Pan African University Postgraduate Scholarships 2023/2024

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The  Pan African University Postgraduate Scholarships Awards 2023/2024  are now open for applications, targeting qualified African individuals across the four host institutes. This prestigious initiative, founded by the Heads of State and Government of the African Union, aims to establish a premier continental university network. The university’s core mission is to offer exceptional postgraduate education that contributes to the realization of a prosperous, integrated, and harmonious Africa.

Prospective applicants are encouraged to carefully review the eligibility criteria before proceeding with their applications. This opportunity presents a chance for talented individuals from across Africa to pursue advanced studies and play a role in shaping the continent’s future. Interested candidates should follow the provided guidelines to submit their applications and stand a chance to be awarded the Pan African University Postgraduate Scholarship.

Scholarship Summary:

  • Scholarship Sponsor(s): Pan African University/African Union
  • Host Institution(s): Pan African University Institutes
  • Scholarship Worth: Details not specified
  • Number of Awards: Multiple scholarships available
  • Study Level: Postgraduate (Master and PhD)
  • Nationality: Open to African students

Scholarship Description:

The Pan African University (PAU) extends an invitation to young, skilled, talented, and innovative individuals from African countries and the African Diaspora. They are encouraged to apply for enrollment in Masters or PhD degree programs.

The PAU seeks candidates with great potential, strong motivation, and a desire to take on transformative leadership roles in various fields such as academics, professionals, industrialists, innovators, and entrepreneurs. Aspiring applicants who possess these qualities are particularly welcomed to submit their applications. This opportunity serves as a platform for individuals to further their education and contribute to positive change and progress within Africa and beyond.

Why to join PAU:

The Pan African University offers the following benefits to its students:

  • Outstanding programs taught by highly esteemed faculty members.
  • Extensive network of academic and professional collaborators both within Africa and internationally.
  • Attractive scholarship opportunities for eligible candidates.
  • Joint degree awards granted by the Pan African University and its Host Universities.
  • Promising career prospects in rapidly expanding industries, complemented by relevant career guidance.
  • Engaging and dynamic learning and research environments, enriched by diverse cultures and a Pan African perspective.

Pan African University Institutes:

These are the four institutes of the Pan African University:

  1. Pan African University Institute for Basic Sciences, Technology, and Innovation (PAUSTI) located at Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT) in Kenya.
  2. Pan African University Institute for Life and Earth Sciences – including Health and Agriculture (PAULESI) situated at the University of Ibadan (UI) in Nigeria.
  3. Pan African University Institute for Governance, Humanities, and Social Sciences (PAUGHSS) with campuses at the University of Yaounde II and the University of Buea in Cameroon.
  4. Pan African University Institute for Water and Energy Sciences – including climate change (PAUWES) based at the University of Tlemcen in Algeria.

Eligibility and Admission Requirements:

The eligibility criteria for the 2023/2024 Pan African University Postgraduate Scholarships Awards are divided into the following categories:

Masters Programmes Admission Requirements:

To be eligible for admission to the Masters Programmes, candidates must meet the following criteria:

  • Applicants should be no older than 30 years (for male applicants) and 35 years (for female applicants).
  • Possess an undergraduate degree from a recognized university, with a minimum of a second class upper division or its equivalent, in a relevant field.
  • Submit certified copies of relevant certificates and transcripts from both university and high school.
  • Provide a clear, colored passport size photograph (2cmx2cm).
  • Present a detailed CV (Curriculum Vitae).
  • Include a recommendation letter from one of their former university lecturers.
  • Provide the names of three reference university lecturers along with their email addresses and WhatsApp numbers (mandatory).

Doctoral Programmes Admission Requirements:

Candidates applying for the Doctoral Programmes must fulfill the following conditions:

  • Some candidates might need to undergo a written/oral examination after pre-selection.

Note for Master in Conference Interpreting and Translation Programmes:

  • Applicants to the Master in Conference Interpreting and Translation programmes are required to have an excellent command of at least two of the African Union’s official languages. These languages include Arabic, English, French, Spanish, and Portuguese.

How to Apply:

Application Procedure: To apply for the 2023/2024 Pan African University Postgraduate Scholarships Awards, follow these steps:

  1. Complete the online application form, which can be accessed at
  2. For any inquiries or assistance during the application process, contact the support team at [email protected].

The African Union Commission will provide full scholarships to successful candidates from Africa who meet the eligibility criteria. Take advantage of this opportunity to further your postgraduate studies with the support of the Pan African University and the African Union.

Application Deadline: 10 September, 2023

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