Sohar University has obtained official approval from the Ministry of Higher Education, following issuance of the Ministry Decision No. 47/2001 dated 11/9/2001, to commence the first private university in the Sultanate of Oman, one of the safe and stabled countries in the Middle East. Sultanate of Oman is famous for its warm hospitality and friendly public. The University started in 1996/1997 with the name of Sohar college of applied sciences until formally approved as a university in a big ceremony under the patronage of His Highness / Sayed Asaad bin Tariq, The representative of HM, Sultan Qabous Bin Said

International Affiliation & Cooperation

  • Sheffield
  • Loughborough


  • At the Heart of Learning
  • As Partners
  • Supporting Success


  • World-class Facilities & Services
  • Rich Cultural Diversity


  • Access & Opportunity
  • Strategic Location Between Muscat & Dubai
  • In Sohar, a Major Industrial Omani City (Oman old capital)

Alumni & Graduates

  • Knowledgable Enterprising Graduates (85% got jobs in prominent organizations)
  • Ready & Able Graduates


  • High Profile Academics (90% PHD)

Continuing Education

  • Languages For All
  • Lifelong Learning