PAU Scholarship 2024 Online Application Form

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Last Updated on September 8, 2023

PAU Scholarship 2024

The African Union Commission is inviting applications for the Pan African University scholarships for the 2024 academic year.

Pan African University (PAU) is a premier network of universities in Africa dedicated to providing quality postgraduate education aimed at achieving a prosperous, integrated, and peaceful continent.

PAU is offering scholarships to young, talented Africans and other African diaspora members who wish to pursue Masters or PhD degrees at any of its four institutes.

In order to be considered for the PAU Scholarship, applicants should be motivated professionals, academics, industrialists, innovators, or entrepreneurs who are committed to leadership roles.

Degree Level

  • Master’s and PhD

Deadlines

  • The application deadline is 10 September 2023

Applications received after this deadline will NOT be considered.

Field of Study

Listed below are participating institutes and programmes offered at each institute:

Pan African University Institutes Masters Programmes (M Sc/MA) PhD Programmes
Pan African University Institute for Basic Sciences, Technology and Innovation (PAUSTI), at the Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT), in Kenya.
  • Molecular Biology & Biotechnology
  • Mathematics (Statistics option)
  • Mathematics (Data Science)
  • Civil Engineering (Structural option)
  • Civil Engineering (ASAL & Environment option)
  • Electrical Engineering (Telecommunications option)
  • Electrical Engineering (Computer Engineering option)
  • Mechatronic Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Molecular Biology & Biotechnology
  • Mathematics (Computational option)
  • Mathematics (Statistics option)
  • Electrical Engineering (Telecommunications option)
  • Electrical Engineering (Power Systems option)
  • Civil Engineering (Structural option)
  • Civil Engineering (ASAL and Environment option)
Pan African University Institute for Life and Earth Sciences- including Health and Agriculture (PAULESI), at the University of Ibadan (UI), in Nigeria.
  • Geosciences (Mineral Exploration option)
  • Geosciences (Petroleum Geosciences option)
  • Health Sciences (Reproductive Health option)
  • Plant Breeding
  • Environmental Management
  • Medicinal Plant Research and Drug Development
  • Sport Management and Policy Development
  • Avian Medicine
  • Veterinary Vaccine Production and Quality Control option
  • Geosciences (Mineral Exploration option)
  • Geosciences (Petroleum Geoscience option)
  • Health Sciences (Reproductive Health option)
  • Plant Breeding
  • Environmental Management
Pan African University Institute for Governance, Humanities and Social Sciences (PAUGHSS), at the University of Yaounde II and the University of Buea, in Cameroon.
  • Governance and Regional Integration
  • Conference Interpreting
  • Translation
  • Transborder languages and Intercultural Communication
  •  Governance and Regional Integration
Pan African University Institute for Water and Energy Sciences -including Climate Change (PAUWES), at the University of Tlemcen, in Algeria.
  • Water (Engineering option)
  • Water (Policy option)
  • Energy (Engineering option)
  • Energy (Policy option)
  • Climate Change (Policy option)
  • Climate Change Engineering option)
Candidate Requirements

Master’s Applicants must:

  • Not be older than 30 years of age for male and 35 years of age for female applicants;
  • Have an Undergraduate degree from a recognized university, with at least a second-class upper division or its equivalent, in a relevant field.

PhD Applicants must:

  • Not be older than 35 years of age for male and 40 years of age for female applicants
  • A Master’s degree in a relevant field from PAU or any internationally recognized university

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

Bursary Enquiries

For more information please visit: https://www.au-pau.org/submission/

First read all the Frequently Asked Questions. If your question is not in the list then send an email.

For academic or administrative issues please send an email to pau.scholarships@africa-union.org

If you encounter any technical issue (If something don’t work on the website), please send an email to the following address: student.panafrican@gmail.com 

The email should contain the following information:

  1. Your Full Name
  2. Your Birthday
  3. Passport or National ID Card Number
  4. Phone number
  5. The Email used to register
  6. A clear question describing your problem
  7. Date and time of the incident or the issue (In the case of technical issues)
  8. A screenshot of the issue you are facing (if possible).

Please use these addresses only for answers to questions.

Do not send your documents to these addresses.

Bursary Inclusion
  • Full tuition;
  • Living expenses;
  • Medical insurance;

Please note: Successful applicants will be expected to cover all other costs and expenses not covered by the scholarship.

How to Apply

Applications are strictly online via https://www.au-pau.org/submission/.    

All applicants must submit the following documents:

Master’s students:

  • Certified true copies of relevant certificates, transcripts (from university and high school);
  • Passport or National I.D. card (personal details page);
  • Clear coloured passport size photograph (2cmx2cm);
  • Detailed Curriculum Vitae (CV);
  • Recommendation letter from ONE of his/her former University lecturers;
  • Names of 3 Reference University lecturers (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 one of the African Union’s official languages (Arabic, English, French, Portuguese, Kiswahili and Spanish). Academic Competence must be evidenced in academic transcripts at bachelors’ level.

PhD students:

  • Certified copies of relevant certificates and transcripts;
  • Passport or National I.D. card (biometric/ personal details page);
  • Clear coloured passport size photograph (2cmx2cm);
  • Detailed Curriculum Vitae (CV);
  • Recommendation letters from 2 Professors;
  • A three to four page Research Concept Note (tentative title, research questions, objectives, significance of the research etc…)
  • Names of 3 Reference University lectures (with email address and WhatsApp number mandatory)

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