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Egypt Offers Fully Funded Scholarships To 300 South Sudanese Students

The Egyptian government has announced a 300 scholarship vacancy for Students specifically from South Sudan.

The scholarship was announced by the Egyptian government to run through the 2022 – 2023 academic year for South Sudanese Students looking to go further in their academic achievements.

The national Ministry of Higher Education, Science, and Technology announced the scholarship slots on Tuesday, adding that it provides the vulnerable students with an opportunity for further academic exploration.

According to the Egyptian government, the scholarship is completely supported, covering tuition, housing, medical insurance, and a resident visa for students. It also makes provision for a return ticket in case a need arises.

A statement from the Higher Education Ministry of Egypt, mentions that undergraduates are urged to apply for around 250 positions in Egyptian universities, while postgraduate students are encouraged to apply for 50 positions.

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“The Directorate of Training and External Relations Ministry of Higher Education….wishes to announce to the public that the ministry has received 300 scholarships from the Arab Republic of Egypt for the academic year 2020/2021 and 2021/2022,” the statement reads.

Candidates applying for the scholarship must be South Sudanese citizens with a secondary school diploma received within the last two years and a passport valid for six months.

Furthermore, for the application process, candidates must possess a copy of their medical certificate, birth certificate, and 4000 SSP.

Students are expected to apply with the Ministry of Higher Education, Egypt, no later than the 30th of this month (June).

Recall that Egypt earlier signed a protocol that provided complete scholarships to 400 South Sudanese students to continue their studies in their native country.

The agreement extended its advantages to also providing the opportunity to benefit from Egyptian knowledge that will be used to restructure South Sudan’s higher education system in its entirety.

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