin.
  • Deliver in person or by courier to VCUarts Qatar's Office of Admissions.
  • Studio Art Portfolio
    • May be requested if the BFA-applicant is being considered for admission directly in to the Graphic Design, Interior Design, Fashion Design or Painting & Printmaking major, rather than the Art Foundation program.
  • Upload into online application

Please note: 

  • If VCUarts Qatar concludes, based on reasonable grounds, that an applicant has misrepresented his/her academic background or falsified any information presented to the University as part of his/her application for admission, VCUarts Qatar reserves the right to disqualify his/her application, revoke an offer of admission, or terminate the student’s registration.  


  • International Credential Evaluation
    • Applicants who wish to have prior post-secondary work completed at a university/college outside of the USA, assessed for possible transfer credit at VCUarts Qatar and direct admission to the major, must submit an official International Credential Evaluation.
    • VCUarts Qatar strongly recommends the use of World Education Services (WES) for foreign credential evaluations. Please request the "Course-by-Course" Evaluation.
    • WES must submit its evaluation directly to the VCUarts Qatar Office of Admissions.
    • Transfer credit will not be granted for prior tertiary course work completed outside of the USA without submission of the International Credential Evaluation. 
  • To be submitted directly by World Education Services (WES) to the Office of Admissions at VCUarts Qatar.



 Between February 1 and March 31

  • VCUQatar faculty assess your application materials.
  • You may be asked to appear for additional tests.

Starting April

  • Applicants are notified by the Office of Admissions of the decision made on their application.
  • Post-secondary transcripts are reviewed for transfer credit at VCUarts Qatar, provided a Foreign Credential Evaluation is submitted (see above), if so required.

By End of April. Strict Deadline - as noted in letter of admission

  • Admitted applicants must accept their offer of admission and pay the enrollment deposit to confirm their intention to enroll and reserve their seat in the program. 

Office of Admissions

Al Luqta Street (P.O. Box 8095)
Doha - QATAR

T +974 4402 0530