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March 2020

Due to the current developments in Oman and around the world which led to suspension of schools and other precautionary measures, the application deadline for the new cohort of the Takatuf Scholars Programme 2020 has been extended to the end of day on Tuesday 31st March 2020. This is an effort to allow more students to complete their applications through the application portal www.takatufscholars.com/apply

This extension applies to the Duqm Refinery National Scholarship Prorgamme, which is open for current National General Education Diploma students (grade 12), and recent graduates, which is also administered by Takatuf.

A further announcement will be made on a later date regarding the next steps on the application process for the two prorgammes, pending the decisions taken and announced by the relevant authorities in Oman, regarding school suspension, exam dates and other measures.

March 2020

Through generous support from Duqm Refinery, Takatuf runs for the second consecutive year, a scholarship scheme to Omani students who are about to graduate with their National General Education Diploma (students currently in Grade 12) or those who obtained their National General Education Diploma in the past three years, to attend one of the private colleges and universities in the Sultanate. Application to these opportunities are received through the company’s website and are open for students from all governorates.

These scholarships are open for Omani nationals to complete their first degree in a university or a college in Oman, identified by the scholarship administration in Takatuf Oman.

The award of the national scholarships will be through a rigorous selection process that will be followed by extensive support and monitoring during your undergraduate studies to help you succeed. Your tuition fees will be paid in full. In addition, you will be receiving a monthly allowance to help you manage your personal expenses.

Application and Selection

Online applications will be open in February – March 2020. You will have to submit a complete application via the online application platform to be considered for a scholarship. Subsequently, you will be evaluated using tests to assess your English language proficiency and preparation for learning at a tertiary level. There will be a written element in the selection process in addition to an interview. All assessments will be in English. This process leads to identifying students who will receive offers for the national scholarships, but the final offer will be contingent upon the students final scores on their General Education Diploma.

Eligibility:
•This scholarship is available to Omani nationals who are registered in Grade 12 at the point of application. It is also available to students who have earned their General Education Diploma at an Omani school in the three previous years 2019, 2018 or 2017.
oStudents from Al Wusta Governorate must achieve Pass in their General Education Diploma, including passing grades in all courses (based on the last available transcript)
oStudents from all other governorates must score 70% in the overall average of their General Education Diploma and a score C or above in English (based in the last available transcript.)
•To be considered for the programme, the student must complete the application process in English and upload all required documents. Incomplete applications or those not submitted in English will not be considered.

For further questions about the programme, and to apply please check the Duqm Refinery Company website: https://www.duqmrefinery.om/scholarships/

February 2020

Takatuf Scholars Programme has opened applications for a new cohort of students, 2020. This year, the applications will be accepted from students in Grade 11 in schools in all Governorates around the Sultanate. As usual, the application portal will be available on the Takatuf Scholars website and the deadline will be the end of March 25th, 2020.

Enrichment Programme

Phase 1 of the programme takes place in Oman. If you are offered and accept a seat in the Enrichment Programme, you will start with a 3-4 week Summer Residential Programme (SRP). This will be a great opportunity for you to develop your 21st century skills and prepare to be a successful student and future employee. After you have completed the SRP, you will continue to submit assignments as part of the Enrichment Programme (approximately 2 assignments per month for 4 months). In February of your year of selection, you will be attending 3-4 days of workshops after which you would have completed the Enrichment Programme. If you are among the top performing students, you will be invited to a personal interview, as the final element in competing for the international scholarship. Your performance in the Enrichment Programme will decide whether you qualify to be offered an international scholarship or not. If you do not qualify for an international scholarship, you may apply for a national scholarship, if available.

What the Scholarship Includes

The international scholarship supports attendance at an international boarding school for two years. This will prepare you for the rigour of applying to and attending leading universities. By the end of year 2 at the boarding school, you must have an offer of admission to university.

Throughout the six-year international scholarship, you will receive extensive support at multiple levels. The Programme will be closely monitoring your academic and personal development, in addition to the support you will receive from the boarding school and university. You will receive a monthly allowance and other annual allowances to cover your tuition, travel, clothing, accommodation, health care, and other expenses.

Application and Selection

Online applications will be open in February – March 2020. You will have to submit a complete application via the online application platform to be considered for a scholarship. Subsequently, you will be evaluated using tests to assess your English language proficiency and preparation for learning at a tertiary level. There will be a written element in the selection process in addition to an interview. All assessments will be in English. This process leads to identifying students who will receive the national scholarships or join the enrichment programme in competition for the international scholarships.

Eligibility:

• This scholarship is available to Omani nationals who are registered in Grade 11 at the point of application.
• To be considered for the programme, the student must complete the application process in English and upload all required documents. Incomplete applications or those not submitted in English will not be considered.
• To be eligible to apply,
o Students from Al Wusta Governorate must have achieved an overall average of 65% or above and a score C or above in English in the first semester of Grade 11 as evident in the transcript.
o Students from all other governorates must have achieved an overall average of 70% or above and a score C or above in English in the first semester of Grade 11 as evident in the transcript.

For further questions about the programme, please check the FAQ

To Apply:

www.takatufscholars.com/Apply

April 2019

 Governorate Location Day and Date Remarks
 Dhofar Salalah College of Technology Saturday 13 April 2019 
 A`dakhliyah Nizwa College of Technology Saturday 13 April 2019 
 South Sharqiyah College of Applied Sciences - Sur Saturday 20 April 2019 Date and place changed
 North Sharqiyah Ibra College of Technology Saturday 20 April 2019 
 A`Dhahirah Ibri College of Technology Saturday 20 April 2019 
 Musandam Atana Hotel Musandam Sunday 21 April 2019 Date changed
 Alburaimi TBD TBD 
 South Batinah Almusanaa College of Technology Saturday 27 April 2019 
 North Batinah Shinas College of Technology Saturday 27 April 2019 
 Alwusta Crown Plaza DuqmWendesday 30 April 2019  
 Muscat German University of Technology Saturday 4 May 2019 

March 2019

The application deadline for the new cohort of the Takatuf Scholars Programme has been extended to the end of day on Sunday 7th April 2019. This is an effort to allow more students to complete their applications in the application portal www.takatufscholars.com/apply

March 2019

Application for this year Takatuf Scholars Programme has now opened, after taking a hiatus for a year, thanks to generous funding from Duqm Refinery and Petrochemicals Company (DRPIC).

This year, the applications will be accepted from students in Grade 11 in schools in all Governorates around the Sultanate. As usual, the application portal will be available on the Takatuf Scholars website and the deadline will be the end of March 31st, 2019.

With opening the application process again, the Takatuf Scholars Programme cycle starts, which takes over 12 month to complete. Finding ways to support the success of Oman’s youth in this new 21st century of learning is a core goal of the Takatuf Scholars Programme. Through the admission process, the programme identifies Oman’s most talented young people, to join the programme, with the aim to prepare them for personal and professional success.

In addition to supporting the Takatus Scholars Programme new cohort, DRPIC also funds a number of local scholarships to Omani students who are about to receive their National General Education Diploma (students currently in Grade 12), to attend one of the private colleges and universities in the Sultanate. Application to these opportunities are received through the link below and are open for students from all governorates.

To apply: www.takatufscholars.com/Apply