International Schools in Sudan

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You will find below a list of the most popular international and bilingual schools for expats in Sudan with fee information. The list includes nursery schools, primary and secondary (high) schools for you to find the right school to prepare for the International Baccalaureate and other accreditation in Sudan. Some schools may follow the American or British curriculums with English speaking programs while others are regulated under the French language and system.

Education in Sudan

Education in Sudan is free and/or compulsory for children aged 6 to 13 years.

Progression through the Sudanese educational system is structured as follows:

  • Kindergarten and day-care. It begins in the age of 3-4, consists of 1-2 grades, (depending on the parents)
  • Elementary / Primary school (compulsory): First grade pupils enter at the age of 6-7. It consists of 6 years.
  • Middle school: 3 years stage
  • Secondary school / high school: At this level the school methods add some main academic subjects such as chemistry, biology, physics, geography, etc...

Sudan counts with 36 government universities and 19 private universities, in which instruction is primarily in Arabic.

This is a distinct change from the previous regime, back in 2020, with eight years of basic school and four years of secondary school that existed.

International Schools

International schools can be the perfect solution for an expat student (multinational corporation executives, children of diplomats, NGO staff) in Sudan. Many schools provide similar standards of schooling around the globe, providing for an easy transition between schools whether they are in France or Vietnam. There may be some local population, but the schools are usually geared for an international student body. Schools may follow a curriculum model from the US, UK, France, etc. Primary instruction may be any language (and multiple languages are usually taught), but it is usually in English, French, Spanish, German, or Japanese. Schools also provide internationally accepted accreditation such as the international baccalaureate.

Admission and enrolment procedures vary from school to school. Space is often limited and preference may be given to students based on nationality. Tuition tends to be expensive based on local standards, but offers high standards of learning, boast smaller class sizes, first-rate facilities, and extracurricular. Boarding facilities are available at some schools, but most only provide day classes.

Accreditation & Membership

  • The CoIS (Council of International Schools) is a non-profit association of international schools and post-secondary institutions which provides educational accreditation, teacher and leadership recruitment services, links to higher education, governance assistance and help with founding new schools.
  • European Council of International Schools (ECIS) is a collaborative network promoting the ideals and best practice of international education, complemented by grants and awards.
  • Council of British International Schools (COBIS) is a responsive organisation that serves, supports and represents its member schools.
  • New England Association of Schools & Colleges (NEASC) is a regional accrediting association which establishes standards for all levels of education, from pre-K to doctoral.
  • Agency for French Education Abroad (Agence pour l'enseignement français à l'étranger, AEFE) is a national public agency under the administration of the French government that assures the quality of schools teaching the French national curriculum outside France.
  • National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS) represents over 1100 independent schools and associations in the United States and abroad.

International schools in Khartoum

Cambridge International School
Address: Arkaweet, Nakheel Street Ext. (Head offices)
Khartoum, Sudan
Tel: +249 183 521 313
Tuition Rates: Inquire at school

Cambridge International Sudan is an educational Institution located in Khartoum since 2003. The school operates through five branches, three of which in Khartoum, one in Bahry and the other in Omdurman offering the study of the British curriculum from Kindergarten to the Secondary School under the umbrella of the of Cambridge International Examination CIE, UK.

Khartoum American School
Address: Arkaweet, Nakheel Street Ext. (Head offices)
Khartoum, Sudan
Tel: + 249 15 577 0105 / 106
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Khartoum American School, founded in 1957, is an international school in the capital of Sudan. The school features an American/international curriculum that strives to be student-centred and inquiry-based. The school is a full member of the Council of International Schools (CIS) and is accredited jointly through CIS and the Middle States Association of Schools and Colleges (MSA). While originally founded to offer education to the children of US diplomats in Khartoum, KAS has broadened its mission to include students from other embassies as well as from the growing international community in Khartoum. There are currently 240 students from 44 countries studying at KAS. The Early Childhood division offers schooling to children as young as 2 years old, through preschool. The Elementary School encompasses kindergarten. Middle School (grades 6-8) serves young adolescents and the High School division offers a college-preparatory education to students in grades 9-12.

Khartoum International Community School
Address: P.O. Box 1840
Madani Street, Khartoum, Sudan
Tel: +249 183 215 203
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KICS is a private English medium International school established in 2004. The school offers education for students from age 3 to 18 years old and is accredited for both IGCSE and IB curricula. Therefore, they follow the curricula of the IB Primary Years Programme, the International Middle Years Curriculum, IGCSE’s and the IB Diploma.

Unity High School - International School
Address: Al Qasr street, Sudan
Tel: Online contact form
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Unity High School is an independent, co-educational and multi-racial school which serves the needs of both the Sudanese and Expatriate families in Khartoum. The school applies the English National Curriculum plus Arabic and Religion overview (either Christian or Islam). Unity High School operates a 13 year programme. The Primary School covers Years 1-6, for ages 5-11. The Secondary School covers Years 7-11, for ages 11-16. The post-16 programme covers Years 12 and 13, for ages 16-18. Children will be admitted into year level for which their age qualifies them. The school year runs from August 1st to 31st July of the following year.

Sudan International Grammar School Community
Address: Manshia, Doha Street, Block 7
Khartoum, Sudan
Tel: +249 930 040 199
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Situated at the very heart of Khartoum, Sudan International Grammar School Community provides an international environment for its students. The school offers the highest standard of academic care across three campuses to children aged 2 to 18 through the full range of kindergarten, primary and secondary schooling. Primary school curriculum is aligned with the British national curriculum and the Sudanese National curriculum for both Arabic and Islamic studies. On the other side, SIGS Secondary school offers a rigorous international curriculum through the International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGSCE) programme in years 9, 10 and 11.

French Schools in Khartoum

École Française Internationale de Khartoum
Address: Miami Street, Garden City
Khartoum, Sudan
Tel: +249 901 845 471
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The French International School of Khartoum, EFIK, is a private school approved by the French Ministry of National Education. EFIK teaches the stages of kindergarten, primary school, middle school and high school. As an approved school within the French Education System, EFIK undertakes to follow the official programs of the French National Education.