Al Rayyan International University College (ARIU) is a successor of the first private university in the State of Qatar, which opened in September 2000 and for more than 20 years has specialised in providing business related degrees with tourism, hospitality and international business studies focus. During this period the university was operating under the auspices of Al Rayyan International Education (ARIE) and NHL Stenden University of Applied Sciences in the Netherlands.
From September 2021 the institution is opening a new exciting chapter in its existence and entering into a strategic partnership with the University of Derby in the United Kingdom.
Through this partnership, ARIU will offer UK-accredited undergraduate and postgraduate degrees, international hospitality management, international tourism management and in international business management. University in Qatar
ARIU in partnership with the University of Derby will continue its legacy as a higher education institution of excellence and a premier provider of university level education in Qatar, the GCC region, and internationally. ARIU is very well situated to provide students with great opportunities for learning and career development. Its location in the vibrant city of Doha and the GCC region is vital to the institution’s identity and success as a school.
We offer holistic education in a multicultural family-like environment, in which students are not just numbers. With us they can find their purpose, become more resilient, and grow into successful professionals and entrepreneurs who can positively impact the lives of others. Through our internationally and UK-accredited undergraduate and postgraduate degrees in international business, hospitality, tourism management we help students to become successful leaders in the constantly changing global arena. Study tourism in Qatar
Our university is very well situated to provide students with great opportunities for learning, and our location in the heart of Doha is vital to the institution’s identity and success as a school. We work very closely with local and international business and governmental organisations, which enable our graduates to be well-placed for their future careers and to be consistently sought after by future employers.
A degree from our university will open doors to an exciting future with varied career prospects and options. We are confident that our students are well equipped to start working in the real world immediately after graduation and become successful in different industries.