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Studying in Sudan; all you need to know, ranging from the top tertiary Institutions to available scholarships.

Sudan is a landlocked Islamic country in the northeastern part of Africa. It’s a fairly populated country with a vast landmass.

It’s now getting some semblance of political stability since the secession of Southern Sudan from Sudan.

Language: Though Sudan is dominantly an Islamic country, English is also the official language of instruction alongside Arabic.

Tertiary Education in Sudan

Top Universities in Sudan

  • Bayan College for Science & Technology Khartoum
  • Canadian College – Sudan
  • El-Neelain University Khartoum            High Institute for Banking & Financial Studies
  • International University of Africa (IUA) Khartoum
  • National Ribat University
  • Nile Valley University
  • Omdurman Ahlia University
  • Omdurman Islamic University
  • Sudan Academy of Sciences
  • Sudan University for Science and Technology
  • University of Gadarif
  • University of Gezira
  • University of Juba
  • University of Khartoum
  • University of Kordofan
  • Upper Nile University

Available Scholarships

Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Scholarship Program

This scholarship program aims at developing the knowledge capabilities of talented youth across the Arab World, by offering scholarships to pursue a Master’s Degree program in Business Administration (MBA), Public Administration (MPA), Public Policy (MPP) and Finance at leading international universities.

The Program offers free scholarships to qualified Arab candidates who demonstrate leadership, dedication, and commitment to the Arab World’s human and socio-economic progress.

Eligible Nationalities

Nationals of the 22 member countries of the League of Arab States are eligible to apply.

These countries are: Algeria, Bahrain, Comoros, Djibouti, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan,8 Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Mauritania, Morocco, Oman, Palestine, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, Tunisia, UAE and Yemen.

Scholarship Benefits

The scholarship covers tuition, fees, books, housing, monthly allowance, and an annual return ticket for the full duration of the study.

Type of Scholarship

This Scholarship is for a Master’s degree program.

Eligibility Criteria

To be eligible for a graduate scholarship through the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Fellows Program, candidates should:


  • Secure their acceptance at one of the Foundation’s international partner universities
  • Have a minimum of two years’ work experience.
  • Attend an interview with the Program advisory panel, if required.
  • Fill in the application form for the Program.
  • Once a candidate is awarded a scholarship, they will be required to sign a legally binding agreement with the Foundation, undertaking to return and work in one of the Arab States for a minimum period of two years.
  • Applications are valid for approved degrees at partner universities/campuses only
  • The Program is only available to students who have not yet begun their Master’s Degree courses.
  • The fellows must be enrolled as full-time students for the full duration of the study.

How to Apply

You can start your  application by visiting the scholarship website

UEA International Development Scholarships for International Students

The University of East Anglia is offering one full fee scholarship for international students towards Masters Degree courses offered by the School of International Development.

Host Institution

School of International Development, the University of East Anglia in the UK.

Type of scholarship

This scholarship is for a Master’s degree program.

Eligible Nationalities

All International students are eligible to apply

Eligibility Criteria

The scholarships are awarded on the basis of academic excellence (e.g., first class degree) and their statement.  All applicants are expected to have met the School’s English language requirements and been offered and accepted a place on the course by the deadline.

How to Apply

All eligible candidates to whom the School has made an offer are automatically considered for nomination.

Swedish Institute Scholarships for Global Professionals

The Swedish Institute (SI) is now launching the Swedish Institute Scholarships for Global Professionals (SISGP), a new scholarship program that replaces Swedish Institute Study Scholarships (SISS). SISGP offers scholarships to a large number of master’s programs starting in the autumn semester

Host Institutions

Swedish Higher Education       Institutions and Swedish Universities.

Type of Scholarship

This Scholarship is for a Master’s degree program.

Eligible Nationalities

Students from the following countries:

Bangladesh; Bolivia; Brazil; Cambodia; Cameroon; Colombia; Ecuador; Egypt; Ethiopia; Gambia; Ghana; Guatemala; Honduras; Indonesia; Jordan; Kenya; Liberia; Malawi; Morocco; Myanmar (Burma); Nepal; Nigeria; Pakistan; Peru; Philippines; Rwanda; Sri Lanka; Sudan; Tanzania; Tunisia; Uganda; Vietnam; Zambia; Zimbabwe.

Scholarship Value/ Duration: The scholarship covers tuition fees, living expenses of SEK 10,000 per month, insurance, and a one-time travel grant of SEK 15,000 (only for scholarship holders living outside Sweden).

The scholarship is intended for full-time one-year or two-year master’s programs.

Eligibility Criteria

  • To be eligible for SISGP, you must have had at least 3,000 hours’ work experience from a maximum of three organizations/companies.
  • You must be able to demonstrate your previous leadership experience. The experience may be demonstrated through, for instance, previous work experience or involvement in civil society organizations.
  • You must have applied for admission to study for your Master’s degree before August 2020.

How to Apply

You can  start your application by visiting the scholarship website

So, everything about studying in Sudan, as well as available scholarships for Sudanese, has been discussed extensively in this article. Do well to apply if you are eligible.