At the end of your course the administration will provide you with a course certificate stating the numbers of contact hours, the course level and your final result. These certificates have been recognized for credit by several US, UK and European universities as well as government bodies in the US, Germany, and Austria.
No cases of MERS have been reported from Oman so far, but we’d still recommend you keep a safety distance to unknown camels, especially as they may bite as well.
Snakes and scorpions might be encountered in Oman, especially during outdoor trips to the desert or wadis. Their bites are painful and potentially harmful but all health centers and hospitals dispose of the necessary anti-venom for all varieties found in Oman. Please inform the administration immediately of any snake or scorpion bite incidents and we’ll take you to the hospital.
Due to Ibri’s hot climate you’re likely to encounter some ants and spiders as well as the occasional cockroach. Our janitor is responsible for cleaning the floors of shared spaces in the apartments once a week but apart from that the apartments’ cleanliness is the students’ responsibility. Especially the dustbins/garbage should be emptied in a timely manner to avoid bad smells and insect infestations.
Men should wear long pants at all times. Sleeveless shirts or transparent fabrics worn without undershirts are not acceptable. Shirts should be long enough to cover the small of your back, even while sitting, preferably longer.
Women should wear loose-fitting long and opaque pants or skirts at all times. Shirt sleeves should be 3/4 length or long sleeves. Shirts should be long enough to cover the small of your back, even while sitting, or preferably longer.
Winters (November – February) in Ibri are mild with temperatures around 20-25°C. Lowest temperatures in winter will be around 10°C at night. Summers (June – August) are hottest with average temperatures around 45°C. It can get as hot as 50°C during the summer months. Rainfall is most likely to occur between February and April; after heavy rainfalls wadis may be flooded.
Voltage: 220-240 Volts (U.S./Canada are 110-120 Volts), Primary Socket Type: British BS-1363; Multi-voltage appliances (laptops, etc.): Plug adapter; 110-120V electronics: Plug adapter + step-down transformer; Hair dryers, curling irons, etc.: Plug adapter + voltage converter (source: http://www.adaptelec.com/index.php?main_page=document_general_info&products_id=218)
The institute and the student apartments are equipped with wireless internet access. We encourage students to bring along their own laptops as Noor Majan does not provide computers for students to use.
We recommend purchasing an Omani SIM card upon your arrival in Oman. A SIM card is 2 OMR and contains 2 OMR credit already. You can call, text or WhatsApp us on +968 994 333 81 (Sultan Al Farsi) to inform us about your arrival in Oman.
- Laptop (the institute doesn’t offer computers for public use)
- Dictionary for use at home
- Personal toiletries
- Appropriate clothing (long pants/skirts, long/elbow-length sleeved shirts or tunics; all clothes should be opaque and lose)
- Waterproof sandals for hiking in wadis and walking shoes
- Spending money for breakfasts and dinners, occasional snacks and individual outings/excursions, telecommunications, souvenirs
Noor Majan Training Institute applies for student visa for all of our students. These student visa cover the entire period of your stay with us as Noor Majan students. The student visa costs 30 OMR and has to be paid by the student. We need a scan of the participant’s valid passport and passport picture in order to apply for the visa. Once the visa is granted we’ll send a scan of the visa slip to the student who has to print it and present it to the immigration officer upon arrival at Muscat airport, where the actual visa is stamped into the passport. Student visas are non-extendable and multiple entry. Students entering from other border posts than Muscat airport, need to inform us ahead of time.