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Study In Oman - International Students

Study in Oman, and find the best universities in Oman.

This study guide will give you all the information you need to find universities and study in Oman.

Oman might be one of the Middle East’s less known countries, but it offers excellent education opportunities.

Tucked away on the southeastern tip of the peninsula, Oman is a small country that only established its first public university in 1986.

Despite this, choosing to study a degree in Oman is a path taken by many international students, particularly in the country’s private institutions.

Many institutions in Oman link up with other universities in Europe, Australia and America.

As such, most degrees in Oman are taught in English, making it easier for international students to adapt to their studies.

Bachelor Degree In Oman

Find the right Bachelor Degree in Oman with our comprehensive guide.

Universities in Oman

For such a small country, with a relatively young public higher education system, Oman has plenty of options when it comes to studying at university.

There are currently 29 different universities in Oman. Some of the most popular institutions include:

• Sultan Qaboos University (Oman’s first university, made up of nine individual colleges)
• Muscat University College
• A’Sharqiyah University
• University of Nizwa

Native Omanis must take an English course as part of their degree, meaning almost all courses are taught in English.

Tuition Fees in Oman

Explore tuition fees in Oman for bachelor's degrees and find the right bachelors degree at the right tuition cost for you.

Degrees in Oman typically take five years to complete, but many institutions are flexible in how you choose to study.

The general educational structure for university students in Oman is as follows: Students spend their first year at university learning English, and their second learning science. Students’ final three years are focused on core degree units.

Students can even pursue medicine degrees in Oman, although this process takes a longer seven years to complete.

International students generally do not study at Sultan Qaboos University, as it’s a public university free and open to native Omanis only.

However, private universities offer options to international students.

The basic degree in Oman is the bachelor’s degree. Students can choose what kind of bachelor’s degree they want to pursue, including the bachelor of science (Bsc) and bachelor of engineering (BEng) degree.

Immigration & Visa in Oman

Advice on Immigration & Visa in Oman, where you can make sure you get the right documents to make a successful application to your ideal university.

Students who want to study a degree in Oman will need to apply for a student visa well in advance of arrival.

This requires the request of a local sponsor.

This visa ranges from one to two years in Oman but can be extended with proof from a letter from the university. It allows multiple entries to Oman.

Students can apply online and also must provide two passport-style photographs, a copy of the student’s passport, a copy of the student’s signature, a medical fitness certificate (only for students from select countries — the complete list can be found online at the Royal Oman Police website), a licence as issued by authorities, and a cover letter.

You will not be able to work in Oman due to the terms of your student visa.

Advice on Accommodation & Living Costs in Oman

Advice on Accommodation & Living Costs in Oman.

Choosing your accommodation is an important thing to get right when coming to study in Oman. Many international students choose to live in a homestay with a local family. This makes it easier to adapt to life in Oman and learn the language.

However, other options, such as dormitories and private flats are available.

One thing is key in all housing though – make sure you have air conditioning.

Living costs in Oman depend on the standard of living you want, but in general, you should expect to find Oman cheaper than other Middle Eastern countries.

Most expatriates and students will live in Muscat.

Advice For Parents

Advice For Parents whose children may be looking to study in Oman. You can find complete information on costs, safety, security and tips on keeping in touch during their time away.

How safe is Oman?

Oman is one of the less visited Middle Eastern countries, so has a more relaxed and inclusive feel. Serious crime is rare and crime against international students even rarer.

Students should always take care to protect their own personal safety in order to avoid becoming victims of crime. They can do this by:

• Avoiding carrying around large amounts of money
• Staying in groups, especially at night, and never walking alone
• Not making valuables obvious
• Always having a route home planned and never getting into unlicensed taxis
• Being wary of strangers
• Being careful of traffic

Staying in touch

Staying in touch when your child is studying on the other side of the world might seem daunting – but there are ways you can talk regularly that don’t have to involve long distance phone calls and a nasty bill at the end of the month. Here are a few tips:

• Skype – the free video calling service can be downloaded within seconds, and will allow you to talk face to face anywhere you have an internet connection

• Blogging – maybe encourage your child to keep a blog of their adventures overseas, so that other families members (such as grandparents) can keep up to date

• Local sim cards – it is also a good idea for your child to buy a phone with a local pay as you go sim card when they arrive so that they can text and call home without running up a bill

Apply to Study in Oman

Apply to Study in Oman and get free online and telephone support with your application. The advice here will help you find the right bachelors at the right university in Oman.

If you would like to study overseas but are not certain as to where is the best fit in terms of country, course and funding you can register for free with the International Student Admissions Service (ISAS) where a dedicated admissions team will be able to help you every step of the way.

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