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Testing Center at UDST

All eligible applicants to The University of Doha for Science and Technology must write both an English and Math Test to determine their placement at the College. The Academic English Placement (AEP) and Academic Math Placement (AMP) Tests are placement tools administered to all new students enrolled in a diploma or certificate program in order to provide information about their academic skills in English and mathematics. 

About the TC

Testing Center

In January 2007, the University of Doha (UDST) established the UDST Testing Centre. 

 The Testing Centre was designed to address the testing needs of UDST in the areas of entrance, placement, and exit testing for its regular programs, as well as for Corporate Services.  It also serves the larger community as an approved center for the administration of the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) test, in addition to providing proctoring services for institutions outside Qatar.  

The Testing Centre is located on the second floor of the Administration Building (Building 3).  There are five test rooms, three of which have computer labs, eight oral interview rooms, administrative offices, a reception and two waiting areas for clients. 

All assessments delivered through the TC are secure exams.  This means there are strict guidelines and procedures in place to protect the security and integrity of tests and to ensure all candidates receive fair and equal treatment.  For the standards and practices the Testing Centre strives to attain, please see Principles of Good Practice for ALTE Examinations at www.alte.org.  

Proctoring Details

The Testing Centre provides professional and secure proctoring services to those individuals studying at educational institutions outside Qatar and are required to take exams while in Doha.  

Regular proctoring services can start at 8:30 a.m., with all testing to be completed by 3:00 p.m.  Written requests for all proctoring services must be made a minimum of 10 working days in advance. Alternative dates for proctoring services may be available, if scheduling permits.    

Unless the institute has a long standing billing agreement set up with UDST, a proctoring fee of 200 QR per test is required to be paid on the scheduled test day by the candidate.  Courier costs may also apply. If a candidate wishes to reschedule his exam, in 2 or less working days without a valid medical note or police report, an additional fee will be applied. Proctoring services are provided free to UDST employees and students.  

Candidates should arrive 30 minutes before an exam start time.  Please confirm with your exam provider materials that are allowed in the exam room.

Academic ENGLISH Placement

The Academic English Placement (AEP) tool is an online adaptive test designed to assess an applicant's English language ability. The test results are used to place students in classes at UDST. Applicants requiring additional language support depending on eligibility and availability may be eligible to take English language classes at UDST to ensure future success in their program of study.

Please click here to see a sample AEP

Frequently Asked Questions:

You must register for and do both tests and obtain the appropriate result to enter into academic programs at UDST unless you have a valid IELTS or TOEFL score. If you have a valid IELTS or TOEFL score you will only have to take the Academic Math Placement test.

​The current application fee of 300 QR covers both the AEP and AMP.

After your application has been processed, and you have paid all fees, you will receive an email with an online link where you can go to book your test(s). You can also visit the Admissions Office to check your status and book your test(s).

UDST uses the Oxford Online Placement Test to screen and place potential students for admission. The test is a computerized test that is designed to adapt to your language level. This means that questions are selected for you depending on your English proficiency.
The exam will take between 45-90 minutes, depending on your performance.

The test has two parts.

The Use of English section has grammar, short reading passages and fill in the blanks.

In the Listening section, you will be asked to listen to short conversations or narratives and answer multiple choice questions. You can listen to the passage 2 times

Click here to see the format of the test.

Yes. Testing accommodations are available to applicants with special needs. It is your responsibility to identify your special need when you apply to UDST. You must provide the Registrar’s Office with valid medical documentation regarding your special need. The documentation will be reviewed by a counselor to determine what testing accommodations may be necessary. If you feel you have a special need and you do not have documentation, you will be required to meet with one of the college counselors.

Failure to notify the Registrar’s Office of the need for testing accommodation does not warrant a re-test. It is the responsibility of the candidate to identify their special need before writing the AEP.

You must bring:

  • your original passport or national ID card. No photocopies will be accepted. Without proper ID, you will not be permitted to write the test. No exceptions.

All test materials including writing materials will be provided by the UDST Testing Centre. No calculators or personal items are allowed in the test room

You must be at the UDST Testing Centre 30 minutes before the scheduled test time.

Your test results will be emailed to you between 2 to 5 business days.

Yes, you can retake the AEP but you must wait 30 days between testing. Take the time between tests to improve your English, For each test series taken, the 200 QR test fee will apply.

Academic MATH placement

The AMP is a 2 hours long on-line test designed to assess academic math ability in relation to courses offered at UDST.

Please click here to see a sample AMP

Frequently Asked Questions:

You must register for and do both tests and obtain the appropriate result to enter into academic programs at UDST. If you have a valid IELTS or TOEFL score you will only have to take the Academic Math Placement test.

The current application fee of 300 QR cash covers both the AEP and AMP test.

You can schedule a placement test when you apply online to be a student at UDST.

The AMP is a computer-based test consisting of 60 multiple choice questions. The questions are divided up into the following topics

  1. Real Number System
  2. Whole Numbers and Integers
  3. Fractions
  4. Decimals
  5. Percent
  6. Solving Equations
  7. Formula Rearrangement
  8. Laws of Exponents
  9. Negative Exponents
  10. Polynomials
  11. Factoring
  12. Rational Expressions
  13. Geometry
  14. Equation of the Line
  15. Systems of Equations and Inequalities
  16. Trigonometry
  17. Data Measurement
  18. Functions
  19. Logarithms
  20. Word Problems

You can click here to download a sample AMP.

Yes. Special accommodations are available to applicants with special needs. It is your responsibility to identify your special need when you apply to UDST. You must provide the Registrar’s Office with valid documentation regarding your special need. The documentation will be reviewed by a counselor to determine what testing accommodations may be necessary. If you feel you have a special need and you do not have documentation you will be required to meet with one of the college counselors.

Failure to notify the Registrar’s Office of the need for testing accommodation does not warrant a re-test.

You must bring:

  • your original, valid passport or national ID card. No photocopies will be accepted. Without proper ID, you will not be permitted to write the test. No exceptions.


All test materials including calculators and writing materials will be provided by the UDST Testing Centre. No personal items are allowed in the test room.

You must be at the  UDST Qatar Testing Centre 30 minutes before the scheduled test time.

Your test results will be emailed to you between 2 to 5 business days.

Yes, you can retake the AMP but must wait 30 days between testing. Take the time between tests to learn improve your math. For each test series taken, the 200 QR test fee will apply.

When applying to the college at the Registrar's Office, you will be directed to the Testing Centre for a test date.  Your test results will usually be available 5 - 10 days after the test and will be sent to your email address

Amenities include:

  • Friendly and knowledgeable registration staff
  • Male and female waiting room
  • Classrooms and labs that meet international testing standards
  • Private oral testing rooms
  • Modern testing software

We are also an official testing site for the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) Test. These tests are open to the broader community as well as UDST students.