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Tuition & Fees 2017-2018

Tuition and fees are applicable to all students whether they are enrolled as degree-seeking, visiting, or non-degree students.

Standard Undergraduate Tuition (2) 210 per credit hour An additional KWD 20 per credit hour is charged for Engineering Courses
Computer and Electrical Engineering declared majors (2) 230 per credit hour All courses, including any other non-engineering courses, will be charged at this rate upon declaring a major in Computer or Electrical Engineering
Intensive English Program (2) 2,250 per semester  
Application 35
  The application fee is charged for processing a candidate's application
Enrollment Deposit 100
  Adjusted towards tuition fees
Special Course and Activity As determined Per course/activity Non-refundable
Library 15

Per semester

Library, Technology, and Student Activity fees are reduced by 50% for summer semester
Technology 50
Per semester
Student Activity 50
Per semester
Graduation 50
Per graduate  
Diploma Re-Issuance Fee 10
Per diploma  
Deferred Payment Service Charge 10
Per installment  
Late Payment 25
Per semester Any student who has not paid on or before the due date will be subject to late payment fee per semester in addition to the installment fees


The University reserves the right to increase or modify tuition and fees upon approval by the Ministry of Higher Education and the University Board of Trustees
  1. Students should refer to the Academic Calendar & check their university emails on a regular basis to keep up-to-date on the due dates for payment & de-registration.
  2. In the event that a student withdraws from the university before the last day of the first week of classes, 100% of tuition and fees will be refunded. If the student withdraws before the last day of the second week of classes, 50% of tuition and fees will be refunded. After the end of the second week, the student is liable for the tuition and fees in full, therefore no refunds of tuition and fees will be processed.
  3. Library fines are determined and administered by the Library Director.
  4. Students are responsible for the cost of their textbooks and other course materials and supplies.
  5. Government Scholarship students are subject to the PUC Scholarship rules and regulations.
  6. Siblings attending AUK may be eligible for a tuition fee discount � contact the AUK Finance Department for further information.
  7. Fees and charges are payable in the AUK Finance Department located in the first floor of the Administration Building.
  8. AUK accepts the following methods of payments:
    1. Checks
    2. Credit Cards
    3. Debit Cards
    4. Cash
    5. Payment gateway through AUK Self-Service (www.auk.edu.kw/admissions/online_payment.jsp)

Enrollment Deposit

Once an application has been accepted and the applicant has received an Offer of Admission from AUK, the applicant is required to confirm his/her enrollment in AUK by submitting a KWD 100 non-refundable Enrollment Deposit to the AUK Finance Department. The deposit will be adjusted with the student’s first tuition payment.

If the AUK Finance Department does not receive the Enrollment Deposit, it is considered that the applicant will not be attending AUK and cannot register for courses.

Legal Contract

By registering for AUK courses, the student is entering into a legally binding contract with AUK and is obligated to pay all related student fees and charges, including any non-refundable fees and charges.

Payment of Fees and Charges

Before classes begin, students are expected to settle their accounts or to have made satisfactory arrangements for payment of the student fees and charges. Fees and charges are payable in the AUK Finance Department.


AUK reserves the right to recover any amount due to it, including any additional costs incurred as a result of a collection process or legal action, and, if necessary, to forward financial obligations owed to AUK to a collection agency and/or to initiate legal proceedings.


All registered students who have not paid their tuition fees and charges, or who have not made financial arrangements with the AUK Finance Department, will be automatically dropped from their courses.

Payment Options

1) Full payment

All student fees and charges are paid on the day of registration. This means that students pay in full the fees and charges upon completion of their registration.

2) Deferred Payment Scheme

Should a student decide to participate in the Deferred Payment Scheme, s/he pays 50% of his/her tuition and fees upon completion of his/her registration (inclusive of the Enrollment Deposit for newly admitted students). The remaining 50% is paid by monthly installments, within a maximum of 3 months for the regular semesters. A university service charge of KWD 10 is added to each installment.

Tuition Fees Refund

Students may apply for a refund of tuition fees as follows:

  1. Dropping courses per the provision outlined in the University Catalog;
  2. Withdrawal from AUK per the provision outlined in the University Catalog; or
  3. Due to "extenuating circumstances".

Students petitioning for a refund based on extenuating circumstances must:

Withdraw from courses by completing a 'Withdrawal from AUK Form' and submitting it to the Office of the Registrar.

Provide a letter of request and verifiable written documentation supporting the request to the Director of Finance.

"Extenuating circumstances" may include death of an immediate family member, call to military duty, legal proceedings, and medical illness requiring hospital stay. Students receive their refunds either in cash or checks in their name.


The AUK Finance Department will place a "hold" on those students who fail to meet their financial obligations to AUK, including on-time payment of their respective payment plan. A "hold" prevents students from, among other things, collecting their AUK transcripts and registering for future classes.

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