As instruction at the American University of Kuwait is in English, evidence of English proficiency is required of all undergraduate applicants for admission purposes. Proof of English proficiency is demonstrated by one of the following:
- A composite score of 70 or above on the Internet Based TOEFL (IBT) with a minimum score of 15 on the Reading and 17 on the Writing sections of the exam.
- A Band score of 6.0 on the IELTS (Academic), with a minimum score of 6.0 on the Reading and 5.0 on the Writing sections of the Exam.
- Completion of the UG Accuplacer with a minimum score of 51 on reading and 4 on writing.
- Successful completion of Level 3 in AUK's Intensive English Program (IEP).
Applicants who do not meet the English Proficiency requirements for undergraduate admissions may be considered for admission to the Intensive English Program.