Ph. D. On Campus

Juris Doctor

Hamad Bin Khalifa University

36 months
15038 USD/year
15038 USD/year
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The Juris Doctor programme from Hamad Bin Khalifa University is a unique model of graduate legal education designed to meet the needs of Qatar and the Middle East. 


The Juris Doctor programme from Hamad Bin Khalifa University was created through a strategic partnership with Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law. 

Key facts:

Courses are taught in English, so graduates are prepared to work in the international legal market.

A JD degree differs from the undergraduate law degree in that it targets individuals who already hold an undergraduate degree, which can be in any subject, including law. The JD education builds on the student’s previous expertise and experience. JD students may pursue expertise in law that is aligned with their previous degree or move in a completely different direction.

The College of Law’s JD curriculum is comparable to the best offered internationally, and equips graduates with a high level of legal knowledge and complementary research, writing, and advocacy skills , thereby enabling them to make the most of a wide range of career options in the public sector, private corporations, law firms, international organizations, and academia.

JD graduates are also in a position to undertake further legal studies in other countries, such as the United States or in Europe.

In short, our JD graduates rise to the top as they have combined previous university education and training with three years of a rigorous, interdisciplinary legal education.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Global Legal Systems
  • Injury Law/Torts 
  • Contracts 
  • Legal Research and Writing 
  • Business Associations 
  • Constitutional Law 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months

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86 alternative credits


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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree with a strong academic record (minimum 3.0 GPA) from a recognized university.
  • Applicants are required to submit an IELTS score of 6.5 or a TOEFL score of 79 to demonstrate their proficiency in English. 
  • Applicants should submit at least two letters of recommendation, one of which must be from an academic referee. 
  • The personal statement should introduce the applicant to the Admissions Committee.Topics that may be discussed include, among others, personal or professional goals and personal, academic or career history. The committee looks beyond test scores and grade point averages in making selection decisions.
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Tuition Fee

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  • International

    15038 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 45114 USD for the full programme during 36 months.
  • National

    15038 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 45114 USD for the full programme during 36 months.

QAR 164,250 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.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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