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The university has a long history of accepting students from Oman on to a range of courses.

Students who join Northumbria University will enjoy teaching that is both research informed and practice led, with strong links to industry and professional bodies. Many of our programmes are professionally accredited and give students opportunities to directly engage with real world projects and challenges. Our campuses are designed to provide you with a vibrant and friendly environment in which to study and live so that you have the support you need in order to make the most of your time with us.

Entry Requirements

For details on our English Language Requirements and Pre-Sessional Courses visit our English Language Centre pages.

Although some courses have specific requirements for entry, Northumbria will consider any qualification for entry to its courses.

For entry to: You will need: Grade Required:
International Foundation Programme Thanawiya amma (Secondary School Leaving Certificate) 60% or above
1st Year Undergraduate Technical Industrial College Diploma (OITC) good
Advanced entry from Bachelors degree – entry after year 1 of Omani degree GPA 2.75, and having completed around 30 credit hours
Diploma (when studied between 2 and 3 years) C / 65-79%
Advanced Undergraduate Advanced entry from Bachelors degree – entry after year 2 of Omani degree GPA 2.75, and having completed around 60 credit hours
Advanced entry from Bachelors degree – entry after year 3 of Omani degree GPA 2.75, and having completed around 90 credit hours
Postgraduate Programmes Bachelor Degree (4 Years) CGPA 2.75
Graduate Certificate Bachelor Degree (4 Years) Pass/CGPA 2.0

Please note these are general entry guidelines. Actual requirements may vary depending on your chosen course of study and certain courses may have specific or additional entry requirements, full details can be found on our course directory. Decisions for entry will also be based on personal statements, previous study information and not just your final course grading.

Events for International Students

To find out more events for international students, please view our International Events page. 

Oman Country Representatives

For further enquiries, help submitting your application and interviews in your area please contact your local Northumbria University representative whose details are listed below.

Al Ahlam Higher Education Services

PO Box 309 | Mina Al Fahal | Sultanate of Oman | 116

IDP Education UK

First Floor Nizwa house (Behind Al Madina Plaza) | Madinat Al Sultan Qaboos | Sultanate of Oman | Atahibah | Oman


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