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The National Postgraduate Scholarship Programme - Oman

This scholarship rogramme is established to enable Omani scholarship recipients to pursue specific programmes of Omani interest at the University of Twente (UT). The UT is selected by the Oman Ministry of Higher Education (MoHE) from the Shanghai Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU).

The National Postgraduate Scholarship Programme was established to enable Omani scholarship recipients to pursue specific programmes that are in the national interest at well-reputed universities abroad. To be eligible for consideration for a National Postgraduate scholarship, applicants must have received an unconditional offer of place that will enable the candidate to gain direct entry onto an eligible Master’s or Doctoral (PhD) programme at one of the approved universities. The fellowship is offered by the Ministry of Higher Education of Oman. 

More information

Please check the detailed information supplied by the Ministry of Higher Education of Oman.

Scholarship value

Master's programmes
Applied Mathematics

As an applied mathematician, you occupy a key position in the scientific world. Through mathematical models, you grasp the essence of a problem and see links between seemingly unrelated phenomena.

Applied Physics

Apply yourself to one of the oldest fields of science: physics. Gain fundamental insights into your own research field while honing your research skills.

Biomedical Engineering

Biomedical Engineering is about the design and development of healthcare technology to improve lives: from rehabilitation robots and artificial organs, to imaging techniques and prosthetics.

Business Administration

Do you want to devise solutions to complex and global business problems? We will teach you how to apply scientific methods in practice and equip you for a successful career in the business world.

Business Information Technology

The Master’s in Business Information Technology makes you an expert in IT-based business innovation, with the skills to devise new services and radically improve the way businesses work.

Cartography

Cartography is an Erasmus Mundus Master of Science programme of four universities in München, Wien, Dresden and Enschede. It focusses on a broad education in cartography and geoinformatics.

Chemical Engineering

Chemical Engineering encompasses the fields of chemistry, materials science and process engineering. Chemical engineers are also well versed in areas such as fluid dynamics and thermodynamics.

Civil Engineering & Management

If you are eager to focus on both the technical and non-technical aspects of civil engineering projects and systems, then the Master’s in Civil Engineering and Management is the programme for you.

Communication Science

This one-year, English-taught Master’s degree will make become a highly valued communication specialist, equipped to help people and organizations navigate technological advances and societal shifts.

Computer Science

Computer Science is omnipresent in modern society. Latest hardware and software developments are crucial in domains such as social media, security, health, energy, ICT systems, finance and telecom.

Construction Management & Engineering

Complex, innovative and multidisciplinary projects in a dynamic environment require a new breed of engineers who are able to expertly combine engineering knowledge with management skills.

Educational Science & Technology

This one-year English-taught MSc programme combines the science of learning with the role of 21st-century technology, equipping you to help people of all ages and stages of life learn successfully.

Electrical Engineering

This MSc programme challenges you to develop new methods and technologies for high-tech electronics-based systems in nanotechnology, robotics, electronics, telecommunication or biomedical systems.

Embedded Systems

This Master’s programme focuses on the design of embedded systems: the hardware and software that control a device, process or system, e.g. smart phones, pacemakers, chip sets or navigation systems.

Environmental & Energy Management

The one-year, English-taught Environmental & Energy Management Master’s will equip you to lead, manage and govern socio-technological change processes related to energy, water and the environment.

European Studies

Managing Europe is a complex challenge. The Master’s in European Studies gives you the expertise to operate in this fascinating environment where various levels of government come together.

Geo-information Science and Earth Observation

This programme takes an application-oriented approach to collecting, processing, analyzing and visualizing spatial data. Graduates are at the forefront of one of today’s fastest growing industries.

Geographic Information Science and Earth Observation for Environmental Modeling and Natural Resource Management (iGEON) (online course)

A high quality Master’s through e-learning with focus on Geographic Information Systems and Earth Observation for environmental modeling and natural resource management.

Geographical Information Management and Applications

This Master’s programme aims to educate students and professionals to become all-round managers and/or researchers in the field of geo-information.

Geographical Information Management and Applications – Parttime

This Master’s programme aims to educate students and professionals to become all-round managers and/or researchers in the field of geo-information.

Health Sciences

The programme focusses on the use of technology and innovation for improving healthcare.

