HBKU’s orientation day aims to help new students transition into life at HBKU. Over the course of the program, students learn more about the university’s services, academic and non-academic resources, and get the chance to meet key individuals at HBKU, as well as their future classmates.
The Student Life (SL) Awards are part of the HBKU Student Affairs annual calendar. The event provides a perfect opportunity to honor and celebrate HBKU students’ accomplishments outside of the classroom, as well as those of students who have given back to the community locally and internationally.
The SL Awards comprise five categories:
Three Minute Thesis (3MT®) competition: Developed by the University of Queensland, Australia, 3MT cultivates students’ academic, presentation, and research communication skills.
The concept of the competition is for participants to present their thesis in three minutes using one presentation slide in front of a judging panel.
Participating in 3MT develops academic, presentation, and research communication skills, while developing research candidates’ ability to effectively explain their research in language appropriate to a non-specialist audience.
Employer Network events host various employers in Qatar who are looking to recruit prospective graduates. It is an opportunity for HBKU students to gain knowledge of the business market and its demands and begin to build professional networks.
SA hosts an annual alumni networking event which brings together HBKU alumni, current students, and faculty to meet and network.
HBKU participates in the annual Qatar National Day celebrations organized by Education City. The Qatari Student Association represents HBKU by organizing a range of different activities.
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Welcome to the Hamad Bin Khalifa University (HBKU) Student Affairs webpage. This platform is an essential resource for our students and alumni, both throughout and after their academic journey at HBKU.
This webpage aims to create an online community where students can engage themselves through Student Affairs’ services, as well as co-curricular activities, such as student engagement, leadership activities, experiential learning, and community outreach. It also strategically provides help and assistance to resolve any problems that may arise as students pursue their degrees and is the first contact for questions, concerns, or issues pertaining to the learning environment.
The Student Affairs team strives to educate, empower, and support students in their development to become engaged citizens in Qatar and globally, by providing a wealth of information about Student Services, Career, Alumni Services, and International Services.
Student Affairs is committed to creating, supporting, and sustaining student initiatives to enable students to enhance personal growth and community development. Our webpage is geared towards promoting these goals that will benefit the local market and beyond.
We recognize that our success comes from our students, and we hope each one will find this space beneficial during their journey at HBKU.
Vice-President of Student Affairs, Hamad Bin Khalifa University
The Student Affairs Office leads with a student-centred approach designed to help HBKU students within academic and non-academic contexts holistically. Our vision involves creating opportunities for students, as supporting them is our highest priority.
Our focus is on the wellbeing and academic success of our students, promoting career and professional services, as well as student services and activities. Weaim to engage students in developing skills and competencies through diverse educational learning opportunities.
Student clubs and organizations are a vital part of any university. In addition to creating a bridge with the students, student organizations allow for a holistic university experience that includes extracurricular activities.
Seeing as the majority of HBKU students are post-graduates, student organizations give them a chance to apply leadership skills and develop them, as well as practice their interests away from work or classroom environments.
SA offers and sponsors valuable international programs to academically excelling students based on merit. Some of these programs are offered by Harvard University and other prestigious institutes recommended by HBKU colleges.
SA offers several local and international trips annually to give students across the different colleges the chance to socialize with one another. Local trips may include camping at Sealine, kayaking, museum visits, or cruise trips.
International trips allow students to have a more cultural experience and the chance to visit different universities and educational institutions to enhance their learning experience.
The SRC is formed by nominating a student from each college to represent students’ views.
The council aims to become the link between the HBKU administration, faculty, staff, and students.
Throughout the academic year, the Engagement Office organizes various academic and non-academic programs and events, which are announced via a weekly student email.
Sports & Recreation
Our sports teams are trained by qualified coaches through special programs that enhance their skills, allowing them to participate in different national and international leagues and championships:
SA organizes several annual activities and competitions, such as water activities, table tennis, bowling, futsal, and billiards.
HBKU participates in national and international leagues and championships in collaboration with Qatar Foundation or other external entities. HBKU sports teams won the following places:
Students Health & Wellbeing
HBKU provides professional personal and emotional counselling to students to support students’ mental health and help them achieve their academic goals and self-development.
Health insurance is a vital aspect that gives students continuous access to healthcare in Qatar, making sure they are always covered.
HBKU maintains a systemic approach to student complaints. Various types of student grievances, complaints, and appeals are handled by multiple processes through the SA office. To send a complaint, please contact:
Learning & Writing Assistance
This service aims at supporting HBKU students during their academic journey to strengthen all skills and competencies. The consultations are tailored towards students, helping them to address their writing and language needs, while empowering them with tools and strategies to overcome different challenges. Services, which are free-of-charge to students, include:
Contact the team
The Student Employment Program provides HBKU students with part-time jobs on campus in order to gain work experience. Students can view and apply for a job through: sep.hbku.edu.qa
SA coordinates with local and international entities for internships and employment.
HBKU partners with entrepreneurial organizations that provide workshops focusing on startups and entrepreneurship competitions.
SA provides student workshops to prepare students for employment. The workshops focus on interview skills and general professional skills.
SA provides CV review services to HBKU students throughout the year.
The Employer Network is a session where students are given the opportunity to network with employers from different industries, providing them with a range of job opportunities.
HBKU community classes aim to provide excellent training to the local community in various subjects, to enhance essential learning and development.
Community classes provide members of the public with an enriching experience that expands their horizons intellectually, culturally, and personally.
SA delivers outreach programs and information sessions locally and internationally to both governmental and private institutions, as well as universities. SA participates annually in post-graduate and educational fairs around the globe to promote HBKU.
