Students who are interested in studying in Kuwait will find reasonable information that will help them to navigate this country. From the official language to other languages routinely spoken throughout the country, to what to expect for a month-to-month rent living situation.
We will even cover what universities are currently open to the public and private institutions that are still open. There are a few universities that some students will find within their internet search that have closed in Kuwait. But we have the currently open universities list below.
Along with living costs, we have provided an annual tuition cost section that will detail a bit about what a student can expect to spend in tuition per academic year. There is an average cost along with a maximum amount that can be expected with more needed resources topics such as medical.
We always suggest that within the student’s study search, or where to study and at what university to look through each university website and utilize the contact information to gain more insight.
Universities in Kuwait:
- Kuwait University
- American University of Kuwait
- Australian College of Kuwait
- Gulf University for Science and Technology
- American University of the Middle East
- Kuwait Maastricht Business School
- Arab Open University, Kuwait
- Kuwait College of Science and Technology
The list above does not name all the available universities in the country.
Cost of Tuition
Public universities in Kuwait are heavily subsidized by the government, which means that tuition fees are relatively low for Kuwaiti citizens and residents. For example, at Kuwait University, one of the largest public universities in Kuwait, the annual tuition fees for undergraduate programs range from KWD 300-500 (equivalent to USD 1,000-1,660) per year for Kuwaiti citizens, and KWD 1,000-1,500 (equivalent to USD 3,320-4,990) per year for non-Kuwaiti residents.
Private universities in Kuwait generally have higher tuition fees, as they are not subsidized by the government. For example, at the American University of Kuwait, a private university in Kuwait, the annual tuition fees for undergraduate programs range from KWD 4,000-6,000 (equivalent to USD 13,320-19,980) per year.
Cost of Living in Kuwait
Renting a one-bedroom apartment in a city center can cost around KWD 250-400 per month (equivalent to USD 830-1,330). Outside the city center, the cost can be lower, ranging from KWD 180-300 per month (equivalent to USD 600-1,000).
axis and ride-sharing services are widely available in Kuwait, and a one-way trip within the city can cost around KWD 2-4 (equivalent to USD 7-13). Owning a car in Kuwait can be expensive due to high fuel prices.
Main Languages Spoken in Kuwait
Arabic is the official language of Kuwait and is spoken by most of the population. Kuwaiti Arabic, which is a dialect of Gulf Arabic, is the most spoken form of Arabic in the country. Modern Standard Arabic is also widely understood and used in formal contexts such as government, education, and the media.
English is the most spoken foreign language in Kuwait, particularly among expatriates and in business and international settings. Other foreign languages, such as Hindi, Urdu, Tagalog, and Bengali, are also spoken by immigrant communities.