Industrial Design Engineering

Designing new products and improving existing ones is a continual process. Take the Master’s in IDE and discover the full potential of the interaction between design and engineering.

Industrial Engineering & Management

This 2-year, English-taught Master’s – with tracks in Finance, Healthcare and Production/Logistics – will equip you to design, manage and optimize processes in complex, globally active organizations.

Interaction Technology

Interaction Technology combines principles from electrical engineering and IT with the analysis of human behaviour and storytelling.

Internet Science & Technology

In this two-year, English-taught MSc programme you will learn from world-leading experts how to design, maintain, secure and improve communication systems and cyber-physical systems.

Master Public Management

The management of government and other public organisations is subject to increasingly high demands.

Master Risk Management

The part-time Master’s programme enables managers and professionals to realize their risk management ambitions with a strong organizational and management focus across the public and private sector.

Mechanical Engineering

Mechanical engineers focus on the design, analyses and maintenance of machinery, structures and products. The Master’s programme in Mechanical Engineering zooms in on one of these disciplines.

Nanotechnology

The two-year MSc programme in Nanotechnology focuses on the design, creation and study of functional materials, structures, devices and systems by directly controlling matter on the nanometre scale.

Philosophy of Science, Technology & Society

Philosophy of Science, Technology and Society is the premier Master's programme for learning how to critically analyse and assess the impact of scientific and technological developments on society.

Psychology

What makes people act the way they do? And how can we use psychological expertise to solve real-life problems? You will tackle these questions and more in the Master’s programme in Psychology.

Public Administration

In this one-year, English-taught Master’s, you will combine public administration with 21st-century skills and cross-disciplinary, technology-oriented research in a societal domain you care about.

Science Education and Communication

During this two-year, Dutch-taught Master’s programme you learn to creatively use your passion for mathematics, physics, chemistry, computer science or design to help students, schools and society.

Social Sciences and Humanities Education

On completing this one or two-year Master’s programme you will be a humanities and social sciences teacher or a well-rounded educational manager with a firm grasp of technology’s impact on society.

Spatial Engineering

The Master’s programme Spatial Engineering prepares you to address major multi-level spatial problems with a combination of technical and socio-economic knowledge.

Sustainable Energy Technology

The Master’s programme in Sustainable Energy Technology (SET) enables you to become an engineer with in-depth knowledge on renewable energy technologies.

Systems & Control

This two-year Master’s programme teaches you how to control the behaviour of dynamic phenomena and systems in interaction with their environment.

Technical Medicine

We educate a new kind of technical-medical professional who improves patient safety, diagnosis, and treatment through the innovative use of medical technology in direct patient care.

Water Technology

Solving global water problems requires a multidisciplinary approach of knowledge and skills. That is why the Wetsus Insitute and three Dutch universities offer a joint degree in Water Technology.

Countries eligible for this scholarship
  • Oman

Application deadline

  • 30 March 2020

Application requirements

Applicants can submit their electronic application and upload required documents through the application system after selecting from the announced programs as per their stated requirements.

Admission 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.

Requirements: Master

You:

  • must be an Omani national; 
  • must be 45 years of age or younger at the time of their application;
  • who has completed a Bachelor’s degree program at a previously attended and accredited overseas higher education institution, have to submit a Certificate of Equivalency from the Department for Equivalency & Recognition, Ministry of Higher Education with their 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 Education’s website;  
  • who holds a Bachelor’s degree awarded by a private higher education institution in the Sultanate, 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;
  • who aims to apply for a scholarship in an eligible educational degree programme, must already work as a ‘educationalist’ for the Oman Ministry of Education or for a (post-basic) educational institution that falls under the jurisdiction of the Oman Ministry of Education;
  • who aims to competitively apply for one of the eligible programmes which fall under Law Enforcement/ Policing, must already work as a Law Enforcement employee for a Government organisation;
  • 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;
  • Applicants must bear in mind that any scholarship funding granted will NOT apply to any part of the degree programme undertaken prior to the start of the scholarship. The Ministry will not refund tuition fees or any other expenses paid for that part of the studies undertaken prior to the start of the scholarship.
  • who already holds a Master’s degree at the time of their 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 Master’s degree programme at University of Twente or the academic year 2020/21;
  • 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) – an incomplete offer of admission shall not be considered;
  • must hold an unconditional offer of place on an eligible Master’s degree programme at the University of Twente; The list of eligible (approved) programmes is included in this document;
  • 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 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;
  • who submits a conditional offer of admission will be excluded from the selection process;
  • should make sure that the University they select in the online application form matches the name of the University in the letter of acceptance.
  • must select the correct programme code as listed on the higher education admissions center’s (HEAC) website – in case the code does not match the name of the degree course, the applicant shall be excluded from the selection process;
  • All applicants who earned a higher national diploma (HND) or an equivalent qualification prior to their Bachelor’sdegree must submit a true copy of the HND or equivalent diploma/certificate plus a complete transcript in addition to their Bachelor’s degree and transcript as part of their application.
Requirements: PhD

