Student Exchange Programme

Muscat College has adopted a student exchange policy with The University of Stirling (UoS) and Universiti Malaysia Pahang based on the following:

Incoming Students

Applicants to the Muscat College Student Exchange Programme must be currently enrolled at The University of Stirling (UoS) or Universiti Malaysia Pahang. Additionally, applicants must have completed at least half of their degree programme requirements at their home university, with a cumulative grade point average of at least 2.7 on a scale of 4 or its equivalent. Exchange students must be nominated by the home university but the decision on acceptance is made by Muscat College and is based on individual assessment of each application. Internship and Training programmes at Muscat College have different requirements.

The home university’s International Office, or its equivalent, can provide more information regarding exchange opportunities. Exchange students are responsible for checking their eligibility for participation in an exchange programme, including language requirement appropriate for the medium of instruction of the relevant programme at Muscat College.

If accepted as an exchange student at Muscat College, a few weeks after deadline the applicant will receive the decision as a formal Letter of Acceptance. It is important that the applicant brings this letter when coming to the Sultanate of Oman.

Students can find the application form and the detailed information from the FORMS DOWNLOAD section at the Information and Advice page. They can also seek assistance for visas and accommodation from the Student Affairs Office. Students will pay for visas, accommodation, living expenses, transportation, medical insurance, and programme fees as per the information published in the web site.

Courses for Exchange Students

Exchange students may take any combination of courses, provided that they meet the prerequisite(s) specified for each course. The courses must always be approved by the home university prior to arrival. Please note that certain restrictions apply to some programmes. The office of International Relations should be contacted for clarity on such issues.

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– John Adams

Muscat College Outgoing Students

Muscat College students who wish to be hosted by The University of Stirling (UoS) or Universiti Malaysia Pahang must make an application to this effect.

Students should apply in writing to their Head of Department.
  • Students should attain a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.7, have completed 60 credits and should not be in their final year.
  • Students are allowed a maximum of one academic year of full time study at the host institution.
  • Approved credits passed with a grade equivalent to at least “C” within the Muscat College system will be recorded and counted towards the credit total of the degree, but not calculated in the cumulative GPA.
  • Official transcripts from the host institution will be required to complete the process.
  • Students must comply with policies and academic regulations of the host institution.
  • Muscat College has no responsibility for financing the students during their study abroad

The approved request should be forwarded to the Director of Admissions and Registration through the Dean of the College. If approved, the request for departure will go to the concerned university and the Office of International Relations.