Where the number of international students is increasing everyday
Oman, a nation on the Arabian Peninsula, has a terrain encompassing desert, riverbed oases and long coastlines on the Persian Gulf, the Arabian Sea and the Gulf of Oman. Wahiba Sands is a region of dunes inhabited by Bedouins.
Studying in Oman gives students the chance to experience life in a thriving Arabic culture. Students enjoy more freedom of religion and commerce in Oman than they may experience in other Arabic countries, which adds to the appeal of studying in this country. Also, most degree programs are taught in English, making it easier for many international students to attend school.
Because Oman is an Islamic state, the academic calendar follows the Islamic calendar, with time off for major Islamic holidays. Many schools break the year into three trimesters, with the first beginning in August or September and running until December or January, followed by a semester that starts in late February and runs through late April, and a short semester beginning in June and running through July or August.
Because Oman has several universities, study opportunities for international students are quite varied. A strong focus on business, technology and engineering is found in many of the schools in Oman. Undergraduate degree applicants must pass a Higher Secondary or Equivalent Examination before applying, and some schools have a maximum age for expatriates entering full-time programs. Each program will have its own unique requirements, including testing and minimum scores for international students who are entering the program.
The cost of tuition in Oman is not set by the state, and as such will vary depending on the program of study and the university chosen. As an example, the annual fee for a Bachelor’s degree at one of Omar’s colleges is 1800 ORM, in addition to a 100 OMR caution deposit. The cost of living is cheaper in Oman than in many other Middle Eastern countries in many instances.
Top 3 reasons to study in Oman:
- Most degree programs are taught in English
- After graduation, students can find interesting work in Arabic countries
- Warm weather
Did you know this about Oman?
- The first public university in Oman was founded in 1986.
- English is one of the official languages in Oman.
- Mountain Dew is one of the most popular drinks in Oman. It’s nickname there is “Omani Alcohol”.