Currently, there are 128 Omani students studying in Dutch universities of research and applied sciences.
Khalid bin Ali al Shaqsi, director of the Department of Foreign Scholarships at MoHE, talked about scholarship regulations and important rules governing the scholarship process.
Saeed bin Ahmed al Shehri, assistant director of the Department Foreign Scholarships, discussed the student charter and their rights.
He said it is important for the students to abide by the laws of the host country and respect its traditions and practices. They also need at all times to safeguard the good name of the sultanate, he added.
Malik al Shakili, from the Department of Foreign Scholarships, gave an overview of the visa system. He said that all the Dutch universities selected by the ministry offer their programmes in English.
In order to enrol directly in a bachelor’s degree programme, the student must obtain six points in the IELTS exam. However, if the student’s IELTS score is less, the ministry will enrol the student in an English language programme for a full year so that he or she can later enrol in the academic programme in the Netherlands.