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    The Department of Earth Sciences offers a Ph.D. degree in Earth Sciences and MSc degree in Petroleum Geosciences.

    The Department of Earth Sciences at Sultan Qaboos University offers a doctorate of philosophy (Ph.D.) in various fields of earth sciences including petroleum geology, sedimentology, diagenesis and reservoir quality, sequence stratigraphy, structure geology, geochemistry and mineralogy, economic geology, hydrology, and remote sensing. The Ph.D. program is intended to broadly teach and train students for careers in academia, research, government, and industry sectors. 

    The Ph.D. program is designed to provide the students with the required knowledge and skills in research methods and presentation. The students will be trained to develop their skills on how to formulate hypotheses of a research problem, collect data, present results, interpret and discuss the results, and writing up the thesis. The thesis should have a significant contribution to a selected field of earth sciences.

    The petroleum industry is growing fast as the demand for fossil fuels continues to increase. Currently, the demand for trained geoscientists is high and outstrips the supply of skilled professionals. The Sultanate of Oman is a key player in the oil and gas business of the Arabian Peninsula. Besides the production of a sizable oil and gas, the Sultanate has a unique geological heritage unparalleled by any other country in the region. Detailed sedimentary basin studies coupled with outcrops analogs provides a unique advantage in training quality geoscientists to cater to the need of the Sultanate and the region. In order to grasp this leading role, the Department of Earth Sciences at the Sultan Qaboos University has established a Master’s program in Petroleum Geosciences in 2011.


    MS.c in Petroleum Geosciences

    Ph.D. in Earth Sciences


  • Dates of Application

    Submission of applications will be usually from January to February every year.

    How to Apply

    Use the online postgraduate system to submit your application https://pas.squ.edu.om/ and pay

    the application fees https://www.squ.edu.om/ps/en-us/ProspectiveStudents


    Then, Application Fees

    For more information please visit https://www.squ.edu.om/ps/en-us/ProspectiveStudents

    Scholarships for Program

    Various full- and/or partial scholarships are available to support postgraduate students from Sultan Qaboos University (SQU) for Omani and international students and PDO, CGG, and Tethys Oil Company for Omani students. For more information please visit https://www.squ.edu.om/ps/en-us/ProspectiveStudents.


    Then, Scholarships

    International Students

    For information related to visa processing, transportation, accommodation, health care, and catering service, please visit https://www.squ.edu.om/ps/en-us/ProspectiveStudents

    Then, Postgraduate International Student

    Registration and Graduation 

    For course registration, withdrawal, postponement, extension, probation, thesis defense, and graduation procedure please visit the following link: 



    Then, Course Registration and Graduation Procedures