Field hockey at the 2003 Afro-Asian Games was held over a period of eight days, from October 23 to October 31, 2003. It was one of the two sports which started before the opening ceremony of the Games, the other being football. The medal ceremonies were held on October 30 (women) and October 31 (men). All events took place at the Gachibowli Hockey Stadium, Hyderabad.
Eight teams each for the men's and women's events participated in the competition. The teams were divided into two pools, A and B, each consisting of four teams. Two rounds were held - league matches, and finals.