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Sultan Qaboos University boosts intake

Upgrade to new online system aids admissions

  • Staff Report
  • Published: 12:48 September 3, 2012
  • Gulf News

Muscat: The Sultan Qaboos University (SQU) has given admission to 3,223 undergraduates who successfully passed the Higher Secondary Examinations this year.

“This year 100 more students have been given seats at the undergraduate level,” according to Dr Abdullah Al Badi, Dean of Admissions and Registration at SQU.

The university receives a list of Omani students eligible for admission to undergraduate courses from the Higher Education Admission Centre (HEAC) functioning under the Ministry of Higher Education.

Dr Al Badi added that, to simplify the admission procedure, the university authorities had improved the newly introduced online system which allows students to finalise their admission from their home computers by filling out a form.

He added that the online system for student admissions and the work of the new committee saves time for students seeking admission and improves the efficiency of all the staff involved at SQU.

The website includes details on how to reach the SQU cultural centre for admission formalities and also lists three hotlines made available during the admission period to respond to enquiries by parents or students.

The College of Arts and Social Sciences received the maximum number of undergraduate students (593) this year, followed by the College of Science (525), College of Economics and Political Science (520), College of Engineering (500), College of Agricultural and Marine Sciences (330), College of Education (300), College of Law (200), College of Medicine and Health Sciences (155), and College of Nursing (100).

SQU will accept Omani students transferred from government and private institutions this year provided they satisfy the transfer criteria. The final number of admissions will only be listed when HEAC completes its allocation procedure which is held by way of sequential rounds of offers to students.

Classes at the university will begin on September 8.

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