Application & Requirements

Deadline for application

Applications open: 15 December 2017

Applications close: 01 March 2018

Result of allocations: 01 May 2018

Requirements

To apply to the National Postgraduate Scholarship programme, Omani nationals must complete and submit an online application using the Higher Education Admissions Center (HEAC) electronic system.

The following general requirements apply. You:

  • must be an Omani national; 
  • must be 45 years of age or younger at the time of their application;
  • must have completed a Bachelor’s/Master’s degree program at (a) previously attended and accredited overseas higher education institution(s), you will have to submit a Certificate of Equivalency from the Department for Equivalency & Recognition, Ministry of Higher Education with your online scholarship application. Applicants must take into account the estimated time required to obtain the Certificate of Equivalency as they have to apply for it online via the Ministry of Higher;
  • hold a Bachelor’s/Master’s degree awarded by (a) private higher education institution in the Sultanate, you must submit copies of the degree certificate(s) and transcripts certified and stamped by the Directorate-General of Private Universities and Colleges, Oman Ministry of Higher Education;
  • must already work as an ‘educationalist’ based in one of the Government or Private educational institutions if you aim to apply for a scholarship in an eligible educational degree programme;
  • must already work as a Law Enforcement employee for a Government organisation, if you aim to competitively apply for one of the programmes which fall under Law Enforcement/Policing;
  • must not be in receipt of a scholarship from the National Postgraduate Scholarship Programme or any other source at the time of their application as in this case they will be disqualified as an applicant for the National Postgraduate Scholarship Programme;
  • should bear in mind that English should be the medium of instruction for the degree programme. Applicants who want to pursue their studies in a language other than English should meet the university entry requirements at the time of their application as the scholarship will not fund any pre-sessional language course;
  • can submit only one letter of acceptance at any one time with their online scholarship application. Applicants who submit more than one acceptance letter shall be excluded from the selection process;
  • should bear in mind that all scholarship recipients must pursue a full-time and taught programme offered on-campus

The following additional requirements are applicable for PhD studies. You:

  • must already be employed as a higher education lecturer at one of the Government or private higher education institutions in the Sultanate if you aim to apply for a scholarship referred to as an “academic programme” in the list of eligible programmes;
  • must present an unconditional offer of place on a eligible and full-time doctoral programme at one of the approved universities, if you are allowed to enter directly from a Bachelor’s degree to a PhD programme because of superior academic performance and if you have graduated with his/her Bachelor’s degree not earlier than in the academic year 2016/17;
  • must not already hold a Doctoral level degree at the time of their application. Your application will be disqualified as a scholarship applicant as duplication of a degree is not permitted; 
  • must hold an unconditional offer of place on an eligible doctoral programme at one of the approved universities for the academic year 2018/19. A conditional offer of admission is not accepted; 
  • should submit (upload) a scanned copy of the formal unconditional offer of admission letter written. It should concern a true copy of a formal letter that was stamped, signed and written on official University letterhead and sent to the applicant by the University;
  • should submit an offer of admission letter that states the type of degree, the name of the programme, research topic, start and end date of the programme (total duration);
  • must hold an unconditional offer of place on an eligible and full-time doctoral programme at one of the approved universities that are all ranked in the Shanghai ARWU league table 2017. The list of eligible programmes is included in this document;

The following requirement apply for Master's Studies. You:

  • already hold a Master’s degree at the time of your application, you will be disqualified as a scholarship applicant as duplication of a degree is not permitted;
  • must hold an unconditional offer of place on an eligible Master’s degree programme at one of the approved universities for the academic year 2018/19; A conditional offer of admission is not accepted; 
  • should submit (upload) a copy of the formal unconditional offer of admission letter written. It should concern a true copy of a formal letter that was stamped, signed and written on official University letterhead;
  • should submit an offer of admission letter that states the type of degree, the name of the programme, start and end date of the programme (total duration);
  • must hold an unconditional offer of place on an eligible Master’s degree programme at one of the approved universities which are all ranked in the Shanghai ARWU league table 2017. The list of eligible programmes is included in this document

Application procEdure

Before you start an application, please carefully read through all the information as supplied by the Ministry of Higher Education of Oman via their website. Please also consult our application pages before you start your application. You will need required documentation throughout the process of application. It is recommendable to prepare them before hand.


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