AUM’s 3-Stage admission process ensures a fair assessment of the student’s potential to pursue the undergraduate courses.
- Stage 1: filling-in the Admission Application accurately and completely, providing a copy of the civil ID, copy of the passport, copy of high school documents, 2 recent pictures, and a 30 KD non-refundable placement test fee.
- Stage 2: taking AUM Skill Assessment Tests – English, Math and Communications.
- Stage 3: an Admission Committee evaluates each admission application, test scores, High School GPA and reaches an Admission Decision.
The applicant must have completed the following:
- High School GPA/percentage of 2.50 / 70% or above for Science Section for the College of Engineering and technology certified by the Kuwait Ministry of Education, and High School GPA/percentage of 2.0 / 60% or above for both Science and Art Sections for the College of Business certified by the Kuwait Ministry of Education, high school certificates must not be older than 3 years. Certain certifications would be subjected to re-calculation of average percentage.
- AUM’s English Language Skill Assessment Test score of at least Level-1 or above.
The applicant can re-take the English test only once if he/she gets skill B and above. In the event he/she gets lower level when repeating the test, the higher score will be considered.
- Note: Applicants who have not passed the English language placement test shall be entitled to re-apply for new admission and open a new file at the subsequent admission times as shall be announced at the time, provided the student’s admission has not been rejected for other reason under AUM Admission Policy.
- AUM’s Math Skill Assessment Test score of 40% or above for both College of Engineering & Technology and College of Business.
An applicant can re-take the math exam only once if he/she gets 20% and above. And in case he/she gets lower level when repeating the test, the higher score will be considered.
- Note: Applicants who have not passed the Math test shall be entitled to re-apply for new admission and open a new file at the subsequent admission times as shall be announced at the time, provided the student’s admission has not been rejected for other reason under AUM Admission Policy.
- Applications submitted by former students who were dismissed are not accepted and their admission will not be activated.
- Former students who withdrew from AUM may apply for readmission to the university. Returning students must meet all admission requirements and admission deadlines.
- An applicant who was previously enrolled in any other higher academic institution(s) post high school graduation, should submit documents as proof of such from that specific higher academic institution. A prospective student should not have been subjected to academic or non-academic dismissal from any other higher academic institution.
- Applicant of 21 years of age and above should not be a convict of a crime, and must submit a recent valid clear criminal record (not exceeding 3 months) upon application.
After the application process AUM evaluates applicants according to a weighted-score admission system. Applicants receive their weighted-score based on their performance in the admission criteria below. The total weighted score called the Admission Assessment Grade (AAG) determines whether the applicant is admitted or not. A minimum of 65% or above must be achieved in the AAG.
Registration and Enrolment
Admitted students will acquire confirmed admission status and will be granted direct entry to university level course if they achieve the following:
A. Scoring one of the following grades in the English exams:
- Obtaining a level (3) or above in the AUM English Exam.
- International TOEFL result with a score of 79-80 in iBT – 213 CBT- 550PBT and above.
- Academic IELTS result with a score of 6 and above.
B. Mathematics Program:
Passing score for the mathematics exam is 80% and above.
Conditions for accepting TOEFL/IELTS scores:
- Obtaining a score of at least 79-80 in iBT – 213 CBT- 550/PBT in the Official International TOEFL or a minimum score of 6 in the Official Academic IELTS.
- The deadline for accepting official TOEFL/IELTS scores for new students is the last day of the add/drop period of the registered semester, which exempts students from the EPP.
- After the end of the add and drop period, the student should attend and pass the first level of the EPP in order for his/her TOEFL/IELTS scores to be accepted, which exempts him/her from level 2 of the English Preparatory Program. No scores will be accepted during or after the academic semester in case of failure.
- EPP level 2 students are entitled to submit at any time their official TOEFL/IELTS scores, which exempts them from passing level 2 of the EPP. They will be enrolled in the undergraduate program at the beginning of the following semester.
- In the case of freezing the EPP semester, student is granted the right to submit TOEFL/IELTS scores before the last day of add/drop week, of the following semester.