College of the North Atlantic - Qatar welcomes a new group of students to its winter semester 2021. This year saw an increase of almost 140% in the application rate of Qatari students, after announcing that the College’s Board of Trustees agreed to exempt both Qatari citizens and children of Qatari women from the payment of tuition fees.
In line with the government’s plan to reduce restrictions in phases as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, the College is following blended learning with 50% attendance. Within this framework, 3 orientation sessions were offered to new students; one of them was on campus while the other two took place online.
During orientation sessions organised by the Student Affairs department, new joiners toured through the many advanced laboratory and simulation facilities that the campus boasts, and were able to meet highly skilled faculty members who will be leading them through their studies. Furthermore, students have the opportunity to join clubs and a wide variety of sports teams.
More than 3629 students joined the college for the winter semester, across different schools from Business Management and Information Technology to Engineering Technology and Industrial Trades, Health Sciences and Foundation Program.
Commenting on the start of the new semester Acting President of CNA-Q, Dr. Salem Al-Naemi, said: “We are pleased to welcome all new and returning students. College of the North Atlantic-Qatar is an excellent choice to follow an applied education and prepare for a successful career. We are particularly contented with the increasing number of Qatari students, and hope that the campus life will enable every student to develop not only on the academic level but also on the personal one as well.”
The college is following strict preventive measures to protect its students and faculty members against the coronavirus. The security team has been trained to ensure best practices are set in place. The college has also launched the student “COVID-19 Ambassador Program”, designed to provide people with proper protocol regarding the virus prevention. The Ambassadors also organize virtual sessions, and can inform fellow students of the services available including Zoom counselling sessions and virtual clubs.