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Immunization & Health Requirements

Information about covid-19 vaccination and rapid antigen testing

Students can be vaccinated and have a rapid antigen test by making an appointment at the QF Primary Health Care Clinic (QF PHCC) using their visa number/passport or Qatar ID and paying a fee.  These medical services are not reimbursable by the NU-Q provided private health insurance and the fees are the responsibility of the student.  The clinic can be contacted at 4454-1240/1244 or by emailing qfphcc@qf.org.qa.  QF PHCC will request the following:    

More information about NU-Q's building entry requirements and policies as well as information about vaccinations and rapid antigen testing can be found here.  

NU-Q Immunizations and tuberculosis screening requirements 

NU-Q requires all students to submit documentation of vaccination or immunity from polio, diphtheria, tetanus, hepatitis B, measles, mumps, rubella, varicella, meningitis, and complete a screening for tuberculosis (TB).  Students are required to complete the student information form here.  Students are required to take the Immunization and Tuberculosis Screening Certificate to their healthcare provider, along with any childhood immunizations records.  Once the Certificate is completed and signed and stamped by the medical provider, please submit it here.

If using lab reports to show immunity, copies of the lab reports should be uploaded along with the NU-Q Immunization and Tuberculosis Screening Certificate. Original childhood immunization documents are not necessary to submit to Counseling and Wellness.  NO PHYSICAL EXAM IS REQUIRED. The Certificate is to be submitted to NU-Q Counseling and Wellness by the deadlines below

The NU-Q Immunization and Tuberculosis Screening Certificate and supporting lab reports can be submitted here.

In Qatar, vaccines, blood work, and record verification can be done at no or a low cost WITH A HAMAD HEALTH CARD at Hamad Medical Corporation's local primary health care centers or for a fee at private hospitals, laboratories, or clinics. Please note, however, incoming students will not receive a Hamad Health Card until several weeks after arrival.  It is recommended, if finances are a concern, incoming students should complete as much of the Certificate as they can in their home country.  Students are responsible for any costs incurred in completing the Certificate.

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Ministry of Public Health Requirement

All students entering the country for the purpose of attending NU-Q are required by law to take a medical exam, the purpose of which is to protect the health of the population and prevent the spread of infectious diseases. The medical exam is arranged for you by NU-Q. The issuance of a residency permit, required by immigration laws to study and reside in Qatar, is contingent upon medical clearance on all examinations. 

Medical clearance is defined by negative test results for the following tests:

If the State of Qatar’s Medical Commission finds positive results on any of these examinations, students will be repatriated to their home country.

Recommended exams before entering Qatar

To avoid such an event, NU-Q strongly recommends international students relocating to Qatar complete the following medical examinations in their home country prior to entering Qatar:

  1. Blood-type certificate (required for residency permit)
  2. Chest x-ray exam for tuberculosis
  3. HIV antibodies
  4. Hepatitis B
  5. Hepatitis C

You are only required to bring the blood type certificate (item #1 above) with you when you travel to Qatar. All other medical test results (items #2-#5) are for your reference and do not need to be submitted.  DO NOT SUBMIT RESULTS FROM ITEMS #2-#5 to Counseling and Wellness.  These are for your reference - verifying for yourself negative tests results for items #2-#5 before coming to Qatar.    

Please note that the results students independently obtain in their home country will not be used for immigration processing. The State of Qatar’s Medical Commission will perform the tests again and their results will be considered as Final and Official.

See Qatar’s Ministry of Public Health website for more information.

Deadlines for Health Requirements

The Immunization and Tuberculosis Screening Certificate should be submitted to Counseling and Wellness by the applicable deadline below. 

Term Deadline
Fall 30 days after the first day of fall semester classes
Spring January 31
Summer May 1
Late Admits 30 days after acceptance

Penalties for Non-Compliance

Students who fail to submit their Immunization and Tuberculosis Screening Certificate, or fail to rectify ALL immunization deficiencies by 30 days after the start of classes will have a hold placed on their student account, which will prevent registration for classes.  Only those vaccinations which are not yet due will be allowed to be incomplete.  Penalties are not assessed for incoming students prior to the start of fall semester and won't impact registration for fall semester classes.  

If you have questions concerning the Immunization and Tuberculosis Screening Certificate, entrance health requirements, immunizations, or related issues, please review the Frequently Asked Questions, or email Counseling and Wellness.

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