You:

  • must be an Omani national;
  • must be 45 years of age or younger at the time of his/her application;
  • who has completed a Bachelor’s/ Master’s degree program at (a)previously attended and accredited overseas higher education institution(s), has to submit a Certificate of Equivalency from the Departmentfor Equivalency & Recognition, Ministry of Higher Education with their 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 to the Ministry of Higher Education’s website;
  • who holds a Bachelor’s/ Master’s degree awarded by (a) private higher education institution in the Sultanate, 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;
  • who aims to apply for a scholarship referred to as an“academic programme”in the list of eligible programmes, must already be employed as a higher education lecturer at one of the Government or private higher education institutions in the Sultanate;
  • who aims to apply for a scholarship in an eligible educational degree programme, must already work as an ‘educationalist’ for the Oman Ministry of Education or for a (post-basic) educational institution that falls under the jurisdiction of the Oman Ministry of Education;
  • who aims to competitively apply for one of the programmes which fall under Law Enforcement/Policing, must already work as a Law Enforcement employee for a Government organisation;
  • must not be in receipt of a scholarship from the National Postgraduate Scholarship Programme or any other source at the time of their applicationas in this case they will be disqualified as an applicant for the National Postgraduate Scholarship Programme;
  • Applicants must bear in mind that any scholarship funding granted will NOT apply to any part of the degree programme undertaken prior to the start of the scholarship. The Ministry will not refund tuition fees or any other expenses paid for that part of the studies undertaken prior to the start of the scholarship.who is eligible (according to the Higher Education Institution) to enter directly from a Bachelor’s degree to a PhD programme because of superior academic performance and who graduated with his/her Bachelor’s degree in the academic year 2018/19, must present an unconditional offer of place at the University of Twente and it must concern a full-time PhD programme that has been approved for the National Postgraduate Scholarship Programme. This type of candidate must be 25 years of age or younger and cannot be in any form of (contractual) employmentat the time of their application;
  • who already holds any type of Doctorate degree at the time of their application will be disqualified as aPhD scholarship applicant as duplication of a degree is not permitted;
  • must hold an unconditional offer of place on aneligible doctoral programme at the University of Twente;
  • should submit (upload) a scanned copy of the formal unconditional offer of admission letter. 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 course, the area of study and research topic, and the start and end date ofthe programme (total duration of the course)– incomplete offer of admission letters shall not be considered;
  • must hold an unconditional offer of place on an eligible (approved) and full-time PhD programme in one of the approved subject areas at the University of Twente. The list of eligible (approved) programmes is included in this document;
  • should bear in mind that a PhD scholarship recipient has to pursue his/her studies at the higher education institution and cannot pursue an online/distance learning PhD 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 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;
  • who submits a conditional offer of admission will be excluded from the selection process;
  • should make sure that the University they select in the online application form matches the name of the University in the letter of acceptance;
  • must select the correct programme code as listed on the higher education admissions center’s (HEAC) website– in case the code does not match the name of the degree course, the applicant shall be excluded from the selection process;
  • can only submit an offer letter that confirms he/she will pursue a Doctoral of Philosophy (PhD) degree in one of the approved subject areas. The PhD is the only type of doctorate that can be pursued by scholarship recipients – other types of doctorates, such as the EdD, EngDor DBA, have not been approved for this scholarship programme.  

RESULT OF ALLOCATIONS

30 April 2020

How to apply

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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