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General Entry Requirements

General Requirements

  • Completed the General Certificate, formerly Secondary School Completion Certificate or Diploma of General Education in Oman, or equivalent, and
  • Achieved the relevant entry score

Direct Entry to Academic Program
These are the GFP Exemption/Direct Entry Procedures that have been in use.

  1. English: Students can be exempted from the English component based on the following criteria: 
  2. IELTS score of at least 5.0  ( with none of the four areas of writing, speaking, listening and reading below  4.5)
  3. TOEFL Paper Based (PB) score of at least 500
  4. TOEFL Internet Based (iBT) score of 58 at least
  5. A minimum of 89 percent is needed in the Sohar University English Placement Test
  6. If a student has completed Foundation in other universities or colleges that are recognized by Ministry of Higher Education (MoHE), then an interview with the Dean of the desired faculty is conducted to get the final exemption from GFP courses.
  7. Computing: Students can be exempted from the Computing component if they provide ICDL, IC3, Cambridge IT Certificate (in English), or any equivalent computing course taken at another institution recognized by the MoHE (transcript and course description should be provided). Alternatively, students can be exempted if they pass the entry test provided by the program for both Computing Module1 and 2.
  8. Math: Students can be exempted from the Math component if they provide any equivalent Math course taken at another institution recognized by the MoHE (transcript and course description should be provided). Alternatively, students can be exempted if they pass the entry test provided by the program for either Math SET 1 and SET 2 or SET 1 and SET 3.
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