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Gulf College

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world rank  10599

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Established in 2003, the Gulf College is a for-profit private higher education institution located in the urban setting of the metropolis of Muscat (population range of 1,000,000-5,000,000 inhabitants). Officially recognized by the Ministry of Higher Education, Research and Innovation of the Sultanate of Oman, Gulf College (GC) is a small-sized (uniRank enrollment range: 2,000-2,999 students) coeducational Omani higher education institution. Gulf College (GC) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as pre-bachelor's degrees (i.e. certificates, diplomas, associate or foundation), bachelor's degrees and master's degrees in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study table below for further details. This 21-year-old Omani higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on students' past academic records and grades. International applicants are eligible to apply for enrollment. GC also provides several academic and non-academic facilities and services to students including a library, housing, sports facilities, financial aids and/or scholarships, study abroad and exchange programs, online courses and distance learning opportunities, as well as administrative services.

University Snapshot


Gulf College's Control Typeprivate


Gulf College's Entity Typefor-profit


Gulf College' Size by Total Enrollmentsmall-sized


Gulf College's Selectivity by Acceptance Ratenot reported

University Identity

Name (Non Latin) كلية الخليج
Acronym GC
Founded 2003
Motto Your guide to knowledge
Colours Dark red, red pinkish, dark grey
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University Location

Address Al Mabela
133 Muscat
Gulf College's location map and satellite view Location Map and Satellite View
Gulf College Phone Number +968 2446 8666
Gulf College Fax Number +968 2446 8600

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Fields of Study / Degree Levels


What is the difference between comprehensive/generalist and specialized universities in terms of the range of fields of study they offer, degree levels available and academic and carreer paths pros and cons? Read our guide article about generalist and specialized universities to learn more.

Fields of Study and Degree Levels Matrix

The following Gulf College's Fields of Study/Degree Levels Matrix is divided into 6 main fields of study and 4 levels of degrees, from the lowest undergraduate degree to the highest postgraduate degree. This matrix aims to help quickly identify Gulf College's academic range and degree level offering.

Programs and Courses

Courses and Programs

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Tuition Fees


Yearly tuition fees refers to the amount of money that a student is charged by a University for one academic year of full-time study. Read our guide article about tuition fees and financial aid options to learn more.

Yearly Tuition Fees Range Matrix

This Gulf College's Tuition Fees Range Matrix is divided into 2 types of students, local and international students, and 2 degree levels, undergraduate and postgraduate degrees, and aims to help students to have an approximate idea of the yearly tuition range they might expect to pay at Gulf College.

Gulf College: Tuition Fees Range Matrix

Undergraduate Postgraduate
5,000-7,499 US$
(4,555-6,830 Euro)
17,500-19,999 US$
(15,950-18,225 Euro)
5,000-7,499 US$
(4,555-6,830 Euro)
17,500-19,999 US$
(15,950-18,225 Euro)

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Admission Information

uniRank publishes below some basic Gulf College's admission information.

Gulf College's Gender Admission Policy Gender Admission

This institution admits Men and Women (coed).

Gulf College's Admission Selection Admission Selection

Has Gulf College a selective admission policy? Yes, based on students' past academic records and grades.

Acceptance Rate Admission Rate

Gulf College's acceptance rate range is not reported.

Gulf College's International Students Admission International Students Admission

International students are welcome to apply for admission at this institution.

Gulf College has more than 80 international students.

Gulf College's Admission Office Admission Office

Al Mabela
Muscat 133
2446 8666
9228 6293

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Size and Profile


University size and profile can be important factors to consider when choosing a university. Here are some potential reasons why University size and profile can affect students when choosing a university.

Size and Profile

uniRank publishes below some major size and profile indicators for Gulf College.

Gulf College's Total Student Enrollment Student Enrollment

Gulf College has an enrollment range of 2,000-2,999 students making it a small-sized institution.

Gulf College's Total Faculty/Academic staff Academic Staff

This institution has a range of 100-199 academic employees (Faculty).

