The applications for the 2024/25 school year open April 1, 2024 and close June 30, 2024. Students will be notified by July 15.


PASS scholarships are awarded to students who live in the Apuk Padoc Area of Warrap state or who are members of the Murle tribe.

Please read our FAQ's at the bottom of this page carefully before submitting your application

Apply Online

Submit an electronic application, and email in your supporting documents.

The application deadline is Friday, August 11, 2023.

Apply in person

Print and deliver your application and supporting documents by Friday, August 11, to:

The Sudd Institute
P.O. Box 34 Kololo Road

Thong Piny
Juba, South Sudan

Awards will be announced at least 1 month before the new school year begins.

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the educational areas for the PASS Scholarship?


PASS Scholarship academic areas include:

  • Health and medical sciences
  • Engineering and mathematics
  • Urban/rural planning/development
  • Demography/statistics
  • Physical sciences i.e. Geology, Physics, Chemistry, etc.
  • Vocational programs
  • Education
  • Social work
  • Psychology
  • Entrepreneurship/business
  • Agriculture
  • Technology
  • Journalism
  • Law

Can I get a scholarship for more than one year?


Scholarships will be automatically renewed each year for students who earn at least a 2.8 GPA, or at least a 75% in their previous year of college or technical school.

What expenses does the PASS Scholarship pay for?


PASS scholarships cover:

  • tuition
  • fees
  • books
  • associated costs for a senior research project

Additional support is available for students who demonstrate financial need:

  • transportation to & from school
  • room & board
  • food support

PASS does not pay for medical or other personal expenses.

What are the qualified universities and colleges?


  • University of Juba
  • University of Bahr el Ghazal
  • University of Upper Nile
  • University of Rumbek
  • John Garang University of Science and Technology
  • All Catholic institutions of higher learning
  • Ayii University/Juba Institute of Health Sciences
  • Don Bosco Vocational Training School in Juba

Who qualifies for a PASS Scholarship?


The scholarship is for both entering and continuing students. Entering students have to provide high school test scores. Continuing students have to report their transcripts, which show an overall GPA of 2.8 (on 4.0 scale) or higher for continuing students (this must be maintained throughout the scholarship program).

PASS is need-and merit-based. This means that candidates who meet all academic requirements but are economically underprivileged to pay for their education will be prioritized. Since girls are generally underserved in South Sudan, they will also be given priority. Specific requirements for admission include:

  • Evidence of admission/application to an undergraduate program at an accredited institution in South Sudan
  • A score of 75% or higher on high school national exit examination (for entering students only)
  • Certified high school certificate or report slip that must be obtained for a small fee from the Ministry of Education in Juba
  • Evidence of family’s socioeconomic instability
  • If you are currently in college then you must provide a photo of your most recent college transcript