Sultan Qaboos University

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.

PhD Programmes

About

History

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.

Education

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.

Research

  • 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.

University Ranking

QS World University Rankings by TopUniversities
2022
368 7
2021
375 4
2020
379
QS World University Rankings is one of the top international rankings measuring the popularity and performance of universities all over the world.
World University Rankings by Times Higher Education
2022
801
2021
801
2020
801
World University Rankings is a vital resource that provides the definitive list of the world's best universities.
Academic Ranking of World Universities by Shanghai Jiao Tong University
2021
901
2020
-
2019
801
ARWU World University rankings is the first world university ranking. It ranks the world's top 1000 colleges and universities based on objective indicator.
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report
2022
-
2021
885 19
2020
904
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report presents all the top universities from the U.S. and 60 other countries around the world.

Services

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. 

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