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Graduate Assistantships and Employment

Many graduate students at Texas A&M at Qatar are employed as graduate assistants or graduate student workers. Here’s a few terms that help explain.

Graduate Assistant (Research) or GAR — works on a faculty research projects

Graduate Assistant (Teaching) or GAT

Important Note: Graduate Assistants are required to enroll full time and maintain a 3.0 GPA or higher to keep their assistantship. Full time is 9 hours in the fall and spring and 6 hours in the summer.

Assistantships are available to qualified students depending on funding. GARs are selected by faculty members and GATs and GANTs are selected by the academic programs. The Qatar Graduate Studies Office manages the hiring process, ensures adherence to university rules and regulations and prepares the offer letter (or contract). Once the contract is signed by the faculty supervisor, administration and student, the Qatar Office of Graduate Studies forwards the Human Resources Services, Finance, Building Operations, and Information Technology offices at the Qatar campus.