Delegation of the European Union to Sudan

FAQ on EU Delegation to Sudan

Khartoum, 26/10/2016 - 11:29, UNIQUE ID: 161026_11

The Delegation represents the European Union in Khartoum. It also enjoys the full status of a diplomatic mission and the Head of the Delegation is accorded the title of Ambassador. The Delegation's mission is to strengthen bilateral relations and to enhance mutual understanding between Sudan and the EU. The Delegation also acts as the operator of or liaison for various programmes including the European Instrument for Democracy and Human Rights, the Instrument for Stability, Young Leader's training programmes and many more. For more information on our work all over Sudan visit the 'EU & Sudan' section of this website. If you would like to learn more about implemented development projects of the Delegation please visit our 'Projects' section.

The EU is a unique political and economic integration of 28 countries who have decided to work together for greater prosperity, stability and peace in Europe and worldwide. The EU is the world’s number one economy and integrated trade block, and a world leading donor of development and humanitarian aid. For more information have a look in the 'What is the EU' section.

The European Union supports the people of Sudan in their efforts to strengthen peace, stability and prosperity in their country.

It is EU Policy to offer grants and funding to all sorts of different projects. For an overview and more information on application, please visit the European Commission website .

The EU also has a system of Calls for Proposal which give an opportunity for non-governmental organizations to access EU funding. The Calls for Proposal usually cover a wide range of thematic areas. They are published throughout the year. The Calls for Proposal are very competitive; therefore, it is not guaranteed that every proposal is chosen. Please refer periodically to our website and social media for new Calls for Proposals. We also regularly invite local Civil Society Organisations for information events to learn more about funding and how to apply.

The Delegation of the European Union publishes local positions available in Khartoum on this website and in selected publications. Please consult 'About us' > 'Vacancies' on this site to see if there are positions currently open and how to apply. Please check back regularly for updates. If you are a European National and interested in working full time for the European Union, please do consult the European Personnel Selection Office website at

The European Delegation does not perform any consular functions. Therefore, the Delegation does not issue visas for travel to the European Union and cannot help you apply for such a visa. There is no single visa for travelling to all 28 Member States. However, since the Schengen Agreement visitors to the EU require only one visa for 24 of the 28 Member States (Belgium, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Denmark, Germany, Estonia, Greece, Spain, France, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Hungary, Malta, the Netherlands, Austria, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovenia, Slovakia, Finland and Sweden, as well as the non-EU countries Iceland, Norway, Liechtenstein and Switzerland). To learn more about the 'Schengen Visa' please visit .

Keep in mind that the Embassy of the country where you plan to enter into the EU must issue your Schengen visa. For example, you need to talk to the consular section of the Spanish Embassy in Khartoum when your flight goes to Madrid. Only 9 EU countries have embassies in Khartoum but some are responsible for other countries as well. You find the contacts in our 'Travel to the EU' section on this page.

There are many databases with hundreds of scholarships Sudanese can apply for. For more information, please consult the Embassy of the Member State of your choice, and/or with the academic institution directly.

The European Union offers the 'Erasmus Mundus' programme, a co-operation and mobility programme in the field of higher education which promotes the European Union as a centre of excellence in learning around the world. Among others, it provides EU-funded scholarships to help people from outside of Europe to participate in top-quality Master courses and doctorate programs in Europe. All students from Sudan are eligible to apply for scholarships to 118 Erasmus Mundus Joint Masters Degrees and 29 Erasmus Mundus Joint Doctorates.

Other external scholarship partnerships are:

The deadline is usually about a year before the start of the studies so you should plan everything well in advance.

The Delegation is always ready to help members of the public who are interested in learning more about the European Union. Specific enquiries should be addressed to the Delegation by email:

Arranging a meeting with someone from the Delegation is very simple. You write an e-mail to describing what you would like to discuss during your meeting and the days that you will be available for such a meeting. Alternatively, if you know the name of the person that you would like to speak to you can call the Delegation switchboard (+249 183 79 93 93 555) who will be able to connect you directly with that person. Please note that if you do not have a scheduled appointment we cannot allow you access to the Delegation.

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