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KUWAIT CITY, July 6 (Agencies): According to informed sources at Kuwait University, the University Council approved to accept foreign students for the open admission seats in the College of Administrative Sciences, and the College of Engineering and Petroleum for the first time. This is based on the proposal of the Vice President of the university to plan the list of rules that regulate the admission of foreign students in various disciplines who will pay tuition fees, reports Al-Anba daily. They explained that the cost for one subject/unit in the foreign students’ courses is KD 100.
The council agreed to accept foreign students from inside Kuwait in the first stage, and accepting students from outside Kuwait will be considered during the next stage. The council approved the admission of 7,953 male and female students for the 2022/2023 academic year based on the proposal submitted by the Deanship of Admission and Registration to accept students applying for admission to Kuwait University for the first semester.
The number of available seats for admission are as follows: Medicine 165, Dentistry 60, Pharmacy 100, Allied Medical Sciences 310, Public Health 60, Law 450, Architecture 150, Science 1,253, Engineering and Petroleum 900, Life Sciences 800, Administrative Sciences 950, Arts 1,055, Education 950, Social Sciences 500, and Sharia and Islamic Studies 250.
The sources announced the University Council’s approval to cancel the aptitude test requirement for admission to the College of Engineering and Petroleum based on the proposal of the National Union of Kuwait University Students submitted to the Dean of Admission and Registration and the Deanship of the College of Engineering and Petroleum. Meanwhile, Kuwait University has denied the alleged cancellation of aptitude tests in English and Mathematics as a condition for admission to the colleges of Engineering, Petroleum and Administrative Sciences, reports Al-Seyassah daily.
In a press statement, acting Dean of Admission and Registration Dr Mishaal Al-Gharaballi stressed that the rumor is baseless. He affirmed: “Admission to the College of Engineering and Petroleum is still based on performance in academic ability tests in English and Mathematics.” He clarified the University Council has approved the cancellation of the condition to obtain a score of 40 percent or higher in tMathematics test, and 50 percent or higher in English; in addition to a grade point average of 78 percent or higher for admission to other colleges.