Scholarships and Bursaries

Scholarships and Grants

  • The Australian University provides various financial assistance schemes for its students.
  • Any type of financial assistance requires the student to be registered in full load and to be in good academic standing.
  • AU’s financial assistance schemes are competitive, selective, based on academic merits and seats availability.
  • Students with a violation record under the University’s Code of Conduct and Conduct of Academic Integrity are NOT eligible for financial assistance.
  • Recipients of AU financial assistance cannot combine it with any other financial assistance schemes available at the University or by any other sponsors.
  • Financial assistance schemes are applied to tuition fees only. Registration and amenities fees are not included. It is the student’s responsibility to ensure that registration fees are paid to be eligible to apply for financial assistance.

AU‘s Scholarships and Grants

  1. New Students
    • First-time self-funded students applying to AU with a High School GPA of 3.75 are eligible to apply for a discount determined by the Student Financial Assistance Committee.
    • To retain the discount, students must maintain a culminative GPA of 3.5 with a full academic load throughout the duration of their studies.
    • If a student receives a “Fail” grade in any course during his/her study, he/she will no longer qualify for this discount. The student will be liable to pay the discounted amount for that course.
  2. Early Settlement Discount
    • Students who pay full semester fees or full academic year fees at the point of registration are eligible to apply for a discount determined by the Student Financial Assistance Committee.
    • English Language Program students are not eligible to apply for an Early Settlement Discount.
  3. First Degree Relative Discount
    • A discount of 10% on tuition fees is applied to the sibling of an existing self-funded student who are simultaneously registered as full-time students at AU.
    • Students who have less than full load to graduate in a given semester are not eligible to apply for First Degree Relative Discount.
    • Students are responsible to disclose the relative’s degree information while applying to the University.
  • Bursaries are available to any student studying at AU regardless of the semester of study they are undertaking.
  • Bursaries are up to KWD 1,000.
  • Bursaries approved by the Financial Assistance Committee will be offset against the tuition fees payable for the particular semester.
  • Funds are available on a semester basis. Students may only apply for and be awarded one bursary per semester.
  • Students must apply or re-apply each semester and disclose all required details in support of their application for assistance.
  • Prior to enrolment, if any student is in a situation, where they may face issues with payment of their fees, they are required to make a full disclosure of their situation. The University will consider various options with the student including deferral of enrolment.
  • Student Financial Assistance Committee will determine the allocation of funds based on academic performance, attendance, financial situation of the student and other criteria as applicable.
  • Academic Scholarships cover the full tuition fees or a percentage of the tuition fees for one semester.
  • Students may apply for an Academic Scholarship after completing the first semester of their program of study.
  • Students in the English Language Program are not eligible to apply for Academic Scholarships.
  • Academic Scholarship holders must continue to perform at outstanding levels to enhance the opportunity for further allocations. Students may apply for a scholarship in subsequent semesters.
  • The key criteria in considering applications for Academic Scholarships are:
    1. Full academic load.
    2. Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.8 out of 4.0.
    3. Other factors such as but not limited to extra-curricular activities.
  • Students awarded an Academic Scholarship will have this citation included on their official transcript.

For more information about Private Universities Council (PUC) scholarships, students are advised to visit PUC’s main website at https://www.puc.edu.kw/

  • Through an endowment in honor of Sheikh Jaber Al Sabah, each academic semester Diploma and Bachelor students who meet the below conditions can apply:
    1. Kuwaiti nationality.
    2. Have a minimum Cumulative GPA of 2.00.
    3. Have not failed in any units in the previous semester.
    4. Must not be holding any other scholarship from another institution.
  • Special financial situation must be declared. Information such as salary certificates, rent contracts, bank statements and other expenses must be submitted.
  • It is the applicant’s responsibility to submit all required documentation in the advertised timelines published on AU’s website. Late or Incomplete applications are not accepted.
Special Grants
  1. New Students
    • First-time self-funded students applying to AU with a High School GPA of 3.75 are eligible to apply for a discount determined by the Student Financial Assistance Committee.
    • To retain the discount, students must maintain a culminative GPA of 3.5 with a full academic load throughout the duration of their studies.
    • If a student receives a “Fail” grade in any course during his/her study, he/she will no longer qualify for this discount. The student will be liable to pay the discounted amount for that course.
  2. Early Settlement Discount
    • Students who pay full semester fees or full academic year fees at the point of registration are eligible to apply for a discount determined by the Student Financial Assistance Committee.
    • English Language Program students are not eligible to apply for an Early Settlement Discount.
  3. First Degree Relative Discount
    • A discount of 10% on tuition fees is applied to the sibling of an existing self-funded student who are simultaneously registered as full-time students at AU.
    • Students who have less than full load to graduate in a given semester are not eligible to apply for First Degree Relative Discount.
    • Students are responsible to disclose the relative’s degree information while applying to the University.
Bursaries
  • Bursaries are available to any student studying at AU regardless of the semester of study they are undertaking.
  • Bursaries are up to KWD 1,000.
  • Bursaries approved by the Financial Assistance Committee will be offset against the tuition fees payable for the particular semester.
  • Funds are available on a semester basis. Students may only apply for and be awarded one bursary per semester.
  • Students must apply or re-apply each semester and disclose all required details in support of their application for assistance.
  • Prior to enrolment, if any student is in a situation, where they may face issues with payment of their fees, they are required to make a full disclosure of their situation. The University will consider various options with the student including deferral of enrolment.
  • Student Financial Assistance Committee will determine the allocation of funds based on academic performance, attendance, financial situation of the student and other criteria as applicable.
Academic Scholarships
  • Academic Scholarships cover the full tuition fees or a percentage of the tuition fees for one semester.
  • Students may apply for an Academic Scholarship after completing the first semester of their program of study.
  • Students in the English Language Program are not eligible to apply for Academic Scholarships.
  • Academic Scholarship holders must continue to perform at outstanding levels to enhance the opportunity for further allocations. Students may apply for a scholarship in subsequent semesters.
  • The key criteria in considering applications for Academic Scholarships are:
    1. Full academic load.
    2. Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.8 out of 4.0.
    3. Other factors such as but not limited to extra-curricular activities.
  • Students awarded an Academic Scholarship will have this citation included on their official transcript.
PUC

For more information about Private Universities Council (PUC) scholarships, students are advised to visit PUC’s main website at https://www.puc.edu.kw/

Sheikh Jaber’s Heirs’ Fund
  • Through an endowment in honor of Sheikh Jaber Al Sabah, each academic semester Diploma and Bachelor students who meet the below conditions can apply:
    1. Kuwaiti nationality.
    2. Have a minimum Cumulative GPA of 2.00.
    3. Have not failed in any units in the previous semester.
    4. Must not be holding any other scholarship from another institution.
  • Special financial situation must be declared. Information such as salary certificates, rent contracts, bank statements and other expenses must be submitted.
  • It is the applicant’s responsibility to submit all required documentation in the advertised timelines published on AU’s website. Late or Incomplete applications are not accepted.