Housing and Dining

Students who live on campus stay in HBKU Student Housing: state-of-the-art facilities infused with Arabic and Islamic design elements, created to be sustainable, bright, practical and inspirational. Housing is single-gender with designated areas that are gender-neutral.

Students who live on campus stay in HBKU Student Housing: state-of-the-art facilities infused with Arabic and Islamic design elements, created to be sustainable, bright, practical and inspirational.


Buildings are designed to Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design (LEED) Platinum Level standards, and believed to be the largest grouping of LEED platinum buildings in the world. About 15% of the power used in the residences is collected from renewable energy sources such as wind turbines, solar panels and water-powered fixtures.

First-year students live near each other, but to encourage diversity, the rest of the Student Housing floors are a mixture of students from different Education City universities.

Dorm options

HBKU Student Housing is comprised of:

  • Three apartment buildings with 100 rooms each, including studios, one- and two-bedrooms with kitchenettes
  • Two residence halls with 150 rooms each, all are one-bedroom without kitchenette

Amenities

  • All housing units are fully furnished, including bedding, wired and wireless Internet access, a television, electronic whiteboard
  • All residents have a private bedroom and bathroom 
  • All rooms have smart-room technology, allowing residents to control temperature and lighting simply by entering the room
  • The furniture is modular to encourage students to personalize their space
  • Student housing provides ample communal lounges, prayer rooms, study areas and laundry facilities
  • Students have access to an on-campus shuttle 
  • Housing is gender-specific with designated areas that are gender-neutral

Dining

The on-campus dining experience is community-centered, fostering a healthy interaction among students, faculty and staff across a range of venues.

Students who live on campus can eat at any of the food venues in Education City. There is a residence dining hall, as well as a cafeteria, several food outlets and a convenience store in the HBKU Student Center. Nearly every university building has its own cafeteria, and coffee shops dot the campus.

For students with a kitchenette, the Education City Lulu Hypermarket is a short shuttle bus ride away.

Security

HBKU apartments and residence halls have 24-hour security staff. Professional staff live on-campus to provide guidance and support. Students’ rooms are secured with electronic locks that use key cards.

Apply for housing

Rooms are allocated on a first-come, first-served basis. First-year students can apply as soon as they receive their official acceptance from NU-Q. Learn more