General information
Finance type Nonprofit
Organization type Public
Abbreviation SQU
Teachers 869
Students 7,514
Foreigners 2%
Religion None
Academic calendar Semesters
AdmissionBased on past academic records
Gender limitation No limits
Campus type Urban
Housing Available
Financial aid Available
Exchange programs Available
Library Available
• Ministry of Higher Education, Oman
World ranking588
Country ranking1
Quality of teaching200
International Faculty37
Cost of living in Muscat, USD/month
Accommodation 325 449
Food 169 322
Transportation 21 64
Communications and utilities 89 79
Clothing 18 68
Sports and leisure 27 96
Accommodation in Muscat, USD/month
Shared room outside of centre329
Shared room in city centre454
1 bedroom apartment outside of centre474
1 bedroom apartment in city centre672
International rankings
UniPage World University Ranking588
QS World University Rankings525
Webometrics Ranking1688
Alternative title
Arabic جامعة السلطان قابوس
Sultan Qaboos University (SQU) - public higher education institution in Oman.

Sultan Qaboos University - Description

Sultan Qaboos University is the realization of the promise announced by the Sultan of Oman, His. Majesty Sultan Qaboos Bin Said during the 10th anniversary of Oman’s National Day in 1980. Work on the university started in 1982 and the first students were enrolled in 1986. 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 College of Law joined the University in 2006 and finally the College of Nursing was established in 2008. Today the university is home to more than 14,000 undergraduate and close to 1500 postgraduate students. Set in a valley beneath the stark panorama of the nearby foothills of the Oman Mountains, the University is a tasteful array of buildings designed with arches and courtyards and constructed in white and pink sandstone in a manner that reflects traditional Omani and Islamic architecture. The University was constructed on an axis in the valley with one end aligned toward Mecca. We currently have close to 1500 students enrolled in master's and PhD programs covering medicine, engineering, science, the environment, agriculture, marine sciences, commerce,...

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