24 months
9887 USD/year
9887 USD/year
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The Islamic Finance program of the Hamad Bin Khalifa University is a specialized program that teaches qualitative and quantitative methods of analysis in both Islamic and conventional finance.


This innovative program has been developed to offer students a unique opportunity to enjoy a strong multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary graduate education across a range of core subjects. It also enables participants to pursue a specialization in one of several important areas, including Islamic Finance and Sustainable Finance.

The mixed philosophy of the program enables graduates to attain the skills needed to understand the global financial system, and proposes viable alternatives to existing models, by blending guidance from Shari’a with modern scientific knowledge and the techniques of economics and finance.

This popular master’s program is one of an extremely limited number of top-tier specialized Islamic Finance programs globally.

Program Focus

  • Islamic banking in Qatar constitutes approximately 25 percent of local banking activity. The Islamic Finance program of the Hamad Bin Khalifa University is focused on giving graduate students a greater understanding of the practical business applications of Shari’a.
  • By emphasizing practical as well as theoretical aspects of Islamic finance, students are better able to address global opportunities and participate effectively in business and financial sectors.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Islamic Banking and Financial Markets
  • Islamic Financial Contracts
  • Islamic Corporate Finance and Financial Engineering
  • Islamic Asset, Funds and Portfolio Management
  • Analysis of Financial Statements with Applications to Islamic Banks
  • Sustainable Finance and Impact Investing

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


36 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • A strong academic record (minimum 3.0 GPA out of 4.0) from a recognized university.
  • A bachelor's degree or knowledge in Economics, Business, Finance, Accounting, Shari’a, or a related field
  • IELTS 6.5 or TOEFL 79
  • Official electronic copies of transcripts and graduation statements should be submitted as part of the online application
  • Applicants should submit two letters of recommendation
  • Applicants should submit a personal statement as part of the online application
  • Applicants should submit a copy of their current resume or curriculum vitae
  • All applicants should submit an electronic copy of their passport as part of the online application

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    9887 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 19774 USD for the full programme during 24 months.
  • National

    9887 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 19774 USD for the full programme during 24 months.
  • QAR 72,000 per full

Living costs for Ar Rayyan

4230 - 7920 QAR /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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