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Information for students from Oman

Find out about the Omani student community at Southampton, entry requirements for our courses and other information specific to your country.

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Entry requirements

This information is for general guidance only; entry requirements vary for different courses. For more specific details, please visit the relevant course web page or contact the admissions office for your chosen subject area.

Foundation year entry requirements 

International Foundation Year (progressing to undergraduate degree in management, humanities, arts and social sciences) Secondary School Leaving Certificate (Thanawiya amma), achieving at 80% 
Engineering Foundation Year (progressing to undergraduate courses in engineering, physics, computer science and geophysics) Secondary School Leaving Certificate (Thanawiya amma), achieving at least 80% in maths and physics 
Science Foundation Year (progressing to undergraduate courses in biology, chemistry and other science-related courses) Secondary School Leaving Certificate (Thanawiya amma), achieving at least 80% with a minimum score of 80% in both maths and a science subject

Please note that this course does not progress to an undergraduate degree in medicine. If you are interested in studying medicine at degree level you are advised to consider BSc Biomedical Sciences
English language requirement for foundation years IELTS 5.5 in all four components, TOEFL 72 with Writing 17, Listening 17, Reading 18, Speaking 20 or equivalent UKBA recognised language test


Undergraduate entry requirements

To be considered for a place on one of our undergraduate (bachelors) degrees, you will need:

Secondary School Leaving Certificate and successful completion of a recognised foundation programme 
Two Year Diploma with an overall grade of at least 70% 
High grades in UK A levels
Between 28 and 38 points in the International Baccalaureate (IB) 


 Postgraduate entry requirements

Masters programmes Bachelors degree with a graduating GPA of at least 2.75 
If students have a 2.80 GPA out of 4.0 or a 3.5 GPA out of 5.0 with 2 years' work experience they may be considered
PhD programmes Good grades in bachelors and masters degrees awarded by a recognised university, and a strong research proposal


English language entry requirements

You will need to be able to demonstrate the required level of English language proficiency. Find out more about our English language requirements and support.

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The Omani student community

We are pleased to welcome students from Oman to the University each year. During 2013/14, there were 14 Omani students studying with us.

Undergraduate Postgraduate Research Total  
 4 14 

Student-run clubs and societies

Getting involved in clubs and societies is a great way to meet other students from your country and from around the world. There are many societies run by the University's Students' Union (SUSU) for different interests, religions, sports and academic groups. You may be interested in joining Southampton University Islamic Society and can find out more on the Isoc Southampton Facebook page.

Visit the University of Southampton Students' Union (SUSU) website for more information about clubs and societies.

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“I decided to come to the University of Southampton because of its overall ranking and popularity as one of the leading research universities in the UK. The University has a very nice campus with a lot of services for students such as a huge library, a sports centre and very useful societies to join. One of the most enjoyable aspects of studying here was the level of support offered by staff and tutors.”

Najo Al-Sulaimani, MSc Human Resource Management, School of Management