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American University of Kuwait and Algonquin College – Kuwait Sign Articulation Agreement

31st Mar 2021 | by the Office of Public Affairs

AUK entered into an articulation agreement with Algonquin College - Kuwait to guarantee a seamless credit transfer process for students and provide a smooth transition from one related program to another. It supports consolidated future academic and course-related collaborations and grants students the opportunity to readily transfer their credits. 

AUK president, Dr. Rawda Awwad elaborated on AUK’s aim for this agreement, “The education of students in Kuwait is and will continue to be a priority for AUK.  We value the agreement with Algonquin College- Kuwait as we value providing students a unique opportunity to pursue an American-style liberal arts education for the betterment of our future.”     

Dr. Awwad and Algonquin College president, Dr. David McHardy were both present at the signing of this mutual contract. Alongside them were the AUK college deans and vice president for students affairs; and Dr. Amani Hasan, acting academic dean at Algonquin College - Kuwait

Commenting on the new agreement, Algonquin College - Kuwait president, Dr. Dave McHardy said, “This agreement provides students with specific pathways from AC-Kuwait diplomas to AUK degrees and is an excellent example of private colleges and universities working collaboratively and systematically for the benefit of students in Kuwait. What this agreement means for students is that, if they graduate from high school with a Grade Point Average (GPA) that is too low to gain admission to AUK directly, they can register with AC-Kuwait, complete a diploma, and then transfer their credits to AUK and pursue a degree.”

This agreement commenced in the spring of 2021. To accommodate further collaborations, the contract will be evaluated and reviewed on a biennial basis.

About Algonquin College - Kuwait
Algonquin College – Kuwait (AC-Kuwait) is Kuwait’s first Canadian college.  The College was authorized to operate in Kuwait by an Emiri Decree in 2010 and opened in September 2015. Its programs are recognized by the Kuwait Ministry of Higher Education and Canada’s Ontario Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities.  As a branch campus of Canada’s Algonquin College of Applied Arts and Technology, AC-Kuwait’s programs are of the highest quality and its credentials are recognized around the world.  Algonquin College ensures that its programs are relevant and up-to-date by continuously interacting with businesses, industries and governments.  For more information, please visit

AUK President Dr. Rawda Awwad and Algonquin College - Kuwait President Dr. Dave McHardy sign articulation agreement

AUK president, Dr. Rawda Awwad and Algonquin College - Kuwait President Dr. Dave McHardy alongside AC's acting academic dean and PR coordinator

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