Deadline: 15th August, 2021

Fully Funded African Union University 2021/2022 (Masters & PhD) Scholarships for young Africans

The Pan African University is an initiative of the Heads of State and Government of the African Union. It is a Premier continental university network whose mission is to provide quality postgraduate education geared towards the achievement of a prosperous, integrated and peaceful Africa.

Young, qualified, talented and enterprising applicants from African countries and the African Diaspora are invited to apply to join Masters or PhD degree programmes at any of the following four PAU institutes listed below.

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Candidates with potential, motivation and who 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), Kenya.
  2. Pan African University Institute for Life and Earth Sciences including Health and Agriculture (PAULESI), at the University ofIbadan (UI), Nigeria.
  3. Pan African University Institute for Governance, Humanities and Social Sciences (PAUGHSS), at the University of Yaounde IIand the University of Buea, Cameroon.
  4. Pan African University Institute for Water and Energy Sciences – including climate change (PAUWES), at the Universityof Tlemcen, Algeria.

Requirements for Masters Programmes

  1. Maximum 30 years old for male and 35 years old for female applicants;
  2. Undergraduate degree from a recognized university, with at least a second-class upper division or its equivalent, in a relevant field;
  3. Certified copies of relevant certificates, transcripts (from university and high school);
  4. Passport or National I.D. card (personal details page);
  5. Clear coloured passport size photograph (2cmx2cm);
  6. Detailed CV;
  7. Recommendation letter from ONE of his/her former University lecturers;
  8. Names of 3 Reference University lecturers (with email address and WhatsApp number) ; (Mandatory)*Candidates may be required to undergo a written/oral examination after preselection.*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, Portuguese and Spanish).

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Admission Requirements for Doctoral (PhD) Programmes

Candidates must meet the following requirements:

  1. Maximum 35 years old for male and 40 years old for female applicants;
  2. A Master’s degree in a relevant field from PAU or any internationally recognized university;
  3. Certified copies of relevant certificates and transcripts,Passport or National I.D. card (biometric/ personal details page);
  4. Clear coloured passport size photograph (2cmx2cm);
  5. Detailed CV;
  6. Recommendation letters from 2 Professors;
  7. A 3 to 4 page Research Concept Note (tentative title, research questions, objectives, significance of the research etc…);Names of 3 Reference University Teachers (with email address and whatsApp number);(Mandatory);The African Union Commission will offer full scholarships to the successful African candidates.

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Reasons to join PAU

  1. Excellent programmes taught by world class faculty;
  2. A broad network of academic and professional partners on the continent and beyond;
  3. Attractive scholarship scheme;
  4. Joint degree awards from the Pan African University and its Host Universities;
  5. Excellent career prospects in some of the fastest growing industries, with relevant career guidance; and
  6. Vibrant, multi-cultural and Pan African learning and research environments.Application Procedure Applications should be completed online at

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For More Information: Visit the Official Webpage of the Pan African (African Union) University 2021/2022

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