Muscat: Dr. Rawya Saud Al Busaidi, minister of Higher Education issued a ministerial decision on Sunday to open Muscat University.
The Times of Oman reported that the higher education institution will open its doors on September 25 for its first student batch in Pathway Programmes (Foundation and Pre-Masters).
Muscat University will be located in the capital, according to the ministry.
From 2017, the university will provide undergraduate and postgraduate degree programmes for Omanis and expatriates through its three faculties of business management, engineering and technology, and transport and logistics.
The university can take up to 160 students this year, 80 in the foundation and 80 to be enrolled in the Per-Master’s program, according to Prof. Yusra Mouzughi, Muscat University’s deputy vice-chancellor for academic affairs.
She said the foundation and Pre-Master’s program will cost around OMR4,000 while the advanced ones will be varied between OMR,4000 to OMR8,000.