2021/2022 Pan African University Postgraduate Scholarship

2021/2022 Pan African University Postgraduate Scholarship: 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.

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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.

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


The African Union Commission identified critical themes within the five institutes of the Pan African University, as key to the development of Africa and attainment of the vision of the African Union.

These are hosted in the different PAU Institutes as follows:

Life and Earth Sciences (including Health and Agriculture) (PAULESI, Nigeria);

Governance, Humanities and Social Sciences (PAUGHSS, Cameroon);

Space Sciences (PAUSS, South Africa).

Water and Energy Sciences (including Climate Change) (PAUWES, Algeria);

Basic Science, Technology and Innovation (PAUSTI, Kenya);

Prerequisites to Apply FOR Pan African University (PAU) Scholarship

Our programms include high qualified Master’s and Doctorates aimed to postgraduated students who want to undergo further studies.

The African Union Commission will offer full scholarships to the successful African candidates.

All students must fulfill the following admission requirements.

Admission requirements for Master students

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).

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;

Admission Requirements for Doctoral Programmes

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.

A Master’s 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;

Application Closing Date

30th July, 2021.

How to Apply for Pan African University (PAU) Scholarship

Click here to apply online


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