General Foundation Program Overview
Admission to First Year
All applicants must possess the following:
Diploma in general education (12th standard) or its equivalent in the Science stream with courses in biology and chemistry. Minimum grade of C in biology and chemistry is required for students applying to the pharmacy program while a minimum grade of B is required for MD students, with a pass of the General Education certificate (diploma) or its equivalent to 12th grade.
Students who are seeking full scholarship support from the Ministry of Higher Education (MOHE) should apply directly to the MOHE.
Preliminary processing of applications begins in early summer. Therefore, students are encouraged to apply as soon as their secondary school scores are known. Applications received after August 31 will be considered for admission on a space-available basis.
Admission is considered final only after students sign a letter of acceptance, pay the required first-semester fees, provide the original or certified copy of past academic transcripts (General Education Certificate or equivalent) of all schools attended, and four passport- sized photos.
Students who have completed the equivalent of 12th grade in another country and passed the Secondary School Examination within an educational system approved by the Oman Ministry of Education are qualified for admission to the pre-medical program with marks of B in chemistry and biology and to the pharmacy program with grades of C in biology and chemistry. International students must provide the following:
completed application form
a bank draft for OMR 50 (non-refundable application fee)
any of the following:
an IELTS (Academic) score of 6 or above
or TOEFL (IBT) score of 79-80 or above
or TOEFL (PBT) score of 550 or above
ITP TOEFL score will not be accepted by OMC
attested original or attested copies of an official academic record in the original language of issue original or certified copies of all certificates or diplomas in the original language of issue official attested English translations of academic records, certificates or diplomas.
The above items should be sent to Office of Admissions and must be received by the application deadline. If possible, all application material should be submitted at one time. Incomplete applications cannot be guaranteed consideration for the desired semester.
Newly enrolled students take an in-house English placement test to determine their placement in the English classes of the General Foundation Program (GFP). Students who score 550 or above on the English placement test are exempted from Foundation English courses, provided that they are able to clear all mathematics and IT placement tests. Students who score 360-549 on the English placement test are placed in the regular General Foundation English stream and will complete the GFP in one year.
Students who score 450 and above on the English placement test are eligible to sit the IT I placement test. Those who get 70% or above on the IT I placement are exempted from taking IT I in Foundation. Moreover they are eligible to take IT II placement test.
Students who pass Basic Math placement test are exempted from taking the course in Basic Math in Foundation. They are eligible to take pure Math placement test.
Those who pass all the placement tests can be considered for admission to the first year of the Medicine/ B.Pharm Program.