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First-time students are those who have never attended a college or university prior to admittance at AUK.  First-time students must meet the high school equivalency requirements and the English proficiency requirement. Required Documents:

  1. Personal photo and a copy of the Civil ID/Passport.
  2. Complete Application Form with a non-refundable application fee.
  3. Official high school transcripts complete up to the time of application. See below for Admissions Grade Point Average requirements.
  4. High School Equivalency certified by the Kuwait Ministry of Education.
  5. Proof of English proficiency (official TOEFL or IELTS scores). All applicants must meet the English proficiency requirement for admission purposes (see specific requirements listed above).
  6. Official scores from any accelerated programs such as Advanced Placement (AP), A-Level (IGCSE), French Baccalaureat, or International Baccalaureate (IB).
  7. Typed personal essay composed by the applicant.

University Grade Point Average (GPA) Requirements for First-Time University Students:
All first-time university students seeking admission to AUK must satisfy the following minimum high school GPA requirements. The table below provides a list of common high school systems and the corresponding minimum high school GPA or equivalent requirements for admission to AUK.

Government System (Percentage) Not Required 60%
Government System (Modular) Not Required 2.00
American System Required 2.00
Arabic Private Required 60% or equivalent 2.00
Bilingual System Required 2.00
British System Required 6 IGCSE with minimum of “D”*
French Baccalaureate or equivalent Required Completion of Baccalaureate required with minimum average score of 12 or 60% cumulative average
Indian System Required Completion with a minimum cumulative average of 60% or equivalent for either:
Higher Secondary School Certificate; or
Intermediate Examination Certificate; or
“All India Senior School” Certificate
International Baccalaureate Required Completion of Baccalaureate with 6 subjects (at least 3 at the higher level) and a minimum score of 24
Iranian System Required Completion of degree required with minimum average score of 12 or 60% cumulative average
Pakistani System Required Higher Secondary School Certificate (Part II) required with a minimum average of 40 or 2.00 GPA equivalent

* Ministry of Education Arabic and Religious Studies may each substitute for an IGCSE.

High school systems not covered above will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis and will require at least a passing grade as well as Kuwait Ministry of Education equivalency. Admission to AUK does not guarantee admission to specific programs (refer to program specific admissions requirements section).

Program-Specific Admission Requirements for First-Time University Students:
Admission to AUK does not guarantee admission to specific programs. Certain academic programs require specific types of secondary school certificates, as well as a specific minimum high school GPA. Please see the table below for program specific admissions requirements.

Bachelor of Science in Computer Science Scientific High School
Bachelor of Engineering in Electrical Engineering
Bachelor of Engineering in Computer Engineering


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