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AUK Eligibility

In addition to specific program eligibility requirements, all Study Abroad participants and prospective programs must meet AUK general requirements for eligibility:

  • Student Eligibility: 
    • Student must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0.
    • Student must have declared a major.
    • Student must have earned 30 credit hours of the 60 required towards AUK residency at the time of application to study abroad.  
    • Student must be in good disciplinary standing per the Student Code of Conduct.
    • Student must not have a financial hold on their student account.
    • Student must be 18 years of age or above as of the program start date.
    • Student must meet the language proficiency requirements of the program to which they apply.
    • Student must meet the eligibility requirements of the program to which they apply.
  • Courses taken abroad must meet AUK pre-requisite requirements and be pre-approved by the appropriate Department and College Dean in order to be transferred for full academic credit.
  • Students are encouraged to register at the host institution for a minimum of 12 credits or equivalent.
  • Scholarship students cannot change their enrollment status without prior approval from their scholarship provider. For further information and assistance regarding scholarship rules, conditions and procedures, students must contact the AUK Office of Scholarship & Financial Aid.
  • The institution and major program for which courses are to be taken are on the approved list of the Kuwait Ministry of Higher Education (MOHE).
  • Students may not repeat a course outside AUK, and transferred repeated courses will not replace failed AUK courses (see Repetition for Improvement of Grade section of AUK Academic Catalog).
  • Students must also meet the upper division credit hours requirement for graduation as specified in the AUK Academic Catalog.
  • The study abroad period is not during his/her senior year at AUK (last 30 credit hour residence requirement) for graduation (*See note below on Students in an AUK-Exchange Program).
  • International students studying at AUK and planning to take courses at another institution are to contact the Corporate Relations Office, regarding visa and residency implications of the Kuwait residency, prior to the completion of the “Study at Another Institution” Form.
  • Other requirements as noted in other AUK policies as set forth in the Academic Catalog, Student Handbook, and other institutional documents. 

*AUK-Exchange Program Students Only: Student at AUK who choose to enroll in an AUK Exchange Program will be exempt from the last 30 credit hour residency requirement for graduation.

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