Full List of Universities in South Sudan

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South Sudan

Education in South Sudan is modelled after the educational system of the Republic of Sudan. Primary education consists of eight years, followed by four years of secondary education, and then four years of university instruction; the 8 + 4 + 4 system, in place since 1990. The primary language at all levels is English, as compared to the Republic of Sudan, where the language of instruction is Arabic. There is a severe shortage of English teachers and English-speaking teachers in the scientific and technical fields.


The Ministry of Higher Education, Science and Technology is a ministry of the Government of South Sudan. South Sudan strives to promote more efficient tertiary education institutions that innovate and respond positively to meaningful performance-based allocation of resources and accountability systems.

South Sudan Universities

Today there are several public universities operating in South Sudan. South Sudan’s government aims to implement stringent and strict requirements in order to ensure the continuation and opening of private South Sudan universities and colleges.

Dr. John Garang Memorial University of Science and Technology
John Garang Memorial University of Science and Technology

Dr. John Garang Memorial University of Science and Technology is a government founded institution of higher learning. It bears the name of late the Dr. John Garang de Mabior, the founder and long-term leader of Sudan People’s Liberation Movement.

View the Dr. John Garang Memorial University website

Public universities

Private universities

Islamic University of South Sudan established 2012

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