Housing Overview

We believe that a comfortable living situation has as much to do with a student’s academic success as does the classroom environment, curriculum, and instructor. Accordingly, we have dedicated a number of staff to assist with housing placement, housemate matching, and offering guidance related to budgeting, food options, and other student life questions. Based on consistent feedback that we’ve received from students over the past decade, it seems that these services are quite rare among private Arabic institutes in the Middle East. However, as your hosts from the moment you arrive until your final departure from Amman, our team views these aspects as absolutely vital to rounding out and bringing to life your Arabic learning experience.

Please review the following information at your earliest convenience. Then, at the bottom of this page where the housing application period is noted, you will find one web link button directing you to the the housing preference form when it becomes available. Please note that this form is required for all students intending to attend Qasid for the upcoming term—both new and continuing students—regardless of whether your plans include Qasid Housing or finding your own, Independent Housing arrangements. This procedure aids in our assuring that no one is inadvertently left without accommodations.

For new students who select the Qasid Housing option, once you have been accepted to attend Qasid for the upcoming term, paid your tuition deposit in full, and submitted your housing preference form, we will begin the process of awarding housing and matching up roommates. Those of you who are awarded a housing assignment will receive full details to help you better prepare for your travels. In advance of that information, shared below is an overview of our housing philosophy and some best practices connected to this, the two main housing options available to you as an incoming student, and important considerations relevant to each of these options.

Our Approach to Housing
Housing Options
Qasid Housing Details
Housing Costs and Payments
Commitments and Cancellations
Process Overview
Partner Program Group Housing
Housing Guidelines

A note about portal accounts

If you are a university student or staff member, when creating your portal account please do so using a personal email address, and not one assigned by your university with a domain name which includes a reference to the university or which ends with the “.edu” suffix. Our email communications with you are likely to be rejected or treated as spam in such cases, blocking important Qasid information from reaching you.

If have already established your portal account with a university email address, please contact isa@qasid.com to reset your account with a personal address.


2017 Spring term housing process dates

We have reached our housing capacity for the 2017 spring term and are now placing students on the waiting list. If we are unable to immediately accommodate late arriving students, it is possible for us to procure new apartments if we receive an ample number of additional requests.

For those who still wish to apply for spring term housing, please contact housing@qasid.com to inquire about the latest availability, and use the button link below to take you to the Qasid Portal housing form for the 2017 spring term.

The housing form becomes accessible a few weeks before the term for all students who have an active, Qasid Portal account, and who have received their admissions acceptance. If you meet this criteria after the notification date mentioned below, the button at the bottom of this page will take you directly to the housing form on your portal home page. If you don’t have a portal account, you may create one here and if you forgot your password, click here.

All students enrolled for the 2017 spring term—excluding prearranged housing recipients—were sent a notification email on 13 Feb 2017 with information about completing the housing form requirement. If after this date you do not receive this email and believe you should have, please contact housing@qasid.com as soon as possible.

The deadline to submit the housing form for the 2017 spring term was 22 Feb 2017. Those eligible who did not respond by this date can expect to receive email reminders, as late respondents who desire Qasid Housing will be at risk of not receiving a room.

Housing form applications will continue to be accepted while we process the room assignments. During this period, although you will no longer be in the priority group, we will do our best to place you according to your preferences. If we are unable to immediately accommodate you within our present apartment capacity, you will be placed on a waiting list.

Qasid Housing room assignments for the 2017 spring term were sent out on 02 Mar 2017. If you requested a room in Qasid Housing and did not receive a housing assignment email by this date, please contact housing@qasid.com as soon as possible.

All room assignments must be either accepted or declined through an online inquiry page accessible through a web link included in the room assignment email. The deadline for these acknowledgements was 06 Mar 2017. Anyone who has not accepted their housing offer by this date is subject to lose their reservation, and their room will become available to those on the waiting list.

To plan your arrival and departure travels, the earliest move-in timing for 2017 spring term Qasid Housing residents was 20 Mar 2017 at 5:00 PM. If you would like to settle in after this date, please contact housing@qasid.com.

The 2017 spring term orientation event was held on 21 Mar 2017 at 8:00 AM.

The latest checkout timing for the 2017 spring term will then be 08 Jun 2017 at 12:00 noon, the day after the closing ceremony.

Newly attending students who would like complimentary shuttle service to their Amman home upon their arrival—be it Qasid Housing or their own housing arrangements—should submit Qasid’s online Airport Transportation form available in the Service Requests menu of their portal homepage.

Qasid Partner Program housing

Listed below are the Partner Programs we expect to be with us for the 2017 spring term. Continuing students in Partner Programs not listed below who are attending the present or prior terms will maintain their current housing form arrangements.

Otherwise, for Partner Program students newly joining us, those participating with groups in the first list must submit a housing form, while those in the second list should not submit one. If you have any questions about your housing form obligation, please contact housing@qasid.com.

Qasid Partner Programs Submitting Housing Forms

Cambridge Muslim College

Georgetown University

University of Exeter BA

Oxford Year Abroad

School of Oriental and African Studies

University of Southern Denmark

Qasid Partner Programs NOT Submitting Housing Forms

Anadoglu Agency

CASA

Fulbright Association

Diplomats


2017 Summer term housing process dates

Please refer to the following schedule for the coming, summer term housing process:

07 May 2017  |  Housing form becomes available to all admitted students.

16 May 2017  |  Deadline to submit housing forms.

24 May 2017  |  Housing assignments to be sent to those awarded a reservation.

28 May 2017  |  Deadline to acknowledge housing assignments.

15 Jun 2017  |  Housing move-in begins at 5:00 PM.

17 Jun 2017  |  First day of orientation events.

20 Jun 2017  |  First day of classes.

23 Aug 2017  |  Housing checkout no later than 12:00 noon.



Important points to remember

1. The housing preference form is required for all students planing to attend Qasid for the upcoming term—both new and continuing students—regardless of whether your plans include Qasid Housing or finding your own, Independent Housing arrangements, unless your accommodations have been prearranged as a member of a Qasid Partner Program or due to another unique situation.

As your hosts throughout your stay, this procedure assures that no one is inadvertently left without a residence during their studies with us. It also updates your student records to ensure that all relevant communications reach you, while irrelevant ones are avoided.

2. If you are applying for enrollment independently of a Qasid Partner Program we ask that you complete the housing form accessible below ONLY for the seasonal, academic term listed in the form heading, and ONLY if, for that term, you have :

  • been admitted to Qasid,
  • paid your tuition deposit,
  • signed the student policy agreement.

If you have NOT done all three of these things, please take care of them BEFORE submitting the housing preference form. For more information about completing these requirements, either email us at admissions@qasid.com, or find the links under the “Admissions” tab above.

3. If, however, by the housing form deadline your admissions application is accepted  but you have still not completed the tuition deposit payment and | or not signed the student policy agreement, please submit the housing form anyway. For such students who request Qasid Housing we will reserve a room for you although we can not confirm your reservation until those items are fulfilled.


Contact Information

General housing inquiries  |  housing@qasid.com

Housing facility problems  |  housingcare@qasid.com

Housing internet service  |  support@qasid.com

Student Portal inquiries  |  isa@qasid.com

Admissions inquiries  |  admissions@qasid.com

Financial inquiries  |  accounts@qasid.com