First-Time College Students

  • Personal photo and a copy of the civil ID/passport.
  • Complete Application Form with a non-refundable application fee.
  • Official high school transcripts complete up to the time of application. 
  • High School Equivalency certified by the Kuwait Ministry of Education.
  • Proof of English proficiency (official TOEFL or IELTS scores). All applicants must meet the English proficiency requirement for admission purposes.
  • Official scores from any accelerated programs such as Advanced Placement (AP), A-Level (IGCSE), French Baccalaureate, or International Baccalaureate (IB).
  • Typed personal essay composed by the applicant.

All first-time university students seeking admission to AUK must satisfy the following minimum high school GPA requirements. The table below provides a list of common high school systems and the corresponding minimum high school GPA or equivalent requirements for admission to AUK.

Government System  and Arabic Private 60%
American System and Bilingual System 2.00
British System 6 IGCSE with minimum of "D"*
French Baccalaureate and Iranian System Minimum average score of 12 or 60% cumulative average
Indian System

Completion with a minimum cumulative average of 60% or equivalent for either:

Higher Secondary School Certificate; or

Intermediate Examination Certificate; or

“All India Senior School” Certificate

International Baccalaureate Completion of Baccalaureate with 6 subjects (at least 3 at the higher level) and a minimum score of 24
Pakistani System Higher Secondary School Certificate (Part II) required with a minimum average of 40 or 2.00 GPA equivalent

* Ministry of Education Arabic and Religious Studies may each substitute for an IGCSE.

High school types 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.

Admission to AUK does not guarantee admission to specific programs. Certain academic programs require specific types of secondary school certificates. Please see the table below for program specific admissions requirements.

Bachelor of Science in Computer Science Scientific High School
Bachelor of Engineering in Electrical Engineering
Bachelor of Engineering in Computer Engineering

NOTE: Students who meet the university admissions requirement, but who are missing one subject to be considered in the "Scientific" track may be admitted provisionally to the university. In this case, the student's admission remains provisional, pending fulfillment of the following requirements:

  1. The missing subject is to be taken at Kuwait University, as a non-degree student, and passed with a grade of C or above.
  2. The grade will not be calculated in the high school GPA, nor in the university GPA.
  3. Students will not be allowed to declare in a major requiring Scientific High School until the fulfillment of the above requirement.

Accepted students may defer admission for up to one academic year.

Students who decide to defer admission must write to the Office of Admissions before the first day of classes of the admission semester.

Deferred students wishing to matriculate within the initial deferral year must notify the Office of Admissions of their intent by providing a deferral letter as well as updated transcripts in accordance with published admission deadlines.

Returning students must meet all AUK undergraduate admission requirements for the semester of intended admission.

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