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AUK Accepts Online Applications for Admission

14th Jun 2020 | by the Office of Public Affairs

The Executive Vice President of the American University of Kuwait (AUK), Amal Al-Binali, has announced yesterday that the University is now accepting applications for the upcoming Fall 2020 semester which is set to begin on November 15th of this year. The University has developed a virtual experience whereby applicants can go through the entire admissions process from the safety and security of their own homes. 

Applicants are now able to take their placement tests through AUK’s Online Proctoring Program to ensure their safety under the current circumstances. 

Maher Dabbouseh, Director of Admissions, said, “We understand applying to Universities is a very grueling process, especially during this pandemic. We’ve taken all the necessary measures to ensure applicants receive all the help they need from their own homes. Our counselors are ready to answer any questions they may have.”

AUK, which is partnered with the Ivy League institution Dartmouth College, offers 16 different bachelor’s programs in business administration, humanities, social sciences, and engineering. Uniquely located in Salmiya, the urban campus is a hub for students to explore their surroundings while engaging in the modern curricula of their studies. The University offers over 50 extracurricular activities from sports and recreational hobbies, to memberships in international organizations that aim to enhance the students’ interpersonal and professional abilities.  

The University also has distinguished alumni—4300 graduates as of the 2018/2019 academic year—who have pursued graduate degrees from 20 countries, are sought for competitive job opportunities, and have become skilled entrepreneurs managing the most successful businesses in the country in the food & beverage, fitness, arts and entertainment media industries.

The American University of Kuwait received its institutional accreditation from the Private Universities Council (PUC)—Ministry of Higher Education in the State of Kuwait, as of February 1, 2006. In addition, the AUK Intensive English Program is accredited by the Commission on English Language Program Accreditation (CEA); the College of Business & Economics is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB); the College of Arts & Sciences is accredited by the American Academy for Liberal Education (AALE);  the BSc degree program in Computer Science is accredited by the Computing Accreditation Commission of the Accreditation Board for Engineering & Technology (ABET); the BE degree program in Computer Engineering and the BE degree program in Electrical Engineering are both accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET.

Prospective students can visit the AUK website at to apply or request a virtual meeting with one of the University’s admissions counselors to get a better understanding of the process.

Amal Al-Binali, Executive Vice President of the American University of Kuwait (AUK)

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