Alumni services offered to HBKU graduates include facilitating access to QF’s recreational facilities and sharing job opportunities and internships on a regular basis.
The Alumni Association at HBKU provides a strategic platform to strengthen the interaction with HBKU alumni by fostering programs that are of interest and support the strategic objectives of the university.
The Alumni Association works hard to represent the interest of the colleges within the university.
The International Services office extends a range of services to welcome and assist newly enrolled international students to support their personal growth, as well as their academic progress, including:
The Student Engagement Office engages students in activities and programs outside the classroom.
Yes, you can volunteer in some events, lincluding orientation and graduation.
The office always sends out volunteer opportunities in the weekly email.
With each event announcement, there will be a registration link that can be filled and submitted online.
New club or organization proposals must be submitted to Student Engagement and approved by the Student Affairs Office.
The goal is to contribute to the shaping of new intellectual leaders, who benefit from the newly established culture in HBKU to effectively develop academic and personal skills.
Announcement of clubs is at the beginning of each new academic year, during orientation and through an email announcement.
Yes, each student club has its own criteria.
There is no fee.
Usually, student clubs are created at the beginning of the academic year, which is when studentscan join.
There may be exceptions in some cases, for instance, where members withdraw and a replacement is required for the year.
There is a SA focal point for each student club.
If the activity is approved by SA, they can cover any costs.
The type of activities vary – some includesports activities, social gatherings, entertainment events, exhibitions, educational events, national celebrations, and more.
Yes, you can join more than one club.
Yes, being a member of any club requires commitment.
Members communicate and meet as agreed through different channels (face-to-face meetings, WhatsApp groups, etc.).
The clubs aim to help HBKU students in particular and the HBKU community at large. The collective student body aims to become the link between the HBKU administration, faculty, staff, and students.
Clubs create events tailored to and based on the students’ needs and wants.
The student engagement clubs are for current students. However alumni can join our Alumni Student Clubs.
The advisor is responsible for managing all actions and approvals.
Yes, if the purpose is approved by the management.
Space reservation is made through the student engagement office staff.
Through the student engagement office staff.
Yes, you can, if it’s approved by the management.
Each member has a role in activating the student club.
Sports & Recreation
Men’s and Women’s Basketball Teams, Men’s Football Team, Men’s Volleyball Team, and Cricket Team.
Every year we announce new teams according to the registration stats.
Yes, you need to have some background on how to play your chosen game. The team coach will evaluate your performance upon registration.
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Yes, the university works hard to provide highly qualified trainers.
Our office is located in the Minaretein building, Ground Floor, Office A 017.
The Sport and Recreation Department opens the registration every year at the beginning of the Fall and Spring semesters. If you missed the registration, you can contact the department’s Recreation Supervisor:
or visit the offices.
The time of the training sessions are agreed between the coach and the team members. Usually, training starts in the evenings after classes.
If your academic schedule allows, you can participate in more than one team.
Leagues including football, volleyball, basketball, and badminton will only be open for females.
Yes, depending on the availability of lockers. You will need to coordinate with the HBKU Recreation Supervisor.
HBKU Sport and Recreation Department is responsible for providing the required equipment and jerseys for all players for both their training and games. The team coach or the team captain should share all the team requirements with the Recreation Supervisor
Currently, the university is working on providing health insurance that will cover sporting injuries.
A.Multaqa Indoor Facilities:
Operation Hours: 6:00 AM - 8:00 PM, subject to change.
The facilities will be open inAugust for a limited number of guests.
Operation Hours: 6:00 AM to 11:00 AM and 3:00 PM to 8:00 PM, subject to change.
C.Recreation Center Facilities:
Operation Hours: = To be communicated through QF.
D.Awsaj Recreation Facilities:
Operation Hours: Facilities will open in August, from 6:00 AM to 10:00 PM
Operation Hours: 7 AM – 9 PM, subject to change.
Present Hawiyati ID
Users must present Ehteraz showing the ‘green’ good health status
Screening Temperature on facility entry at all times, with body temperature not exceeding 37.2 degree Celsius for entry
Wearing face mask and ensuring social distancing of 2 meters at all times
For golf, everyone can visit the club once it is open, with QF discounts applying
or visit the office located in CIS Building, Ground Floor, A 017
HBKU Students who are enrolled with HBKU
Health & Wellness
Learning & Writing Assistance
SA currently has two writing specialists; please contact them via email as per your college:
How can I schedule a review session with the writing specialist?
SA currently has two writing specialists; please contact them via email as per your college:
It is a program which allows students to gain work experience while studying
In addition, students will gain valuable work skills, financial rewards, and professional reference. For more information, please visit: www.teck4work.com
Available jobs can be checked at the vacancies in the SEP website
A range of career development workshops and internship opportunities are available to HBKU students to help them enhance their career performance and skills. The office is open throughout the year to support students with CV writing,reviewing, and interview preparations.
Community classes are non-academic courses with certified trainers. They cover a variety of topics and are conducted within each semester. You can register as soon as the courses are announced at the beginning of each semester
Student Affairs regularly send emails to all students and alumni with information regarding the workshops and classes.
Workshops and classes are also advertised through our social media channels.
HBKU students get a 50% discount on the cost of community classes. However, we do offer the student workshops for free
The clases and student workshops are held every semester around October, February, and March
Yes, you will
Workshops are usually academic, offering soft skills development
Students can join and attend the workshops, its open for all
Workshops are sometimes offered during weekends, as well as weekdays
The alumni cards are issued by Qatar Foundation. Once finalized, alumni will receive an update for collection
Yes, we do have some events and programs that are open to alumni, which are usually announced through the HBKU Alumni Office.