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Apply for the Pan African University Scholarships (PAU) 2021-2022: Fully Funded by the African Union Commission: PAU Scholarship

Deadline: 30 July 2021

About the Pan African University Scholarship

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.

Admission Requirements

Candidates must satisfy the following conditions

  1. Maximum age of 30 years for male and 35 years for female applicants
  2. Undergraduate degree from a recognized university, with at least a second class upper division or its equivalent, in a relevant field;
  3. Certified copies of relevant certificates, transcripts (from university and high school)
  4. Passport or National I.D. card (personal details page)
  5. Clear colored passport size photograph (2cmx2cm)
  6. Detail CV
  7. Recommendation letter from ONE of his/her former University lecturers
  8. Names of 3 Reference University lecturers (with email adress and whatsapp number) (*Mandatory)

Candidates requirements for Doctoral Programmes

  • 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, Spanish and Portuguese).
The African Union Commission will offer full scholarships to the successful African candidates.

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

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.

Steps to apply:

  1. After reading the conditions, Click on ‘Register’
  2. Provide a valid  username and your email
  3. Check your inbox to confirm the registration by clicking on the confirmation link (Please check the spams as well)
  4. Provide a valid password
  5. Login using your credentials
  6. Open the ‘Application’ page and provide all your data
  7. Click on Save button and after finishing click on FINISH button

The list of the institutes with the related programs

1) Pan African University Institute for Basic Sciences, Technology and Innovation (PAUSTI), at Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT), Kenya.

Masters (MSc)

Molecular Biology & Biotechnology
Mathematics (Computational option)
Mathematics (Statistics option)
Mathematics (Data science)
Civil Engineering (Structural option)
Civil Engineering(Construction and Management Option)
Civil Engineering (Transportation option)
Electrical Engineering (Telecommunications option)
Electrical Engineering (Computer Engineering option)
Mechatronic Engineering
Mechanical Engineering


Molecular Biology & Biotechnology
Mathematics (Financial option)
Mathematics (Computational option)
Mathematics (Statistics option)
Electrical Engineering (Telecommunications option)
Electrical Engineering (Power Systems option)
Civil Engineering (Structural option)
Civil Engineering (Arid and Semi-Arid Land option)

2) Pan African University Institute for Life and Earth Sciences- including Health and Agriculture (PAULESI), at the University of Ibadan (UI), Nigeria.

Masters (MSc)

Geosciences (Mineral Exploration option)
Geosciences (Petroleum Geosciences option)
Health Sciences (Reproductive Health option)
Plant Breeding
Environmental Management
Medicinal Plant Research and Drug Development
Sports Management and Policy Development
Veterinary Medicine (Avian Medicine option )
Veterinary Medicine (Vaccine production & Quality Control option )


Geosciences (Mineral Exploration option)
Geosciences (Petroleum Geosciences option)
Health Sciences (Reproductive Health option)
Plant Breeding
Environmental Management

3) Pan African University Institute for Governance, Humanities and Social Sciences (PAUGHSS), at the University of Yaounde II and the University of Buea, Cameroon.

Masters (MA)

Governance and Regional Integration
Conference Interpreting
Transborder languages and Intercultural Communication


Governance and Regional Integration

4) Pan African University Institute for Water and Energy Sciences -including climate change (PAUWES), at the University of Tlemcen, Algeria.

Masters (MSc)

  • Water (Engineering option)
  • Water (Policy option)
  • Energy (Engineering option)
  • Energy (Policy option)
  • Climate Change

Application Procedure

Applications should be completed online at

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Closing date for the submission of applications with all supporting documents

30 July 2021. Applications received after this deadline will NOT be considered.

Further enquiries can be made through:

Or :

Visit PAU Scholarship Official Website Here


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