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.
Applications are open to eligible students until the
application closure date.
The Visa Process
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 visa by one of the following ways:
A study visa via Sanaa
Once your visa application has been
processed the Foreign Ministry in Sanaa will send an invitation to the Yemeni
embassy in the country of your choice. You can then pick up your visa by
sending your passport to that embassy and paying the fee required.
You will need to transfer a fee of
10,500 YR (£35 / $50 US) per person. This fee covers the processing of
the visa invitation in Yemen. You will still have to pay a similar fee to
collect your visa from the embassy. You must also send a colour scan of the
photo page of your passport.
A visit visa via Seiyun
Your visa application will be processed
locally in Seiyun. When it is ready we will send you a scan of your visa, which
you must print out and bring it with you.
You will need to transfer a fee of 20,000 YR
(£66/$94) per person. This is a one-off charge and there
will no extra charges. You must also send a colour scan of the photo page of
All those who are intending to stay
and study in Tarim after the Dowra for more than 3 months MUST obtain a
study visa via Sanaa. Those who are only attending the Dowra are advised to
apply for a visit visa from Seiyun as it is much quicker to process.
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 if it is processed in
Travelling to Tarim
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)
Sanaa – Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday
Jeddah – Thursday
Abu Dhabi - Monday