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Education in Kuwait

Nimmie Annie Joseph
Saturday, December 11, 2010

The State of Kuwait, officially known as the ‘smallest constitutional monarchy’, provides compulsory education to children of the age from 6-14. The education system in Kuwait mainly comprises of 4 levels: - Nursery/ Pre schooling, primary, intermediate and secondary.

Nursery/ Pre schooling is a two year period education system. Primary education carries on for 4 years, followed by Intermediate education for 5 years and later on students move onto secondary education. After secondary education, students enroll themselves for higher studies in colleges and universities. Interestingly, Ministry of Education (MOE) in Kuwait is focusing in designing special schools for children who require special education.

Higher Education is offered in

1) Kuwait University

2) College of Basic Education in PAAET

3) Arab Open University

Kuwait University (KU)

Kuwait University was established in the year 1966. Initially, KU opened with only 2 faculties namely Faculty of Science, Arts and Education and Women’s College.

Throughout the decades, KU has expanded in various fields. Currently, KU is extended over 5 campuses- Khaldiya, Adailah, Keyfan, Shuwaikh and Jabriya.

Today, KU houses 11 faculties-

1) College of Allied Health Sciences

2) College of Arts

3) College of Business Administration

4) College of Dentistry

5) College of Education

6) College of Engineering and Petroleum

7) College of Law

8) College of Medicine

9) College of Pharmacy

10) College of Sciences

11) College of Sharia’s and Islamic Studies

Public Authority for Applied Education and Training (PAAET)

Located at Adailah, PAAET was established to overcome the shortage in technical manpower and to meet human resource needs of the country through 2 sectors namely: - Education and Training.

PAAET comprises of 4 colleges offering specializations and a number of Training Institutes.

1) College of Basic Education

2) College of Business Studies

3) College of Technological Studies

4) College of Health Sciences

5) Higher Institute of Energy ( Electricity and Water)

6) Higher Institute of Telecom and Navigation

7) Industrial Training Institute

8) Nursing Institute

9) Constructional Training Institute

10) Vocational Training Institute

Arab Open University

Open University is a private University, designed mainly for Arabic speaking Nationals. It was founded in 2002 affiliated with UK Open University. Faculties includes-

1) Faculty of Information Technology and Computing

2) Faculty of Language Studies ( English Language)

3) College of Business Studies

4) Faculty of Educational Studies


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Md swaleh
Saturday, November 24, 2018
Can i complete my bachlars degree in kuwait

Sunday, June 3, 2018
Can i study here in Kuwait a Diploma in mechanical engineering in part time? kindly advise me abt admission, fees & institution. Thanks.

Saturday, November 18, 2017
Hello Sir,
I am graduate from art.
Currently working as a pipe fitter.
I know total mechnical work but I don't have any engineering degree to become a for man or engineer.
I want to know how many year of mechanical engineering and how much it's total fees.
My English is good but not fluently so which college will be better for me and which documents are recuired.
Which colleges degree is more valuable for work in gulf.
When the next season will start.

Wednesday, October 11, 2017
Hi I am working, ssc in fail ,I like learn any degree course quick learn , any can help me , contact to me in my email id , I waiting for message

uday mestry
Thursday, March 9, 2017
I am working in kuwait.can i do any engineering course here.electrical or hvac

Saturday, February 4, 2017
is any private courses available in kuwait for civil engineer

kundar m
Saturday, June 18, 2016
Hey I done my ssc and I want to continue my education not regularly because I'm working. Please

Sunday, June 3, 2012
i have completed my btech in chemical engg .how do i pursue my mtech in the same field in kuwait?

Saturday, May 19, 2012
i enquiry about in kuwait. they are asking 220 kd per year(private study). Is there any cheaper collage than this?

Monday, May 7, 2012
i did 2yr i cdnt complt my final year.. i need to complt.. tel d procegers.. hw to complt in kuwait..

Monday, March 26, 2012
Thanks Sal,

can you tell me how much its cost me for grduation?

Thursday, March 22, 2012
Hi Parijat ... try Arab Open University - it has most of its courses in English and the timings are good for employees (classes are for 2 hours each & start from 10 am till 8pm)- they have courses even on Saturdays.

Hi Ali, yes there's no problem to do your graduation now - like I said try Arab Open University - its cheapest private university in Kuwait and the studies, professors, classes and everything else is also very good there. They have Wifi, e-library, common rooms, cafe and the campus is very good too.

Sunday, March 11, 2012
In complited my 12th std. in 1998. i want to do graduation now, is it possible?

Sunday, January 8, 2012
Hi to all,i want to do graduation private not on regular basis coz i am working. Can anybody give me suggestions from which institute i should start my study. kindly contact-#######1.Thanks!

Tuesday, November 29, 2011
i do not have SSE or HSE qualification. but with my current knowledge + working experience, I would like to follow a degree.

is there any way to do my degree?

Wednesday, October 26, 2011
Contact They have University Degree courses even if you are SSC, HSC fail.

Thursday, August 18, 2011
peter carrasco

i was studing in open universtity at goa i pass
fast year &, i want to complet my graduation 2 year iam working presently working in kuwait , please

jitendra bhatia
Tuesday, May 3, 2011
i want to do the in kuwait
jitendra bhatia

Thursday, April 14, 2011
Is there any profesor in hawally area who give tutions for 1st year in commerc field..? if yes, plz provide contact details as soon as posible.

Tuesday, March 15, 2011
You all seem to be "degree holders" of all sort but it doesn't show from the way you people speak..if you manage to get your degrees you might as well manage to watch you spellings and typos...

Monday, March 7, 2011
iam pre-degree holder.i want to take bachelor degree.can u provide the contact details

P George
Friday, February 25, 2011
Any degree,master courses you can contact KEC
#######1 or #######9

Monday, January 31, 2011
I completed my bachelor of engineering in india. Can i do master of engineering in electrical in kuwait. Any possibilities pl message me.

Thursday, January 27, 2011
i hv cmplted mtech and im intrested in doing phd can u plzz suggest mr..iam frm electrical background

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Any possibility to do a PHd course here? If yes pls give me the details.

Sunday, January 16, 2011
am digree holder, i need to take MBA, can you pleae provide the contact details , if the isntituion in hawally much better

Saturday, January 8, 2011
i am digree(BBM) holder, i need to take MBA, can you pleae provide the contact details , if the isntituion in mangaf or fahaheel much better.

k.jagadeesh kumar
Monday, December 20, 2010
i was study iti,in mechanical fitter,and i was finished,bachelor of arts,and i would like syudy more like MCA,i was learned ms office,DTP also,i wold like to do MCA as a part time in kuwait,because i am working in csa,armybase,i want a sutiable timmings.plz contract as possible as u recevie this msg.thank u yours sincerely.

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