Entry Requirements

How to Apply and the Admissions Process

Minimum Requirements for Admission into Undergraduate programs

All applicants must possess a General Education Diploma (12 year school leaving certificate) or equivalent in order to be considered for admission to the University programs.

Admission criteria for entry into the University programs
Names of Programs Minimum Criteria (entry score)
Doctor of Medicine General Education Diploma or equivalent with not less than Grade B or equivalent in Chemistry and Biology individually
Bachelor Program in Pharmacy General Education Diploma or equivalent with not less than Grade C or equivalent in Chemistry and Biology individually
Bachelor Programs in Engineering General Education Diploma or equivalent with grade not less than C or equivalent in the following subjects put together Pure/Applied Mathematics
Physics/Chemistry or Industrial/Technical subjects; depending on the area of engineering chosen (Prior study of Chemistry is mandatory for those joining Chemical Engineering).

(Selection Interview is conducted for applicants to the Medical Program only)

Direct Entry to the Programs

Applicants holding a valid internationally recognized academic English certificate, e.g. TOEFL or IELTS, will be exempted from English courses of the General Foundation Program. The minimum English requirements for each program are as follows:

Minimum English score requirement for direct entry
to Engineering/MD/Pharmacy
Names of Programs IELTS Academic TOEFL
IBT PBT
Engineering Band 5 43-45 500
Medicine and Health Sciences Band 6 79-80 550
Pharmacy Band 6 79-80 550

Applicants who are exempted from the English course may be placed in Year 1 of the program by passing the placement tests in Basic and Pure Mathematics and Information Technology I and II.

Direct Admission to Year 3 of M.D.(Lateral Entry)

Students who have completed three years of study at a college or university may be admitted directly to Year 3 M.D Program provided vacancies available. Courses are mapped to decide possible transfer credits. It is important that the students meet all of the following admissions criteria so that they are eligible for full pre-medicine transfer of credits:

Three or more years of study at a university/college gaining a minimum of 72 credits from courses consisting of English, social or behavioral science, biology with lab, general or inorganic chemistry with lab, organic chemistry with lab and physics with lab.

Admission of Diploma holders in Pharmacy

Students who have completed a diploma program will be allowed to enter the Pharmacy program and are exempted from the foundation year. Potential students will submit their transcript of the diploma program for review. It will be mapped with the courses and any courses in which the applicant will receive transfer credits will be indicated. To receive credit in the courses the student must have received a pass grade.

Admission is open to all regardless of gender, race and nationality. However the intake of the Omani Nationals as sponsored candidates by MOHE will be regulated by the Higher education Admissions Centre (HEAC) and admission of international students will be subject to MOHE regulations.

Please contact respective campuses if you need more information or email your interest/requirements to admission@nu.edu.om. Admission details for the International Students can be obtained by emailing to our International Admissions Office at istudents@nu.edu.om


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