Sultan Qaboos University: Statistics

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#1460 of 14,131 In the World
#402 of 5,830 In Asia
#1 of 41 In Oman
#1 of 11 In Muscat
#140 of 1,126 For Petroleum Engineering
Top50% For 140 other topics
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Quick Review

Acceptance rate
21%
Type
Non-profit
Funding
Public-private
partnership
Highest Degree
Doctorate
Website
www.squ.edu.om
Languages
Arabic;English

Acceptance rate & Admissions

Acceptance Rate21%
Admissions RequirementsSecondary school certificate (Shahada Amma) or equivalent
Academic CalendarSeptember to June (September - January; February-June)

We've calculated the 21% acceptance rate for Sultan Qaboos University based on the ratio of admissions to applications and other circumstantial enrollment data. Treat this information as a rough guide and not as a definitive measure of your chances of admission. Different programs may have significantly varying admissions rates.

Research profile

Sultan Qaboos University is a world-class research university with 16,701 scientific papers published and 234,535 citations received. The research profile covers a range of fields, including Biology, Engineering, Environmental Science, Chemistry, Physics, Liberal Arts & Social Sciences, Medicine, Computer Science, Quantum and Particle physics, and Geology.

Publications
16,701
Citations
234,535

Sultan Qaboos University majors

by publication & citation count

Biology
9,775 / 158,815
Engineering
8,719 / 133,455
Environmental Science
8,635 / 130,847
Chemistry
8,250 / 148,915
Physics
7,614 / 118,139
Liberal Arts & Social Sciences
6,635 / 75,802
Medicine
6,307 / 80,202
Computer Science
5,729 / 69,387
Quantum and Particle physics
5,084 / 74,217
Geology
4,936 / 76,191
Organic Chemistry
4,477 / 89,935
Materials Science
4,163 / 77,274
Biochemistry
4,151 / 82,881
Geography and Cartography
4,120 / 56,151
Ecology
4,066 / 67,521
Mathematics
3,924 / 42,249
Genetics
3,678 / 62,192
Psychology
3,668 / 41,793
Political Science
3,238 / 34,766
Law
3,110 / 33,605
Business
3,040 / 37,683
Philosophy
2,936 / 28,536
Paleontology
2,911 / 43,740
Sociology
2,786 / 26,455
Pathology
2,773 / 38,820
Statistics
2,731 / 32,000
Economics
2,401 / 26,764
History
2,218 / 28,268
Archaeology
2,111 / 27,666
Artificial Intelligence (AI)
2,092 / 24,717
Metallurgical Engineering
1,822 / 37,241
Botany
1,796 / 30,392
Electrical Engineering
1,776 / 24,868
Optical Engineering
1,673 / 23,713
Psychiatry
1,592 / 19,375
Management
1,550 / 19,556
Machine Learning
1,535 / 21,544
Linguistics
1,506 / 13,858
Chemical Engineering
1,441 / 33,675
Mechanical Engineering
1,412 / 18,778

Annual publication & citation counts

Year Publications Citations
1990 33 25
1991 37 36
1992 45 69
1993 63 51
1994 77 94
1995 77 79
1996 114 144
1997 99 191
1998 134 270
1999 179 341
2000 217 461
2001 241 552
2002 265 785
2003 275 938
2004 290 1216
2005 286 1538
2006 350 1943
2007 396 2375
2008 420 2859
2009 418 3659
2010 454 4312
2011 527 5457
2012 625 6178
2013 738 8021
2014 893 9323
2015 930 10743
2016 950 11414
2017 885 12827
2018 956 13971
2019 1032 18658
2020 1217 24047
2021 1661 35618
2022 1313 38817
Academic rankings

Tuition

The tuition table for Sultan Qaboos University gives an overview of costs but prices are approximate and subject to change and don't include accommodation, textbooks, or living expenses. The costs of programs might differ significantly for local and international students. The only source of truth for current numbers is the university's official website.

Program Tuition Cost (per year)
Undergraduate OMR 1,500
Graduate OMR 2,000
PhD OMR 2,500

Sultan Qaboos University has financial aid programs and on-campus housing.

Programs and Degrees

The table below displays academic fields with programs and courses that lead to Bachelor's, Master's, and Doctorate degrees offered by Sultan Qaboos University.

Note that the table provides a general overview and might not cover all the specific majors available at the university. Always visit the university's website for the most up-to-date information on the programs offered.

