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Structure of Higher Education System


Higher education is provided by public and private institutions (universities, university colleges, colleges and institutes) several specialized institutes, technical and vocational colleges and colleges of education. The public university is an autonomous institution governed by the university council and the academic council. All private higher education institutions and colleges of applied sciences come under the supervision of the Ministry of Higher Education. Other public colleges come under the supervision of other ministries depending on the specialization (eg Health Science Colleges are overseen by the Ministry of Health).

Stages of studies

University level first stage

Undergraduate level

The national qualification framework of the Sultanate of Oman comprises four undergraduate levels (degrees in academic scales) and offers the following qualifications: certificate (1 year); diploma (2 years); advanced diploma (3 years);...

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