PUC applications are accepted at KCST within the period established by the PUC. KCST announces the application period in the local newspapers.
The applicants must fulfill the following conditions: -
- Be Kuwaiti nationals or son/daughter of a Kuwaiti mother.
- Have graduated from high school in the current or previous Academic Year.
- Not be employed in any Government sector
- Not hold any other scholarship from Ministry of Higher Education
- Not have received any previous scholarship from PUC (cancelled due to withdrawal or revocation)
- The scholarship covers only two levels of the Preparatory Program
- Applicants must fulfill all other admission criteria from KCST
- A non-refundable KD10 application fee is payable on submission of application
PUC scholarship application process and procedure
PUC scholarship applicants must complete the KCST application form first, take the KCST entrance exam (or submit TOEFL/IELTS and SAT 2 test results), wait for the admission decision to be communicated by KCST, and then apply for the
- The relevant PUC application forms must be completed and copy of a valid civil ID must be attached.
- For non-Kuwaiti applicants, copies of birth certificate and mother’s valid civil ID must be attached.
- Original high school certificate or its equivalency must be submitted after the PUC final approval.
KCST Merit-based scholarship policies
General Rules and Regulations:
- The College may grant Scholarships to deserving students based on requests from students and his/her performance track record.
- Timelines and criteria for application shall be announced to the students. The Scholarship forms with all relevant documents must be submitted within the given timeliness. No Scholarship forms will be accepted after the timelines.
- The decision on the Scholarship is at the discretion of KCST Management and is final.
- Only Self-Funded students are eligible to apply for KCST Merit based scholarship.
- Students receiving scholarships must maintain highest standard of attendance and behavior at all times. The college may suspend the scholarship of any student who receives a warning due to behavior or academic related offences or falls below 85% attendance in any of the courses in the semester.
- Summer semesters do not count for scholarship purposes.
- Scholarships are usually awarded for one academic semester only. Students receiving scholarships shall be evaluated at the end of each semester to determine if they are eligible for continuation of the scholarship into the next academic semester.
The scholarship eligibility criteria for new admissions:
- 100% scholarship: Final grades from High school >= 98% in the same year of admission.
- 50% scholarship: Final grades from High school >= 95%, Obtained in less than two years from application date.
- 25% scholarship: Final grades from High school >= 90%, Obtained in less than two years from application date.
Merit scholarship eligibility for KCST students:
- 50% scholarship: If the student achieves a CGPA >=3.67 for two consecutive semesters.
- 25% scholarship: If the student achieves a CGPA >=3.50 for two consecutive semesters.