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Scholarship Requirements for Private Students in the USA

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Per Ministerial decree #178/87 and #48/89, private students may apply for Kuwait government scholarship in majors designated by the Ministry of Higher Education provided they meet the requirements listed below:

Private Scholarship Students

 

Pre-requisites for Scholarship
  1. Must have Kuwaiti citizenship.
  2. Graduate of Kuwait high school or equivalent.
  3. Student must not be an employee of the Kuwaiti Government.
  4. May not hold a bachelor's degree or equivalent.
  5. Enrolled full time in a program and university approved by the Ministry/Cultural Division.
  6. Pursuing a major that is on the Ministry's scholarship list, or a major that has been canceled for less than two years.
  7. Interruption of studies prior to application for scholarship must not exceed one academic year.
  8. Study or degree plan must be submitted for entire period of study. The courses completed must reflect the courses outlined in the study plan and must include courses required for the freshman year (1st year) for the scholarship major as prescribed by the university.
  9. Students are not allowed to change their majors.
  10. Private students who are awarded MOHE scholarship are not eligible for scholarship extensions.
  11. Inclusion in the scholarship plan will take place in the months of September and January, depending on the availability for seats with priority given to students with the highest scores.
  12. Students must meet the following requirements:
    1. Must obtain the required English Proficiency score of:
      1. International TOEFL of 500 (173 computer based test) or English 101 and English 102 (English 102 must be earned at a 4-year institution approved by the Cultural Division)
      2. Completion of 30 semester or 45 quarter units in major or related areas as outlined in the study plan. All credits must be earned at an approved U.S. school with a 2.5 or higher (4-point scale) cumulative GPA; 2.0 GPA and full-time (12 credits) in most recent term of study.
      3. One-half of these credits (15 semester/22 quarter units) must earned at the university approved for the student's major; the remaining credits may be earned at a two year college approved by the Ministry/Cultural Division.
      4. The credits completed must be in the major field of study being pursued.

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Checklist of Documents Required
Students must submit the following required documents to be considered for scholarship:
  1. Kuwait high school transcript. Foreign high school transcript must be approved by the Ministry of Education, Department of Equivalency and Examination.
  2. Official transcripts from all universities and/or colleges attended must be mailed directly from the institution to the Cultural Division.
  3. Letter from the approved 4-year program indicating acceptance, term of enrollment and major field of study.
  4. Official transcripts from all schools attended.
  5. Official transfer evaluation of credits earned at other schools, if applicable.
  6. Study Plan.
  7. Official TOEFL score report.
  8. Proof of initial enrollment in the U.S. (copy of first I-20 or letter from first school attended indicating first term of enrollment.)
  9. Copy of first 4 pages of the passport and I-94 form.
  10. Four (4) passport size photographs.
  11. Completion of the scholarship request form.
  12. Students not under supervision of the Cultural Division must provide:
    1. Name of Guardian.
    2. Kuwait Address and Telephone Number.
  13. Kuwait Nationality Certificate.

Upon receipt of all the above documents, the scholarship request will be reviewed by the Academic Committee of the Cultural Division and forwarded to the Ministry for final consideration for scholarship.

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Majors Designated for Scholarship

Academic Year 2006/2007

Academic Year 2005/2006

Academic Year 2004/2005

 

Accounting

Accounting

Accounting

 

Architectural Engineering

Architectural Engineering

Architectural Engineering

 

Architecture

Architecture

Architecture

 

Bioinformatics

Audio/Music Engineering / Recording

Audio/Music Engineering/Recording

 

Civil Engineering

Arts

  Arts

 

Civil Engineering / Transportation  & Highway Engineering

Civil Engineering

Civil Engineering

 

Civil Engineering /  Transportation &Highway Engineering Civil Engineering /Transportation &Highway Engineering

 

Computer Engineering

 

Dentistry

Computer Engineering

Computer Engineering

 

Electrical Engineering

Dentistry

Dentistry

 

