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A warm welcome from the international office at the German University of Technology in Oman (GUtech)!

GUtech is committed to internationalisation and we welcome new members to our international community of students, faculty and staff from about 24 countries. Whether you are just applying to GUtech , have recently been accepted to GUtech , are a current GUtech international student  , or interested in student exchange , we hope that you will find all information you need. You also might find our answers to students’ frequently asked questions helpful.

INTERESTED IN GUTECH?

Deciding on a university is an important step for students and their families. The following sections should help you and your family decide if GUtech is right for you.

As the only German University in the Gulf region, the German University of Technology in Oman is a unique institution, combining the German excellence in science and technology and with a firm grounding in Oman’s culture and heritage. As a young and innovative university with about 2500 students, GUtech is able to deliver an education that incorporates theory and practice in an individualised setting. Guided by our highly qualified international academic staff, GUtech students not only learn the theory, they apply and extend what they learn in the classroom in current, hands-on projects with real-life application, exemplifying the Humboldt ideal of a holistic education.

Rooted in Omani tradition and driven by German quality standards, GUtech has an inherently international outlook. Our students, faculty, and staff hail from arround 24 different countries across the globe and at least as many different mother tongues can be heard on campus. Students are encouraged to take advantage of our international exchange agreements to gain international experience, especially through our DAAD funded programmes at RWTH Aachen University including short stays for summer schools or faculty led excursions or long-term stays to write the Bachelor thesis in Aachen, Internship in Germany or enrol in a consecutive Master’s programme there.

GUtech is recognised nationally by the Omani Ministry of Higher Education, Research and Innovation (MoHERI), Oman Authority for Academic Accreditation (OAAA),  and has achieved overseas accreditation by the German Accreditation, Certification and Quality Assurance Institute (ACQUIN), ensuring that our graduates’ degrees enable them to pursue careers and further education wherever they choose to go next.

Our current international students and alumni are our best ambassadors.

Please also review our admissions page  for further information.

If you have any questions about whether GUtech is right for you, please contact us as international@gutech.edu.om

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Highly qualified international applicants can apply for a GUtech International Student Scholarship of up to 20% of the tuition fees.

Eligibility Requirements

Non-Omani citizens, both residing in and outside Oman, who have received unconditional admission to GUtech are eligible. Students who already receive a major scholarship from a Ministry, DAAD, employer or any other funding source should discuss their eligibility with the International Office Manager.

Bachelor students in good standing enrolled full-time are eligible to apply. The award is limited to the regular course of study on a Bachelor programme (8 semesters) and not available for foundation programme students.

Conditions of the scholarship

The award is non-transferrable and will be adjusted against tuition only. It cannot be disbursed as cash. The recipient is responsible for payment of the remaining tuition not covered by this grant. It is subject to renewal annually, provided the conditions listed below are met:

  1. Recipients must register and maintain full-time status each semester
  2. Students must maintain at least a 2.5 cumulative grade point average (cGPA)
  3. a) Students dropping below a cGPA of 2.5 for one year lose their scholarship
  4. b) Students may reapply for the scholarship once they raise their cGPA above 2.5 again
  5. Students must remain in good standing (e.g. no financial holds, attendance warnings, or violations of the university’s code of conduct)
  6. The scholarship is awarded only for the programme of study for which the student was first accepted. Students who wish to change major will have to reapply for a scholarship.
Application procedure

Please complete the GUtech International Student Scholarship online application by the following deadlines:

Winter Semester 15 September
Spring Semester 15 February

It can take up to 4 weeks to assess the application and all the relevant evidence. If successful, you will be sent a letter stating the amount of financial support granted.

The students should be committed to pay the full fees, and in case the student paid the full fees before the decision has been made about the application, a refund for the discounted fees amount should be refunded/credited to the student account. The student is responsible to pay the full fees in case the application is not successful.

Other Scholarship Opportunities

 Current students who have studied at GUtech for at least one year may also apply for various DAAD scholarship opportunities 

For other scholarship opportunities please check Scholarship Opportunities

All students enrolled at GUtech can apply for a student visa under GUtech.

Congratulations on your admission to the German University of Technology in Oman! The International Office is excited to welcome you to our campus community.

Moving to another country to study is a huge step and you probably have many questions. We hope that the following resources will help you in preparing your move to Oman and to GUtech. If you have any questions you find not answered here, please don’t hesitate to contact us at international@gutech.edu.om.

