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Muscat University

Muscat University

Muscat University

Introduction

Located in the heart of Muscat, Muscat University was established in 2016 with a mission to transform individuals and communities through industry-engaged, research-informed teaching and learning that is both rigorous and relevant. We will achieve success by providing a conducive learning environment in an inclusive culture of global citizenship. We will facilitate scholarship that embraces collaboration, and community engagement and promotes innovative, entrepreneurial, and ethical approaches in all our activities. Academic programs are designed with the needs of 21st-century employers in mind and are delivered via three faculties: Business and Management, Engineering and Technology, and Transport and Logistics, along with the quality assured Foundation Program.

Vision

To empower individuals and communities through transformative learning and teaching, informative research and proactive industry engagement in Oman and the GCC region.

Mission

To be recognized as a leader in providing quality education and research that is relevant to the social and economic priorities of Oman and of the wider region.

Core Values

  • Excellence: we deliver valuable experiences that are relevant to our students.
  • Innovation: we pursue new ideas and methods that result in delivering good services and positive experiences.
  • Accountability: we accept responsibility for our actions and welcome others to evaluate our performance.
  • Transparency: we are open to and value trustworthy communications.
  • Collaboration: we embrace team spirit and provide a welcoming, supportive, and collaborative environment.
  • Integrity: we are fair and honest in all our relations and activities.
  • Professionalism: we are competent and behave based on ethical principles.

Campus Features

Facilities

Muscat University’s campus is equipped with a cutting-edge resource center, a 250-seat auditorium, private study areas, and outdoor communal spaces, in addition to onsite car parking, cafes, restaurants, and banking facilities. The campus is conveniently located just off the Sultan Qaboos Highway and only 10km away from Muscat International Airport.

Our facilities include fully equipped computer and chemical engineering laboratories and classrooms fitted with interactive smartboards, ensuring high-quality learning and teaching experiences. Our building has high-speed Wi-Fi throughout, with a Learning Resource Centre providing access to the library, group discussion area, and a quiet space for self-study.

For times when you need a break from studying, our Student Common Area is the ideal space to relax with a variety of games for you to unwind including; a billiard table, air hockey, table tennis, and table foosball.

The University also features an Executive Education Training Centre dedicated to providing bespoke-professional training to Omani and regional organizations and individuals. The basement of the University has a Smart Park system allowing easy parking for staff, students, and visitors.

Student Clubs

We empower students to engage and participate in a diverse array of enriching opportunities. Find the student club that’s right for you! You can be part of a lot of excitement at MU. The hardest part is deciding what you’re going to do! Whatever your interest, there’s probably a group that shares your passion at MU. And if there isn’t, consider the opportunity to start your own club!

  • Events Organizers Club
  • Theater Club
  • Yusr Voluntary Club
  • Photography Club
  • Sports Club
  • Music Club
  • Finds Yourself Club
  • Media Club

You can request to start a new club and read the club's guide here.

Student Activities

Muscat University encourages you to undertake extracurricular activities that expand beyond the fixed curriculum, in areas that involve the following:

  • Sports
  • Community engagement and event
  • Volunteering
  • Project management
  • Placement and work experience
  • Language learning
  • Student Societies and clubs

Student Services

Muscat University ensures that you study in a supportive, caring environment and that your personal well-being is our number one priority. We are committed to providing you with a holistic student experience including academic and personal counseling for the duration of your studies.

Student Support Unit

The Student Support Unit should be your first point of contact for questions, comments, or concerns. In many cases, the staff will be able to deal with your queries. In other cases, the staff will refer you to the appropriate department for resolution of the matter.

Student Counselling Advice

Muscat University provides access to counseling support services. Counselors will help you find solutions to a range of personal or academic-related issues and challenges.

Disability Support

An important aspect of the services provided by the Student Support Unit is the provision of appropriate advice and support for students with movement disabilities. This expert advice and support helps promote the success and well-being of these groups of students and enhances their university experience by creating a dynamic environment that allows them to fulfill their personal, academic, and professional potential.

The university offers several services to students with disabilities including a special parking area and accessible entrance to the campus.

Learning Support Services

Muscat University students can access learning support and advice through the dedicated Learning Resource Centre (LRC) located on the 2nd floor of the Muscat University building. There are also dedicated study spaces for you to utilize, such as the discussion rooms on the 2nd and 4th floors where groups can work collaboratively.

