August 6, 2014 (JUBA) – The directorate of training and external relations in the ministry of education has announced that has secured 1,050 scholarships for South Sudanese students wishing to study abroad in the 2014-15 academic year.
Both male and female students will be eligible to apply.
Speaking to Sudan Tribune on Wednesday, the director for training and external relations, Benjamin Gabriel Apai, said the scholarships will be offered for four countries.
This includes 250 from the Egyptian government, 300 from Sudan, 250 from Ethiopia and 300 from Zimbabwe.
In addition, the Pakistani government will offer 10 separate scholarships for the same year.
Apai said interested students are asked to visit the ministries of education in their respected states up until 21 August.
Candidate should be of South Sudanese nationality and hold a South Sudan school certificate not before 2011 or equivalent with not less than 70% for Bachelor degree or Diploma.
Student wishing to apply should present a copy of their passport, birth certificate, medical certificate and two colour passport-sized photos.
All documents must be authenticated by the ministry of foreign affairs
and international cooperation.
A compulsory application fee of 25 South Sudanese pounds applies and successful candidates are expected to cover their air fare.