Top 10 Best Universities in Oman

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    Sultan Qaboos University

    Sultan Qaboos University, located in Al Seeb in the Muscat Governorate, is the Sultanate of Oman's only public university.

    The majority of students admitted to university are chosen based on their performance in high school final examinations. Enrollment has increased from 500 in 1986 to more than 10,000 in 2005. Due to space constraints, more than half of the students live off campus. It currently has approximately 15,357 students, with 7,942 female students and 7,415 male students. The university has nine colleges, which are as follows:

    • Agricultural and Marine Sciences
    • Art and Social Sciences
    • Economics and Political Science
    • Education
    • Engineering
    • Law
    • Nursing
    • Medicine and Health Science
    • Science

    Sultan Qaboos University (SQU) is the top university in Oman. According to the London-based Quacquarelli Symonds, SQU is ranked 379th among the world's top universities (QS). The university is also ranked number 10 in the QS Arab Region 2019 ranking, as well as 151-200 in the QS Subject Matter Ranking.

    Video: Md Ubaidul Haq's Youtube Channel

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    The University of Nizwa

    The second famous university in the top 10 best universities in Oman that Toplist would like to introduce to you is The University of Nizwa. The University of Nizwa (UoN) was established in 2002 by Sultan Qaboos' Decree as the Sultanate of Oman's first non-profit university. It is still Oman's only institution of its kind.

    On January 3, 2004, the University of Nizwa was granted legal status by ministerial decision No. 1/2004 after meeting all requirements established by the Oman Ministry of Higher Education and the Higher Education Council. On October 16, 2004, the University of Nizwa welcomed its first class of 1,200 students, with 88 percent of them being Omani women. The current campus is in Birkat al-Mouz, 20 kilometers northwest of Nizwa, near the base of the famous Jabal al-Akhdhar. In March 2010, construction on a new campus near the Farq-Hail highway began.

    Although the university is still unaccredited, it is currently in the final stages of institutional accreditation in accordance with the academic standards established by the Oman Academic Accreditation Authority.

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    Middle East College

    The third one in the top 10 best universities in Oman that Toplist would like to introduce to you is Middle East College. Middle East College (MEC) is an Oman-based college. With over 5,100 students, it is one of the leading higher education institutions in the Sultanate of Oman. MEC is affiliated with Coventry University in the United Kingdom. It is located in Muscat's Knowledge Oasis.

    Middle East College offers undergraduate and postgraduate programs in engineering, business, and technology. MEC has collaborations with Microsoft IT Academy (ITA), Oracle Academy Initiative Program, Cisco Networking Academy Program, EC-Council Scholarship, SAP, Linux Professional Institute, and the Information Technology Authority of Oman. Dr. Abdullah Saif Ahmed Al Sabahy and Mr. Lefeer Muhamed founded the Middle East College in 2002 in collaboration with the Sultan's Special Forces Pension Fund (SSFPF).

    There are Computing Club, Electronics Club, Design Club, Photography Club, Math Club, Net Club, Business Society, Dramatics society, and the English Speaking society among the student clubs.

    Video: Middle East College's Youtube Channel
  4. Higher Colleges of Technology (HCT), founded in 1988, is the UAE's largest applied higher educational institution and the country's first approved university economic free zone, allowing it to graduate companies in accordance with the UAE's wise leadership's directives.

    Around 23,000 students attend 16 campuses in Abu Dhabi, Al Ain, the Al Dhafra region, Dubai, Sharjah, Ras Al Khaimah, and Fujairah. Female students account for 63 percent of the student body, reflecting the HCT's critical role in preparing Emirati females to effectively contribute to national development in the service of their country. Since 1991, the HCT has proudly awarded over 85,000 academic degrees to male and female graduates who have successfully applied the high-quality education they received while studying at the HCT.

    The UAE's 50-year advancement towards an exciting future was realized in 2019 with the launch of the HCT 4.0 – Employability & Beyond strategic plan, which was based on the directives of HH Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, UAE Vice President, Prime Minister, and Ruler of Dubai.

