Pan African (African Union) University 2018/2019 (Masters & PhD) Scholarships for Africans (Fully Funded)

Application Deadline: April 20th 2018

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 II and 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 pre-selection.
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.
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: 20 APril 2018.
Applications received after this deadline will NOT be considered.
Further enquiries can be made through:
Download Call for Application:


  1. I need a scholarship on Digital Publishing as my job entails encouraging young people to develop a reading culture among young Kenyans using digital devices like mobile phones, E-readers, laptops, tablets, etc.

  2. Comment: je suis étudiant en licence génie civil . je souhaite continué en master . une bourse sera la bien venue compte tenu de ma situation financière. merci

  3. Greetings sir, wish to find out if a student who has just completed his/her first year masters studies in Applied Parasitology and Vector Biology can also apply to complete the program.

  4. hello, I’m Furaha Chaula, a Tanzanian girl, I pursued Bachelor of Science in Mathematics and Statistics with a GPA OF 4.1(Upper Second class honour). I need a Masters scholarship in Medical Statistics or Biostatistics. please may you help me to get this kind of scholarship. Thanks in advance.

  5. Mr Nufbek Worku from Ethiopia. i was graduated from Haramaya University in july 2,2015 GC by Hydraulic Water Resources Engineering. so please invite me if any Scholarship is there. Thank you


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