Sudan is the largest country in Africa. Covering an area of a million square miles, it extends from the desert in the north to almost the equatorial belt in the south. Islam entered Sudan from the north via Egypt and from the east across the Red Sea during the reign of Abdalla Ibn Abi al-Sarh in Egypt. It then spread southward rapidly.
The present University of Khartoum is the result of the natural transformation of the University College of Khartoum when the country became independent in 1956, since then, the University witnessed considerable expansion.
The Arabic language for beginners program at I.U.A is made up of three levels of four months duration each. The duration of the program is thus fourteen months including semester breaks. Exams are held and a certificate is issued at the end of each level.