Dhofar University is part of the network of universities serving Oman and the region and is very keen on maintaining good relations with other institutions of higher learning. Furthermore, the University is located in Salalah which is world renowned for its mild climate in summer, or the rainy "Khareef" season when thousands of visitors come to enjoy the weather and the beautiful environment. Many students come with their families to Salalah and would like to continue their education while enjoying the Khareef. The University accepts Special students who would like to take a certain number of courses and transfer their credits to their universities. The University allows them to register for courses or merely attend classes as auditors. Special students and auditors are required to present documents that show their credentials and preparedness to take courses in the University.
A student who has been dismissed from the University (See Dismissal section) may register as a special student not working for a degree contingent to the approval of the Administrative Committee of the corresponding College.