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CALL FOR APPLICATIONS 2024 ACADEMIC YEAR: PAN AFRICAN UNIVERSITY SCHOLARSHIPS MASTERS & PhD PROGRAMMES

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Apply for the Pan African University Full Scholarships 2024

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 Diaspora are invited to apply to join Masters or PhD degree
programmes at any of the following four PAU institutes listed below.
Youths with potential, motivation and who desire to play transformative
leadership roles as academics, professionals, industrialists, innovators and
entrepreneurs are particularly encouraged to apply.

  1. Pan African
    University
    Institute for Basic
    Sciences,
    Technology and
    Innovation
    (PAUSTI), at the
    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 Sciences
    -including
    Climate Change
    (PAUWES), at
    the University of
    Tlemcen,
    Algeria

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Admission Requirements for Master’s Programmes
Candidates must meet the following requirements:

  1. Not be older than 30 years for male and 35 years for female applicants;
  2. Have an Undergraduate degree from a recognized university, with at least
    a second-class upper division or its equivalent, in a relevant field;
  3. Certified true copies of relevant certificates, transcripts (from university
    and high school);
  4. Passport or National I.D. card (personal details page);
  5. Clear coloured passport size photograph (2cmx2cm);
  6. Detailed CV;
  7. Recommendation letter from ONE of his/her former University lecturers;
  8. Names of 3 Reference University lecturers (with email address and
    WhatsApp number) ;(Mandatory)
    *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, Portuguese, Kiswahili and Spanish).
    Academic Competence must be evidenced in academic transcripts at the bachelors’
    level.
    Admission Requirements for Doctoral (PhD) Programmes

Candidates must meet the following requirements:

  1. Maximum 35 years old for male and 40 years old for female applicants;
  2. A Master’s degree in a relevant field from PAU or any internationally
    recognized university;
  3. Certified copies of relevant certificates and transcripts,
  4. Passport or National I.D. card (biometric/ personal details page);
  5. Clear coloured passport size photograph (2cmx2cm);
  6. Detailed CV;
  7. Recommendation letters from 2 Professors;
  8. A 3 to 4-page Research Concept Note (tentative title, research questions,
    objectives, significance of the research etc…);
  9. Names of 3 Reference University lecturers (with email address and
    WhatsApp number); (Mandatory);

The African Union Commission will offer full scholarships to successful candidates.
Reasons to join Pan African University

  1. Excellent programmes taught by world renowned lecturers;
  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 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 Procedure
Applications should be completed online APPLY HERE


The Call will be launched on 10 July and will close on 10 September 2023
Applications received after this deadline will NOT be considered.

For more information, visit the pan african university official website here

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