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Admissions at AIU

Your journey with AIU starts here!

American International University (AIU) has been created to provide an authentic American education in Kuwait, where students can earn a top tier degree in a range of fields that are of utmost importance to our 21st-century world. An AIU education is designed to encourage our students to become university graduates who are innovators and entrepreneurs. Our students will not be only consumers - they will be initiators who are actively working to forge a strong and sustainable future for Kuwait. AIU is dedicated to creating a stimulating educational environment that supports the intellectual success of its students.

Speak to an Admissions Specialist

Our knowledgeable Admissions team will be able to provide you with all the necessary information and more. Speak to an Admissions Specialist to learn about our programs, campus, and address any concerns or questions you may have!

Call us at 22262500 or contact us at 

AIU Admission Application

Download the Admission Guide to learn more about our admission and testing policies.

Admission Guide

How to Apply

Currently, AIU is accepting admissions for the Spring 2021 semester starting March 21, 2021. Applicants may visit our Admissions Office on campus and speak to one of our Admissions Specialist to complete your application. Applicants may also choose to download our application and submit it to our team with the supporting admissions documents to To speak with one of our Admissions Specialist please call us at 22262500

تم فتح باب القبول في AIU  لفصل الخريف لعام 2020 الذي يبدأ اعتبارًا من 2 ديسمبر 2020، يمكن زيارة الحرم الجامعي والتحدث إلى أحد موظفي القبول لدينا لإكمال طلبك، يمكنك أيضًا تحميل طلب القبول وإرساله بعد تعبئة البيانات المطلوبة  إلى قسم القبول مع الوثائق المطلوبة إلى، للتحدث مع أحد متخصصي القبول لدينا ، يرجى الاتصال بنا على 22262500.

AIU Admissions Application

Application Requirements

General Requirements

  • Submit the completed AIU application form
  • Photocopy of applicant’s civil ID/residence permit
  • Official up to date high school transcript
  • Official authenticated document confirming graduation from High School
  • For graduates of Kuwait public high schools: An authenticated copy of High School diploma
  • For graduates of non-public high schools: An authenticated copy of "Kuwait Equivalency" by the Ministry of Education
  • Optional: Official test score reports (IELTS, TOEFL, ACT or SAT)

Applications for the School of Engineering and Computing

Students planning to enroll in one of our Engineering and Computing degree programs must complete the following additional admissions requirements:

  • Graduates of schools within Kuwait must hold the Sciences High School diploma
  • Graduates of schools not within Kuwait must have completed Biology, Chemistry, and Physics in high school, in addition to the Math requirements as outlined by the Ministry of Education


Please speak to our Admissions team, for further information.


المتطلبات العامة

تقديم استمارة طلب القبول بعد تعبئة البيانات كاملة

صورة من البطاقة المدنية / صورة الإقامة

كشف الدرجات

شهادة تخرج من الثانوية العامة

لخريجي الثانوية العامة الكويتية (المدارس الحكومية والعربية الخاصة): نسخة مصدقة من شهادة الثانوية العامة

لخريجي الثانوية العامة: معادلة مصدقة من قبل وزارة التربية والتعليم

اختياري: في حال وجود تقارير درجات الاختبار الرسمية IELTS أو TOEFL أو ACT أو SAT

طلبات الالتحاق بكلية الهندسة والحوسبة

يجب على الطلبة الذين يرغبون بالتسجيل في أحد برامج الهندسة أوالحوسبة لدينا إكمال متطلبات القبول الإضافية التالية:

• لخريجي دولة الكويت: على المتقدم ان يحمل شهادة ثانوية عامة – القسم العلمي فقط

للخريجين من خارج دولة الكويت: يجب أن يكون خريجو المدارس خارج الكويت قد أتموا دراسة علم الأحياء والكيمياء والفيزياء في المدرسة الثانوية ، بالإضافة إلى متطلبات الرياضيات كما حددتها وزارة التربية والتعليم.

لمزيد من المعلومات يرجى التحدث إلى قسم القبول

Transfer Applicants

AIU is accepting transfer students in two of our degree programs: Interior Design and Business Administration - Management.

Prospective students who have attended other accredited colleges/universities may apply to AIU as a transfer student.

Transfer Admission Requirements:

  • Prospective applicants should complete the AIU Admissions Application and select transfer for the admission type.
  • Applicants must submit the required admissions documents outlined in our general admission requirements to be considered for admission.
  • Transfer applicants must be in good academic standing, having a cumulative grade point average (CGPA) of 2.5 or higher at their previous institutions, and submit official transcripts from each institution attended.
  • Applicants with a CGPA of less than 2.5 may only be considered for admission at AIU as a new freshman applicant and not a transfer student. 
  • Transfer applicants must submit a copy of their secondary school records.
  • Transfer applicants must submit a sealed authenticated transcript with their admissions application from any college/university attended.
  • Transfer applicants must meet the same language proficiency as required for regular freshman admission at AIU.
  • Transfer applicants that have been placed on probation or suspended for disciplinary reasons at their previous institution are not eligible for admission to AIU.

