About University

The University of Garden City (UGC) was inaugurated on Monday, May 11, 2003, as a genuine addition to the Higher Education and Scientific Research system in Sudan, equipped with the entire infrastructure that enables it to achieve its ambitious mission. A leading university, and distinguished academic centre, locally, regionally and internationally, to provide advanced academic services within a caring environment, designed to promote success, and renewed, continually improved scientific research according to international standards. The university has the mandate to lead the nation in terms of human capital development, leading innovation, contributing to economic development and leading society.

Technology and the rapidly changing external environment, which is transforming teaching and research, are challenging the traditional view of the university. Students and wider society require year-round access to high quality courses and flexible modes of delivery. The University has a clear focus on a number of areas that will be key to our success, including the newly established E-Learning Deanship to advance our teaching methods and curricula.

Targeted and innovative approaches to research through international and industry collaboration will promote our reputation both regionally and beyond. UGC has significant international reach and global standing through its students and graduates, research and academic partnerships. Technology is key not only to enhance teaching and learning but also to create a smart campus that is fitting with the digital age that we now live in.

About Khartoum

Khartoum or Khartum is the capital of Sudan. With a population of 5,274,321, its metropolitan area is the largest in Sudan, the sixth-largest in Africa, the second-largest in North Africa, and the fourth-largest in the Arab world. Khartoum is located at the confluence of the White Nile, flowing north from Lake Victoria, and the Blue Nile, flowing west from Lake Tana in Ethiopia. The location where the two Niles meet is known as al-Mogran or al-Muqran . From there, the Nile continues to flow north towards Egypt and the Mediterranean Sea.

Divided by these two parts of the Nile, Khartoum is a tripartite metropolis with an estimated overall population of over five million people, consisting of Khartoum proper, and linked by bridges to Khartoum North and Omdurman to the west.

Academic Affairs

The medium of instruction in the University of Garden City is English and the University follows the semester and credit hour system in which the academic year is comprised of two major semesters. UGC adopts a system of academic supervision, which aims to provide support for students who need it and enrich the experience of distinguished students and offers 12 full scholarships, two for each of its six academic programmes, for students who scores 85%, or higher, in the Sudan Secondary School Certificate Examinations. Any student who excels in the final examinations of a semester is exempted from tuitions fees of the following semester.

External Relations

UGC seeks to establish strong relations with reputable universities abroad.

The university has established academic relations with the School of Electronics and Computers Sciences, Southampton University, UK. The School is ranked number 1 in UK and 6th worldwide in its field.

UGC has signed a memorandum with Multimedia University, Malaysia.

UGC also maintains close relations with the International School of Business administration, Paris, France.

University Environment Basic features



The Students’ Deanship is responsible for preparing programmes for and providing support to students’ cultural, academic, social and sports activities.



UGC employs a qualified physician to look after health issues of all students.



The University organizes entertainment and cultural evenings under the name ‘Garden City Evenings’, periodically.



UGC provides facilities for practicing various sports.



A Cafeteria provides food and refreshments at reasonable prices.



A Gymnasium, equipped with 10 fitness machines, is open for all students.



A photocopying and stationary service office.



A theatre.

UGC Facts

Irrespective of race, creed, and gender, education makes it possible for people
to stand out as equal with all other persons from different walks of life.