There are thirteen higher education institutions in South Sudan. There are six public higher education institutions and seven private HEIs. Public universities are subsidized by the government whereas private universities are funded through tuition and private institutions. Universities offer a range of degrees across all subjects, whereas institutes offer specialized degrees in certain fields such as agriculture. For more information, please refer to the official government website: http://ssmogei.org/.
The educational structure of higher education in South Sudan follows the traditional path of a Bachelors, followed by a Masters, and then a Doctorate. Bachelors degrees generally take four years to complete. Masters programs also take up to four years to complete.
There is no centralized system for application to higher education institutions in South Sudan meaning that students are required to apply directly to their desired course. Prospective Bachelors students are required to have acquired a secondary school diploma. Foreign certificates such as the International Baccalaureate or the A levels are accepted. Prospective Masters students are required to have a Bachelors degree. Some courses are taught in English, especially at private universities, meaning that students may be required to pass a TOEFL or IELTS test. These can be taken at the University of Juba or in Uganda or Kenya for local students.
Tuition fees range from 115$ to 191$ per year, with medical degrees costing the most at the undergraduate level. Masters programs cost approximately 350$ per year.