• #701-750 QS Global World Ranking
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  • MediumResearch Output
  • 5,143Total Students
  • 396Faculty
  • 697Int'l Students

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The American University of the Middle East (AUM) is a leading higher education institution established in 2005 in Kuwait. AUM has two colleges: the College of Business Administration and the College of Engineering and Technology.

The 2021 QS World University Rankings lists AUM among the world’s top 1,000 universities and number 3 globally for international faculty.


As an oasis of learning in Kuwait, AUM prides itself with having: 

•A University campus stretching over an area of 261,190 square meters and considered as the largest and most beautiful among private university campuses in the region

•Local and international accreditations 

•A world-class faculty with top-notch academic, professional, and research experience 

•Global affiliations and partnerships : working with world-class institutions to advance education, research, and entrepreneurship

•A Research and Innovation Center comprising of a Robotics Center, a Nanotechnology Center, and an Engineering Capstone Center

•A Business Innovation Center comprising of a Business Consulting Center, a Business Capstone Center, and six clubs (Finance, HRM, Accounting, Marketing, MIS, and Entrepreneurship)

•Students achieving outstanding results in local and international academic and athletic/sports competitions 

•A vibrant campus life:  ongoing student activities, a state-of-the-art Cultural Center, a high-tech library, and student clubs and societies

•Strong support for student success: Tawteen Career CenterWriting Lab, an Academic Advancement Center, and a Tutoring Center

•An  empowered community through sports and athletics. The Sports Center comprising of indoor and outdoor facilities is one of the largest among university sports complexes in the region

Programs at AUM are taught in English. 

Find out more via the American University of the Middle East’s social media accounts: Instagram , Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook, and YouTube 


AUM has one campus stretching over an area of 261,190 square meters and considered as the largest and most beautiful among private university campuses in the region, with the following buildings and facilities:


AUM Facilities were awarded with the highest rating of 5 Stars in the QS Stars Rating System. 

AUM offers several support systems related to students’ academic, search for employment and social activities such as:


Around 10 percent of AUM students are international. There are over 80 nationalities on campus when taking into account faculty, staff and students.


Students at the American University of the Middle East actively engage in extracurricular activities, such as:

  • Societies and student clubs
  • Arts, Culture and Music events 
  • Athletics and Sports
  • On-campus, national and international competitions and field trips
  • Activities related to Community Service, Well-being, Sustainability and Inclusiveness


Students live off campus at AUM. For accommodation needs, international students can contact the Student Affairs Office

The admission criteria, documentation and fees are common for local and international students. 

Students can contact the Admissions Office for enquiries regarding scholarships. 


The average rate of graduate employability at AUM over the past few years is around 90 percent. 

The Tawteen Career Center at AUM provides current students and alumni with several career services. The Alumni Office facilitates communication between students and alumni and helps create and strengthen long-lasting relations between alumni at AUM.

AUM’s Tawteen Career Center prepares and guides students with the career exploration process through a wide range of career planning services, including:

  • Mentoring sessions on CV writing, preparing students for interviews and job search strategies
  • Trainings and workshops to enhance students’ career prospects like team building and cohesion, self-awareness, communication skills, ethics and trust, time management, stress management and many more
  • Internship opportunities for students to ensure they get appropriate high-end training that will prepare them for their future career
  • Corporate placement services where a Business Development team is in charge of widening the scope of career related opportunities for students and alumni, establish field trips, and bridge the gap between students and employers by organizing Field Trips & Information Sessions


The American University of the Middle East’s alumni network has grown rapidly – starting with 50 graduates in 2011-2012 to 4,772 graduates in 2018-2019.

AUM’s Alumni Office encourages alumni engagement with the university and enables their involvement with employers and organizations that offer employment opportunities by hosting annual events and professional development activities, workshops, career fairs, alumni gatherings, and on-campus interviews.

The AUM Alumni Office – within the Tawteen Career Center at AUM – assists AUM alumni with their professional journey after graduation through various professional development opportunities and by helping them secure better employment opportunities.


