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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uday mestry
Posted on Thursday, March 9, 2017

I am working in kuwait.can i do any engineering course here.electrical or hvac

Posted on Saturday, February 4, 2017

is any private courses available in kuwait for civil engineer

kundar m
Posted on Saturday, June 18, 2016

Hey I done my ssc and I want to continue my education not regularly because I'm working. Please

Posted on Sunday, June 3, 2012

i have completed my btech in chemical engg .how do i pursue my mtech in the same field in kuwait?

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Posted on 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?

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Posted on 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..

Posted on Monday, March 26, 2012

Thanks Sal,

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

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Posted on 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.

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Posted on Sunday, March 11, 2012

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

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Posted on 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-66879211.Thanks!

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Posted on 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?

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Posted on Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Contact They have University Degree courses even if you are SSC, HSC fail.

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Posted on Thursday, August 18, 2011

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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

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Posted on 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.

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Posted on 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...

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Posted on Monday, March 7, 2011

iam pre-degree holder.i want to take bachelor degree.can u provide the contact details

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Posted on 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.

Posted on Thursday, January 27, 2011

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

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Posted on Sunday, January 23, 2011

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

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Posted on 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

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Posted on 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.

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k.jagadeesh kumar
Posted on 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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