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Oman is part of the Arabian Peninsula, holding a strategic spot on the mouth of the Arabian Gulf. To the northwest sits the United Arab Emirates and to the west is Saudi Arabia. The culture of Oman is predominantly Arabian, with few cultural distinctions deriving from African and UK influence throughout its history. The people are friendly and welcoming, and all cultures and religious faiths are accepted and respected. Omanis are well educated and enjoy a good quality of life in a safe environment.

Oman is a popular tourist destination that draws a significant presence of internationals to its pristine beaches and stunning nature. Muscat currently hosts 51 embassies and 22 consulates which attest for its international alliances. Oman is known for its diverse, high-income economy, strong oil exports, and growing tourism industry. It is also one of the world’s most peaceful countries.

Get to know Oman!

student visa  is required for international students who are entering the country on an independent status or need to change from a different type of sponsorship for any reason.

Once you gain admission to GUtech, we will help you through the process of applying for a student visa to Oman. The visa process may take up to six weeks so you should submit your documents as early as possible.

You are required to submit the following documents to international@gutech.edu.om:

  • Copy of your passport (first and second page)
  • Passport size photograph with white background
  • Copy of the admission or enrolment letter from GUtech
  • Copy of health insurance document
  • Medical fitness certificate (required for students from the following countries: India, Pakistan, Philippines, Bangladesh, Indonesia, Sri Lanka, Egypt, Syria, Sudan, Ethiopia) attested by Omani Ministry of Health

Once your visa is issued, we will send you a scan.

If you are coming from abroad, you can use a print-out of the scan of your visa for travel. The original visa will be deposited at the airport in the immigration arrivals hall, where you will have to collect it after leaving the airplane. Within 3 working days of arriving on campus, please pay the 50 OMR (130 USD) visa processing fee at the cashier’s desk and bring the receipt and your passport to the HR department to arrange for your residency card.

If you are changing your visa status from a family or tourist visa to a student visa, please pay the processing fee of 100 OMR (260 USD) at the cashier’s desk and bring the receipt and your passport to the HR department to arrange for your residency card. You do not have to leave the country in order to change to a student visa.

If you would like to arrange your transportation from the airport to campus through the university, please send your name, date and time of arrival, and flight number to international@gutech.edu.om.

The charge for one trip is 13.500 OMR. This change can be split if several students arrive together.

MAKE THE MOST OUT OF YOUR TIME AT GUTECH!

As a student at GUtech, you are part of our growing international campus community of students, faculty and staff from about 24 countries. GUtech is committed to internationalization and proud to offer various international and intercultural experiences to GUtech students and alumni. We encourage all students to take advantage of these opportunities and use their time at GUtech to not only become experts in their fields but also global citizens ready to live and work in an increasingly interconnected world.

open to any student interested in intercultural exchange and meeting new people. Our main aim is to bridge the gap between the different nationalities on campus in order to create an open and inclusive environment where cultural exchange and expansion of knowledge can take place.
Besides assisting new international students in familiarising themselves with the university and in educating them about the Omani culture, the group also hosts and prepares various events and activities such as the “International Night”

The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) provides several scholarship opportunities for highly qualified GUtech students and alumni. The information below serves as an initial overview. Please note that conditions and deadlines may change and are subject to funding availability. Please attend advertised info sessions, enquire at the International Office or at international@gutech.edu.om if you are interested in applying.

Scholarship What is it? Conditions of eligibility How to apply
Sur Place Scholarships Partial tuition scholarships for current GUtech students – only for self-funded students

– cGPA of at least 3.0

– GPA of last semester at least 2.5

– Motivation letter

– Academic reference from one of your current teachers

Please fill out  Sur-Place scholarship online form  by July 2nd
Excursions Funding for departmental excursions to Germany Participation in departmental excursion to Germany Apply directly to your department
DAAD scholarship for Internship in Germany Partial scholarship for GUtech students to do an internship in Germany. The scholarship covers only travel expenses to Germany. The student has to cover other expenses on his/her own. Students who meet following conditions can apply for this scholarship opportunity:
– Minimum cGPA of 2.5
– A valid internship offer letter for a minimum duration of 6 weeks in Germany
– IELTS 6.0
– No disciplinary record
To apply for the scholarship, please fill out a short online application form at:  Internship online form

and upload following documents: (first come first serve)
– Transcripts
– IELTS certificate with overall score of 6.0
– An Internship offer letter (no less than 6 weeks).
– Motivation letter

