Academic Catalog

General Information

About the University

Hamad Bin Khalifa University (HBKU), a member of Qatar Foundation for Education, Science, and Community Development (QF), was founded in 2010 to continue fulfilling QF’s vision of unlocking human potential. HBKU is a homegrown research and graduate studies University that acts as a catalyst for positive transformation in Qatar and the region while having a global impact.

Located within Education City, HBKU seeks to provide unparalleled opportunities where inquiry and discovery are integral to teaching and learning at all levels utilizing a multidisciplinary approach across all focus areas.

HBKU is committed to actively contribute to achieving the Qatar National Vision 2030 by building and cultivating human capacity through an enriching academic experience and an innovative research ecosystem. Through applying creativity to knowledge, students will have the opportunity to discover innovative solutions that are locally relevant and have a global impact.

At Hamad Bin Khalifa University – our students, faculty, staff, partners, and leadership – all share a common belief in the power of higher education and research to make a positive impact in the development of nations.

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At Hamad Bin Khalifa University, our people are our greatest strength, and when you enroll on an academic program at HBKU you become part of a thriving community that is committed to excellence and innovation. Freshman Admission Requirements.

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The Registrar’s Office is part of the Office of the Provost. The office provides students, faculty, advisors, and administrators with services pertaining to registration, scheduling courses, maintenance of the university catalog and management of student records as well as issuing official student documents.

The Registrar’s Office provides these instructions every semester to cover the updates and new instructions for registration process.

For information on the functions offered by the Registrar’s Office, click here.

Tuition and Fees

The tuition at HBKU is assessed on a credit hour basis. For detailed information on cost of each academic program, click here.

Academic Policies

The university Academic Policies govern processes related to students, faculty and various functions of the university. For the full listing of the Academic policies relevant to this catalog, click here.