APPLY NOW! 2017/18 Pan African University (PAU) Masters And PhD Scholarships For 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. 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 of Ibadan (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 University of Tlemcen, Algeria.

Admission Requirements for Masters Programmes *

Candidates must satisfy the following conditions:
1. Undergraduate degree from a recognized university,with at least a second class upper division or its equivalent, in a relevant field;

2. Certified copies of relevant certificates, transcripts (from university and high school), national I.D. card and passport personal details page;

3. Recommendation letters from 2 Professors

4. Clear colored passport size photograph(2cmx2cm);

5. Maximum age of 30 years for male and 35 years for female applicants.

*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 and Portuguese).

Admission Requirements for Doctoral Programmes

Candidates must satisfy the following conditions:
1. A Masters degree in a relevant field from PAU or any internationally recognized university;

2. Certified copies of relevant certificates, transcripts, national I.D. card and passport personal details page;

3. A 3 to 4 page research concept note (tentaive title, research questions, objectives, significance of the research etc…)

4. Recommendation letters from 2 Professors

5. Clear colored passport size photograph (2cmx2cm);

6. Maximum age of 35 years for male and 40 years for female applicants.

The African Union Commission will offer full scholarships to the successful African candidates.
Scholarship awardees should be committed to working in Africa after graduation.

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
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

Application forms should be downloaded at the following address:

Closing date for receipt of applications with all supporting documents : 31 May 2017.

Applications received after this deadline will NOT be considered.

For more information, kindly visit the official website HERE.



  1. Aron Aguek Deng Dut

    May 24, 2017 at 10:18 pm

    Hi, I am Aron Aguek Deng Teaching Assistant in the College of Arts and Humanities Department of Archaeology, University of Juba, MA, In Strategic Studies.and I want to make Ph.D in Strategic Studies or in Archaeology. Ok

  2. Teshome

    May 13, 2017 at 10:42 am

    I like this university because by the name itself stands for Africa.Keep on going and quality and standard to compete with prestigious university like OXFAM.

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