About Gulf College

The origin of Gulf College (GC) dates back to 1990 when it was established as a professional and vocational training provider in the Sultanate of Oman. The growth of the institution from a training institute to a college has been over different phases. In September 2014, Gulf College moved to its new purpose-built campus in Mabela, developed the new strategic plan and entered into an agreement with Cardiff Metropolitan University (CMET) as an additional academic partner. GC‟s new campus was officially inaugurated by His Excellency Sayed Saud bin Hilal Al Busaidi, the Minister of State and Governor of Muscat on 28 January 2015. The land area of the new campus is 24,000 sqm which was provided by the government of Oman. The built-up area is 67,200 sqm over four floors with sufficient car parks.

The facilities includes classrooms and lecture halls, assignment & information technology Labs, Auditorium (around 1000 seating capacity), a library ( spread over two floors, a coffee shop, a clinic, prayer hall (male & female), elevators and escalators, an outdoor Roman theatre, garden and landscaping and car park. On 13th August 2016, Her Excellency Dr. Rawya bin Saud Al Busaidi, the Minister of Higher Education officially inaugurated the second phase of GC campus facilities. The second phase included the additional classrooms and lecture halls, assignment labs and information technology labs, restaurant (with around 600 seating capacity), two gyms (male & female), an Indoor Sports Stadium, a sports court, playground, and additional car park.


Contribute to developing the future direction of higher education in Oman, producing graduates with the ability to think, achieve and excel in research and entrepreneurship.


Offer internationally recognized and innovative academic qualifications that are appropriate to the needs of the students, the job market and meet the international standards.


  • Student Focused
  • Creativity and Entrepreneurial thinking
  • Integrity
  • Accountability
  • Social Responsibility
  • Quality Enhancement

Gulf College International Students Ambassador Club

Gulf College International Students’ Ambassador Club is a new College initiative proposed by the Centre for Career Guidance and Alumni Affairs and Gulf College international undergraduate students.

Ambassadors are students who are currently studying at Gulf College and who have chosen to represent the college in the world. GC international ambassadors help other students with practical tips about life in Oman and studies at Gulf College. They take part in activities organized by the College and share their emotions, hopes, dreams, and experiences through the club’s Facebook page. They share ideas, participate in different events, and appreciate each other’s cultures. So far, 17 international students have joined the club, making it a multi-variegated group of people coming from different corners of the world.

The main aim of the group is to offer a reliable platform to support potential future Gulf College‘s students by answering their practical questions and clearing up their doubts.

Programs taught in:
  • English

This school also offers:

Foundation Year

Gulf College Oman

The Faculty of Foundation Studies aims at equipping the students with the required Generic, English Language, Application and Integration skills of effective learning and ... [+]


The Faculty of Foundation Studies aims at equipping the students with the required Generic, English Language, Application and Integration skills of effective learning and succeeding in Higher Education Programmes taught in English. The Programme suits the requirements of those who need to enhance their English Language and key underpinning knowledge and skills to take up the study of degree programs. The faculty facilitates and provides an effective route for progression onto undergraduate programs. The General Foundation Programme (GFP) is a quality assured program by Cardiff Metropolitan University, UK.

Admission Requirements

Gulf College admits students from all walks of life and welcomes applications from people regardless of their gender, race, nationality, or disability. Students seeking admission to the GFP are subject to fulfillment of the following minimum entry requirements: Minimum age of 17 General Education Diploma of Sultanate of Oman or equivalent.... [-]

Oman Seeb
March 2020
2 semesters

Gulf College

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Seeb, Muscat Governorate, Oman