Gulf College

country rank  15
world rank  9566

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University Overview

Established in 2003, Gulf College is a non-profit private higher education institution located in the urban setting of the large city of Al-Khuwair (population range of 1,000,000-5,000,000 inhabitants), Muscat. Officially accredited and/or recognized by the Ministry of Higher Education, Oman, Gulf College (GC) is a small (uniRank enrollment range: 4,000-4,999 students) coeducational higher education institution. Gulf College (GC) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as pre-bachelor degrees (i.e. certificates, diplomas, associate or foundation degrees), bachelor degrees in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details. This 17 years old higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades. International applicants are eligible to apply for enrollment.

University Identity

Name كلية الخليج
Acronym GC
Founded 2003
Motto Educational depth...Academic origin
Colours Red and grey

University Location

Address PO Box 885
Al-Khuwair (population range: 1,000,000-5,000,000)
133 Muscat
T +968 2446 8666
F +968 2446 8600

Study Areas and Degree Levels

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Yearly Tuition Range

uniRank Tuition Range Matrix
Undergraduate Postgraduate
5,000-7,500 US$
(3,700-5,500 Euro)
over 20,000 US$
(14,700 Euro)
5,000-7,500 US$
(3,700-5,500 Euro)
over 20,000 US$
(14,700 Euro)

University Admissions

Gender Men and Women (coed)
International Students Yes, international applicants are welcome to apply for admission
Selection Type Yes, based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades
Admission Rate Not reported
Admission Office Mabellah
Muscat 133
+968 9527 7594
9527 7594

Size and Profile

Student Enrollment 4,000-4,999
Academic Staff 100-199
Control Type Private
Entity Type Non-Profit
Academic Calendar Semesters
Campus Setting Urban
Religious Affiliation None

Facilities and Services

Library Yes
Housing Yes
Sport Facilities Yes
Financial Aids Not reported
Study Abroad Not reported
Distance Learning Not reported


Institutional Accreditation

Ministry of Higher Education, Oman

Year of first Accreditation


Other Specialized or Programmatic Accreditations

  • Association of Arab Universities AAU
  • Oman Academic Accreditation Authority OAAA

Memberships and Affiliations

  • Association of Arab Universities (AARU)
  • Arab European Leadership Network in Higher Education (ARELEN)
  • Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE)
  • Arab Organization for Quality Assurance in Education (AROQA)
  • International Network for Quality Assurance Agencies in Higher Education (INQAAHE)
  • United Nations Academic Impact (UNAI)
  • International Organization for Standardisation (ISO)
  • Oman Quality Network in Higher Education (OQNHE)

Academic Structure


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Online Courses

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Site last updated: Monday, 18 May 2020