Surrounded by desert, this unique, historical Arab country is one of the Middle East's more exotic and rarely-explored corners. Just far enough from Gulf travel hubs to the south, the tourists are fewer and the opportunity to engage in authetic Arab local culture is unparallelled. Located in the vibrant Salmiya district and just blocks from the Arabian Gulf, AUK is surrounded by sprawling Arab neighborhoods and attractions including gourmet restaurants, shopping centers, and first-class museums.

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Course Description

The course of study is designed to prepare students for the contemporary world where critical thinking, communication skills and life-long learning have become imperative. The Liberal Arts education system aims not only to guide the students to fulfill their educational goals, but to also instill effective critical thinking skills that they can apply in their future careers in the fields of their choice. AUK offers a wide variety of fields of study, including especially strong programs in Arabic, English, social and behavioral sciences, international studies and graphic design.

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Fields of Study

  • Area Studies Recommended!

    Near and Middle Eastern Studies

  • Business: Recommended!

    Accounting Business Management Economics Finance International Business/Trade/Commerce Marketing

  • Communication Recommended!

    Mass Communication/Media Studies

  • Computer and Information Sciences:

    Computer and IT Support Services Computer Applications Programming Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications

  • Engineering:

    Computer Engineering Electrical and Electronics Engineering

  • English Language and Literature Recommended!

    General Literature

  • Foreign Languages and Literatures Recommended!

    Arabic Language and Literature

  • History

    History, Other

  • International/Global Studies Recommended!

    International Relations and Affairs

  • Liberal Arts and Sciences


  • Psychology

    Behavioral Sciences

  • Social Sciences Recommended!


  • Visual and Performing Arts: Recommended!

    Drama and Theatre Arts Drawing Graphic Design Music Performance

Academic Requirements

  • TOEFL iBT Score: 60
  • TOEFL Writing Score: 14
  • TOEFL Reading Score: 13
  • IELTS Score: 6
  • IELTS Writing Score: 5
  • IELTS Reading Score: 6
  • LPR accepted as alternate to TOEFL or IELTS
LPR = ISEP Language Proficiency Report

Special Application Instructions

Students must complete an internal application for AUK.

Special Needs Support

  • Mental Health
  • Mobility
  • Learning

Other Academic Conditions

Students holding a passport from certain countires are not permitted student visas in Kuwait. Please refer to the Ministry site on e-visas to see if you meet the requirements to enter Kuwait. 

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