PAN AFRICAN UNIVERSITY SCHOLARSHIPS -FULL AFRICAN UNION SCHOLARSHIPS FOR AFRICAN STUDENTS IN AFRICAN UNIVERSITIES

Pan African University Scholarships; The PAU is an initiative of the African Heads of State and Government of the African Union. 

It is a Premier continental University network whose mission is to provide wholesome postgraduate education geared towards the achievement of a prosperous, integrated and peaceful Africa. 

Young qualified, talented and enterprising applicants from African Countries and the Diaspora are invited to apply to join Masters’ or PhD degree programmes in ANY of the following four (4) PAU Institutes listed below.

Pan African University Scholarships; The Commission of the African Union will offer full scholarships to the successful African candidates.

Scholarship awardees should be committed to working in Africa after graduation.

Candidates with potential, motivation and desire to play transformative leadership roles as academics, professionals, industrialists, innovators and entrepreneurs are particularly encouraged to apply

1. Pan African University Institute for Basic Sciences, Technology and Innovation (PAUSTI) at Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT), Juja, Kenya. 

Masters (MSc)

• Molecular Biology & Biotechnology

• Mathematics (Financial option)

• Mathematics (Computational option)

• Mathematics (Statistics option)

• Civil Engineering (Structural option)

• Civil Engineering (Arid and Semi-Arid Land option)

• Electrical Engineering (Telecommunications option)

• Electrical Engineering) (Power Systems option)

PhD

• Molecular Biology & Biotechnology

• Mathematics (Financial option)

• Mathematics (Computational option)

• Mathematics (Statistics option)

• Civil Engineering (Structural option)

• Civil Engineering (Arid and Semi-Arid Land option)

• Electrical Engineering (Telecommunications option)

• Electrical Engineering) (Power Systems option)

2. Pan African University Institute for Life and Earth Sciences including Health and Agriculture (PAULESI) at the University of Ibadan (UI), Ibadan, Nigeria. 

Masters (MSc) 

  • Geosciences (Mineral Exploration option) 
  • Geosciences (Petroleum Geosciences option) 
  • Health Sciences (Reproductive Health option) 
  • Health Sciences (Reproductive Biology option) 
  • Plant Breeding 
  • Environmental Management 

PhD 

  • Geosciences (Mineral Exploration option) 
  • Geosciences (Petroleum Geosciences option) 
  • Health Sciences (Reproductive Health option) 
  • Health Sciences (Reproductive Biology option) 
  • Plant Breeding 
  • Environmental Management

3. Pan African University Institute for Governance, Humanities and Social Sciences (PAUGHSS) at the University of Yaounde II, Soa, Cameroon. 

Masters (MA) 

  •  Governance and Regional Integration 
  • Trans Border languages (Kiswahili option) 
  • Conference Interpreting 
  • Translation 

PhD 

  • Governance and Regional Integration

4. Pan African University Institute for Water and Energy Sciences (including climate change) (PAUWES) at the University of Tlemcen, Algeria.

Masters (MSc) 

  • Water (Engineering option) 
  • Water (Policy option) 
  • Energy (Engineering option) 
  • Energy (Policy option)

Admission Requirements for Masters’ Programmes 

Candidates must satisfy the following conditions: 

  • Maximum age of 30 years for male and 35 years for female applicants
  • Undergraduate degree from a recognized university, with at least a second class upper division or its equivalent, in a relevant field;
  • Certified copies of relevant certificates, transcripts (from university and high school)
  • Passport or National I.D. card (personal details page)
  • Clear colored passport size photograph (2cmx2cm)
  • Detail CV
  • Recommendation letter from ONE of his/her former University lecturers
  • Names of 3 Reference University lecturers (with email adress and whatsapp number) (*Mandatory)

Admission Requirements for Doctorate Programmes 

Candidates must satisfy the following conditions: 

  • Maximum age of 35 years for male and 40 years for female applicants;
  • A Master’s degree in a relevant field from PAU or any internationally recognized university;
  • Certified copies of relevant certificates, transcripts
  • Passport or National I.D. card (personal details page);
  • Clear colored passport size photograph (2cmx2cm);
  • Detail CV;
  • Recommendation letters from 2 Professors;
  • A 3 to 4 page Research Concept Note (tentaive title, research questions, objectives, significance of the research etc…);
  • Names of 3 Reference University Teachers (with email adress and whatsapp number);(Mandatory);

Reasons to join PAU 

  • Excellent programmes taught by world class international faculty. 
  • A vast cooperation network of academic and professional partners on the continent and beyond. 
  • Generous scholarship scheme. 
  • Joint degree award from the Pan African University and the Host Universities 
  • Excellent career prospects in some of the fastest growing fields with career guidance provided. 
  • Vibrant, multicultural Pan African learning and research environment 

Application Procedure

For more information and application materials, see: Pan African University Scholarships

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