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E| info@uob.edu.om

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ADMISSION & Registration

Our mission is to provide our students, faculty and staff members with distinct services in an efficient manner. We strive towards excellence, seeking out new and better ways of offering business, challenging ourselves to be as efficient and effective as possible.

Please do not hesitate to contact us for further information

Administration Hours:

Sunday - Wednesday 8:00 am - 4:00 pm

Thursday 8:00 am - 2:00 pm

(+968) 25648300, Ext: 102, 104, 105, 188

All applicants must provide the following documents for undergraduate admission:

Completed application form available at the Admissions office.

 

1.    Original Omani GED (General Education Diploma) certificate or certified equivalent (approved by the Ministry of Education)

 

2.    Copy of a valid passport and identity card

 

3.    Copy of the birth certificate

 

4.    Four recent passport-size photographs (in color) or in JPEG file format

 

5.    Original certificate of good behavior

 

6.    Pay RO 5.00 non-refundable fee for the University’s ID card

 

7.    Pay RO 110.00 non-refundable fee for admission.

Admission Requirements

 

Students with qualifications other than (GED) or GCC High school certificate are advised to submit equivalency certificate from Ministry of Education in Oman or contact the admissions representatives at the University of Buraimi to determine their eligibility.

 

Colleges of Business, Engineering and Health Sciences:

 

1.    A “General Education Diploma” GED) with the following conditions:

2.    A minimum of 500 in TOEFL, IELTS – 5 overall (Academic), TOEFL IBT 61 or must take the English Placement Test (PT) at the University of Buraimi.

3.    Must take the Math and IT Placement Test (PT) at the University of Buraimi

Note: If the university has reason to believe that a submitted TOEFL or IELTS score may not have been obtained under proper testing conditions, it reserves the right to require students to take the University’s English Placement Test. If there is a significant discrepancy between the submitted TOEFL or IELTS score and the result on the Placement Test, the University will make admission and placement decisions on the basis of the placement test score.

 

Exemption: A student may be exempted from the Foundation Program area requirements by presenting an equivalent qualification (IELTS or TOEFL for English component, SAT for Mathematics component and ICDL or IC3 for Information Technology component) or passing the challenge exam.

 

College of Law:

 

1.    A minimum overall score of “D” or “equivalent score” of “General Education Diploma” (GED).

2.    Must take the Math and IT Placement Test (PT) at the University of Buraimi and shall be placed at foundation/credit courses as per the PT result.

3.    Students shall be placed at foundation courses for (General Learning Skills).

Exemption: A Student may be exempted from the (GFP) Foundation Program area requirements (Math & IT) if he/she provides ICDL/IC3 Certificate  or passing the challenge exam. Students shall be placed in (Foundation or credited) courses based on the placement test results.

 

Admission Criteria

 

Attestation of Documents

 

 All applicants for admission are required to obtain an Equivalency Certificate for their secondary school leaving qualifications from the Oman Ministry of Education. The attestation process is dependent upon whether you completed your secondary schooling within the Oman or outside the Oman.

 

Applicants who hold certificates from the Oman or GCC

 

All applicants who have completed schooling within the Oman or GCC are required to get their certificates attested/ratified by the educational authority in the city where they did their final year of studies. All applicants who hold certificates other than (GED) or GCC curriculum are required to get an Equivalency Certificate in addition to the attestation/ratification from the educational authority.

 

Applicants who hold certificates from outside Oman

 

Applicants who obtained their secondary school certificates outside Oman are required to ratify/attest their certificates for all secondary school levels/grades (e.g. grade 10, 11 and 12) and provide an Equivalency Certificate from the following:

 

1.    The Ministry of Education or the educational authority in the country where studies were done.

2.    The Ministry of Foreign Affairs in the country where studies were done.

3.    The Oman Embassy in the country where studies were done.

4.    In case the attestations couldn’t be done, as in 2 and 3, certificates must be attested/ratified by the embassy of the country where studies were done in Oman as well as the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Oman.

5.    After obtaining the above attestations/ratifications, the student must provide the Equivalency Certificate Issued by the Ministry of Education in Oman.

 

Note: If you are unable to provide the Equivalency Certificate as outlined above before the commencement of the semester, you will be asked to sign a “Declaration Letter” agreeing to provide the Equivalency Certificate. You will be permitted to begin your studies at the University of Buraimi, but you will be given a maximum of one semester to get the Equivalency Certificate. The University of Buraimi reserves the right to take appropriate action against any applicant who cannot provide the appropriate documentation during this time period, which may include termination of the student’s enrollment at the University of Buraimi.

 

transfer Students

 
  1. Students transferring from other universities recognized by the Oman Ministry of Higher Education should also meet all the requirements stated under admission requirements for regular students.

  2. Transfer students must submit original transcripts from the college/university they are transferring from. In addition, transfer students must submit the course syllabus and course description for each course they seek to transfer for credit.

  3. In addition, they should have earned a GPA of not less than 2.0 and may only be given transfer credit for courses which are equivalent to those offered by the University of Buraimi and in which they have received a minimum grade of C (equal to a GPA of 2.0 or 70%)

  4.   The maximum number of credits a student may transfer must not exceed 50% of the total hours required for graduation.

  5. Transferred courses must match at least 80% of the course content of the University of Buraimi courses.

  6. Similar courses completed at different universities shall not be given twice the amount of course credit

Visiting Students

 
 
  1.  Students must have passed all the prerequisites for the required subjects. (Original transcripts from the university in which the student is currently studying shall be provided).

  2.  Students must provide a copy of their passport and two recent photos (JPEG format file).

  3.  Students must fully adhere to the University of Buraimi regulations and rules, including attendance.

  4.   Excluding short semesters, visiting students may take a maximum of 60 credit hours. Such students cannot register for more than 2 consecutive regular semesters.

  5.   Upon due compliance with all the University of Buraimi admissions policies, a visiting student may be recognized as a regular student.

  6.   Like their regular student counterparts, visiting students are allowed to register for the University of Buraimi courses at any time during the period of registration

 

Auditing Students

  1.  Students must have passed all the prerequisites for the required subjects. (Original transcripts from the university in which the student is currently studying shall be provided).

  2.  Students must provide a copy of their passport and two recent photos (JPEG format file).

  3.  Students must fully adhere to the University of Buraimi regulations and rules, including attendance.

  4.   Excluding short semesters, visiting students may take a maximum of 60 credit hours. Such students cannot register for more than 2 consecutive regular semesters.

  5.   Upon due compliance with all the University of Buraimi admissions policies, a visiting student may be recognized as a regular student.

  6.   Like their regular student counterparts, visiting students are allowed to register for the University of Buraimi courses at any time during the period of registration

 

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