The Qasid Institute: Amman - Direct Enrollment & Exchange

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  • Location(s): Amman, Jordan
  • Program Type(s): Study Abroad, Intensive Language

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The Qasid Program is an intensive, multi-term course tailored for non- native speakers and heritage learners wishing to excel in Arabic. It is designed with busy professionals and students in mind, aiming to teach the equivalent of a year’s worth ... read more

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The Qasid Program is an intensive, multi-term course tailored for non- native speakers and heritage learners wishing to excel in Arabic. It is designed with busy professionals and students in mind, aiming to teach the equivalent of a year’s worth of university - level Arabic in just under three months in each of our winter, spring, and fall quarters, and in just nine weeks during our Summer Intensive.

Five core levels of instruction — as well as supplementary and advanced studies modules — are offered, focusing on the specific needs of beginner, intermediate, and advanced students. The "Classic Four" skills of reading, writing, listening, and speaking are taught systematically in classrooms that rarely exceed eight students, giving each individual a considerable amount of attention.

Instructors are widely regarded as exceptional, and the curriculum blends a tried-and-true program with innovative techniques to insure an optimal learning experience for each student.

Program Type(s):
Study Abroad
Intensive Language
Program Length(s):
  • Fall
  • Summer
  • Spring
  • Academic Year
Instruction Language(s):
  • Arabic
  • English
Relevant Study Subject(s):
  • Arabic Language and Literature
Minimum GPA:
1.0
Year Founded:
2002
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Direct Enrollment/Exchange Scholarships

The 2018 scholarship application period will open from 01 October to 15 December 2017. Qasid believes in providing scholarship opportunities for deserving students in recognition of their achievement and as an incentive for all those studying the Arabic language to excel. This investment in language education also serves to advance the field of Arabic language studies while enriching the campus atmosphere with diversity, talent, and academic excellence. Applicants will be interested to know that scholarship recipients are also eligible to apply for U.S. university credit for their studies at Qasid at an extra cost per credit awarded. For those interested in applying now, please review the scholarship policies provided below. For any other information on the scholarship itself or the application process, please contact the Qasid Scholarship Committee at scholarships@qasid.com.

$13,225

Deadlines:
15 December 2017

Guidelines/Requirements:
1. Scholarship availability is announced annually in the month of October. 2. Two separate tuition scholarships are offered each year: A 1 quarter scholarship, currently valued at $2645, which must be used for either the summer or fall terms of the calendar year following the year of application. Up to 5 quarters, full program scholarship, currently valued at up to $13225, requiring a commitment to attend up to 5 academic terms consecutively, which must begin in either the summer or fall terms of the calendar year following the year of application. A student with a full program scholarship who leaves Qasid before all five levels are completed will forfeit the remainder of their scholarship. Scholarships are non transferable to later terms. Students may apply for both scholarships simultaneously, although no individual student will be awarded both scholarships for a given year. 3. Scholarship applications and all supporting materials must be received within the application period dates for the application year. The required materials include: A completed, online application form A current resume|curriculum vitae An academic transcript, if you have recently attended an educational institute Writing sample: A statement from the applicant as to why they feel they should be selected for the scholarship (no more than 500 words) One letter of recommendation (submitted via Qasid Portal). 4. Applicants must have a minimum of one year of college level Arabic and|or its equivalent in order to be considered for the scholarship. 5. Scholarship awards will be announced no later than 01 February of the calendar year following the application year. And they must be confirmed by the recipient two weeks after the award announcement, February 15. 6. Scholarships only apply to tuition costs for Levels 1 through 5 of the Core Program (MSA or Classical Arabic) courses. This therefore excludes: Supplementary classes Private tutoring sessions Credit and transcript fees Off campus excursions Housing Books 7. Full program scholarship recipients must earn a minimum grade average of 80% and have no more than 4 unexcused absences in each academic term in order to maintain their eligibility for the scholarship into subsequent terms. Qasid reserves the right to withdraw the scholarship at any time if the conditions of the scholarship or the Qasid Student Policies are violated. For additional information about the scholarship or the application process, you may contact the Qasid Scholarship Committee at scholarships@qasid.com. The tentative schedule for 2018 scholarship recipients to begin their attendance with Qasid are: The Summer session, from 20 June to 22 August (subject to slight change). The Fall session, from 12 September to 07 December (subject to slight change). The Qasid Institute has developed a reputation as one of the best private intensive Arabic language programmes in the Middle East with teaching methods specifically designed for foreign students.

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