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University Overview

A Beacon of Scholarship & Learning

The University of Nizwa (UoN) is the first non-profit academic Omani institution, established in Nizwa in 2004 at the heartland of Omans history, arts, culture and scholarly learning; inspired by such estimable heritage and traditions. As a major pioneering, entrepreneurial project in Oman, the University has evolved in the course of only fourteen years into the top national private Higher Education Institution (HEI) according to the latest Ministry of Higher Education (MoHE) rankings. Its achievements include establishing the Initial Campus with a built area of (150k) m; producing (12670) graduates; and publishing (1062) articles in high IF journals in the past nine years. Currently construction of a new green campus site is underway, while the full array of educational services is currently offered at the founding site.

The University of Nizwa embarks upon its mission to revive that well established seat of knowledge through a 21st century productive university that shall strive to be a beacon for knowledge and enlightenment, with three primary functions: dissemination of knowledge through teaching, contribution to knowledge production through research and contribution to development through community service.

The University of Nizwa


The University of Nizwa aspires to be a beacon of knowledge and enlightenment as a prominent higher education institution of excellence. It is to achieve a worldwide reputation for the quality of its programs and graduates and international distinction for innovation, progress and development.


The University of Nizwa is a non-profit academic institution, which is governed by its faculty. It shall promote positive thinking; preserve the nations Islamic and cultural heritage and identity, faith in Allah and loyalty to the country and His Majesty. Its purpose is to broadly educate students and equip them with values, knowledge and life skills needed to enrich their lives and enable them to meaningfully contribute to the progress of society. To achieve its mission, the University shall develop dynamic integrative programs which provide high quality academic training, research and intellectual development.


Academic Excellence, Leadership through Research and Technology, Quality Management & Sustainable Development

At a Glance

The first non-profit higher educational institution in the Sultanate of Oman.
Over 7,000 students, 85% of whom are young Omani women.
Experienced international faculty from 45 countries.
Colleges of Arts & Sciences, Economics, Management & Information Systems, Engineering & Architecture, Pharmacy & Nursing.
Wide array of undergraduate and graduate degree programs.
DARIS, Center for Scientific Research and Technological Development
Fully Bilingual, English and Arabic Education; including French and German language programs.
Host of Arabic-language students from various American, Australian, Asian and European universities.
Academic cooperation with 18 international institutions, including the University of Wisconsin System.

A Bright Future

The University of Nizwa comprises four colleges and offers a wide array of programs designed according international standards. Our core curriculum aims to achieve broad-based cultural literacy, and to graduate leaders at the nexus of English and Arabic and Information Technology. In addition to supporting burgeoning sectors in the regional economy such as Architecture, Education, International Trade & Finance, and Petroleum Engineering the University of Nizwa promotes the values of academic excellence, leadership through research and technology, quality management, and sustainable development.

Famed for its peaceful and hospitable people, Oman is an increasingly attractive destination for visitors and employees alike. We welcome you to join us, and experience the authentic Arabia for yourself.