The fees for
this year’s Dowra are set at $600 USD excluding plane tickets and visa fees.
This fee includes food and accommodation for the duration of the Dowra as
well as visits inside Tarim and the surrounding area, as well as pick up and
drop off from Seiyun airport.
acceptance you will receive a Student Pack by email which will
give full details of the course and details of what you will be required to
- We advise that all applicants read the FAQ’s
section before submitting their application.
- All students must be over 18 years of age.
However if the applicant is mature and responsible and is able to
provide references then the application can be submitted for selection.
- All students that wish to participate in this
Dowra must register by way of this application process.
- You must come of your own free will, i.e. not
forced to attend by parents etc. Please note the Dowra is not a
correction facility, and we do not have resources to make it such.
- You must have the desire and ambition to gain
real benefit from their time in Tarim.
- You must be prepared to respect the practices
and customs in Tarim and Yemen as a whole
- We aim to have mature and responsible students
dedicated and able to endure the intensity of the 35 days.
- You must abide by the rules put in place by the Dowra administration
Applications are open to eligible students until the
application closure date.
The Visa Process
You may be able to
obtain a visit visa directly from the Yemeni Embassy in your
locality. Students coming from Australia should be able to get their
visas from the Yemeni Consulate without any problem. Those who are
unable to do so must apply for a visit visa through the Dowra admin
or for a study visa through Dar al-Mustafa or Dar al-Zahra if they
are planning to stay on and study after the Dowra.
For this you will
need to transfer a fee of approximately 20,000 YR (£66/$94) per
person. You must also send a colour scan of the photo page of your
All those who are
intending to stay and study in Tarim after the Dowra for more than 3
obtain a study visa.
Note that as soon as
your visa expires you will be charged a fee of 300 YR (£0.90/ $1.40)
per day for every day you overstay your visa. Most nationalities are
only given a one month visa. British citizens are usually given a
three month visa.
Students must fly
into Seiyun airport (around half an hour from Tarim) where they will
be collected. They can either fly first to Sanaa and then take an
internal flight to Seiyun or they can fly directly to Seiyun from Abu
Dhabi or Jeddah.
Flights to Seiyun
(subject to change)
From Sanaa –
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday
From Jeddah –
From Abu Dhabi -