The General Centre for Preparatory Studies (CPS)  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 Centre for Preparatory Studies 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 Centre for Preparatory Studies 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 Centre for Preparatory Studies. The richness of their professional expertise and experience, their enthusiasm, and their involvement in the community constitute the backbone of the Centre for Preparatory Studies as it equips a steadily increasing student body.