Advice for individual applicants

To be eligible for consideration for a GMCTF grant, you should:

  • have completed a first degree
  • have achieved in that degree a minimum Grade Point Average (GPA) of 3.3 out of 4.0, or a minimum of an upper second class degree (2.1), or equivalent international qualifications
  • have good written and spoken English and provide evidence of a good score in a recognised English language test, e.g. ITELS or TOEFL
  • approach two referees who can comment on their suitability for the award of a GMCTF grant, and ask each referee to send their comments on your application to the GMCTF by the due date (see the timetable). Please remember to refer your referees to the Information for referees section of the website. Your application will not be considered by the GMCTF without the letters of support from your referees, and it is your responsibility as the applicant to ask them to send these letters to the GMCTF.
  • provide information on the total annual cost of their chosen course, including all tuition and bench fees and maintenance costs, what proportion of these costs is available to the student and the source(s) of these funds, as well as the sum requested from the GMCTF
  • be a national of South Sudan or Sudan
  • provide information on their visa status
  • demonstrate that their chosen course will enable them to contribute to the skills base of South Sudan or Sudan, and demonstrate their intention to return to South Sudan or Sudan after their studies.
  • Please note that if you need a visa to study in the UK, you could find it helpful to look at the UK Border Agency (UKBA) website in preparation for the documents you will have to submit to obtain a visa.

Please note that if you need a visa to study in the UK, you could find it helpful to look at the UK Border Agency (UKBA) website in preparation for the documents you will have to submit to obtain a visa.

Before starting to fill in the Application Forms, please read carefully through the form and its notes and the information available on the website and make yourself aware of the Timetable for applications.  The Trust's selection criteria and their weightings are described in Note 1 attached to the application form.  The FAQs may help you to clarify the matters about which you are uncertain.

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