Financial Aid Specialist
University of Doha

Financial Aid Specialist (Temp)

Doha, Qatar Posted 2023/09/18 08:54:42 Expires 2023-11-17 Ref: JB4766580

Job Description

University of Doha for Science and Technology (UDST) is the first national applied University in the State of Qatar, offering applied Bachelors and Master’s degrees in addition to certificates and diplomas in various fields. UDST has over 50 programs in the fields of Engineering Technology and Industrial Trades, Business Management, Computing and Information Technology, Health Sciences, Continuing and Professional Education and more.

With more than 600 staff and over 7,000 students, UDST is the destination for top-notch applied and experiential learning. The University is recognized for its student-centered learning and state-of-the-art facilities. Our faculty are committed to delivering pedagogically-sound learning experiences with incorporation of innovative technological interventions, to further enhance students’ skills and help develop talented graduates that can effectively contribute to a knowledge-based economy and make Qatar’s National Vision 2030 a reality.

The Admission and Registration Directorate invites applications for the Financial Aid Specialist position.


Your Commitment


Reporting to the Manager, Student Services, Admission and Registration Directorate, the successful candidate will support students and families through the financial aid process at the University by providing personalized guidance, assessing eligibility and facilitating access to essential resources ensuring timely delivery of accurate information and funding to students.



Duties & Responsibilities 

The successful candidate will provide personalized information and guidance to students and their families about the financial aid process, explaining eligibility requirements, application procedures and the various aid programs available at the university.

The successful candidate will assess students' financial needs and eligibility for the diverse range of financial aid options offered by the University. Also, assist students in completing financial aid applications ensuring they have the all necessary documentation to support their application.

The successful candidate will determine and package the financial aid awards for eligible students by carefully considering their financial need, academic status and the availability of funding. At the same time, coordinate the efficient and timely disbursement of financial aid funds to students' accounts ensuring they receive the support they need promptly.

The successful candidate will maintain accurate and confidential records of financial aid applications, awards and associated documents ensuring compliance with university policies. Similarly, process and carefully review financial aid appeals from students with special circumstances or changes in their financial situations.

The successful candidate will monitor students' academic progress to ensure compliance with the requirements and maintain financial aid eligibility at UDST. Likewise, engage in effective communication with students, parents and other university staff by providing clear and helpful information regarding financial aid matters.

The successful candidate will organize and conduct financial aid workshops or presentations aiming to educate students and families on the financial aid process and available opportunities at UDST. Also, analyze financial aid data to identify trends, assess the effectiveness of financial aid programs and propose improvements to enhance support.

The successful candidate will collaborate with various university departments, such as admissions and student services, to foster overall student success and retention. At the same time, contribute in the development and implementation of creative strategies to increase awareness of scholarships and awards available to students among both students and faculty.

The successful candidate will ensure awards and scholarship applications are submitted, recipients are selected and congratulatory letters, awards, certificates and cheques are prepared according to established timelines providing students with timely recognition and support. Perform miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.




Education and Certifications:

Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field is required



Minimum 5 years of Financial Aid experience



Fluency in written and spoken English language is required.

Fluency in written and spoken Arabic language is preferred.



Other Required Skills


Concern for order and quality, time management, service excellence, teamwork and collaborative working and attention to detail behavioral competencies are required.

Job Details

Job Location Doha, Qatar
Job Role Other
Employment Type Temporary Employee

Preferred Candidate

Career Level Mid Career
Years of Experience Min: 5
Residence Location Qatar
Degree Bachelor's degree

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