Bachelor Thesis Scholarships Scholarship to write Bachelor thesis at RWTH Aachen including travel allowance and monthly stipend – Minimum cGPA of 3.0

– A complete application (Print out of RWTH Aachen University Incoming Online Portal application, confirmation of supervision from your future supervisor, CV, motivation letter, grade reports, one letter of reference)

– Sufficient language skills as necessary for your project

– Some German language skills preferable

Please fill out Bachelor Thesis scholarship online form  by December 15th
Master’s in Germany Scholarship to complete a Master’s programme at a German higher education institution (preference will be given to students at RWTH Aachen) including travel allowance and monthly stipend – cGPA of at least 3.0

– A complete application (Motivation letter, transcript, two letters of reference [one of your current employer,  if applicable], admission of your desired  Master programme  or at least a declaration from the university proving that you have applied for the programme)

– German language skills

Please fill out Master’s in Germany online form by July 2nd

Student

Exchange

GUtech maintains exchange partnership with academic institutions across the world, allowing GUtech students to study abroad and incoming exchange students to study at GUtech. Study abroad and student exchange support the university’s mission to educate highly qualified and socially responsible graduates by providing students with meaningful international experience that fosters intellectual, personal, and cultural growth and prepares them for lives and careers in an increasingly interdependent and culturally diverse world.

Benefits of studying abroad:

  • Learning to study and work with people from various backgrounds
  • Learning to live independently in a different culture and society
  • Improving language skills
  • Gaining different cultural perspectives and reflecting on one’s own culture

These pages provide GUtech students and those interested in studying at GUtech as exchange students with an overview of opportunities and relevant information about the study abroad program. Student exchanges are driven by the respective academic departments and administered through the international office so interested students should coordinate their plans with both units in detail.

“GUtech promotes cooperation and exchange with other universities worldwide. In addition to our affiliation with RWTH Aachen University, GUtech has signed exchange agreements with several institutions in Germany and around the globe. The international office will gladly help you find an exchange program that is right for you. Please make an appointment at international@gutech.edu.om or stop by during office hours.

Eligibility

Study abroad is generally open to students from all majors and backgrounds. Students should have completed at least 2 years of study before studying abroad and need to fulfill the following minimum requirements:

  • Submit their complete application on time, at least 5 days before the host institution’s deadline
  • Submitted IELTS score of 6.0 or equivalent
  • Have completed at least German 2 with an average of at least a C when applying for a host institution in Germany
  • No disciplinary record
  • Minimum GPA as per respective department

Application Process

Students must first research the options at partner institutions based on resources provided by the International Office and develop a study plan in coordination with their academic adviser based on the GUtech curriculum requirements and courses expected to be available at the host institution. The signed GUtech-Learning-Agreement will serve as contract between the student, GUtech, and the host institution. It must be included with the application in addition to all application documents required by the host institution.

The complete application (as required by the host institution plus the signed GUtech-Learning-Agreement) must be submitted to the international office electronically at least 5 days before the deadline set by the partner institution.

Interested? Check Study Abroad Guide

 

Programmes offered Bachelors: Applied Geosciences, Computer Science, Environmental Engineering, International Business and Service Management, Logistics, Mechanical Engineering, Process Engineering, and Urban Planning and Architectural Design Masters: Applied Geosciences, Computer Science, Industrial Production & Manufacturing, MBA, Architecture and Urban Planning
Language Language of instruction is English
Semester Winter semester: September—January Summer semester: February—June.
Required documents Online application Nomination by home university to GUtech International Office Transcript of record CV Motivation letter Evidence of English proficiency (IELTS 6.0, TOEFL iBT 76, or equivalent)
 Deadlines Nominations 31 May for Winter semester and whole academic year 31 November for Summer semester Applications 31 June for Winter semester and whole academic year 31 December for Summer semester
 Fees and expenses Tuition waived for partner universities Living expenses approx. 350RO/770€/910$ Health insurance required (can be arranged) On campus accommodation available
 Visa

Student visa through GUtech, fee 50RO/110€/130$

Required documents: Copy of passport (first and second page), Passport size photographs with white background, copy of GUtech admission letter, visa processing fee of 50 OMR ($130), Medical fitness certificate (required for students from the following countries: India, Pakistan, Philippines, Bangladesh, Indonesia, Sri Lanka, Egypt, Syria, Sudan, Ethiopia) attested by Omani Ministry of Health, copy of health insurance document

Process

Incoming exchange students from partner institutions should first follow the application process of their home institution. Free mover applicants may apply directly to GUtech.

