Academic Programs
Dhofar University

About Foundation Program


Director Faical Ben Khalifa
Deputy Director Megan M. Putney
Secretary: Fatima Barham , Nasser Al Shahri, Ali Al Baraami

Overview of Foundation Program

The General Foundation Program is a one-year bridge course intended to equip high school graduates to pursue university majors and is undertaken by most university students in Oman. The program focuses on four areas: English, Mathematics, IT, and general study skills.

Dhofar University’s Foundation Program follows the general standards and learning outcomes as outlined by the Oman Academic Accreditation Authority (OAAA). It aims to impart quality education to students and prepare them for their various majors. With courses ranging from Beginner to Intermediate, it caters to the curricular and co-curricular needs of students to actively bridge the gap between secondary and tertiary education.

Since its inception, the Foundation Program has successfully met both these needs and the academic expectations of Dhofar University. There are presently more than 60 faculty members of various nationalities in the Foundation Program. The richness of their professional expertise and experience, their enthusiasm, and their involvement in the community constitute the backbone of the Foundation Program as it equips a steadily increasing student body.


The Foundation Program aspires to occupy a distinctive position amongst the Sultanate’s GFPs by imparting quality education.


The Foundation Program strives to equip students with quality, outcome-based education in a rich teacher-learner environment conducive to academic excellence and life-long learning.


  • Academic excellence
  • Individual responsibility
  • Life-long learning
  • Quality education
  • Continuous improvement

Academic Units

There are 3 academic units in FP:

  • English Unit
  • Mathematics Unit
  • IT Unit

Study Plan

The following table summarizes the FP study plan:

  Hours Math Hours IT Hours
Regular Courses
English Level 1 20-25 Math Level 0 2   0
English Level 2 20 Math Level 1 5 IT Level 1 3
English Level 3 20 Math Level 2 5 IT Level 2 3
Law Courses
English Law Level 1 20 Math Level 1 4 IT Level 1 3
Arabic Courses
English Arabic Level 1 20   0 IT Level 1 3
Evening Courses
English Level 2 20 Math Level 1 4 IT Level 1 3
English Level 3 20 Math Level 2 4 IT Level 2 3

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