English Proficiency

As instruction at the American University of Kuwait is in English, evidence of English proficiency is required for all applicants seeking undergraduate admission by submitting scores for one of the following tests:

  • A composite score of 60 or above on the Internet-Based TOEFL (IBT) with a minimum score of 13 on the reading, and 14 on the writing sections of the exam.
    TOEFL scores should be no more than 2 years old at the date of application, and an official score report must be submitted. To have an official TOEFL score sent to the Office of Admissions, AUK's official Designated Institution Code (8444) must be included in the appropriate place on the TOEFL exam paper.
  •  Band score of 6.0 on the IELTS (Academic), with a minimum score of 6.0 on the Reading, and 5.0 on the Writing sections of the exam.
  • Completion of the UG Accuplacer with a minimum score of 51 on the reading, and 4 on the writing sections.
  • Successful completion of Semester 2 in AUK’s Intensive English Program (IEP).

Applicants who do not meet the English Proficiency requirements for undergraduate admissions may be considered for admission to the Intensive English Program.

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