Sohar University


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Sohar University History

Sohar University is Oman’s first private university located in Sohar. The university was established in 1998 as Sohar College for Applied Sciences subsequently conferred university status in the year 2001 by Oman Ministry of Higher Education. At the time of its inception, the college was a partner with University of Lincolnshire and Humberside, United Kingdom.

Sohar University Programs, Courses, and Schools

Sohar University teaches most of its degree and diploma programs in English but some courses are delivered in Arabic. The university has a high acceptance rate but the General Foundations Program is compulsory for all students to enhance their English language, Mathematics, and Computer skills before starting a degree program, except Law students.

Sohar University offers numerous courses and programs in the fields of Business Administration, Computer Sciences and Information Technology, Engineering, Education, Arts, English, and Law.

Sohar University Campuses

Sohar University’s campus is located in the city of Sohar, which is one of the fastest growing cities in Oman. The university invested heavily in developing a world-class campus which is designed by renowned Noel Robinson Architects of Queensland, Australia.

Sohar University has developed this campus to offer various facilities like a new library, faculty buildings of Engineering, Business, Health Sciences, and Humanities, multi-purpose lecture theatres, graduation hall, sporting facilities, and residences for postgraduate students.

Sohar University Achievements

Sohar University has a high graduate employment rate and ranks highly in post-study employability. In fact, 85% of engineering graduates were employed in prestigious institutions post the completion of their degree.


Sohar University has been investing heavily in research and development activities across various faculties. The university provides funding opportunities for exceptional students. A dedicated postgraduate centre has various facilities available to develop skills in the students. Many researchers have gained meaningful employment with prestigious employers.


Sohar University USP

Sohar University is one of the handful of universities to help and assist the students in setting up start-ups and business ventures through it's Business Development and Training program. The focus of the program is to provide expertise to the students in the form of training, research, and establish a business on campus.

Sohar University also provides numerous options for funding and financial aid to reduce the burden of the tuition fee. These grants include Sohar University Research Grant for Early Career Researchers (SURGE), Conference Support Fund, Research Grant for Sohar Room, Research Grant Sustainable Futures, and Research Publication Incentive.

Sohar University Notable Alumni

Said Humaid Salim Al Saidi (represented the University at GPCA Leaders of Tomorrow - Research & Innovation Summit + Innovative Plastic Designs Summit), and Ahmed Said Salim Said (third prize in Chem-E-Car Competition).

Sohar University Application Requirements


IELTS score requirements

A strong proficiency in the English language is essential for admission into universities in Oman. To be able to get a successful admission in Sohar University in Oman students need to complete IELTS with a minimum score of 5.

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Sohar University Deadlines

Bachelors: Deadlines may vary for each program. Please visit the program page for specific deadlines.

Masters: Deadlines may vary for each program. Please visit the program page for specific deadlines.

Sohar University Rankings


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