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  A photocopy of identity card or passport
                       A non-refundable application fee of RO 30 for Diploma/Bachelor program and RO 50
                        for Master’s Program.

                   Please note that any certificate originated from a foreign country must be authenticated by
                   the Omani Ministry of Education and attain the relevant equivalency (if required) from the
                   cultural attaché of the certificate before it is accepted.
                   2.3.2 Admission Requirements for Undergraduate Programs

                   Students are admitted to the Undergraduate Programs at DU on the basis of their:

                     1.  General Education Diploma or its equivalent; and
                     2.  Results in the English, Mathematics and IT placement tests.
                   Based on the results of placement tests, accepted students are divided into two groups as

                     A.  Students who need remedial work; will join the FP, for one or more semesters, until
                        they successfully complete the Program;
                     B.  Students who satisfy the minimum requirements in all FP courses can proceed directly
                        to the first year of the Diploma or Bachelor Program.
                   Students may be exempted from English, Mathematics or IT Foundation requirements and
                   admitted directly to their chosen fields of specialisation if they meet the following criteria:

                         Exemption  from  English  requires  minimum  scores  of:  5.0  in  International  English
                          Language Testing System (IELTS) writing minimum 4.5; or Scholastic Assessment Test
                          (SAT I) score of 500 on the verbal section;
                         Exemption from Mathematics requires a minimum score of 500 on the SAT I math
                          section or equivalent; and
                         Exemption  from  IT  requires  an  English  Internet  and  Computing  Core  Certification
                          (IC3) or International Computer Driving Licence (ICDL) Certificate or equivalent.

                   Colleges may have additional requirements to join specific programs, details of which can be
                   found under College Requirements in the DU catalogue.

                   Applicants who have minimum English score IELTS of 7.0 or 380 SAT I (writing section) will be
                   exempted from Freshman English requirements: ENGL 101 and ENGL 102A, B, C or E.

                   Please note that the validity of all these tests is limited to two years from the date of taking
                   the exam. Applicants must submit the original certificate of test results and the University
                   reserves the right to verify the authenticity of the certificate. Holders of IELTS and Test of
                   English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) certificates issued by institutions outside Oman may
                   be asked to sit for the placement test.

                   2.3.3 Transfer from Another Recognised College/University

                   A student can apply from another College/University that is recognised by the Ministry of
                   Higher  Education  (MoHE)  to  transfer  to  DU  only  after  meeting  the  English  admission
                   requirements  of  DU.  The  Admission  Committee  of  the  chosen  College  studies  the
                   applications of transferring students and forwards its recommendations to the Dean, who in
                   turn  sends  her/his  decision  to  the  Dean  of  Admission,  Registration  and  Student  Affairs

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