Student Exchange Program


About US

Kuwait University is committed to internationalization and facilitates the diversification of the student community through the study abroad and student exchange programs.

Through our semester exchange program, Kuwait University aims to provide students with a meaningful overseas experience, incorporating study which counts towards their degree. This program aims to enhance the academic, cultural, and social career of Kuwait university students to study across leading international unievrsities over the world.

The student exchange program is is administered/ functioning /running under the supervision of Dr Firyal Bou-Rabee, Vice President for Academic Affairs. This web page provide students of Kuwait university with relevant information about the student exchange program. 

The International Relations team consists of the following individuals.




SEP mission is to help people gain understanding, acquire knowledge, and develop skills for living in a globally interdependent and culturally diverse world. Throughout this, SEP services to studentsí education abroad are more important than ever. It can help make the world a better place for all and share a collective sense of fulfillment in our contributions to society



SEP is a key component of the international profile of Kuwait university partners. Members cooperate as equal partners in a spirit of trust and mutual support to offer high-quality programs and further the internationalization of their campuses, collectively achieving goals beyond their individual reach. While SEP reciprocal exchange and study abroad programs enable Kuwait university students to experience intellectual, social, and personal growth through immersion in another culture, Kuwait university also has enough exchange spaces for every abroad qualified student to go on exchange at itsí campus.

Benefits of the student exchange program for students

  • 1.It gives the opportunity to live independently in a different culture and society.
  • 2.It identifies how to live financially independent
  • 3.It contributes to share a collective sense of fulfillment in contributions to society.
  • 4.It creates the ability to be a good decision maker within a new cultural environment.
  • 5.It strengths the relation of forgiveness between students.
  • 6.It enables students to live in a cultural diverse world.

Outbound Exchange Program

SEP Eligibility Criteria

The student Exchange Program is opened to any student of Kuwait university who must  fulfill the following conditions:


Undergraduate students

Graduate students

  • Must be accredited at Kuwait University and no disciplinary sanctions taken against him/her

  • Must already passed four semesters at Kuwait university

  • Number of passed credits should be minimum 60

  • GPA above 3

  • Should be enrolled in a major

  • Study abroad minimum nornal load as in Kuwait university (i.e. 4 courses)

  • Need to study 15 credits at Kuwait university upon the completion of the SEP abroad

  • Fluency in English

  • The GPA of the student will not be affected upon his return to KU if he passes the courses

  • Must be accredited at Kuwait University and no disciplinary sanctions taken against him/her

  • Must already passed one semester at KU

  • Number of credit passed (minimum 09)

  • GPA above 3.5

  • Study only  one semester abroad

  • Need to study 09 credits at Kuwait university upon the completion of the SEP abroad

  • Fluency in English

  • The GPA of the student will not be affected upon his return to KU if he passes the courses

Outbound Exchange Student Benefits

  • Free registration fee for the exchange semester

  • Monthly payment that covers books, transportation, and living expenses.

  • Refundable for visa and medical insurance bills.

  • Voucher of Economy-Class Flight Ticket on Kuwait Airways


Exchange university partners


Kuwait university collaborates with below universities. Interested students are requested to click on each university to get more information about potential schools where to study.


 The vise president for academic affairs has been actively establishing links with international university partners, selected for their high standards and reputation.


 University (schools)

 Graduate vs. Undergraduate

usa University of the Pacific Arthur A. Dugoni, School of Dentistry  
usa University of Dayton
usa KOGOD School of Business, American University, Washington D.C Undergraduate and graduate (Only for College of Business Administratiion)
usa University of Maryland Undergraduate and graduate (Only for College of Business Administratiion)
Taiwan National Taiwan University  
Taiwan National Chengchi University
Libanon American University of Beirut  
Netherland Maastricht University  
Poland University of Jagiellonian, Krakow  
Sweden Lund University, Lund  
South Korea Myongji University
South Korea Seoul National University  
South Korea Asan Medical Center
India All India Institute of Medical Sciences
India Indian Institute of Science  
India Indian Institute of Management Bangalore (IIMB), For graduate students of the college of business administration student  
India The Tamil Nadu MGR Medical University  
Italy La Sapienza University of Rome
Italy Politechnico de Torino
Italy Bocconi University Undergraduate (Only for College of Business Administratiion)
China Nanjing University
China Tsinghua University  
China Peking University  
China Peking University Health Sc Center  
China Shanghai Jiao Tong University  
Hungary Semmelweis University  
Hungary Antall Jozsef Knowledge Centre of Political and Social Sciences  
Hungary Corvinus University of Budapest  
Hungary Budapest University of Technology & E  
Australia The Australian National University  
Australia University of Technology Sydney (UTS) Undergraduate and graduate (Only for College of Business Administratiion)
Australia The University of Melbourne  
Australia The University of Sydney
New Zealand The University of Auckland  
Turkey Bahcesehir University  
Turkey Marmara University  
Egypt Al Azhar University
UK University of Nottingham  
Switzerland University of St. Gallen Undergraduate (College of Business Administration)






HEC Paris, School of Management Paris, France

 Undergraduate and graduate (College of Business Administration)

Paris Graduate School of Management (PGSM)

Undergraduate (College of Business Administration)

Bordeaux Ecole de Management-BEM (Bordeaux)

Undergraduate (College of Business Administration)
ESSEC business school


Undergraduate (College of Business Administration)
Audencia Nantes School of Management  
ESC Rennes School of Business  



ESADE-Universitat Ramon Llull, (Barcelona

Undergraduate (College of Business Administration)

Instituto de Empresa (Madrid

Graduate (College of Business Administration)

Germany Goethe University, Frankfurt Undergraduate (College of Business Administration)
  University of Mannheim Undergraduate and graduate (College of Business Administration)




useful links

Application Form

Form of Courses Equivalency by KU Admission & Registration   


Inbound Exchange Program

Program courses

Students enrolled in the student exchange program can obtain courses  select  a specific department, then  click on course description, the click on View Details



Living in university housing: If accepted free dormitory for accepted student

Student is allowed to submit an application form of accommodation, if he/she is one of the following

  • Student of scholarship whom parent live abroad.

  • Visiting Student at KU Exchange Program.

  • Student of special social cases


Free transportation is offered to students enrolled in the student exchange program between different colleges at Kuwait university 


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