  5. The fiffth famous university in the top 10 best universities in Oman that Toplist would like to introduce to you is German University of Technology in Oman. GUtech (German University of Technology in Oman) is a private university located in Halban, Oman. It was founded in Muscat in 2007 in collaboration with RWTH Aachen University in Germany, one of Europe's leading and top-ranked technology universities. GUtech was one of the first universities in Oman to have all of its BSc and BEng programs accredited internationally. Over 2200 students were enrolled in GUtech programs during the 2019 academic year.

    Full-time Bachelor of Science (BSc), Bachelor of Engineering (BEng), and part-time Master of Science programs are available at the university. The University also offers a GUtech Foundation Programme.

    The Foundation Programme is intended to provide students with the skills needed to succeed in Bachelor programs. Whereas the Core Studies Program focuses on teaching students the necessary English language skills, the Academic Studies Program consists of various modules such as economics, mathematics, information technology, sciences, and creative design.

    In the summer semester of 2019, approximately 2200 students were enrolled in various programs at GUtech, with approximately 8% of them being international students. Every year, students receive financial aid and scholarships from Occidental Petroleum Corporation (Oxy), the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), the Ministry of Higher Education, Oman International Fertilizer Company (OMIFCO), OMRAN, and Oman Educational Services (OES).

    The entry requirements vary according to the program and the level of entry. For example, in order to be admitted directly into one of the Bachelor programs, students must have IELTS scores of at least 6.0 or equivalent TOEFL scores. In addition, the applicant may be required to pass a GUtech entrance examination.

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    Dhofar University

    Dhofar University (DU) was founded in 2004 and is located in Oman. The campus is sprawling and features a seamless blend of modern and traditional Omani architecture. It can hold up to 10,000 students at any given time. It is the region's only university that offers both undergraduate and postgraduate programs. These are available through four colleges: arts and applied sciences, commerce and business administration, engineering, and law. The majority of classes are taught in English, but there are a few programs available in Arabic.

    On campus, DU provides free furnished housing as well as local transportation for its female students. There are four accommodation buildings in total, with a total capacity of 1,000 students. Inside the hostel, there is a restaurant, a supermarket, a study hall, a gymnasium, and recreation rooms. There are two cafeterias on campus, one for male and one for female students, as well as a centrally located mosque and an on-campus health clinic. WIFI is available in all buildings and throughout the campus.

    The Student Affairs Department is in charge of all student affairs. The office can also help students plan and organize a variety of on- and off-campus student functions. There are art exhibitions, performances, poetry readings, environmental awareness events, and presentations all year.

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    Sohar University

    The seventh famous university in the top 10 best universities in Oman that Toplist would like to introduce to you is Sohar University. Sohar University was founded in 2001 as Oman's first private university. The Oman Ministry of Higher Education granted it degree awarding powers, as well as the authority to provide programs and courses that lead to academic awards upon successful completion.

    Sohar University has received official approval from the Ministry of Higher Education, following the issuance of Ministry Decision No. 47/2001 dated 11/9/2001, to establish the Sultanate of Oman's first private university. It began as Sohar College of Applied Sciences before being formally approved as a university in a ceremony attended by His Highness Sayed Asaad bin Toriq.

    Sohar University started out as the Sohar College for Applied Sciences, which opened in 1998. The University of Lincolnshire & Humberside was the college's main overseas partner at the time (UK). To ensure that its academic activities met international standards, Sohar University became affiliated with the University of Queensland (Australia), a member of Universitas 21, in 2001.

    Most programs are taught in English, but some courses in the Faculty of Education and Arts are taught in Arabic. Almost all students spend one year in the General Foundations Program (GFP) to improve their English, math, and computer literacy skills before enrolling in a degree program offered by the faculties of Business, Computing and Information Technology, Engineering, Education and Art, and English & Language Studies. Law students are exempt from taking English classes at the GFP.

    Video: Sohar University's Youtube Channel
  8. National University of Science and Technology (NUST) is an Omani private university founded in 2018 by the merger of two professional colleges, Caledonian College of Engineering and Oman Medical College (which offered degree programs in medicine and pharmacy). The university has graduated approximately 4300 international students from 33 countries. NUST has academic collaborations with three international universities: Glasgow Caledonian University in Scotland, West Virginia University in the United States, and the University of South Carolina in the United States.


