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Pan African University Scholarships for Youths, 2023-2024
Wednesday, June 12, 2024

Pan African University Scholarships for Youths, 2023-2024

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 LEVEL : Masters, PhD, Research
 FUNDING : Fully Funded
 OPEN TO : Africans
STATUS : Closed

Applications are now opened for the Pan African University Scholarships. The program is open to young, qualified, talented, and enterprising applicants from African countries and the African Diaspora to join Master’s or Ph.D. degree programs at any of the 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.

The Pan African University (PAU) is the culmination of continental initiatives of the Commission of the African Union to revitalize higher education and research in Africa, under the Second Decade of Education for Africa and the consolidated Plan of Action of Science and Technology for Africa. It will exemplify excellence, enhance the attractiveness and global competitiveness of African higher education and research and establish the African University at the core of Africa’s development.

The PAU will greatly boost the population and retention of high-level human resources and quality knowledge outputs, and be able to attract the best intellectual capacity from all over the world. Africa acknowledges the fact that social and economic development is not possible without substantive investment in higher education and research. The African Union Commission will offer full scholarships to the successful African candidates. Scholarship awardees should be committed to working in Africa after graduation.

Program details

  • Host institution: Pan African University Institute for Basic Sciences, Technology and Innovation (PAUSTI), Kenya; Pan African University Institute for Life and Earth Sciences (including Health and Agriculture) (PAULESI), Nigeria; Pan African University Institute for Governance, Humanities and Social Sciences (PAUGHSS), Cameroon; Pan African University Institute for Water and Energy Sciences including climate change (PAUWES), Algeria;.
  • Fields of study: Please check list below.
  • Number of scholarships: Not specified.
  • Duration: Program normal duration.
  • Eligible countries: Open to Africans.

Pan African University Scholarships Benefits

Below are the reasons why you may want to join the Pan African University.

  1. Excellent programs taught by world-class faculty;
  2. A broad network of academic and professional partners on the continent and beyond;
  3. Attractive scholarship scheme. In fact, the African Union Commission will offer full scholarships to successful African candidates;
  4. Joint degree awards from the Pan African University and its 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.

List of Institutes with their Related Programs

I) Pan African University Institute for Basic Sciences, Technology and Innovation (PAUSTI), at Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT), Kenya.

Masters (MSc)

  • Civil Engineering (Construction and Management Option)
  • Civil Engineering (Structural option)
  • Civil Engineering (Transportation option)
  • Electrical Engineering (Computer Engineering option)
  • Electrical Engineering (Telecommunications option)
  • Mathematics (Data science)
  • Mathematics (Statistics option)
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Mechatronic Engineering
  • Molecular Biology & Biotechnology.


  1. Civil Engineering (Structural option)
  2. Electrical Engineering (Power Systems option)
  3. Electrical Engineering (Telecommunications option)
  4. Mathematics (Computational option)
  5. Mathematics (Statistics option)
  6. Molecular Biology & Biotechnology>.

II) Pan African University Institute for Life and Earth Sciences- including Health and Agriculture (PAULESI), at the University of Ibadan (UI), Nigeria.

Masters (MSc)

  • Avian Medicine
  • Geosciences (Mineral Exploration option)
  • Geosciences (Petroleum Geosciences option)
  • Health Sciences (Reproductive Health option)
  • Plant Breeding
  • Environmental Management
  • Medicinal Plant Research and Drug Development
  • Sports Management and Policy Development
  • Veterinary Vaccine production & Quality Control option.


  1. Geosciences (Mineral Exploration option)
  2. Geosciences (Petroleum Geosciences option)
  3. Health Sciences (Reproductive Health option)
  4. Plant Breeding
  5. Environmental Management.

III) Pan African University Institute for Governance, Humanities and Social Sciences (PAUGHSS), at the University of Yaounde II and the University of Buea, Cameroon.

Masters (MA)

  • Governance and Regional Integration
  • Conference Interpreting
  • Translation
  • Transborder languages and Intercultural Communication.

PhD in Governance and Regional Integration

IV) Pan African University Institute for Water and Energy Sciences including climate change (PAUWES), at the University of Tlemcen, Algeria.

Masters (MSc)

  1. Water (Engineering option)
  2. Water (Policy option)
  3. Energy (Engineering option)
  4. Energy (Policy option)
  5. Climate Change (Engineering option)
  6. Climate Change (Policy option).

Pan African University Scholarships Eligibility

To be eligible for the scholarship, candidates must satisfy the following conditions:

Master Program Applicants

  • Not be older than 30 years for male and 35 years 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;
  • 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 CV;
  • Recommendation letter from ONE of his/her former University lecturers;
  • Names of 3 Reference University lecturers (with email address and WhatsApp number) – Mandatory;

Note : 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 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.

Doctoral Program Applicants

  • Maximum 35 years old for male and 40 years old for female applicants;
  • A Master’s degree in a relevant field from PAU or any internationally recognized university;
  • Certified copies of relevant certificates and transcripts,
  • Passport or National I.D. card (biometric/ personal details page);
  • Clear coloured passport size photograph (2cmx2cm);
  • Detailed 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 lectures (with email address and WhatsApp number)- Mandatory;

Similar opportunities

  1. Canadian Government Banting Fellowships;
  2. Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program in the USA;
  3. Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships (Vanier CGS).

How to Apply for the Pan African University Scholarships

Interested applicants in this Africa scholarship program should click on the apply button below to access the online application platform, create an account, and follow instructions to submit their applications.

  1. Click on the Apply button below and 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.

Note : If you didn’t finish the application, you can come back later and “Login” again using your email and password.

For further questions, please read the Frequently Asked Questions or send a message to [email protected].

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