Transferring Prior Coursework from a Previous Institution:

Transfer applicants who have completed courses at other accredited/recognized institutions of higher education and are seeking admission to AIU may be awarded credits for those courses, provided that they submit authenticated transcripts, catalog course descriptions, and course syllabi to prove the validity of such credits.

  • The total number of credits that can be transferred into an AIU program shall not exceed 50% of the total number of credits required for completion of the degree for that program.
  • Transferred credits and grades will not be used in calculating the cumulative grade point average (CGPA).
  • Only courses graded as C– (C minus) or above are considered for transfer credit.
  • Applicants are subject to an additional 20 KD non-refundable college/university course review fee regardless of the outcome of the application.


Cost of Attendance

    Tuition and Fees Academic Year 2020-2021

Tuition and Fees

Amount KD

Application Fee

40 non-refundable

English / Math Placement Test

15 per exam

Registration Fee All Majors / Programs 

 600 per semester non-refundable 

English Language Foundation Program              

2000 per semester

Math Foundation Program

500 per semester

Diploma Programs

190 per credit hour

Non-Engineering Programs

240 per credit hour

Engineering Programs

260 per credit hour

Lab Fee

35 per registered lab course

Student Services Fee

250 per semester

Transfer Course Evaluation Fee 20 non-refundable

The Univerisity reserves the right to increase or modify tuition and fees upon approval by the Private Universities Council-Ministry of Higher Education and the University Board of Trustees.

1. Students should refer to the Academic Calendar & check their university emails on a regular basis to keep up to date on the due dates for payment & de-registration.

2. Government scholarship students are subject to PUC scholarship rules and regulations.

3. AIU accepts the following methods of payments: 

  • Cash
  • Checks
  • Credit Cards
  • Debit Cards

Placement Tests

Applicants admitted to our undergraduate degree programs are required to demonstrate their proficiency in university-level English and mathematics. Applicants can provide evidence through the following two methods:

  • Provide scores of pre-taken standardized/proficiency tests
  • Take the AIU English and/or Math Placement Test(s)

We accept the following standardized/proficiency tests as proof of English proficiency: IELTS, TOEFL IBT, SAT (Evidence-based Reading and Writing), ACT (English)

We accept the following  standardized tests as proof of your mathematical skill level: SAT (Math), ACT (Math)

If your submitted test scores do not meet our minimum requirements, or in the absence of prior test scores, you will be required to take our placement tests. Based on the information you provide in your admissions application, you may be requested to take our university English and/or Math placement tests, to complete the admissions process. Our university placement tests cost 15KD per exam and can be paid through our university Cashier's window.

Check your Application Status and Registration 

Once you submit your application, our Admissions Specialist will contact you to inform you of a decision. Before you can begin attending classes, you must attend the New Student Orientation which is held before the start of each semester. New Student Orientation will provide you with all the necessary information to get you ready to begin your journey at AIU, from class schedules to campus services. In addition to key information, you will also be provided with your own student account, university email and a physical student identification card. Once you are a student with us, you will have access to your assigned academic advisor who can guide you through your duration at AIU.

Your future is our goal, and we look forward to welcoming you on campus!

Scholarships and Funding

Scholarships or Self-Funding:

Currently, AIU does not offer university-funded scholarships to students wishing to attend. A student may, however, use scholarship funds from the government or outside sources to cover the cost of their tuition and fees. Applicants may apply to AIU as a self-pay student and cover tuition and fees out of pocket. All tuition and fee balances are the responsibility of the student and should be paid on-time in order to avoid delay in registration.

AIU accepts applicants seeking admissions into our degree programs under the sponsorship of the Private Universities Council (PUC). PUC Scholarship applications are administered online through the PUC website within the dates established by PUC and will be announced by AIU on our social media pages. Applicants must complete all of the AIU admissions application requirements and then apply for the PUC scholarship. For further details, please contact our Admissions Office or visit our campus.

Eligible applicants who choose to apply through the Private Universities Council (PUC) for the government scholarship must apply through the PUC directly.

The PUC Scholarship applies to applicants who:

  • Are Kuwaiti nationals or have a Kuwaiti mother; and
  • Graduated high school within 26 months of submitting the PUC application.

How to apply to for the PUC Scholarship:

  • Applicants with inquiries about the requirements set by the PUC should visit the PUC website to learn more and to apply. Please visit for more information.
  • Government scholarship students are subject to PUC scholarship rules and regulations.


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