Pan African University Postgraduate Scholarships Awards for Africans 2021/2022

Pan African University Postgraduate Scholarships Awards for Africans: Applications are hereby invited from suitably qualified individuals for the 2021/2022 Pan African University Postgraduate Scholarships Awards for Africans across their four host institutes. Interested individuals are advised to read through the eligibility conditions and see how to apply.

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.


Scholarship Sponsor(s): Pan African University/African Union.
Scholarship Type: Fully funded Scholarships
Host Institutions: Pan African University Institutes
Scholarship Worth: Not Stated
Number of Awards: Several
Study Level:  Postgraduate Scholarships (Masters and PhD)
Nationality: African Students and Africans in Diaspora.


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Scholarship Descriptions:

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.

Reasons to join PAU:

  • Excellent programmes taught by world class faculty;
  • A broad network of academic and professional partners on the continent and beyond;
  • Attractive scholarship scheme;
  • Joint degree awards from the Pan African University and its Host Universities;
  • Excellent career prospects in some of the fastest growing industries, with relevant career guidance; and
  • Vibrant, multi-cultural and Pan African learning and research environments.

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Pan African University Institutes.

  • Pan African University Institute for Basic Sciences, Technology and Innovation (PAUSTI), at Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT), Kenya.
  • Pan African University Institute for Life and Earth Sciences- including Health and Agriculture (PAULESI), at the University of Ibadan (UI), Nigeria.
  • Pan African University Institute for Governance, Humanities and Social Sciences (PAUGHSS), at the University of Yaounde II and the University of Buea, Cameroon.
  • Pan African University Institute for Water and Energy Sciences -including climate change (PAUWES), at the University of Tlemcen, Algeria.

Eligibility and Admission Requirements:

Eligibility conditions for the 2019/2020 Pan African University Postgraduate Scholarships Awards are broken down in categories as follows;

1. Admission Requirements for Masters Programmes: Candidates must satisfy the following conditions:

  • 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 passport (personal details page);
  • Clear colored passport size photograph (2cmx2cm);
  • Detailed CV;
  • Recommendation letters from 2 Professors
  • A letter of motivation justifying why you want to pursue your study in the Pan African University;
  • 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.

2. Admission Requirements for Doctoral Programmes: Candidates must satisfy the following conditions:

  • A Masters degree in a relevant field from PAU or any internationally recognized university;
  • Certified copies of relevant certificates, transcripts,
  • Copy of Passport (personal details page);
  • A 3 to 4 page research concept note (tentaive title, research questions, objectives, significance of the research etc…)
  • Recommendation letters from 2 Professors
  • Clear colored passport size photograph (2cmx2cm);
  • Detailed CV
  • A letter of motivation justifying why you want to pursue your study in the Pan African University;
  • Maximum age of 35 years for male and 40 years for female applicants.

Application Procedures

  • How-to-Apply: All applications for the 2021/2022 Pan African University Postgraduate Scholarships Awards must be completed online at https://www.au-pau.org/submission/by following the steps outlined on the page.
  • Application Deadline: 30 July 2021

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

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