Pan African (African Union) University 2019/2020 (Masters & PhD) Scholarships for Africans (Fully Funded)

Application Deadline: June 27th 2019

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:

  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 Scien

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),

3.National passport (personal details page);

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

5.Detailed CV;

6.Recommendation letters from 2 Professors

7.A letter of motivation justifying why you want to pursue your study in the Pan African University;

8.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).

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,

3.Copy of Passport (personal details page);

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

5.Recommendation letters from 2 Professors

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

7.Detailed CV

8.A letter of motivation justifying why you want to pursue your study in the Pan African University;

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

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 ProcedureApplications should be completed online at

The call for applications is open from May 14, 2019 to June 27, 2019.Applications received after this deadline will not be considered.Further enquiries can be made through: [email protected]

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the Pan African (African Union) University 2019/2020 (Masters & PhD) Scholarships


  1. Dearsir/madam
    I am Mulatu Eticha Guma from Wollega, Ethiopia.I have BED degree in Geography major and Economics Minor Graduated from Bahir Dar University in 2009 G.C. I am asking you to get Master Degree program on the same field or related field of study from your University.Please refer this an attachment before deciding the chance.Thank u for this chance!

  2. Je suis très intéressé par votre offre pour le doctoral. Prière m’informer à chaque fois qu’il y a une nouvelle opportunité.

  3. Bonjour
    S’il vous plait je suis Togolais et j’aimerais postuler pour une bourse dans une université panafricaine mais parmi les pays pour la nationalité je ne trouve pas le Togo, je fais comment

  4. dear; institution of pan africa scholarships for all invited online. my name is Edosa Emana. from Ethiopia, wollega university. I have Bsc degree in physics. hence, i want to apply on masters degree in physics. for this reason please give me the chance to apply in your institution. with best regards

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