Hamad Bin Khalifa University Scholarship for International students

Hamad Bin Khalifa Scholarship 2021 is one of the best scholarships in Qatar for international students as the university offers fully funded scholarships for bachelor’s, masters, and doctoral studies. 

The HBKU Scholarship offers students from around the world an opportunity to enroll in their available study programs.

Hamad Bin Khalifa University, established in 2010  is a public Qatari university and a member of the Qatar Foundation. The university focuses on scientific research and educational outcomes.

In this article, you will find all the details of the Hamad Bin Khalifa scholarships 2021.

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Benefits of Hamad Bin Khalifa Scholarship 2021

Eligible students receive fully-funded scholarships for the duration of their studies at the university, and some students may receive partial scholarships as well. 

The benefits granted to students differ each year as it depends on the number of students applying, and the allocated quota for each program. In general, HBKU scholarship students receive the following benefits:

  • A monthly stipend to cover living costs (about 5,000 Qatari riyals).
  • Travel tickets to and from the country of residence.
  • Health insurance.
  • Free housing in Doha Education City.

* Important note: The monthly stipend offered varies each year based on the budget allocated for HBKU scholarship.

HBKU Scholarship Requirements

International students wishing to obtain a scholarship from Hamad Bin Khalifa University to study in Qatar must fulfill the conditions for admission to the university.

Requirements for the undergraduate program: 

Applicants must have an outstanding academic record at the secondary level, and applicants must prove their proficiency in the English language by submitting a TOEFL or IELTS test scores along with SAT or ACT test.

Requirements for postgraduate programs:

  • A minimum GPA of 3.00 out of 4.00.
  • Having a bachelor’s or master’s degree from a recognized university in a specialty close to the major the student intends to apply for.
  • Proof of English proficiency by submitting the TOEFL or IELTS test (students are exempt from this requirement if their university studies were conducted in English).
  • Passing the GRE exam for students applying to PhD programs in the College of Science and Engineering

If you do not meet the above requirements, you can apply for other scholarships in Qatar, such as: Qatar University Scholarship 2021

Required Documents fo Hamad University Scholarship 2021

Students applying must prepare the following documents to receive admission to Hamad Bin Khalifa University in Qatar.

  • First, second, and third secondary certificates for undergraduate program applicants.
  • A Photograph.
  • Proof of personal identity.
  • University transcript and graduation certificate.
  • A CV that includes academic achievements, volunteer work information, and various activities and hobbies.
  • Recommendation letter using HBKU from.
  • International tests (if required by the program ).

The attached documents must be in English or Arabic.

Hamad bin Khalifa University majors

International students can apply to the various programs available at the university listed below

Undergraduate programs: Computer Engineering (it is the only major available).

Master’s programs at Hamad Bin Khalifa University: 

  1. Applied Islamic Ethics
  2. Islam and Global Affairs.
  3. Islamic studies.
  4. Islamic Art, Architecture and Urbanism
  5. Islamic finance.
  6. Digital Humanities and Societies.
  7. Audiovisual translation.
  8. Translation studies.
  9. Studies of Women in Society and Development.
  10. Data Analytics in Health Management.
  11. Information systems in health Management.
  12.  Cybersecurity.
  13. Data Science and Engineering.
  14. Logistics and supply management.
  15. Sports activities and events management.
  16. Sustainable energy.
  17. Sustainable environment.
  18. International economic and commercial law.
  19. International law and foreign affairs.
  20. Biological and Medical Sciences.
  21. Fitness and Health Sciences.
  22. Genomics and Precision Medicine.
  23. MA in Public Policy.
  24. Executive Master in Development Policies and Practices

Doctoral programs at Hamad Bin Khalifa University: 

  1. Islamic Finance and Economy.
  2. Humanities and Social Sciences.
  3. Computer Science and Engineering.
  4. Logistics and supply management
  5. Sustainable energy.
  6. Sustainable environment.
  7. Doctor of Law.
  8. Biological and Medical Sciences.
  9. Genomics and Precision Medicine.

How to apply for the Hamad Bin Khalifa University Scholarship?

To apply for the HBKU scholarship, international students must fulfill the admission requirements written above and apply before the deadline through the following steps.

  • Read the admission requirements for the major you intend to apply for.
  • Prepare the required files and save them in PDF format.
  • Write a letter of intent/statement of purpose.
  • Prepare your CV.
  • Create an account in the online admission portal of HBKU log in.
  • Submit an application for HBKU admission.

HBKU scholarship 2021

Important note: There is no separate application for the scholarship as submitting an application for admission is also considered a scholarship application. Additional information about the fully funded scholarships will be provided after receiving an admission from the university.

Application deadline:

Application dates for the Hamad Bin Khalifa Scholarships for International Students: February 1, 2021 and March 15, 2021 for Qatari students and residents.

Official links:

You can apply for the scholarship by following the official links below,

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