Times of Oman
Indian students can now get scholarships for higher studies in Oman
August 19, 2017 | 9:31 PM
by Times News Service
Indian students below 25 years of age are eligible for scholarship under the Omani Programme for Cultural and Scientific Cooperation for the academic year 2017. Image used for representational purpose
 
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Muscat: Indian students can now apply for a new scholarship programme in Oman, the Ministry of Higher Education has announced.

Indian students below 25 years of age are eligible for scholarship under the Omani Programme for Cultural and Scientific Cooperation for the academic year 2017.

The scholarship is for higher studies and covers engineering, administrative, IT language and art specialisation and is open for Indian expatriates living in Oman, as well as India to study in Oman for a period of five years.

“Ministry of Higher Education of Oman is offering six educational scholarships for Indian students for pursuing higher studies in Oman during the academic year 2017-2018 under the Omani Programme for Cultural and Scientific Cooperation. Interested candidates may submit a filled application form, along with all the documents, to the Embassy of India, Muscat by August 28, 2017,” the Indian Embassy in Muscat, said.



The duration of study will be five years and the students will not be permitted to change the education institute or programme for which they have been accepted, according to a notice issued by Ministry of Human Resource Development, Department of Higher Education, Government of India.

Students selected for the scholarship will be given OMR200 as pocket money, and will be provided accommodation and transportation.

They will also get free treatment at government hospitals, except for dental and for treatment charges related with road accidents involving those who are having uninsured vehicles or driving without driving license. Student will also be given two-way air tickets once a year.

“However, students residing in Oman, and having obtained the scholarship under the Omani Programme for Cultural and Scientific Cooperation will enjoy all the benefits, except for the monthly allowance and air ticket,” the Embassy said.

The candidate should be below the age of 25 years as of October 1, 2017 and must hold a general secondary certificate or Higher Education Diploma or should have completed Grade plus 2.

The scholarship can be applied to higher studies at the Sultan Qaboos University, Sharia Education Institute, Institutions under Higher Education Ministry, different colleges of the College of Applied Sciences, Higher Technical Colleges, institutions under the Central Bank of Oman and private higher educational institutions.

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