A completed online application form.
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.
Official copies of standardized test results (TOEFL, IELTS, GRE) must be sent directly to HBKU. Please refer to the institutional codes below:
Applicants should also submit copies of their test scores with the online application.
Applicants should submit at least two letters of recommendation, one of which must be from an academic referee. Referees should send their letters of recommendation from their professional email directly to . Letters which are not directly written for this program or which are incomplete will not be accepted.
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 objectives including information about the applicant’s research interests and achievements (minimum of 300 words, maximum of 500 words).
Applicants should submit a copy of their current resume or curriculum vitae as part of the online application. This should include the following information:
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.