Admission Requirements


Admission Requirements


Local Applicants

For admission to undergraduate or diploma programmes, applicants must possess passing marks on a current Sudan Secondary School Certificate (SSSC) or its equivalent.

Admission to bachelor’s degree programmes is on the basis of the percentage obtained in the four core subjects (Arabic language, English language, religious education and basic or specialised mathematics) of the SCCC, in addition to three of the relevant subjects that qualify a candidate for admission to specific faculty programmes.

For further details, consult the GDA website.

In addition, UGC faculties have set their own entrance requirements based on overall performance in final examinations, as well as performance in required subjects.

Note: these are the basic requirements for consideration; specific programmes may have additional requirements.

International Applicants

Applicants with non-Sudanese secondary school certificates must apply to the Sudan GDA for certification stating that the school qualifications they hold satisfy the basic national requirements for entry into university programmes. For more information, please refer to GDA website.

In addition to meeting basic legal requirements, applicants must meet the entry requirements for specific faculty programmes.

English Language Requirements

UGC is an English-medium university. As such, applicants must demonstrate the following level of proficiency in English:

  • A score higher than 55% in the Sudan Secondary School Certificate English examination (or its equivalent)
  • International applicants who do not satisfy the above and for whom English is a foreign language must attain either:
  • An overall band score of 6.0 on the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) for undergraduate studies, and a 7.0 for postgraduate studies. For information on the IELTS test dates, venues and costs, contact the British Council through your closest British embassy or consulate, or visit the British Council and IELTS websites.
  • A minimum score of 550 on the paper version of the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or a minimum score of 80 on the iBT (electronic) version. For information on test dates, venues and costs, contact the United States Information Service (USIS) or the US embassy in your home country. Alternatively, contact TOEFL directly at or through their website.