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Organization Profile

as per the document provided by the organization.

Kuwait College of Science and Technology (KCST) is a private university established with the purpose of providing internationally recognized under-graduate and graduate degree programs in various field of knowledge, such as Computer Science, Electronics and Communications, and Computer Engineering.

 

The founders of KCST believe that education must be holistic and liberal. In accordance with this philosophy; we provide distinctive and relevant education in science and technology that prepares students to be leaders in the development and use of multidisciplinary approaches to solve complex problems throughout their careers and lives.

The rigorous curricula contain a significant amount of hands-on experience, and afford students the opportunity to conduct research and expand their knowledge horizons at the undergraduate level. Socially responsible leadership and entrepreneurship are incorporated into the curricula.

At KCST we work at the cutting edge of new thinking and stay ahead of career developments as a result our students will be ready to launch their careers successfully.

KCST students will have the chance to develop their creative skills, and learn by doing to build their experiences. Facilities were designed with high technological laboratories to give an opportunity to be creative and to build the students’ knowledge and passion within industry of science and technology, add to that one of the largest, newest, and most developed libraries in the Middle East on our campus.

Our courses are taught by an inspiring community and experienced academic key members. We deliver premium bachelor programs that are able to build and create future leaders.

Welcome to the community of future leaders!


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Required Documents

All applicants must submit the following documentation:

  • Official high school graduation diploma and transcripts
  • One certified copy of an officially recognized secondary school certificate
  • A photocopy of the civil identity card and the passport which must include a valid residence permit for non-Kuwaitis

1. At KCST applicants are considered on the basis of their merit, regardless of race, color, gender, religion, age, disabilities or national origin.

2. Students seeking admission to KCST programs must have successfully completed 12 years of schooling leading to the award of a diploma or certificate considered to be at par with Shahadat Al-Thanawiya-Al-A’ama from Kuwait. Other qualifications will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

3. The following indicative criteria are considered in the decision regarding student admission:

High School System

Equivalency

Minimum Requirement

Government System (Percentage)

Not Required

65%

Government System (Modular)

Not Required

2.25

Arabic Private

Required

65% or equivalent 2.25

Bilingual System

Required

2.25

American System

Required

2.25

British System

Required

Six IGCSE with minimum of "D" (Not the cumulative GPA)

Pakistani System

Required

Higher Secondary School Certificate (Part II) required with a minimum average of 42 or 2.25 GPA equivalent

Indian System

Required

Completion with a minimum cumulative average of 65% or equivalent for :All India Senior School Certificate Exam conducted by Central Board for Secondary School in India

International Baccalaureate

Required

Completion of Baccalaureate with 6 subjects (at least 3 at the higher level) and a minimum score of 24

Note - For high school systems not covered in the above table, admissions will be decided on a case-by-case basis and will require at least a passing grade as well as Kuwait Ministry of Education equivalency.

4. Students must have taken Mathematics, Physics and English as core subjects for three years in the last four years of high school for the BSc or BEng Programs.

5. For purposes of authentication of the degree by the Private Universities Council in Kuwait, students must have taken Biology up to 10th year of study.

 

6. All applicants must provide proof of proficiency in English, in one of the following ways:

Exam Type

Minimum Score(Indicative)

IELTS Academic

5.5

TOEFL iBT

55

KCST English Test

65%

7. Applicants with an overall average grade higher than 80% or equivalent are exempted from entrance exams, except English. For applicants with an overall average grade of less than 80% or equivalent, they will be required to provide test results in one of the following entrance exams:

Entrance Exam Type

Minimum Score(Indicative)

SAT 2-Math (level 2) and SAT 2-Physics

520

KCST Entrance Test in Math and Physics

65%

8. The KCST test in English Language will evaluate a candidate’s understanding of English grammar and his/her ability to effectively communicate orally or in writing in English (both composition and comprehension).

9. The KCST tests in Mathematics and Physics will evaluate a candidate’s knowledge and understanding of fundamentals, and the candidate’s ability in problem solving.

10. KCST entrance tests may have the following outcomes:

Entrance Test Results

Out Come

65% or above

Admission to regular KCST Programs

50% to 65%

Acceptance in KCST Foundation Program

Below 50%

Non-acceptance in KCST Foundation Program

From time to time KCST may change the qualifying marks for the entrance tests.

11. If an applicant does not obtained the minimum required scores in the entrance tests, he/she will need to attend the one-semester Foundation Course(s) corresponding to the test(s) for which minimum grades have not been obtained.

12. If the candidate is required to attend all three subjects of the Foundation Program or Math and Physics jointly, he/she will not be able to register for any of the first semester courses.

13. If the candidate is required to attend the following Foundation Course(s): (i) only English; (ii) English and Math or (iii) English and Physics, he/she will be able to register for first semester courses, except those that require the Foundation Course(s) as requisites.

14. If an applicant does not achieve the minimum required score in one or more of the Foundation Course(s) exam(s), he/she will be able to repeat the course(s) only once. After a second unsuccessful attempt at any Foundation Course exam, the applicant will be rejected and will not be able apply again to KCST.

15. The number of vacancies on some or all of the programs may be limited. For this reason, when candidates apply for admission, they are asked to declare their preferences amongst the programs. If a selection of candidates for a given program has to be carried out, such selection will be made on the basis of a ranking of candidates, taking into account high school grades and entrance test results

16. Once an applicant has received an Offer of Admission from the College, he/she must confirm his/her intention to attend the College within one week.

17. To confirm acceptance and to reserve a seat in the College, the applicant must pay a non-refundable Registration Fee (as per approved fee schedule). Failure to pay the fee is considered to be an indication that the applicant is no longer interested in attending the College and the available seat will be offered to another applicant.

18. There will be no prior assessment of the students’ proficiency in spoken and written Arabic Language, but such an assessment will be carried out at the start of the semester. Arabic Language will be offered at basic and advanced levels, and students will be placed accordingly.

19. KCST will allow a student to change from one program to another, only after completion of the first year of study. Such changes will be subject to constraints arising from: (a) availability of seats in the relevant program and (b) relative academic performance of the student.

20. Upon applying, a valid Civil ID and a valid Passport (including the residency permit number for non-Kuwaiti students) is needed.