Master of Arts in Audiovisual Translation | Hamad Bin Khalifa University

Admission & Application Requirements

  • In order to be considered for admission to the Master of Arts in Translation Studies or Audiovisual Translation, applicants must have a bachelor’s degree from a recognized institution, and strong language proficiency in English and Arabic. 
  • Applicants are required to take the IELTS or TOEFL exam in order to demonstrate their proficiency in English. The IELTS or TOEFL score must be no more than two years old.  This requirement will not be waived under any circumstances. An English-language related major will not exempt applicants from this requirement, neither will holding any specific passport.


All of the following requirements are due by the application deadline, and are to be uploaded to the online application. Please make sure that you upload clear, scanned copies of these documents. Photos taken of documents will not be accepted. 

All applicants must be advised that while scanned copies of these required documents will be accepted during the application process, they are regarded as unofficial. All admitted students are required to submit notarized and official copies of all required documents upon enrollment. 

Application Requirements


A completed online application form: Click here to apply

Academic transcripts

Official electronic copies of transcripts should be submitted as part of the online application. Final transcripts are required for all previous university studies. All transcripts submitted should include an explanation of the grading system. For those who have not completed their current studies, transcripts must include results from the last completed semester of coursework. Transcripts in languages other than English or Arabic must be accompanied with an official translation. Applicants who are admitted to the program based on copies of or incomplete transcripts will be required to provide original transcripts upon enrollment in order to register for courses.

Standardized test results

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

  • 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, Qatar.

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

Personal Statement of Interest

Applicants should submit a personal statement as part of the online application. The personal statement should explain why the candidate is applying to the program and how their studies will contribute to the achievement of their personal and professional motivations (minimum of 300 words, maximum of 500 words).

Resume/Curriculum Vitae

Applicants should submit a copy of their current resume or curriculum vitae as part of the online application.

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.


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