Why AIU?

Become a creator, not just a consumer.

American International University provides the people of Kuwait with a high-quality, internationally-proven American education.

Founded and led by an experienced team of American educators, we empower our students to become creators, not just consumers. Our academic programs lead to degrees that create pathways to success.



The mission of American International University is to improve and enrich lives by meeting the higher education, training, partnership, and economic development needs of the State of Kuwait and the Gulf region. The University provides high-quality, innovative, and responsive programs centered on the intellectual, cultural, and personal growth of all learners. In pursuit of its mission, AIU puts student success first. We pride ourselves on being a student-centered university, academically rigorous, and focused on learning outcomes, with strong, integrated support services, including English foundation programs, advising, and career services.

A Vision for our Future


At American International University (AIU), our vision is to be a leading institution of higher education in Kuwait that promotes career and personal success as well as cultural, social, economic, and human development. At the core of the vision is a commitment to building AIU’s academic profile as a differentiated, high-quality university known for its cutting-edge programs, research, and supportive services.  

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Increase in Middle Eastern
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Since 2000; Source: US News & World Report


Students from the Middle East are currently enrolled in
US universities

Source: IIE, 2016


Kuwaiti transfer students
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Source: IIE, 2016

American International University


Population: 4 Million
Area: 17,818 sq km
GDP per capita: $42,100

American International University offers an authentic American education both in and outside of the classroom, combining high quality instruction with a robust student community.

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Once you arrive on campus, you will become part of a community where students and faculty make the most of every moment.  An atmosphere where ideas, events, and exciting opportunities ensure a rich and satisfying university experience.


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