FULL Pan African University Scholarships for Postgraduate Students


Offers are available for the Pan African full U university scholarships for post graduate students,this scholarship has eligible persons to be African students whom are pursuing a postgraduate masters or PhD program in their field of endeavor,further eligibility criteria can be seen as stated below in the eligibility status


The Pan African University (PAU), is a post-graduate training and research network of university nodes in five regions, supported by the African Union.

PAU invites applicants from African Countries both home and the Diaspora to apply for her Masters’ or PhD degree programmes in ANY of the PAU Institutes listed below.

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

Calls for scholarship applications are issued and widely disseminated by the Rectorate and students apply online. The African Union Commission will offer full scholarships to the successful African candidates. Scholarship awardees should be committed to working in Africa after graduation.


Students are admitted from all African countries with no more than 20% from the Host Country and gender balance in the percentage of students admitted is an important consideration.

ALL scholarship awardees should be committed to working in Africa after graduation.

Admission Requirements for Masters’ Programmes:
Candidates must satisfy the following conditions:

  • 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), national I.D. card and passport personal details page;
  • Recommendation letters from 2 Professors
  • Clear colored passport size photograph(2cmx2cm);
  • Maximum age of 30 years for male and 35 years for female applicants.
  • *Candidates may be required to undergo a written/oral examination after pre- selection.
  • *Candidates for the Master in Conference Interpreting and Translation programmes are required to have excellent knowledge of at least two of the African Union’s official languages (Arabic, English, French and Portuguese).

Admission Requirements for Doctorate Programmes:
Candidates must satisfy the following conditions:

  • A Masters degree in a relevant field from PAU or any internationally recognized university;
  • Certified copies of relevant certificates, transcripts, national I.D. card and passport personal details page;
  • A 3 to 4 page research concept note (tentative title, research questions, objectives, significance of the research etc…)
  • Recommendation letters from 2 Professors
  • Clear colored passport size photograph (2cmx2cm);
  • Maximum age of 35 years for male and 40 years for female applicants.

Eligible groups
Citizens of ANY African country

Participating Institutions
The four (4) PAU Institutes are:

  1. Pan African University Institute for Basic Sciences, Technology and Innovation (PAUSTI) at Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT), Juja, Kenya.
  2. Pan African University Institute for Life and Earth Sciences including Health and Agriculture (PAULESI) at the University of Ibadan (UI), Ibadan, Nigeria.
  3. Pan African University Institute for Governance, Humanities and Social Sciences (PAUGHSS) at the University of Yaounde II, Soa, Cameroon.
  4. Pan African University Institute for Water and Energy Sciences (including climate change) (PAUWES) at the University of Tlemcen, Algeria.

Fields of study
Postgraduate masters and PhD level courses in several fields of endeavor

Number of awards
Not specified by providers/sponsors

Sponsorship duration
Successful applicants will have a FULL scholarship to cover the whole duration of their study and training

Scholarship benefits
The Commission of the AU will offer FULL scholarships to the successful candidates. Students receive a monthly stipend to cover their living expenses for the entire duration of their study, including tuition, research and transport fees. Students are awarded joint degrees of PAU and the Host Universities.

Reasons to join PAU:

  • Excellent programmes taught by world class faculty;
  • A broad network of academic and professional partners on the continent and beyond;
  • Attractive scholarship scheme;
  • Joint degree awards from the Pan African University and its Host Universities;
  • Excellent career prospects in some of the fastest growing industries, with relevant career guidance; and
  • Vibrant, multi-cultural and Pan African learning and research environments

Method of Application
You must be eligible to apply (see ‘Eligibility’ above). You must apply online. The application procedure is in 3 simple steps: Register, Login, and Apply. It is important to note that as from 2017, applications are NO LONGER by courier.

  • The candidate should register on the site as a member before he/she can access the Application Form: Register Here
  • Login to your new account: Login Here.
  • Applications should be completed online at pau-au.net/apply.

It is strictly forbidden to postulate several times in different institutes or branches. you risk being excluded from this scholarship. Only one scholarship is allowed!

It is important to visit the official website (link to it is below) for complete information on how to apply for this scholarship.

Application Deadline: 15 June 2017
Open to International students:(ONLY Africans)

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