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

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

Pan African University Scholarships

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.

Pan African University Scholarships Eligibility

Scholarship awardees should be committed to working in Africa after graduation.

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

To be taken at (countries): 

  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

Fields of Study: All fields of study are available from the scholarship webpage link below

Value of Scholarship

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

How to Apply for Pan African University Postgraduate Scholarships

Applications should be completed online at pau-au.net. Application forms should be downloaded at the following address: pau-au.net

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.

Interested applicants should go through the Program guidelines before applying.

For more information, visit the Pan African University Postgraduate Scholarships.

Application Deadline: 27th June 2019

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