Why study at Majan?
Studying at Majan gives you the chance to join students from more than 20 different countries and to receive a degree awarded from a UK university (University of Bedfordshire). Majan is a vibrant, friendly and innovative institution known for its high quality education. In 2016, Majan was the first Higher Education Institution in the Sultanate to receive full accreditation from the Oman Academic Accreditation Authority (OAAA). OAAA accreditation, which is awarded on the basis of internationally benchmarked standards, provides objective evidence of institutional quality.
Academic staff at Majan, many of whom are PhD-qualified, are experts in their particular fields, and have extensive experience as educators. They come from a wide variety of national backgrounds and are accustomed to working with international students. An increasing number of Majan academic staff have also gained recognition for their professional skills through fellowship of the UK Higher Education Academy, a well-respected body that promotes teaching excellence in universities and colleges across the world.
Oman is a peaceful and hospitable country, with easy access to the GCC and beyond. Muscat is a clean and well developed capital city, nestling between the mountains and the ocean. The city has abundant modern shopping malls, cinemas, entertainment facilities and beautiful sandy beaches. Approximately 45% of the population of Oman are expatriates hailing from many different countries, giving the nation an engaging and multicultural feel. Living and studying in Oman contributes to your international exposure, preparing you for the excitement and challenges of the increasingly globalised workplace.
If you are accepted to study at Majan, you will be eligible for a student visa. Please contact us using the form below and we will be happy to guide you through the admissions process. Please note that the issuing of visas is entirely at the discretion of the visa issuing authorities (Royal Oman Police). To apply for your visa you will require the following documents:
- 6 personal photographs
- Copy of your passport
- Copy from the parent’s passports
- Address outside of Oman and contact details.
- Visa medical check from authorized hospital in your home country.
- You will need to get your General Education/High School diploma attested by the Ministry of Education (Oman) and provide a copy of the equivalency letter and present the original for verification.
- Copy of passport.
- Two personal photographs.
Undergraduate Entry Test
All students must take the undergraduate entry test covering English Language, Mathematics and IT. Depending on the outcome of your test, you may be eligible for exemption from certain foundation and UG modules. Please contact us for more details.
IELTS is not required for enrollment at Majan University College, but with a valid IELTS Academic certificate you can be exempted from certain foundation and UG English language modules. Please contact us to inquire about your status and the fees after modules are exempted.
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Living expenses obviously depend on the kind of lifestyle you expect, but the figures below give an example of a budget for a simple, but comfortable lifestyle.
|Accomodation (Shared flat)||RO 100|
|Accomodation (College hostel dorm)||RO 60|
|Entertainment & Leisure||RO 30|
- Will I be able to work while studying?
No, you will be on a study visa, which does not permit you to work. You will however have all the same opportunities as local students when it comes to internships available on your programme. Additionally, if you find a job opportunity at the end of your degree, you could leave the country and re-enter on an employment visa
- Can I bring a family member with me?
You can apply for visit visas for immediate family members. These are issued at the discretion of the Royal Oman Police and are normally for 3 months, with a possible 1 month extension. Please note it is not permissible to work on a visit visa.
- Will my certificate be recognised in my home country?
Your certificate is issued by the University of Bedfordshire, UK with the wording “studied at Majan University College, Muscat, Oman.” It is recognised wherever British university degrees are recognised. We have alumni studying all over the world, and we have never heard of anyone having a problem with their certificate being accepted. Specifically, the Higher Education Council in Pakistan have formally recognised our degrees and alumni in India, Iraq, UK and Canada have all been entirely unhindered by any certificate verification issues.
Click here to see a sample of how the certificate will look
- Will I study any modules in the UK?
All your modules will be studied in Oman, however the College does arrange periodic trips to the UK which sometimes include sitting in on lectures at the University of Bedfordshire. These trips incur an additional cost.
- Can I study part-time?
Yes, you can - but since you are not able to work on a student visa, it is recommended that you study full time.