We’re your home, away from home!
A warm welcome to Middle East College(MEC), one of the leading higher education institutions in the Sultanate of Oman. MEC is located in the capital city of Muscat in Knowledge Oasis Muscat (KOM) in Al Rusayl, which is the technological hub of Oman.
MEC is dedicated to educating students and equipping them with the values, knowledge and life skills needed to enrich their lives and enabling them to meaningfully contribute to the progress of society. It provides a creative, nurturing campus environment where they can make a positive difference to the community, the state, and the world. Middle East College offers undergraduate and postgraduate programmes in different areas of Engineering, Business, and Technology.
Muscat International Airport is only a 15-minute drive from the campus. Muscat is a modern city with shopping malls, restaurants, and other amenities to keep you occupied. It offers facilities for entertainment and other cultural activities.
As an international student, you have access to a dedicated International Office, which caters to your needs and requirements during your time at MEC. The staff at the International Office has a wealth of information and advice for all international students and is the support hub for them.
As an international student, you can approach the International Office during the admission period for any queries you have, clarify your doubts, receive guidance throughout the admission process and experience an ease in registration. A separate orientation programme is held for you as an international student, to give you a chance to prepare for your time here at MEC and an opportunity to familiarize yourself with the culture and norms of the country. The office acts as a key point of contact for international students and can be approached with issues other than the admission process as well.
The time you spend in MEC will leave you with skills that will enrich your life and shape your future. We have a dedicated international team and a wealth of support services for you to access.
The International Office Representatives:
This is a ‘Volunteers’ group comprising national and international students. The services and support of these volunteers is usually required during open days, orientation and exchange programmes. This is a great way to socialize with people of various nationalities and increase your contacts during your time at MEC. For more information, please visit the International Office.
A separate orientation programme is held for you as an international student, to give you a chance to prepare for your stay here at MEC and an opportunity to familiarize yourself with the culture and norms of the country.
During the orientation, you will be acquainted with the various departments here at MEC for an easier and hassle-free time in the campus.
Visa services are available for non-Omani students; you can contact the International Office to submit the visa and required documents for processing. Students from GCC do not require visa. However, they need to obtain Omani resident card to join the college.
As an international student you can request a campus tour from the International Office after admission to get familiar with the campus buildings and facilities.
The office can arrange for a city tour upon request covering the popular tourist areas and attractions of Muscat. This will be a cost effective way for you to get a quick glimpse of the city.
The main aim of this is to make students aware of the Omani culture and get a view of the city. You will be able to find out more about this programme through the International Office after your arrival.
International Student Activities
Middle East College celebrates the multicultural diversity of its international students through activities that encourage the expression of the culture and traditions of their respective countries. These events promote the inter-cultural engagement among students belonging to different nationalities.
Two such events are:
- Nations Day: The Nations’ Souk Day showcases the culture, cuisine and products of different nations. Students from different nationalities participate in this event by representing their nations at stalls put up by them and the three best stalls are awarded prizes.
- The International Day: Students from different nationalities participate in the International Day by representing their respective countries and projecting their culture, traditional clothes and food.