Sultan Qaboos University

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University Overview

Founded in 1986, Sultan Qaboos University is a non-profit public higher education institution located in the urban setting of the large city of Muscat (population range of 1,000,000-5,000,000 inhabitants). Officially accredited and/or recognized by the Ministry of Higher Education, Oman, Sultan Qaboos University (SQU) is a large (EduListing enrollment range: 15,000-19,999 students) coeducational 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 degrees), bachelor degrees, master degrees, doctorate degrees in several areas of study. See the EduListing degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details. This 34 years old 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.

University Identity

Name جامعة السلطان قابوس
Acronym SQU
Founded 1986

University Location

Address PO Box 50
Muscat (population range: 1,000,000-5,000,000)
123 Muscat
T +968 2414 1111
F +968 2441 3391

Study Areas and Degree Levels

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Yearly Tuition Range

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

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
+968 2414 5901

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


Institutional Accreditation

Ministry of Higher Education, Oman

Memberships and Affiliations

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Site last updated: Monday, 18 May 2020