Pan African University Postgraduate Scholarships for Africans

Postgraduate scholarships for Africans


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Opportunity for young and talented Africans to pursue a postgraduate degree program at any of the Pan African University institutes on a fully funded scholarships. If this excite you, read the full details below: Before you proceed, kindly read how to submit winning scholarship application


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About the Postgraduate Scholarships for Africans

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. 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 see the list of the institutes and programs please check the page Institutes & programs


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Eligibility for the Postgraduate Scholarships for Africans

The postgraduate scholarships for Africans covers for master and PhD programs. The eligibility criteria for each category are detailed below:

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Admission Requirements for Masters Programmes

  • Candidates must satisfy the following conditions
  • Maximum age of 30 years for male and 35 years for female applicants
  • 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)
  • Passport or National I.D. card (personal details page)
  • Clear colored passport size photograph (2cmx2cm)
  • Detail CV
  • Recommendation letter from ONE of his/her former University lecturers
  • Names of 3 Reference University lecturers (with email address and whatsapp number) (*Mandatory)


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Admission Requirements for Doctoral Programmes

  • Candidates must meet the following requirements:
  • Maximum age of 35 years for male and 40 years for female applicants;
  • A Master’s degree in a relevant field from PAU or any internationally recognized university;
  • Certified copies of relevant certificates, transcripts
  • Passport or National I.D. card (personal details page);
  • Clear colored passport size photograph (2cmx2cm);
  • Detail CV;
  • Recommendation letters from 2 Professors;
  • A 3 to 4 page Research Concept Note (tentative title, research questions, objectives, significance of the research etc…);
  • Names of 3 Reference University Teachers (with email address and whatsapp number);(Mandatory);

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).


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Benefits of the Postgraduate Scholarships for Africans

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


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How to Apply for the Postgraduate Scholarships for Africans

Steps to apply:

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


Application Deadline for the Postgraduate Scholarships for Africans

Closing date for the submission of applications with all supporting documents is 15 September 2022. Applications received after this deadline will NOT be considered.

For further details, kindly visit the official announcement


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