Notes to help you to fill in this application form
Note 1: Selection criteria for GMCTF grants
Selection is based on the following criteria, which are weighted as indicated:
Your contribution to the future skills base of Sudan/South Sudan -
we will assess this through your answers to Questions 3b and 3c. We
look particularly favourably on applications which show how the
skills and knowledge which are acquired will have a wider effect,
through being passed on to others and/or through developing their
Academic record - we will assess this through your answers to Questions 2a
Your reason for studying your chosen course - we will assess this through
your answer to Question 3a.
English language proficiency - we will assess this through your answer to
Referees reports - see Question 2d.
Financial information - we will assess this through your answer to Question
The overall impression of application - we will assess this through your
responses to all
Note 2: Visa Status
Please give details of your visa status if you already have a visa. You do not have to have a visa to apply for a grant but it is helpful for the GMCTF to know if you have one.
Note 3: Course of Study
Please tell us the name of the institution and the title of the course and qualification that will be obtained.
Note 4: Academic Record
Every course of study will have its own entrance requirements. The GMCTF seeks to support the most able students, who will benefit from postgraduate study. Please give your Grade Point Average (GPA) for your first (university) degree. This should be 3.3 out of 4.0 or above. Alternatively you should hold a good 2.1 degree or an equivalent qualification.
Note 5: English Language proficiency
It is important for the GMCTF to know that your English is good enough for you to participate satisfactorily in your course of study. The preferred measure of English Language proficiency for most universities/institutions is the IELTS and the normal minimum requirement is a score of 6.5 including at least 6.0 on every element. The TOEFL can be accepted with a minimum score of 573 including a TWE score of 4.5. The Internet-based TOEFL requirement is 89 with no component under 22.
Note 6: Referees
References play an important part in our decision taking. If we have not
heard from referees, we will not be able to consider your application;
please make sure that they send their references in on time.
Note 7: Financial needs
GMCTF is not normally able to meet the full costs of a course of study. We
expect that applicants will usually have funds of their own, or support from
other sources, to meet part of the costs. To help us make a decision on your
application, it is very important that you explain clearly what support you
are requesting from GMCTF and what this is for - fees, cost of living, or
other. It is also important that you explain what other scholarships or
funds you have, or have applied for. The amount requested from GMCTF and the
amount available from other sources should equal the total cost that you
have stated for the year.