Frequently Asked Questions

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Muscat university is a private university which operates under license of the Ministry of Higher Education.

Yes, the programmes are approved by the Ministry Of Higher Education (MOHE) and students will obtain a degree from both Muscat University, Aston University(Bachelors), Cranfield University(Masters) .

The general admission requirements for Muscat University programmes are as below:

Foundation Programme

  • Omani students - Thanawia certificate with overall 75% and 80% in English, 75% Math and Chemistry
  • Non-Omani students – Please contact Muscat University for more information (
  • A minimum English language proficiency level equivalent to IELTS 4.5 or higher.

Bachelors Degrees

  • A minimum English language proficiency level equivalent to IELTS 6 (BSc. Accounting & Finance requires 6.5 IELTS)
  • Omani Students - successful completion of the Muscat University Foundation Programme or other recognized foundation programme.
  • Other students – A Level, Indian School Exams, IB, BTEC and other international high school diploma holders can enter Bachelors degree programmes directly. For more information visit our website or contact the University directly for more information (

Masters Degrees

  • A Bachelors Degree equivalent to UK Second Class Honors or higher (i.e. 60% or higher).
  • Students who do not have an Second Class Honors degree may be considered if they can demonstrate an appropriate level of experience. More information can be obtained from Muscat University (
  • A minimum English language proficiency level equivalent to IELTS 6.5 (MSc. Air Transport Management requires IELTS 7.0)
The minimum requirements for entry are set by Muscat University and Aston University and are appropriate to the level of the degree programme.
In principle yes, if the work experience is 6 years or more and relevant to the desired programme (after obtaining the diploma). This will be decided on a case by case basis.

To obtain the full benefit of undergraduate studies, Muscat and Aston Universities require an IELTS score of at least 6 (or equivalent) to enroll in a Bachelors programme. However, the Aston approved foundation programme at Muscat University enrolls students with 4.5 IELTS. Students passing it can proceed to the Bachelors programme and will not require another IELTS test score. An IELTS score is required from students coming from other foundation programmes.

Masters applicants who obtained a Bachelors degree taught in English may be exempt from providing an IELTS score (the university must be/partnered/affiliated to university from an Anglophone country). Otherwise, students applying for Masters programmes are expected to obtain 6.5 or above (7.0 for MSc Air Transportation Management)

Simply choose your programme from the Muscat University website and click on the apply tab at the bottom of the page. That will direct you to the application form where you are requested to provide your personal information. Once you complete this process you will receive a confirmation email from Muscat University. If you have any difficulties with this process or have not received an email confirmation please contact the University directly (

You will need to upload the following documents at the last page of the online application:

  • CV/Resume (only for Masters students)
  • Two reference letters (only for Masters students)
  • Personal statement (approximately 300 words on why you have chosen this programme and how it will benefit you).
  • Academic certificates and transcripts
  • English Language Proficiency Certificates (IELTS, TOEFL or equivalent). You can apply without an IELTS score but you are required to notify Muscat University of your IELTS test date. Also note that you will not need to provide IELTS score if you have graduated from a university from an Anglophone country.

You are kindly requested to send your documents to with your name and phone number. The University will contact you to follow up your application.

Once you have completed your application and uploaded the relevant documents, your application will then be sent to Aston University (Bachelors) or Cranfield University (Masters) for processing. This process will take around 2-3 weeks following which all candidates will receive a reply.

The Foundation Year is a must for Omani Thanawia students and students from other GCC countries. Students who have completed other studies may be able to enter the Bachelors degree programmes directly. The only exception is for students having A Levels, they can enter the Bachelors programme directly.

More information is available on the Muscat University website, under each programme or by contacting the University directly

A foundation programme from a reputed provider may be sufficient for direct entry to the Bachelors Degree programmes. This will be decided on a case by case basis. A minimum English language proficiency level equivalent to IELTS 6 (or 6.5 for the BSc Accounting for Management) is still required. Kindly mail the details to
This will be decided on a case by case basis. Kindly upload your transcript and you will receive the feedback accordingly.

This will be decided on a case by case basis. Please contact the University directly to discuss your options (

The University is neither offering part time Bachelors programmes nor evening classes now. The programmes are delivered on full-time basis and the classes are from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm.

Both full and part time Masters programmes take place between 8:30 am to 4:30 pm, with the exception of the MSc Finance & Management which will run from 3:45pm to 8:45pm. The detailed academic calendar can be viewed on the University website.

You can download the tuition fees here. Two instalments are allowed per year. Payments can be made by online transfer or by cheques.

There is only one intake per year which is every September. The registration deadlines are as follows:

30 June for international students

30 August for Omani citizens and expats living in Oman

Yes, please specify your specific needs when you apply online
Visas will be dealt with by the University on behalf of International students. Students who have received their offer letters from Muscat University will be contacted for the relevant documents required by the authorities in Oman. At this point in time, student visas do not permit any part time work.

You are welcome to contact Muscat University through one of the following channels:

  • Call us at +968 24645444
  • Online chat (24/7)
  • Mail us at
  • Text us at WhatsApp on +96896765571
  • Visit the Students Recruitment Department, first floor

Kindly note that your request/enquiry will be addressed during the official working hours and that this could take a few days