Environmental Science

Electrical Engineering

Dietetics/Nutrition

 

Health Information Administration/

Environmental Science

Electrical Engineering

 

Management

Geographic Information Systems

Environmental Science

 

Horticulture

Horticulture

Interior Design

 

Management Information

Interior Design

Management Information Systems

 

Systems

Management Information Systems

Mass Communications

 

Mass Communications

Mass Communications

Mechanical Engineering

 

Mechanical Engineering

Occupational Therapy

Radiological Technology

 

Meteorology

Radiological Technology

Speech Language Pathology

 

Nuclear Medicine Technology

Speech Language Pathology/

 Communication Disorders

 

Radiological Technology

  Communication Disorders

Substance Abuse/Drug/Alcohol Counseling

 

Speech Language Pathology/

TESOL

 

 

Communication Disorders

 

TESOL

 

Telecommunications Technology

 

Toxicology/Environmental

 

TESOL

   

Toxicology

 

Veterinary Medicine

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

D.  Pre-requisite Coursework According to Major

As indicated (Section A, item no. 4 above) students must complete a total of 30 semester/45 quarter credits.  These credits must include specific courses depending on the major being pursued as follows:

 

Accounting

 

The courses listed below must be completed at a university accredited by the AACSB (see approved list)   
  • Business Math (within the Business Curriculum)
3
  • Statistics
3
  • Macroeconomics
3
  • Managerial Accounting or other required basic accounting course within the Business curriculum
3
  • Computer course (within the Business curriculum)
3
Total 15

Advertising

 

English I & II

6

Intro to Mass Communication/Journalism

3

Economics (Macro or Micro)

3

American History I or II

3

American Government

3

Intro to Advertising (or basic Ad course)

3

Total

21

Architecture

 

Calculus I or a required Math Course

4

Physics I & Physics II*(if required)

8

Choose one of the following:

 

History of Architecture

3

Architectural Drawing/Drafting

2-4

Total

14-16

*Or other subject in major

 

Bioinformatics

 

* Biology

6-8

* Chemistry

3

Calculus I

3

Computer Science OR

    Introduction to Bioinformatics

 

3

Total

15-17

* with lab if required

 

 

 

Cell/Molecular Biology 

Courses to be completed at the university level:

* Biology I & II or higher

6-8

* Chemistry I & II

6-8

Math I

3

Total

15-19

* with lab if required

 

 

 

Cinema/Film/Video                    (Scholarship is open beginning Fall 2004

 

1) Completion of pre-requisites and admission to Film major.

2) Coursework must include the following courses completed at a university approved for Cinema/Film/Video.

English 102

3

Intro to Film and Film Theory

3

History of Film

3

Any other required Film/Cinema/Video course

 

3

Total

12

 

 

Dentistry

 

A. 6-Year Honor Program

 

Admission to the Professional ProgramCompletion of 30 semester credits or45 quarter credits in the program

B. 7/8-Year Dental Program

 

(Pre-dentistry followed by admission to Dental School)

…completion of Pre-dentistry program with average at least 2.5…admission into Dental School

Dietetics

 

A. Completion of a prescribed pre-dietetics program with average of 2.5…admission into a professional dietetics program

OR

B. Admission to Dietetics/Nutrition program (no prescribed pre-dietetics)

Chemistry (101 & 102)

6

(or the 2 basic chemistry courses required)

 

Biology with lab

4

Intro to Dietetics/Nutrition

3

Required Math course

3

Intro to Psychology

3

Total

19

Engineering

 

Calculus I & II

8

Chemistry I (with lab)

4

Physics I & II

8

Total

20

Environmental Geology/Geosciences 

General Biology(or equivalent required Biology course)

3

Intro to Earth Science(or equivalent 1st year required Geology course e.g. Physical Geology with Lab/Historical with Lab)

3-4

General Chemistry

3-4

Choose one of the following:

 

Analytical Geometry and Calculus

 

