2020 Pan African University Scholarships For African Students

Pan African University is currently calling for applications from young, qualified, talented and enterprising applicants from African countries and the African Diaspora to apply for masters and doctoral program in the Pan African University Scholarships, 2020-2021.

This is one of the efforts by the Pan African community to encourage research among students, in the quest to achieve political and economic stability in Africa.

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 high-quality postgraduate education aimed at achieving a prosperous, integrated and peaceful Africa.

It is a post-graduate training and research network of university nodes in five regions, supported by the African Union. The new organization is also supported by the Association of African Universities.

Host Country: Kenya, Nigeria, Cameroon & Algeria

Category: Masters & PhD

Eligible Countries: African Countries 

Reward: Full Scholarship 

Deadline: September 25, 2020

Scholarship Details

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.

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Scholarship Requirements

In order to be eligible to apply for the scholarship, applicants must:

  • Candidates For Masters Programme 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 For PhD Programme must satisfy the following conditions
  1. Maximum age of 35 years for male and 40 years 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, transcripts
  4. Passport or National I.D. card (personal details page);
  5. Clear colored passport size photograph (2cmx2cm);
  6. Detail CV;
  7. Recommendation letters from 2 Professors;
  8. A 3 to 4 page Research Concept Note (tentaive title, research questions, objectives, significance of the research etc…);
  9. Names of 3 Reference University Teachers (with email adress and whatsapp number);(Mandatory);

Scholarship Reward

  • Excellent programmes taught by world class faculty;
  • A broad network of academic and professional partners on the continent and beyond;
  • Attractive scholarship scheme;
  • 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, multi-cultural and Pan African learning and research environments.

The African Union Commission will offer full scholarships to successful African candidates. In essence, scholarship awardees should be working in Africa after graduation.

Available Institutions

  • Pan African University Institute for Basic Sciences, Technology, and Innovation (PAUSTI), at Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT), Kenya
  • The 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 for Governance, Humanities and Social Sciences (PAUGHSS), at the University of Yaounde II and the University of Buea, Cameroon
  • PAU Institute for Water and Energy Sciences – including climate change (PAUWES), at the University of Tlemcen, Algeria.

Method of Application

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

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