Arabic Language Scheme

The British Omani Society, with generous support from the Omani Ministry of Foreign Affairs, is pleased to announce 10 full scholarships for a period of intensive Arabic study in Oman each year, June to August.


The scheme takes place at Sultan Qaboos College for Teaching Arabic to Non-Native Speakers, located in Manah, about 20 minutes from the city of Nizwa. The programme includes full board at the student hostel attached to the college in Manah. There are 5 hours of tuition per day, focused mainly on Modern Standard Arabic, but also including classes and practical language exchange in Omani dialect.

Aims of the Course:

  • To provide British nationals with the opportunity to improve upon their current level of Arabic proficiency. 
  • Level of Arabic must be at Mid-Advanced level.
  • To provide British leaders of the future with an understanding of the history, environment, and culture of the Sultanate and its people.
  • To develop strong links between a variety of British universities and the Sultan Qaboos Language College for Teaching Arabic to Non-Native Speakers.

Our Arabic Language Scheme opens once per year. The 2024 scheme is now closed. Recruitment for the 2025 scheme will open towards the end of 2024. Sign-up for Society membership to get news on our open schemes and other opportunities straight to you inbox.