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 Sudan. Grants are available for educational projects in the Sudan and for Sudanese nationals studying for a postgraduate course in the UK who intend to return to Sudan at the end of their studies. The Trust may also give financial assistance to Sudanese nationals towards the costs of shorter training programmes, projects and courses in the UK, and applications for funding support of new courses will also be considered. Please note that at present due to current difficulties in transferring funds to the Sudan it is not possible for the Trust to support individual students studying in the Sudan.
In awarding grants priority is given to students who are already enrolled on a course in the UK, rather than those wanting to embark on new postgraduate courses.
A letter of support from the student’s course supervisor is essential. Applications will not be considered without such a letter. For details of what is required, please see the application form section 7.
Grants may be given towards the cost of course fees, and/or food and accommodation, and occasionally for other academic expenses, such as books.
Grants are only made for one year at a time.
No support is given for dependent relatives.
In awarding grants, priority will be given to those applicants who demonstrate their intention to return to the Sudan after their studies.
The Gordon Memorial College Trust Fund
PO Box 122