    Visa Requirements

    Applying as an International Students

    Studying in Muscat offers you an experience you will never forget! The city of Muscat, with a population of approximately 850,000, prides itself on combining a distinctly Middle Eastern feel with all the hallmarks of a modern, forward-thinking city. Grand mosques lie side-by-side with modern shopping malls and Western restaurants and modern amenities can be found alongside traditional ways of life. You will notice a harmony and balance between the modern and the traditional that you simply can’t find elsewhere.

    As a student in Muscat, one of the first things you will notice is the warmth and hospitality of the people. The Omani people are open and tolerant and you will feel at home in no time at all. You will also notice just how multicultural Muscat is and during your stay, you will get to be a part of Muscat’s truly cosmopolitan society and experience why Oman is ranked in the top 10 countries to visit in 2017 by Lonely Planet.

    International Students Services

    Study Visa Assistance

    Visa applications are handled on the student's behalf by Muscat University. As a guideline, visa processing can take up to 6 weeks. As a result of this timeline, International students who require a study visa are requested to submit completed applications no later than 30th June.

    Airport Pickup

    The University will arrange to pick up international students arriving at Muscat International Airport. To access this free service, students will need to provide at least 3 working days’ notice with their flight number, arrival time, and accommodation details.

    Accommodation Advice

    Muscat University offers guidance and advice relating to student housing and accommodation in Muscat. There are many options to choose from based on an individual student’s budget. For more information please contact us.

    Scholarships and Funding

    Muscat University is committed to providing scholarships and financial assistance on a case-by-case basis. MU offers generous scholarships for undergraduate 25% and homegrown postgraduate programs 15-20%. For more information contact the Student Recruitment team.

    A student may be eligible for Muscat University Scholarship if:

    • They are classified as a self-funded student for tuition fee purposes.
    • They hold an offer for Foundation, Undergraduate or Postgraduate Taught program at Muscat University which will start in the commencing academic year.
    • Applicants may apply for a scholarship once they are in receipt of a conditional offer from Muscat University, this is done by uploading a scholarship application form for which instructions will be given with your offer.

    General Provisions

    A student may be eligible for Muscat Scholarship if:

    1. They are classed as a self-funded student for tuition fee purposes.
    2. They are holding an offer for Foundation, Undergraduate or Postgraduate Taught program at Muscat University which will start in the academic year commencing September 2021.
    • A student who has all or part of their fees paid by a sponsor will not be eligible for Muscat University Scholarship.
    • Sponsors include but are not limited to, your home government or another nation’s government, or any local or international organization or company.
    • A student may only receive one Muscat Scholarship/discount per program studied.
    • Where a student is eligible for more than one scholarship/discount the student will be awarded one of the highest values the student.

    Applying for the Scholarship

    Applications for scholarships are only considered for those students who have successfully completed the application process and are dealt with on a case-by-case basis by the Scholarship Committee of the University. Please note the following when applying:

    1. Students holding an offer to study Foundation, Undergraduate or Postgraduate Taught Programme.
    2. Applicants will be informed by the admission department on the level of scholarship which has been awarded to them.

    Approving and awarding of Scholarship

    The University will use the following criteria when assessing an application for a scholarship:

    1. Your Scholarship Application Form.
    2. Evidence of academic background that is strong and relevant.
    3. Knowledge of the program area that the candidate chooses to apply to.
    4. That your offer has changed from conditional to unconditional.

    Scholarships Rules and Regulations

    • Scholarships are a discount made against the tuition fee applicable to the specific program of study that the student is seeking to enroll in.
    • Scholarship entitlement will normally be approved before the commencement of the degree program.
    • Scholarships are valid for study in a Foundation, Undergraduate or Postgraduate Taught program at Muscat University and are not transferable to another University.
    • The Scholarships are valid for programs of study commencing in the academic year 2020/21 only and cannot be transferred to another academic year.
    • The Scholarships are valid for the specified program of study at Muscat University and may not normally be transferred to a different program.
    • If any information provided in the application is found to be false or missing any offer of a Scholarship may be withdrawn. The applicant may be liable for any tuition fees incurred.
    • Applicants must meet all conditions of their offer (e.g. offer is conditional on obtaining specified grades) to be eligible for a Scholarship.
    • The decision of the awarding and approval process is final. Applicants may appeal against the decision only if they can show that there has been a procedural error. Appeals should be addressed to the scholarship committee.

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    Locations

    • Muscat

      Building 2089 AI Ghubra North, , Muscat

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