About

The American University of the Middle East (AUM) is a leading higher education institution established in 2005 in Kuwait. AUM has two colleges: the College of Business Administration and the College of Engineering and Technology.

The 2021 QS World University Rankings lists AUM among the world’s top 1,000 universities and number 3 globally for international faculty.


As an oasis of learning in Kuwait, AUM prides itself with having: 

•A University campus stretching over an area of 261,190 square meters and considered as the largest and most beautiful among private university campuses in the region

•Local and international accreditations 

•A world-class faculty with top-notch academic, professional, and research experience 

•Global affiliations and partnerships : working with world-class institutions to advance education, research, and entrepreneurship

•A Research and Innovation Center comprising of a Robotics Center, a Nanotechnology Center, and an Engineering Capstone Center

•A Business Innovation Center comprising of a Business Consulting Center, a Business Capstone Center, and six clubs (Finance, HRM, Accounting, Marketing, MIS, and Entrepreneurship)

•Students achieving outstanding results in local and international academic and athletic/sports competitions 

•A vibrant campus life:  ongoing student activities, a state-of-the-art Cultural Center, a high-tech library, and student clubs and societies

•Strong support for student success: Tawteen Career CenterWriting Lab, an Academic Advancement Center, and a Tutoring Center

•An  empowered community through sports and athletics. The Sports Center comprising of indoor and outdoor facilities is one of the largest among university sports complexes in the region

Programs at AUM are taught in English. 

Find out more via the American University of the Middle East’s social media accounts: Instagram , Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook, and YouTube 


AUM has one campus stretching over an area of 261,190 square meters and considered as the largest and most beautiful among private university campuses in the region, with the following buildings and facilities:


AUM Facilities were awarded with the highest rating of 5 Stars in the QS Stars Rating System. 

AUM offers several support systems related to students’ academic, search for employment and social activities such as:


Around 10 percent of AUM students are international. There are over 80 nationalities on campus when taking into account faculty, staff and students.


Students at the American University of the Middle East actively engage in extracurricular activities, such as:

  • Societies and student clubs
  • Arts, Culture and Music events 
  • Athletics and Sports
  • On-campus, national and international competitions and field trips
  • Activities related to Community Service, Well-being, Sustainability and Inclusiveness


Students live off campus at AUM. For accommodation needs, international students can contact the Student Affairs Office

The admission criteria, documentation and fees are common for local and international students. 

Students can contact the Admissions Office for enquiries regarding scholarships. 


The average rate of graduate employability at AUM over the past few years is around 90 percent. 

The Tawteen Career Center at AUM provides current students and alumni with several career services. The Alumni Office facilitates communication between students and alumni and helps create and strengthen long-lasting relations between alumni at AUM.

AUM’s Tawteen Career Center prepares and guides students with the career exploration process through a wide range of career planning services, including:

  • Mentoring sessions on CV writing, preparing students for interviews and job search strategies
  • Trainings and workshops to enhance students’ career prospects like team building and cohesion, self-awareness, communication skills, ethics and trust, time management, stress management and many more
  • Internship opportunities for students to ensure they get appropriate high-end training that will prepare them for their future career
  • Corporate placement services where a Business Development team is in charge of widening the scope of career related opportunities for students and alumni, establish field trips, and bridge the gap between students and employers by organizing Field Trips & Information Sessions


The American University of the Middle East’s alumni network has grown rapidly – starting with 50 graduates in 2011-2012 to 4,772 graduates in 2018-2019.

AUM’s Alumni Office encourages alumni engagement with the university and enables their involvement with employers and organizations that offer employment opportunities by hosting annual events and professional development activities, workshops, career fairs, alumni gatherings, and on-campus interviews.

The AUM Alumni Office – within the Tawteen Career Center at AUM – assists AUM alumni with their professional journey after graduation through various professional development opportunities and by helping them secure better employment opportunities.


University highlights

Student & Staff

Total students
5,143

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100%

International students
697

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100%

Total faculty staff
396

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Total students
5,143

100%

International students
697

100%

Total faculty staff
396

3
393
2022
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Campus locations

AUM,

Block 6 , Egaila , Kuwait ,

English language requirements