Categories of Admission

Accepted applicants will be assigned to one of two admission categories:

  • Unconditional for students who have fulfilled all application and admission requirements, or
  • Conditional for students who are required to fulfill admission requirements within the period given.

 

General Admission Requirements:

Postgraduate Diploma

  • Applicant must be an undergraduate degree holder from Sultan Qaboos University, or any other recognized Institution in a field related to the program applied for.

  • Applicant for postgraduate diploma in translation must have a Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) of not less than 2.5 on a 4.00 point scale or equivalent. The Deanship of Postgraduate Studies will make the assessment for equivalency acceptance.( some programs may require a specific cumulative GPA)

  • English Certificate must be submitted before the translation test, achieve band (6.5) in IELTS Academic, or (90) in the TOEFL through the Internet.

  • Applicant must submit a release letter or a study leave from employer for full-time study or no-objection letter for part-time study, addressed to the Dean of Postgraduate Studies at SQU.  Unemployed applicant needs to submit a statement from The Public Authority of Manpower Register documenting the unemployment status of the applicant.

  • Completion of any other specific program requirements.

Masters Programs

  • Applicant must be an undergraduate degree holder from Sultan Qaboos University, or any other recognized Institution in a field related to the program applied for.

  • A Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) of not less than 2.75 on a 4.00 point scale or equivalent. The Deanship of Postgraduate Studies will make the assessment for equivalency acceptance.

  • Applicant with a Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) between 2.5 and 2.74 on a 4.0 point scale or its equivalent with a minimum of two years of work experience or any other academic activity following graduation.

  • Applicant must submit an English Proficiency Test Certificate with the level required for the program applied for, provided that the test date is less than two years from the date of the announcement.

  • Applicant must submit a release letter or a study leave from employer for full-time study or no-objection letter for part-time study, addressed to the Dean of Postgraduate Studies at SQU.  Unemployed applicant needs to submit a statement from The Public Authority of Manpower Register documenting the unemployment status of the applicant.

  • Completion of any other specific program requirements.

Doctoral Programs

  • Applicant must be a master’s degree holder, from Sultan Qaboos University, or any other recognized Institution in a field related to the program applied for, and must be a Bachelor degree from a  recognized university.

  • A Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) of not less than 3.00 on a 4.00 point scale or equivalent. The Deanship of Postgraduate Studies will make the assessment for equivalency acceptance.

  • Applicant with a Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) between 2.75 and 2.99 on a 4.0 point scale may be considered for admission subject with a minimum of two years of work experience  and any other academic activity.

  • Applicant must submit a statement on objectives and goals of the research proposed.

  • Two recommendation letters from academics attesting to the applicant’s competence in the discipline of interest and also to their research capability.

  • Applicant must submit a release letter or a study leave from employer for full-time study or no-objection letter for part-time study, addressed to the Dean of Postgraduate Studies at SQU.  Unemployed applicant needs to submit a statement from The Public Authority of Manpower Register documenting the unemployment status of the applicant.

  • Applicant must submit an English Proficiency Test Certificate with the level required for the program applied for, provided that the test date is less than two years from the date of the announcement. 

  • Completion of any other specific program requirements.