Admission Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering

Admission for Fall 2018 is now closed. For information about Fall 2019, please check back this November. Please note that the admissions information posted below was for Fall 2018. It will be updated for Fall 2019 admissions shortly and is subject to change.

Admission & Application Requirements

Applicants seeking admission to the Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering should have a strong high school academic record with evidence of advanced coursework in math and science. Applicants are required to take the IELTS or TOEFL exam in order to demonstrate their proficiency in English. Applicants are also required to take the SAT or ACT exam.


A completed online application form.

Academic transcripts

Final transcripts of all high school years (grades 10, 11 and 12) which are available at the time of application. Transcripts in languages other than Arabic or English must be accompanied with an official translation. Applicants should submit an unofficial copy of their high school transcripts as part of the online application. They should also submit an original transcript in a sealed stamped envelope directly to the Office of Student Recruitment.

International applicants can mail the original transcript directly to the following address:
Office of Enrollment
Hamad Bin Khalifa University Student Center
PO Box 5825 Education City, Doha, Qatar

Standardized test results

Official copies of standardized test results must be sent directly to HBKU.  Please refer to the institutional codes below:

  • SAT: 7675
  • ACT: 7019
  • TOEFL: 4981 
  • IELTS: No code required. Students should ask the IELTS center where they tested to send the IELTS TRF to Hamad Bin Khalifa University.

Applicants should also submit copies of their test scores with the online application.

Letters of recommendation

Two recommendation letters, including one from the school counselor and one from a math or science teacher. The referees should email their recommendation letter from their professional email to:


Personal statement of interest

Applicants should submit a personal statement as part of the online application. The personal statement should explain why the student is applying for the undergraduate major in Computer Engineering and how this will contribute to their future goals (minimum 300, maximum 500 words).

Resume/curriculum vitae

Applicants should submit the resume or CV as part of the online application, including academic and extracurricular achievements such as honors, awards, leadership, volunteer work, athletic involvement or any other relevant activities. Applicants are highly encouraged to mention hobbies and personal talents as well.

Identification document

All applicants should submit an electronic copy of their passport as part of the online application. Nationals and Residents of Qatar should also submit their Qatari ID.  

Please do not submit any additional application materials which are not on the list of required items. Any additional materials received will be automatically discarded.

HBKU cannot return documents to the applicant once they are submitted.

All documents submitted through the online application must be in PDF format. Any documents submitted in a different format will not be accepted.