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General Transfer Criteria to SQU


1. The applicant must be an Omani citizen and his/her age should not exceed 25 years.

2. The Higher Educational Institution must be recognized.

3. Applicant transferring from Government Higher Education Institutions must provide a ‘No Objection’ letter, and for those under scholarships, must provide a ‘No Objection’ letter from their sponsor.

4. If the cumulative GPA of applicants are identical, priority will be given to those who have the highest percentage in the General Education Diploma.

5. Applicant must not have discontinued their study for more than one year.

6. Student will be admitted to the college and not a specific major. Admission in a given major will depend on the student's ability to fulfill the designated pre-requisite courses.

7. Transfer applicants may be granted credit for up to one half of the requirements of the program to which they are accepted, provided the courses are passed with a minimum of a ‘C’ grade or its equivalent.

8. Students should either provide a certificate of completion for the foundation program or present evidence that the foundation syllabus has been covered in their previous program.

9. The fulfillment of the following requirements for each college:

College

CGPA

Credit Hours

English Proficiency Test

Annual Number of Seats


Special Requirements
(Courses from the student's current degree plan)

Private

Local

and Foreign Institutions

Government

Higher Education

Institutions

Medicine & Health Sciences

3.5

Minimum of 60 credit hours from the applicant's program (full-time study)

Students should submit a valid English Proficiency test certificate:

500 points in the International TOEFL test or its equivalent OR
Band 5 in the Academic IELTS test (with a minimum band of 4.5 in each skill: writing, speaking, listening & reading)

English Language and Literature (College of Arts & Social Sciences)
547points in the International TOEFL test or its equivalent OR
Band 6 in the Academic IELTS test.

4

-

Min. ‘A’ in 2 courses from the following: Chemistry, Biology and Physics (without repeating)

Nursing

3.3

2

2

Min. ‘B’ in 2 courses from the following: Chemistry or Biochemistry, Biology, and Physics (without repeating)

Agricultural & Marine
Sciences

3

-

Min. ‘B’ in 2 courses from the following: Chemistry, Biology Math and Physics

Engineering

4

4

Min. ‘B’ in 2 courses from the following: Chemistry, Physics and Math

Science

7

6

Min. ‘B’ in 2 courses from the following: Chemistry, Physics Biology and Math

College of Economics and Political Science's

10

4

Min. ‘B’ in 3 courses from the following: Principle of Management, Principles of Microeconomics, Introductory Financial Accounting, Business Statistics I, Macroeconomics

Arts ( English Literature and
Tourism)

4

2

English Literature: Min. ‘B’ in all English courses

Tourism: Min. 'C+' in all Tourism major courses or its equivalent

Law

4

-

Min. ‘B’ in the following courses:

Introduction to Law, Sources of Obligation, The General Penal Law



The form and required documents should be submitted to the Deanship of Admission and Registration.

Required documents:

  1. Students with scholarships must submit a no objection letter from the scholarship sponsor
  2. Copy of the General Education Diploma
  3. Copy of English proficiency certificate IELTS or TOEFL
  4. Copy of passport or identity card
  5. Four 6x4 photos (blue background) Student’s name should be written on the other side
  6. An official transcript, stamped and sealed in an envelope from the student’s current educational institution
  7. Course description from the student’s current university or college

Please note that some colleges may interview or test applicants



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