    • College of Engineering: There are approximately 4000 students from various nationalities, as well as 400 multinational academic, administrative, and support staff.
    • College of Medicine and Health Sciences: The College of Medicine and Health Sciences is Oman's only private college. It was founded in 2001. Locals make up 70% of the college population, while international students make up 30%.
    • College of Pharmacy: Oman Medical College began offering a Bachelor of Pharmacy program in 2003. This program paved the way for the establishment of NUST's College of Pharmacy in 2018.

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    Mazoon College

    Mazoon College is a private academic institution that has been operating since 1999 under the supervision of the Ministry of Higher Education. It was founded to provide the society with higher education services in a variety of fields. It currently has eight departments. Mazoon College is affiliated with Missouri University of Science and Technology in the United States of America, one of the oldest and most prestigious universities in the country, well known for its science, technology, and mining programs. It offers a variety of majors in a variety of fields and is an internationally accredited university. It provides high-quality education to keep up with the latest developments in various educational fields, and it has students from all over the world. Mazoon college students can participate in an exchange program or advanced studies at Missouri University.

    The College provides high school graduates and employees in Oman's public and private institutions with the opportunity to gain educational skills and high technology in order to keep up with today's rapid development. From its inception, the College has taken firm steps toward the qualitative development of its performance in order to provide prestigious services. It is also conscious of the need to conduct full reviews and ongoing evaluations of its progress. It is constantly striving to provide itself with high-quality academic and administrative personnel, as well as to add new majors requested by the community and to develop existing abilities.

    Mazoon College has taken firm steps since its inception to continually develop and improve its services, as well as to monitor its progress, in order to provide you with the best educational system possible, with the most qualified and dedicated academic and administrative staffs at your disposal. Furthermore, we hope to better serve your interests in accordance with market demand by providing new fields of study and opportunities for professional advancement. We will continue to strive for excellence and to bridge the gap between "who you are" and "who you can be" as the Omani society's future workforce.

    Mazoon College's academic life is founded on the principle of individuality, with an emphasis on molding "you" into a productive, creative, and intellectual being, free of discrimination based on justice and equity. To meet market and job demand, we adapted the "skill building" philosophy and intensified "training" so that each of our graduates has every opportunity for employment. As a Mazoon student, you will enjoy the following benefits:

    • Education and services of high quality
    • High-quality, modernized facilities
    • A helpful and friendly environment
    • A safe learning environment

    Through the College's continuous efforts and communication with other public and private institutions to provide employment opportunities for its graduates, graduates can work in all fields, all public and private institutions, and each in accordance with her/his major. It also assists students by providing consultations and recommendations long after they have graduated.


    Photo: Mazoon College's Facebook
    Photo: Mazoon College's Facebook
    Video: Mohammed Shahanad PA's Youtube Channel
  10. The University of Technology and Applied Sciences-Nizwa (UTAS-Nizwa) is located on the eastern outskirts of Nizwa, approximately 12 kilometers from the city center. Nizwa Technical and Industrial College was founded in 1993. Its facilities were originally designed as a vocational training center, and the same infrastructure is still in use today. In its first academic year, the college had 102 students, 22 academic staff, and 12 administrative staff. The implemented academic program lasted two years and was taught in Arabic. The college's first class of graduates graduated in 1995.

    Various events and activities are held on a regular basis. Furthermore, each department has a student organization through which various projects and activities are planned to help you with your studies and make your time at UTAS-Nizwa more memorable.

    The university is an academic and technological institution whose goals are as follows:

    • National technological education leader
    • Improve the services offered to students
    • Improve your relationships with external stakeholders.
    • Maintain an effective management control system.
    • Ensure policy compliance
    • Product/Service Development
    • Ensure that resources are used as efficiently as possible.
    • Invest in Our Employees
    • Make certain that the environment is healthy and safe.
    • Encourage the development of a high-quality technological learning environment.
    • Improve the research environment
    • Create a consulting environment
    • Ensure effective financial management


    Photo: University Of Technology And Applied Science - Nizwa's Facebook
    Photo: University Of Technology And Applied Science - Nizwa's Facebook

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