• Arabic (اللغة العربية)

General Foundation Programs

General Foundation is a three-course program - English, Mathematics and Computing - which is the gateway to higher studies at Sohar University. Study skills have been integrated into three courses. All three courses have been designed to prepare students with the best possible advantage as they go into their faculties of specialization. GFP also offers Mathematics and Computing in Arabic, in order to cater to students who study in faculties that are taught in Arabic.

General Foundation Program - EnglishGeneral Foundation Program -ComputingGeneral Foundation Program - Mathematics
EnglishComputing – IC3Mathematics

A candidate wishing to enroll in the General Foundation Program should first contact the SU Admission & Registration and submit their applications. Once accepted, the candidate will be notified about the placement tests.

Placement Test and Induction take place a week before the start of the semester. If you wish to join GFP, you will need to sit the placement test for all the three components – English, Math and Computing. The placement test is conducted to identify a candidate’s proficiency in each program, and place them in the right level.

A candidate with IELTS band 5 or equivalent in each skill, or corresponding qualification from another institution of higher education in Oman can get Direct Entry to the faculties.

General Foundation Program Fees Structure


Fees (OMR)

English Language (per level)


Mathematics (per module)


IC3 (per semester)


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