Important Notes:

  • All supporting documents should be submitted in advance of the suggested target date for application completion. To receive full consideration, your application and all supporting documents should be received by March 1.
  • Questions about financial aid should be directed to Qatar Foundation. You may complete the financial aid application form directly from Qatar Foundation.  You should submit this aid form even before your six-year medical program decision is known. Qatar Foundation will thus be able to perform a needs analysis so that a more efficient determination of aid may be made if and when you are accepted.


You are required to submit results of either the SAT Reasoning Test or the ACT. It is recommended that you also submit scores of SAT subject tests in mathematics (level II) and two sciences. Subject tests are independent of any particular textbook or method of instruction, thus allowing you to demonstrate your strength in relevant subjects in comparison with students who have attended different schools and systems worldwide.

You must take tests early enough to allow submission of scores prior to March 1, the deadline for application completion. We urge you to plan your test calendar well in advance because you must register for each test about one month before the test date, and it generally takes four to six weeks after the test for scores to be reported.

Follow the links below to plan your test dates and registration.

 SAT Reasoning Test & Subject Tests

HBKU ACT Residual Testing Program

If you are residing in Qatar and are unable to take the SAT or ACT as described, there is another option to take the ACT-Residual Test in Education City in Doha on the following dates at the HBKU Testing Center:

ACT-R Exam Date Registration Deadline
Saturday, November 28, 2020 Wednesday, November 18, 2020 (12:00noon Qatar Time)
Saturday, January 30, 2021 Wednesday, January 20, 2021 (12:00noon Qatar Time)

If you register for the ACT Residual Test at Weill Cornell Medicine-Qatar, the test score report will be delivered to Weill Cornell Medicine-Qatar only. 

Please contact the WCM-Q Admissions Office for details on how to register: admissions@qatar-med.cornell.edu 

In order to register for the ACT-Residual, please provide the following:

  1. Clear copy of your valid passport OR valid Qatari ID
  2. Registration fee QAR 436 (USD $120)
  3. Completed registration form

IMPORTANT NOTE 1: If you choose to take the ACT Residual Test more than once, there must be a 60-day gap between your two test dates.

IMPORTANT NOTE 2: Seats are LIMITED.  Kindly register for the exam as soon as possible before the deadlines (indicated above).