The Gordon Memorial College Trust Fund was established in 1899 by public subscription to honour the name of General Charles George Gordon of the British army, who was killed during the Mahdi's uprising in 1885. Gordon Memorial College, an educational institution in Sudan, was built between 1899 and 1902 as part of Lord Kitchener's wide-ranging educational reforms, and also named in honour of Gordon. In 1924, the college was merged with the new Khartoum University, as was the Kitchener School of Medicine.

The funds of the Gordon Memorial College Trust Fund are held in Trust and administered by a group of Trustees and an Executive Committee. The purpose of the Fund is to promote educational development in South Sudan and Sudan. Grants are available for educational projects and activities in South Sudan and Sudan and for South Sudanese and Sudanese nationals studying for a postgraduate course in the UK who intend to return to South Sudan or Sudan at the end of their studies. The Trust may also give financial assistance to South Sudanese and Sudanese nationals towards the costs of shorter training programmes, projects and courses in the UK. Please note that at present due to current difficulties in transferring funds to South Sudan and Sudan it is not possible for the Trust to support individual students studying in South Sudan or Sudan, nor can we normally provide funds directly to organisations in Sudan / South Sudan.

Summary of Conditions for the Award of Grants:
In awarding grants priority is given to students who have already received an offer of a place on a postgraduate course in the UK.
Grants may be given towards the cost of course fees, and/or food and accommodation, and occasionally for other academic expenses, such as books.
In awarding grants, preference will be given to those applicants whose chosen courses will enable them to contribute to the skills base of South Sudan or Sudan, and who demonstrate their intention to return to South Sudan or Sudan after their studies.
Grants are only made for one year at a time.
No support can be given for dependent relatives.
Organisations undertaking educational activities and projects in South Sudan and Sudan are also eligible for funding.
If you wish to apply to the Trust Fund for financial support, please read the Advice to Applicants, refer to the Timetable, and complete and submit the Application Forms at the appropriate time.

The application forms are available on this website for completion between 1st December 2020 and 28th February 2021.

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