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Each year, GUST offers its students a limited number of competitive summer scholarships to enrich their academic experience through international study. GUST’s summer scholarships are open to all eligible students from both the College of Arts & Sciences and the College of Business Administration. The summer scholarships are awarded tuition for six academic credit hours, a round trip ticket (economy class) to the United States, and support allowance.




We are currently accepting applications for the 2021 GUST Summer Scholarship Program for summer study at:


University of Missouri - St. Louis (UMSL)

George Washington University (GWU)

University of California San Diego (UCSD)


This GUST sponsored scholarship provides tuition for six credit hours at UMSL, GWU, and UCSD, round-trip airfare, accommodation, and support allowance. All interested students must meet the following eligibility requirements:


☐ Be a full-time GUST student

Must have earned and completed 60-90 credit hours by the end of the 2020-2021 Spring semester

☐ Have a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher

☐ Must be in good standing as per GUST student code of conduct

☐ Must not have a financial hold on his/her account

☐ Hold a minimum TOEFL score of 550 (paper-based), 213 (computer-based), or

79-80 (internet-based) - if applying to UCSD TOEFL must be 83 (internet-based) or IELTS 7.0




Interested candidates must submit the following documents to the Office of International Programs (room N1-204-04) by January 31, 2021.


Completed application (click here to find all necessary documents)

☐ Personal interest essay

☐ Two letters of recommendation

☐ Official GUST transcript

☐ Copy of a recent TOEFL/IELTS score (valid for 2 years since date test was taken)


NOTE: Previous summer scholarship recipients and GUST alumni are not eligible to re-apply. Eligible candidates must have the intention to return to GUST as full-time enrolled students following their summer study at any university. Please see the attached regulations and application forms for more details.


The GUST Summer Scholarship is subject to postpone/cancellation based on the COVID-19 situation and the government guidelines.


For any other inquiries about the GUST Summer Scholarship Programs, please contact:

Mohammed Sohail

Office: N1-204-04

Email: OIP@gust.edu.kw