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The American University of Kuwait places special emphasis on quality education that is rooted in the liberal arts philosophy and based on the American Model of Higher Education. Applicants are considered on the basis of their educational qualifications regardless of race, color, gender, religion, age, disabilities, or national origin. Admission to the American University of Kuwait is competitive, based on evidence of potential for successful study, and on available space in the entering Admissions Class. In order to ensure AUK can provide disability accommodations if required, disclosure of accommodation requests should be made at the time of application. Prospective students will be informed if AUK has the resources to accommodate the request.

Government System (Percentage) Not- Required 60%
Government System (Modular) Not- Required 2.0
American System Required 2.0
Arabic Private Required 60% or equivalent 2.0
Bilingual System Required 2.0
British System Required 6 IGCSE with minimum of "D" [1]
French Baccalaureate or equivalent Required Completion of Baccalaureate required with minimum average score of 13 or 65% cumulative average
Indian System Required

Completion with a minimum cumulative average of 60% or equivalent for either:
Higher Secondary School Certificate;
Intermediate Examination Certificate; “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 2.0 GPA equivalent

 [1] - 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.


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