Oman is one of the most famous countries in the Middle East where a student can get higher education. The duration of the training programs is about 5 years. In Oman, a large number of programs are taught in English, which is attractive to international students.
To adapt, students from abroad can live with local families, which will make their stay in Oman more comfortable and students will have more opportunities for language practice. Thanks to this, Omani university graduates apply for good jobs not only in the countries of the Arabian Peninsula but also in leading countries of the world.
Where should I apply to study at the university?
Prospective students must apply directly to their chosen institution. Some of Oman’s higher education institutions have an online application system or allow paper applications to be submitted through university offices.
Each higher education institution sets its admission requirements. Contact the establishment to inquire about the procedure.
What documents are required to enter Omani universities?
The following documents are required:
Application for admission to the University;
Certificate of secondary education;
A copy of a valid passport and photo;
Certificates of English language proficiency: TOEFL or IELTS results;
Letter of professional experience (if any);
Always refer to the university website for specific entry requirements.
Once admitted to a higher education institution in Oman, international students must apply for a student visa at the nearest Omani embassy.
What documents are required for a student visa?
Completed visa application form and receipt of payment of the visa fee;
Confirmation of enrollment at the university (letter from universities);
Tuition payment receipt;
Evidence of financial resources demonstrating that you have sufficient funds to cover living expenses in Oman;
A cover letter from your university explaining the course;
Two photographs (6×4) cm;
A copy of the permission of the authorized body to admit students from abroad by the educational institution;
medical insurance policy;
Original and copy of the medical certificate for citizens of the following countries: India, Pakistan, Philippines, Bangladesh, Indonesia, Sri Lanka, Egypt, Sudan, Ethiopia, Syria, and Nepal. The certificate is certified by the Ministry of Health
The Oman student visa is valid for 6 months from the date of issue.
Together with a student visa, a foreigner can stay in Oman for 1 to 2 years from the date of entry. It is possible to extend the visa for a similar period if the student continues his studies and provides a corresponding letter from the Omani educational institution.
Can I combine study and work in Oman?
Yes! Most university and college programs allow students to work part-time, preferably 20 hours per week.
Is it possible to get a scholarship for studying?
Oman has signed agreements with other countries so that the Ministry of Education and Science can introduce scholarships to provide financial assistance to international students.
When determining the distribution of scholarships, preference is given to international students enrolled in humanistic, pedagogy, and art programs.
Here are some of the best scholarships:
Belt and Road Scholarship;
Fulbright Annual Program;
Oman Government Scholarships for International Students;