Application Deadline: May 31st 2017
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
5. Clear colored passport size photograph(2cmx2cm);
6. 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
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
6. Clear colored passport size photograph (2cmx2cm);
7. Maximum age of 35 years for male and 40 years for female applicants.
The African Union Commission will offer full scholarships to the successful
Scholarship awardees should be committed to working in Africa after graduation.
Applications should be completed online at pau-au.net
Application forms should be downloaded at the following address:
Closing date for receipt of applications with all supporting documents : 31 May
Applications received after this deadline will NOT be considered.
For More Information:
Visit the Official Webpage of the Call for Applications: Pan African (African Union) University 2017/2018 (Masters & PhD) Scholarships
Criteria—-I am 40 years and would like to enroll in the governance program. As per criteria set, am I disqualified?
I personally glad to hear this scholar ship opportunity, but unfortunately age limit makes me sad . why limited to 35 for male (Phd) PLEASE RETHINK again until 50 years I strong enough and the others are waiting your improve…
I NEED JOIN YOUR UNIVERSITY IN YOUR OPPORTUNITY MASTER PROGRAM BY DEPARTMENT OF CIVIL ENGINEERING (STRUCTURAL ENGINEERING)
I have failed to access an application form to fill. please post it on this website together with the advert
This is great chance for all African students. Thank you….
super smart scholarship for Africans ….
I am ready to apply for the scholarship announced by your university but for online application the address you have given us could not be functional, whenever I clicked down it would not continue to the next step rather it said not found. Please help me before the application deadline is finished.
BANZA MUMBELE Eric L’initiative est bonne mais le critere âge favorise certains au détruments des autres en termes des pays. Dans les pays francophones, lisophones et Arabiques il n’ya pas assez des jeunes avec ce niveau d’étude. D’ou il serait mieux de revoir ce critère. Je suis vraiment interessé pour le programme de gouvernance mais ce critère me bloque.
The policy is good but the criterias are limitating people to apply for the opporunity offered. In terme of countries, English countries are in advantage in detrument of others, French, Portugesh, Arabic due to the policy of the colonial master. So is better to rethink about the age criteria. My self am very interesting with the Governance programme
thank you for giving me this chance first… i am very happy to apply for this scholarship. i am graduated from mekelle university in electrical and computer engineering and i am a lecturer in mekelle university (ethiopia). so i want to learn my masters degree if you give the chance for this scholarship.
Please to which address will the recommendation letter be addressed to?
Hi Nonso, you address the recommandation letter to the director of the university branch you have chosen. Thanks
the online application can’t work , what shall i do?
if online application is done, need for hard copy application is must? or not
please help me how to complete the online b/s once u upload docm. nothing totally recjected by the server.
Comment:Why do I keep redirected to the motivational statement segment?The deadline is fast approaching and I already feel frustrated…please help
I will be waiting until I get chance to study my PhD in Governance and Regional Indentation at Yaoundi ll
The opportunity is wonderful. But I am afraid the online link is not working and repeatedly saying Error 500. Because of this I was unsuccessful to apply. Think about it.Sorry
Dears, i am not able to apply at PAU because of weak internet access. is there any possibility to get another chance mainly related to the extension of time?
Dears, I have submitted the application of scholars for PhD in your/our institution i.e Pan African University. So that I am looking for the acceptance but how can I get the information whether or not successful scholar.
Thank you for your Concern Africa.
Berhe Zewde , Lecturer of Mathematics , Adigrat university
CNCS,Quality assurance head
Unfortunateley . Where is our language (african languages) we are black . It was better to say like somali, amhari,ksiwahili, or west african languages. I am from somalia
Dear, when do you announce the acceptance ?
The opportunity is wonderful but how to apply this chance.
Thank you for given us this Chance . I am graduated in civil engineering and I have a plan to continue my school for masters. I hope to hear from you soon to guide me or to send me the link to apply to Pan Africa university .
i am very much pleased ,to have this oppprtunities as i am an african citizenship.and i hope very soon i will be part of this programme.
Please kindly notify me on the next call. Unfortunately I just saw this information now. I want to embark on a PhD program and I need this scholarship. I have an MPH (Masters in Public Health). I will gladly apply on the next call please. Thank you for anticipated response.
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I applied for PhD program in Climate Science/Change at PAU for 2018 awards. Since, the connection is not fast at all in many parts of Ethiopia in general and Wollega University in particular; you may help as providing information and waiting us for more than 2 weeks on air.
I waiting positive response from PAU as I am fulfilled all the criteria required.
Wollega university lecturer (Climate and Hydrology)