Pan African University Postgraduate Scholarship Awards 2022/2023

Applications are invited from qualified individuals for the 2022/2023 Pan African University Postgraduate Scholarship Awards for Africans in their four host institutes. Interested parties are advised to read 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 leading continental university network whose mission is to provide quality postgraduate education geared towards achieving a prosperous, integrated and peaceful Africa.


Scholarship Sponsors: Pan African University/African Union.

Host institutions: Pan African University Institutes

Scholarship Worth: Is not mentioned

Number of awards: enough

Level of education: Postgraduate (Master and PhD)

Nationality: Africans


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Scholarship Descriptions:

Young, qualified, talented and entrepreneurial candidates from African countries and the African diaspora are invited to apply to join Master’s or PhD programs at any of the following four PAU institutes listed below. Candidates with potential, motivation and desire to play transformative leadership roles as academics, professionals, industrialists, innovators and entrepreneurs are strongly encouraged to apply.

Reasons to join PAU:

  • Outstanding programs taught by world-class faculty.
  • A wide network of academic and professional partners on the continent and beyond.
  • Attractive scholarship program.
  • 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, multicultural and Pan-African learning and research environments.

Pan African University Institutes.

  • Pan African University Institute of Basic Science, 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 of 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.

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Eligibility and Admission Requirements*:

Eligibility requirements for the 2022/2023 Pan African University Postgraduate Scholarship Awards are categorized as follows:

1. Admission Requirements for Master’s Programs: Applicants must meet the following requirements:

  • An undergraduate degree from a recognized university, with at least a second class upper division or equivalent, in a relevant discipline.
  • Certified copies of relevant certificates, transcripts (from university and high school),
  • National passport (personal information page).
  • Transparent color passport size photograph (2cmx2cm).
  • Detailed resume?
  • Letters of recommendation from 2 Professors
  • A letter of motivation justifying why you want to continue your studies at the Pan African University.
  • Maximum age limit 30 years for male and 35 years for female applicants.
  • Candidates may be asked to take a written/oral test after pre-selection.

2. Conditions for Admission to Doctoral Programs: Applicants must meet the following requirements:

  • Post Graduate Diploma in relevant field from PAU or any internationally recognized university.
  • Certified copies of the relevant certificates, copies,
  • Copy of Passport (personal information page).
  • A 3 to 4 page research note (essay title, research questions, objectives, significance of the research, etc…)
  • Letters of recommendation from 2 Professors
  • Transparent color passport size photograph (2cmx2cm).
  • Detailed CV
  • A letter of motivation justifying why you want to continue your studies at the Pan African University.
  • Maximum age limit 35 years for male and 40 years for female applicants.

Application Procedures

  • How to apply: All applications for the 2022/2023 Pan African University Postgraduate Scholarship Awards must be completed online. Interested parties should follow the steps outlined on the official page to submit their applications.
  • The African Union Commission will offer full scholarships to successful African applicants.
  • Application deadline: September 15, 2022

*The information on this page is updated from previously published publications, users are advised to check for updated information before continuing to complete applications.

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