Gulf College's Control Type Control Type

Gulf College is a private higher education institution.

Gulf College's Entity Type Entity Type

Gulf College is a for-profit higher education institution.

Gulf College's Campus Setting Campus Setting

This institution's main campus is located in a Urban setting.

Gulf College's Academic Calendar Academic Calendar

This institution adopts a Semesters type of academic calendar.

Religious Affiliation

Gulf College does not have any religious affiliation.

Facilities and Services


What are the most common University facilities and services? Read our two guide articles about University Facilities and University Services to learn more.

University Facilities

uniRank provides below an overview of Gulf College's main facilities:

Gulf College's Library University Library

This institution has a physical Library. Visit Gulf College's Library

Gulf College's Housing University Housing

This institution provides housing services such as on-campus residences or dormitories.

Gulf College's Sport Facilities/Activities Sport Facilities/Activities

This institution features sporting facilities and organizes sports activities for its students.

University Services

uniRank provides below an overview of Gulf College's main services:

Gulf College's Financial Aid Financial Aid

This institution offers one or more of the following financial aid for eligible students: scholarships, grants, loans, tuition waivers, emergency financial aid etc.

Gulf College's Study Abroad Study Abroad

This institution offers study abroad and exchange program opportunities for its students.

Gulf College's Distance Learning Distance Learning

This institution provides a distance learning mode for certain programs or courses.

Gulf College's Academic Counseling Academic Counseling

This institution offers students academic guidance and support to assist them in their academic pursuits.

Gulf College's Career Services Career Services

This institution offers career counseling, career assessments, job and internship postings, career events, alumni networking or other career-related services to assist students transition successfully from academic life to professional life.

Recognition and Accreditation


There are different types of legal recognition and quality assessment of higher education institutions around the world, depending on the country and its legal and higher education system... read our article about university accreditation and recognition to learn more.

Gulf College's Recognition or Accreditation Institutional Recognition or Accreditation

Gulf College is legally recognized and/or institutionally accredited by: Ministry of Higher Education, Research and Innovation of the Sultanate of Oman

Year of first Recognition or Accreditation


Specialized or Programmatic Accreditations

uniRank publishes the following list of the most important Gulf College's programmatic accreditations; feel free to submit any relevant missing specialized accreditations.

  • Association of Arab Universities (AAU)
  • Oman Authority for Academic Accreditation and Quality Assurance of Education (OAAAQA)

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Memberships and Affiliations


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Affiliations and Memberships

uniRank publishes the following list of the most important Gulf College's affiliations and memberships; feel free to submit any relevant missing higher education-related organizations this university is affiliated with.

  • 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 Association for Quality in Higher Education (OAQHE)

Academic Structure


Academic divisions can provide valuable insights into the range of fields of study and disciplines a University focuses on and the institution's level of specialization. Comprehensive or Generalist Universities typically offer a wide range of academic programs and have many academic divisions and subdivisions across different disciplines, while Specialized Universities tend to focus on a narrower range of programs within a specific field or industry and have fewer academic divisions and a simplified organizational structure. Read our guide article "Understanding Academic Divisions in Universities - Colleges, Faculties, Schools" to learn more about academic divisions and typical university organizational structures.

Academic Structure

uniRank shows a structural diagram of the first-level academic divisions of the Gulf College 's organizational structure; feel free to submit any relevant missing division.


Social Media


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Social Media

uniRank publishes brief reviews, rankings and metrics of some Gulf College's social media channels as a starting point for comparison and an additional selection tool for potential applicants.

Facebook Facebook

Gulf College's Facebook page Gulf College's official Facebook page

Twitter X (Twitter)

Gulf College's X (formerly Twitter) page Gulf College's official Twitter page

YouTube YouTube

Gulf College's YouTube channel Gulf College's official YouTube channel

Instagram Instagram

Gulf College's Instagram page Gulf College's official Instagram channel

LinkedIn LinkedIn

Gulf College's main LinkedIn profile

TikTok TikTok


Free Online Courses

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