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Sultan Qaboos University

4.1 out of 5 (18 ratings / 17 reviews) As Sib, Oman
Sultan Qaboos University is the realization of the promise announced by His Majesty Sultan Qaboos Bin Said during the 10th anniversary of Oman’s National Day in 1980.

Master's Programmes

Applied Sciences & Professions (1)
Arts, Design & Architecture (1)
Hospitality, Leisure & Sports (1)



Construction started in 1982 and the first Sultan Qaboos University students were enrolled in 1986. In accordance with the Royal Directives of His Majesty, The University commenced with five colleges; namely Medicine, Engineering, Agriculture, Education and Science. Furthermore the College of Arts was established in 1987, following the College of Commerce and Economics which was developed in 1993.


The University represented by the Deanship of Postgraduate Studies offers  a range of postgraduate programs at the diploma, masters and doctoral levels through advanced course work and research in various combinations.


  • Conduct research and studies, both theoretical and applied, to serve the community and contribute to the generation of scientific solution to social and economic problems.
  • Research linked to the Sultanate's comprehensive development plans and social vision.
  • Preparation of Omani scientists, researchers and experts capable of undertaking organized, systematic and innovative work in diverse areas of science, arts and technology.

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Housing services

The international students section assists international postgraduate students in finding suitable accommodation close to the University. The accommodation allocated for postgraduate students is situated outside the university premises but is only a 5 minute drive to SQU. 

Library services

The University has one main and two specialized libraries (medical and business). In addition, there are four supporting libraries in the colleges and in the Mosque. SQU’s libraries provide physical collections as well as electronic resources via the campus network, the Internet, and an inter-library loan service. 

ICT services

The University provides Intranet and Internet servers support for email and websites hosting. Postgraduate students can get their Internet access from the CIS (Center for Information System). 

Medical services

Sultan Qaboos University provides free health care to all postgraduate students including international students at the Students Clinic and Sultan Qaboos University Hospital. International students are responsible for any treatment costs incurred by seeking outside health care services. 

Student Reviews

SQU.... from a foriegner
Anonymous rated 3 out of 5 stars

So I first have to say that I haven't majored since the Uni doesn't have the degree I want. This makes a difference in my making my experience less positive because of my unstable choice state. So the Uni has a nice atmosphere, must say quite bland at many times. The courses are typical in terms of very high focus on marks and less focus on knowledge gained. Getting things...

Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

High quality education and experience. I have studied bng ans master,

4 years at Sultan Qaboos University
Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

Sultan Qaboos University is great. It contains the largest library in the Middle East. Many labs and centers are dedicated to students and academics. It encourage students to engage in the industry by providing companies to collaborate with in industrial projects. The programs here focus on the theoretical and practical side (I study computer sciences) and the instructors...


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