Please note that the final course selection will be coordinated with and approved by the academic department after graduation. To avoid scheduling conflicts, students should primarily select courses from the same year of study and consider during which semester courses are offered.

Contact Inquiries and nominations to international@gutech.edu.om

Internship Programme

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Internship Programme

The German University of Technology in Oman (GUtech) was founded in 2007 in Muscat, the capital of the sultanate, in cooperation with RWTH Aachen University.

Current info events here.

Each semster GUtech is looking for enthusiastic interns who are looking forward to assuming their teaching activities for engineering and economic courses in the intercultural environment of a young university. This concerns students in the following fields of study:

  • Computer Science
  • Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics
  • Mechanical Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Chemical and Process Engineering
  • Industrial Engineering and Business Administration
  • Educational science students from the fields of study mentioned above

Overview

  • Period of time is depends on the specifix department
  • Paid internship, paid and organized accommodation
  • Travel costs will be covered
  • Internship can be used for a bachelor’s or master’s thesis
  • Language practice
  • International experience
  • Deepening of technical knowledge

Tasks and Responsibilities

  • Supporting lecturers and courses
  • Giving consultation hours for technical issues of questions concerning the lectures
  • Preparing lectures, exercises and exams
  • Supervising workshops
  • Leading of tutorials

Your Profile

  • Junior Intern: bachelor’s degree or at least four semesters of consecutive studies
  • Senior Intern: graduate with a master’s degree
  • Fields of study: Computer Science, Business Administration, Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics or Engineering (also educational science students from these fields of study)
  • Experience with mentoring of tutorials
  • Good English skills
  • Restraint concerning cultural differences
  • Patience, good manners and ability to work in a team

Application

Documents to submit:

  • Application survey (available on request)
  • Motivation letter
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Certificates (bachelor’s or master’s certificate, if available)
  • Overview of grades

Please submit these documents in English by sending an email to: Internship@gutech.rwth-aachen.de

Contact

In case of questions or suggestions please contact:

Alexandra Schmitt

GUtech Liaison Office

RWTH Aachen University

Phone: +49 241 80-24182

E-Mail: Internship@gutech.rwth-aachen.de

Website: www.wzl.rwth-aachen.de

FAQ

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Where GUtech is located?

GUtech is located on the outskirts of Oman’s capital, Muscat, about 25km from the international airport and a 25-minute drive to the modern city centre with its malls and restaurants. It takes about 40 minutes to get to the heart of old Muscat. The best way to and from the campus is by one’s own car. There is no public transport and it can be difficult to get a taxi to the campus. Please refer to the map here

Who Can apply at GUtech?

Qualified secondary school graduates from any background and nationality are welcome to apply at GUtech.

What is the language of instruction at GUtech?

Language of instruction at GUtech is English.

Do I need an English Proficiency test?

GUtech requires an IELTS score of 6.0 or TOEFL iBT score of 76 for unconditional admission. Students who have graduated with an International Baccalaureate or GCE Certificate are not required to submit evidence of English proficiency.

Do I have to study German at GUtech?

Three German language courses are compulsory for all GUtech students.

Can I pay my tuition in installments?

Yes, you can pay in either two or three instalments per semester. If you opt to pay by instalments, please submit the tuition instalment plan form to the Finance Department.

See Fees section for detailed information.

Can I live on campus?

Students can chose to live on or off campus. On campus housing is subject to availability.

See Accommodation section for detailed information.

Does GUtech offer scholarships for international students?

Yes, GUtech offers a partial tuition scholarship  for non-Omani applicants. In addition, self-sponsored students can apply for DAAD scholarships (see “International student scholarship” section).

Are international students allowed to work on/off campus?

According to Omani visa regulations, international students are not allowed to work off campus.

As a woman, do I have to cover at GUtech?

While GUtech expects all students to dress modestly, you are not required to cover your hair or wear abaya (a loose fitting robe, usually black, worn by many women in the Gulf region) on campus.

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