Transfer From Other Universities

Transfer between KCST and the Affiliate University

The Indian Institute of Technology – Delhi has one of the lowest acceptance ratios of students in the world with over 200,000 applications from which only 1000 are accepted.Most of the admitted student would have gone through a preparation program since the age of 12 year attending specialized classes and schools.Therefore, the transfer between the two institutions is very limited.

A. From IIT Delhi to KCST

Given the exceptional quality of admitted students at IIT Delhi, KCST would welcome students from IIT Delhi to transfer to KCST. All passed courses will be transferred.

B. From KCST to IIT Delhi

There is a very limited opportunity for transfer of students from KCST to IIT Delhi due to the shortage of capacity due to the reasons explained above.

However, KCST students are allowed to spend one semester at IIT Delhi after completing at least 60 Credits at KCST with CGPA not less than 3.85.

Transfer students from other institutions to KCST

KCST accepts students who have studied at other institutions accredited in Kuwait. These applicants will follow the general admissions policies and procedures.

The University policy regarding Transfer Credit, i.e. acceptance of credits for courses taken at other approved institutions, is done on a case-by-case basis. Courses must be similar to their equivalents at KCST, in terms of content, depth, difficulty, length and evaluation procedure. The University will accept transfer credit only for work done at those institutions recognised by the Ministry of Higher Education, Kuwait.

The university will normally accept to transfer up to 25% of the total required credits in any given program, while the remaining 75% must be earned at KCST.

Grades of transferred credits will not be considered in the KCST grade point average; however, the credits will be counted toward the graduation requirement.

Exceptions in implementing KCST policies on Admissions, Registration, Credit Transfer and Transfer Students can be made in cases of exceptional circumstances upon the President’s final decision.

Eligibility and Process for Transfer within PUC Scholarship:

Diploma Holder Transferred From Another University
Conditions
  • Diplomas completed in institutions outside Kuwait must be certified by the following: Kuwait Embassy where the diploma was granted, Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Kuwait, and Ministry of Private Education
  • Minimum CGPA is 2.00
  • The major of the completed diploma must be relevant to KCST majors
  • All diplomas granted from a private college, must bring equivalency certificate from the PUC
  • High school must be completed in the scientific stream
  • The age of diploma certificate must not exceed 10 years. Exceptions can be decided on a case by case basis, upon the President’s approval
Applicants are permitted to transfer from another institution to KCST. These institutions must be approved and accredited by the Ministry of Higher Education in Kuwait. The general rules of admission will apply to all applicants requesting to transfer, as the basis of acceptance is high school.
Required Documents
  • A true copy of a high school certificate in Arabic and English
  • A true copy of diploma certificate & official transcript in Arabic and English
  • PUC equivalency certificate for the diplomas completed in private colleges of Kuwait
  • Course description (upon request)
  • A true copy of a high school certificate in Arabic and English
  • Official transcript from the University
  • Course description (upon request)

PUC Scholarship Requirements for Transfer Students:

  • KCST online application form.
  • Original civil ID for civil ID reader.
  • A copy of the applicant’s valid civil ID.
  • A copy of the applicant’s valid passport (updated version). The old version is not accepted.
  • A copy of the valid civil ID of the applicant’s father.
  • Non-Kuwaiti applicants applying for PUC scholarship must provide a copy of his/her Kuwaiti mother’s valid civil ID.
  • Non-Kuwaiti applicants applying for PUC scholarship must provide a copy of his/her birth certificate.
  • High school certificate in Arabic & English.
  • Equivalency for non-Arabic schools.
  • Official transcript from the university he/she is transferred from.
  • PUC application fee (10 KD).
  • Credit transfer request.
  • Credit transfer fee (75 KD).

PUC Scholarship Procedure for Transfer Students:

  • Check eligibility and verify the documents.
  • The applicant must fill the credit transfer request. The credit transferred results will be communicated to the applicant through a phone call or personal email.
  • The applicant fills the KCST online application.
  • The applicant pays the PUC application fee.
  • The applicant pays the credit transfer fee.
  • The applicant fills the PUC application form (available in the forms section).
  • The admission officer must scan the documents and send them to PUC.

Credit Transfer Policies and Regulations

Policies and rules governing the transfer credit passed by the student in other educational institution with the decisions of your institution. Transfer credit procedures and the competent authority in the equation decision.

KCST Policy of transferring credits studied at other institutions

KCST accepts students who have studied at other accredited Universities in Kuwait. These applicants will follow the general admission policies and procedures.

  • The transferred courses must be similar to their equivalents at KCST, in terms of content, depth, difficulty, length and evaluation procedure. The University will accept transfer credit only for work done at those institutions recognized by the Ministry of Higher Education in Kuwait.
  • The University will normally accept to transfer up to 25% of the total credits from an approved institution while 75% has to be earned at KCST. Individual cases can be exceptionally approved by the President.
  • Grades of transferred credits will not be considered in the KCST grade point average; however, the credits will be counted toward the graduation requirement.
  • The credit transfer decision is made upon specific criteria created by a committee of academics and approved by the President.
  • The credit transfer request must be filled by students before they begin their degree programs. The start/end dates of the credit transfer requests are announced to students through the Academic calendar.

Transfer credit for PAAET & other Diploma holders

KCST has a clear policy of exempting Diploma holders from a certain number of credits, based on their achievements. The policy takes into account the following considerations:

  • KCST will aim at maximizing the amount of exempted credits for students who meet the exemption criteria.
  • KCST will not give exemption of any upper-level major core course within the program of study given that such courses are crucial for the final quality of the degree.
  • In case there is no exact match between the courses taken previously and the courses offered at KCST, credits may be given in non-core areas and encompassing broader areas of scientific knowledge.
  • The actual courses to be included in the exemption will be decided by the University and cannot be negotiated.
  • The Credit Transfers Committee’s decision is taken and communicated to the student at the time when the student applies to join KCST. Once the student has accepted the granted credits, there are no further changes to be made.
  • The above rules are aimed at protecting the quality of KCST graduates and meeting the regulations of the accreditation bodies.

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