Sultan Qaboos University

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world rank  1714

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Founded in 1986, Sultan Qaboos University is a non-profit public 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 of Oman, Sultan Qaboos University (SQU) is a large (uniRank enrollment range: 15,000-19,999 students) coeducational Omani higher education institution. Sultan Qaboos University (SQU) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as pre-bachelor degrees (i.e. certificates, diplomas, associate or foundation), bachelor degrees, master degrees, doctorate degrees in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details. This 34 years old Omani higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on students' past academic record and grades. The admission rate range is 10-20% making this Omani higher education organization a most selective institution. International students are welcome to apply for enrollment. SQU 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, as well as administrative services.

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University Identity

Name
Name جامعة السلطان قابوس
Acronym SQU
Founded 1986

University Location

Address PO Box 50
Muscat
123 Muscat
Oman
Tel +968 2414 1111
Fax +968 2441 3391

Study Areas and Degree Levels


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Yearly Tuition Range

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Undergraduate Postgraduate
Local
students
Not reported 2,500-5,000 US$
(1,800-3,700 Euro)
International
students
Not reported 5,000-7,500 US$
(3,700-5,500 Euro)

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University Admissions

Gender Men and Women (coed)
International Students Yes, international applicants are welcome to apply for admission
Selection Type Yes, based on students' past academic record and grades
Admission Rate 10-20%
Admission Office PO Box 17
Muscat 123
2414 5901

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Size and Profile

Student Enrollment 15,000-19,999
Academic Staff 4,500-4,999
Control Type Public
Entity Type Non-Profit
Academic Calendar Semesters
Campus Setting Urban
Religious Affiliation None

Facilities and Services

Library Yes Go to Sultan Qaboos University's Library
Housing Yes
Sport Facilities Yes
Financial Aids Yes
Study Abroad Yes
Distance Learning Not reported
Academic Counseling Not reported
Career Services Not reported
Institutional Hospital Not reported

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Accreditations

Institutional Accreditation

Ministry of Higher Education, Research and Innovation of the Sultanate of Oman


Other Specialized or Programmatic Accreditations

  • Computing Accreditation Commission (CAC) of ABET
  • Engineering Accreditation Commission (EAC) of ABET


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Memberships and Affiliations

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Site last updated: Sunday, 19 September 2021