Programs Bachelor Master Doctoral
Art & Design Yes Yes Yes
Biology Yes Yes Yes
Business Yes Yes Yes
Chemistry Yes Yes Yes
Computer Science Yes Yes Yes
Economics Yes Yes Yes
Engineering Yes Yes Yes
Environmental Science Yes Yes Yes
Liberal Arts & Social Sciences Yes Yes Yes
Mathematics Yes Yes Yes
Medicine Yes Yes Yes
Physics Yes Yes Yes
Psychology Yes Yes Yes
Bachelor's Degree Agriculture, Economics, Education, Engineering, Law, Marine Science and Oceanography, Medicine, Natural Sciences, Nursing, Political Sciences, Social Sciences
Postgraduate Diploma Translation and Interpretation
Master's Degree Advertising and Publicity, Agricultural Engineering, Anatomy, Applied Mathematics, Arabic, Architecture, Biochemistry, Biology, Business Administration, Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, Civil Engineering, Commercial Law, Communication Arts, Computer Engineering, Computer Networks, Computer Science, Criminal Law, Crop Production, Curriculum, Educational Administration, Electrical Engineering, Environmental Studies, Foreign Languages Education, Geography, Humanities and Social Science Education, Industrial Engineering, Information Sciences, International Relations and Diplomacy, Irrigation, Journalism, Marine Science and Oceanography, Mass Communication, Mathematics, Mathematics Education, Mechanical Engineering, Media Studies, Microbiology, Molecular Biology, Natural Resources, Nursing, Petroleum and Gas Engineering, Physics, Physiology, Power Engineering, Private Law, Psychology, Public Law, Public Relations, Science Education, Social Work, Sociology, Soil Management, Soil Science, Sports Management, Statistics, Teacher Training, Tourism, Water Management, Water Science
Doctorate Applied Mathematics, Arabic, Biochemistry, Biology, Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, Civil Engineering, Computer Science, Crop Production, Curriculum, Education, Educational Administration, Electrical Engineering, Epidemiology, Fishery, Foreign Languages Education, Genetics, Harvest Technology, Humanities and Social Science Education, Industrial Engineering, Information Sciences, Irrigation, Marine Science and Oceanography, Mathematics, Mechanical Engineering, Natural Resources, Petroleum and Gas Engineering, Physics, Physiology, Statistics, Teacher Training, Water Management, Water Science

Sultan Qaboos University faculties and divisions

Centre : Community Services and Continuing Education Continuing Education, Social and Community Services
Centre : Educational Technology Educational Technology
Centre : Information Systems Computer Science
Centre : Language Linguistics, Modern Languages
College : Agriculture and Marine Sciences Agricultural Engineering, Agriculture, Animal Husbandry, Crop Production, Economics, Fishery, Food Science, Marine Science and Oceanography, Natural Resources, Nutrition, Soil Management, Veterinary Science, Water Management, Water Science
College : Arts and Social Sciences Arabic, Archaeology, Arts and Humanities, Communication Studies, English, Geography, History, Information Sciences, Journalism, Library Science, Social and Community Services, Social Sciences, Sociology, Theatre, Tourism
College : Economics and Political Sciences Accountancy, Business Computing, Economics, Finance, Management, Marketing, Statistics, Systems Analysis
College : Education Art Education, Curriculum, Education, Educational Administration, Educational Psychology, Educational Technology, Islamic Studies, Pedagogy, Physical Education, Preschool Education, Psychology
College : Engineering Architecture, Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Mining Engineering, Petroleum and Gas Engineering
College : Law Criminal Law, Law, Public Law
College : Medicine and Health Sciences Anaesthesiology, Anatomy, Behavioural Sciences, Biochemistry, Child Care and Development, Community Health, Epidemiology, Haematology, Health Sciences, Immunology, Medicine, Microbiology, Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Ophthalmology, Oral Pathology, Paediatrics, Pathology, Pharmacology, Physiology, Radiology, Statistics, Surgery
College : Nursing Community Health, Nursing, Psychiatry and Mental Health
College : Science Applied Chemistry, Biology, Biotechnology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Earth Sciences, Geophysics, Laboratory Techniques, Mathematics, Medical Technology, Natural Sciences, Physics, Statistics
Research Division : Earthquake Monitoring Seismology
Research Division : Environmental Studies and Research Environmental Studies
Research Division : Remote Sensing and Geographical Information System Geography, Information Technology, Surveying and Mapping
Research Division : Water Science Water Science

General information

Alternative names SQU
جامعة السلطان قابوس
Founded 1986
Accreditation Ministry of Higher Education

Location and contacts

Address P.O. Box 34, Al-Khod
Muscat, 123
Oman
City population 1,421,000

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