German University of Technology in Oman – GUtech



Bettina Dinter

RWTHworldwide: Asia


+49 241 80 90812




In 2007 the German University of Technology, GUtech for short, in Oman, opened with the support of RWTH Aachen. This technical university was established in Oman through the initiative of Sheikh Abdullah al-Salmi and Sheikh Saud Bin Ali al Khalili.

In collaboration with the Omani donors, RWTH Aachen coordinates the setup of the university according to its academic standards. Collaboration between teaching, research, and the regional industry stand at the focus, just as they successfully have at RWTH Aachen.


In Winter Semester 2018, about 2,172 students enrolled in six Bachelor of Science courses of study:

  • Applied Geosciences
  • Urban Planning and Architectural Design
  • Applied Information Technology
  • International Business and Service Management
  • Logistics
  • Computer Science

and three Bachelor of Engineering courses of study:

  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Process Engineering
  • Environmental Engineering

The GUtech now offers five new Master programs:

  • Master of Science in Computer Science
  • Master of Science in Applied Geosciences
  • Master of Science in Architecture and Urban Planning
  • GUtech-WE Master of Business Administration (in Cooperation with the WU Executive Academy)
  • Master of Science in Industrial Production and Manufacturing

To apply for an exchange at GUtech, you must meet the following requirements:

  • You are regularly enrolled at RWTH Aachen.
  • At the time of application you are in the third semester at least
  • You can reach at least the B1 level in English, which you can prove by a language certificate or your high school diploma. This corresponds to five years of schooling at a high school diploma after the 12th grade and six years of schooling at a high school diploma after the 13th grade.

Numerous RWTH Aachen students have had positive experiences with these when they additionally took a tutorial for one two semesters at GUtech in addition to studies.

As a result of the cooperation, students have the opportunity to complete internships at GUtech. For further information, please visit the internship website and contact Ms. .

General Information


Sultanate of Oman





Number of Students



GUtech - German University of Technology in Oman

Student Information

Fact Sheet (master programmes need to be included in fact sheet)


Type of Agreement

University cooperation

Who can apply?

Bachelor students in the 3rd semester or higher (study abroad from the 5th semester)
Master students
Doctoral candidates

Type of Stay


Final projects

Length of Stay

One to two semesters

Time of Stay

Winter or summer semester

Number of Exchange Placements


Study Details

Semester Dates

Winter semester: September to January
Summer semester: February to August

Study Possibilities

Faculties and Institutes:

Department of Urban Planning and Architecture

Department of Mathematics and Science

Department of Applied Geosciences

Department of Logistics, Tourism and Service Management

Department of Engineering

Department of Computer Science

Course Offerings

Courses can be found under programmes on the respective department's page.

Prerequisites for the Application At least good academic performance
Language Requirements

The German Abitur certificate or equivalent counts as proof of language skills.

Submit application in the International Office application portal
Application Deadline in the International Office

You can find further information on the application portal website.

Tuition Fees Tuition fees waived
Average Cost of Living 500 to 700 euros
Funding Possibilities

BAföG for abroad
RWTH scholarship database
DAAD scholarship database
PROMOS scholarships abroad
Financing Study Abroad

Practical Information
Accommodations Support from the partner university: Yes
Health Insurance Students are responsible for having sufficient insurance coverage. We highly recommend health insurance and private liability insurance for abroad. Some partner universities have particular requirements for insurance protection.
Experience Reports

See the experience reports at MoveOn Exchanges (this is a link to a database of exchange of opportunities)

Additional Information

Foreign Office
DAAD Article: GUtech in Oman – A Flagship Project of Transnational Education (de)