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Financial Aid, Scholarships & Student Employment

Kuwait Ministry of Private Education Scholarships

Recent high school graduates (Kuwaiti, Non-Kuwaiti and Diploma) may apply for Kuwait Ministry of Private Education Scholarships. These are fully funded government scholarships that cover tuition expenses up to the time of graduation at GUST. In order to be eligible for a Private Education scholarship, students must meet specific conditions set by the Private University Council (PUC) of the Ministry of Higher Education. More information regarding scholarship eligibility requirements and application procedures can be found on the PUC website at: www.puc.edu.kw.

GUST Scholarships

Every semester, GUST offers a limited number of internal GUST scholarships. GUST Scholarships cover full payment of tuition fees (maximum KD 2250 per semester) or a specific percentage of tuition fees. Please note that selection for a GUST scholarship is highly competitive and only a limited number of students will be awarded scholarships. In order to apply for a GUST Scholarship, students must meet the following criteria:1- Completion of 30 credit hours or more2- Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.53- Current registration for a minimum of 15 credits4- No pending disciplinary action

GUST Scholarships are valid for one academic term. Students who maintain the criteria outlined above are eligible to reapply for a GUST Scholarship. Applications for GUST Scholarships may be found in the Counselor’s Office.

GUST Summer Scholarship Program to UMSL & FIU

The GUST Summer Scholarship program was specifically established and funded to reward outstanding GUST students with opportunities for personal and academic growth. Each year, GUST offers its students a limited number of competitive Summer Scholarships to enrich their academic experience through international study. GUST currently has cooperation agreements with two internationally recognized academic institutions in the United States for student exchanges.

UMSL (Think UMSL)

GUST’s Summer Scholarship Program for summer study at the University of Missouri-St. Louis (UMSL) provides for tuition at UMSL (up to 6 academic credit hours), round-trip airfare, accommodation in St. Louis, and a support allowance. Interested students must meet the following eligibility requirements:

  1. Be a full-time GUST student
  2. Must have earned and completed 60-90 credit hours by the end of Spring semester.
  3. Have a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher.
  4. Must be in good standing as per GUST Student Code of Conduct
  5. Must not have a financial hold on his/her account
  6. Hold a minimum TOEFL score of 550 (paper-based), 213 (computer-based), or
  7. 79-80 (internet-based).

 

George Washington University (Think GW)

GUST’s Summer Scholarship Program for summer study the George Washington University in Washington D.C. (GW) provides for full or partial tuition at GW (for 6 academic credit hours) and a support allowance. Interested students must meet the following eligibility requirements:

  1. Be a full-time GUST student
  2. Must have earned and completed 60-90 credit hours by the end of Spring semester.
  3. Have a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher.
  4. Must be in good standing as per GUST Student Code of Conduct
  5. Must not have a financial hold on his/her account
  6. Hold a minimum TOEFL score of 550 (paper-based), 213 (computer-based), or
  7. 79-80 (internet-based).

 

Interested candidates are required to submit a completed application form, personal statement, official transcript and two letters of recommendation from GUST faculty. Announcements for the annual summer scholarships are made in November of each year, and the annual scholarship deadline in mid-February has been set for each academic year.

 

Students interested in the above Summer Scholarship Programs should contact:

Nabae Asfar

Phone: 2530-7441

Email: OIP@gust.edu.kw

 

Student Employment

Students interested in part-time employment at GUST should obtain an application form from the GUST Counseling Office. All applicants will be required to submit a completed application form along with a copy of their most recent transcript. In order to be eligible for student employment at GUST, students must maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0. Students may work for a maximum of twelve hours per month. Additional work hours must be approved by the GUST Counseling Office.