Differential Equations and Integral Calculus

 

Equivalent required Mathematics Course

 

General Physics

3

Total

12-14

Environmental Science

Chemistry I

3

Chemistry II

3

General Biology I with lab

4

Intro course to Environmental Science

3

Math or Statistics

3

Total

16

 

Genetics

 

Courses to be completed at the university level:

*Biology I & II or higher

6-8

*Chemistry I & II

6-8

Math I

3

Total

12

*with lab if required

 

 

Health Information Administration/ Management

* Biology

6-8

Chemistry

3

Math

3

Computer or Introduction to HIM

3

Total

15-17

* with lab if required

 

Horticulture

 

* Biology

6-8

Chemistry

3

Math

3

Introduction to Horticulture

3

Total

15-17

* with lab if required

 

Journalism

 

English I & II

6

Introduction to Mass Media

3

News Writing and/or Reporting

3

Choose any three of the following:

 

Editing and Make-up

3

Feature Writing

3

Economics (Macro or Micro)

3

American History I or II

3

American Government

3

Science course with Lab

4

Total

21-22

Interior Design

Completion of all pre-requisite courses and admission into the Professional Interior Design program with the following courses completed:

 

 

Design I

3

Design II

3

Drawing Course

3

Introduction to Interior Design

3

History of Design or Equivalent

3

Total

15

Management Information Systems (MIS)

The following courses must be completed at that university level:

Math I (Calculus for Business)

3

Statistics

3

Computer Science/MIS course

3

Chose one of the following:

 

Accounting

3

Business Law I

3

Finance I

3

Total

12

 

Nuclear Medicine Technology

 

  1. Admission to the Program
  2. Courses to be completed at university level:

Math (100 level and above)

3

Chemistry I & II

6

Physics

3

Biology

3

Total

15

Occupational Therapy

…completion of prescribed pre-occupational therapy program with average of 2.5…admission into the professional program

 

Oceanography/Marine Science

Principles of Biology

3-4

General Chemistry

3

Geology

3

Calculus I

3

General Oceanography

3

General Physics I

3-4

Total

18-20

 

Radio/TV or Broadcasting

English I & II

6

Introduction to Mass Media

3

Economics (Macro or Micro)

3

American History I or II

3

American Government

3

Science course with Lab

4

Total

22

Radiography

 

  1. Admission to the Program
  2. Courses to be completed at the university level:

Math (required courses)

3

Physics

3

Biology I & II

6

Chemistry

3

Total

15

 

Toxicology/Environmental Toxicology

 

 

Biology I & II (Lab is required)

6-8

General Chemistry I & II

6

Intro to Toxicology

3

Physics (if required)

3

Total

18-20

 

Special Education

 

(ADD, Hearing Impaired, Visually Impaired, Speech Communication Disorder, Learning Disability

A. Admission to School of Education

 

B.  Courses to be completed at university level:

 

College Algebra

3

General Psychology

3

American History

3

Science with lab

3-4

Intro to education or other Basic required Education course

3

Total

15-16

 

Speech Pathology/Communication Disorders

 

 

Completion of pre-requisites (degree in Communication Disorders of equivalent)

 

Admission to the professional Speech Pathology program

 

 

Substance Abuse/Addiction/Drug & Alcohol Counseling

 

 

Psychology

6-8

Sociology

3

Intro to Substance Abuse/Addiction

3

Human Anatomy & Physiology w/ lab

4

Total

16-18

TESOL

 

TOEFL score: minimum of 600

 

English 101 (completed in a 4-year approved TESOL program)

 3

English 102 (completed in a 4-year approved TESOL program)

 3

1 TESOL course according to curriculum

Basic Linguistics Course

Basic Math Course if required OR

 Education/Linguistics/English course

3

3

 

3

Total

15

 

 

Veterinary Medicine

…completion of prescribed pre-veterinary medicine program with average of 2.5…admission into the professional program

 

 

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