Kuwait University


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Kuwait University History

Kuwait University also known as KU is a public university established in October 1966 in Kuwait City. The University has 39,000 undergraduate and 2,200 postgraduate students and the current president of the university is Prof. Hussain Al-Ansari.

Kuwait University Programs, Courses, and Schools

Kuwait University has undergraduate, graduate, postgraduate as well as various research programs across 27 departments and centers ranging from Department of Administrative Training and Human Resource Development, Safety and Security Department, Legal Department, Centre of Evaluation and Measurement, Centre of Community Service and Continuing Education, Public Relations, and Media Management.

Kuwait University offers 70 undergraduate courses and 70 postgraduate courses which include Psychology, Medicine and Dentistry, Geography, Accounting and Finance, Architecture, Chemical Engineering, and Politics & International Studies, and Development Studies).

Kuwait University Campuses

Kuwait University is spread over 380 acres of area and is also known as Green campus. The university has eye-catching architecture and comprises of seven campuses. The library contains approximately 322964 titles and 447629 volumes of Arabic and non-Arabic monographs, reference materials, and reports in different branches.

Kuwait University Student Activities and Athletic Facilities (SAAF) offer recreational athletic and aquatic facilities to its students. The campus is minutes away from downtown Kuwait City which offers easy access for students to the numerous shopping and leisure facilities the city has to offer

Kuwait University Achievements

Kuwait University ranks 84th in University Impact Ranking 2019 and features in top 250 universities in Asia in a study conducted by Times Higher Education (THE) Rankings 2019. Graduates from Kuwait University have gone on to become politicians, philosophers, theologians, engineers, and leaders in the business world. 

Kuwait University conducts and takes part in many research programs and other competitions and has stood ahead in all its competitions. Lately, the Research Sector has announced them as the winners of the Scientific Poster for the Academic year 2018-19.

Kuwait University USP

Kuwait University is the state's first public institution of higher education and research. The university ranks highly in the country for research and development activities. The university’s acceptance rate is high and tuition fee subsidized for local students.

Kuwait University follows the credit system, which makes it compulsory for each student to complete a minimum number of credits to qualify for the award of a degree. Students have the option of selecting courses of their interests and are offered much more flexibility.

Kuwait University Notable Alumni

Halema Boland (Kuwait TV presenter), Bilal M. Ayyub (Mathematician), Huzama Habayeb (Novelist), and Jaber Al-Mubarak Al-Hamad Al-Sabah (Prime Minister of Kuwait).

Kuwait University Application Requirements


IELTS score requirements

A strong proficiency in the English language is essential for admission into universities in Kuwait. To be able to get a successful admission in Kuwait University in Kuwait students need to complete IELTS with a minimum score of 6.5.

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Kuwait University Cost of studies


Fees may vary for each program. Please visit program page for specific fees.

Kuwait University Deadlines

Bachelors: Dates may vary

Masters: June 25 Tuesday

Deadlines may vary for each program. Please visit the program page for specific deadlines.

Kuwait University Rankings


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Arab Region
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