African Union (AU) Pan-African Scholarship 2022

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About the African Union (AU) Pan-African Scholarship

The Pan-African Scholarship 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 Diaspora are invited to apply to join Masters or PhD degree programmes at any of the following four PAU institutes listed below.

Youths with potential, motivation and who desire to play transformative leadership roles as academics, professionals, industrialists, innovators and entrepreneurs are particularly encouraged to apply.


The African Union Commission will offer full scholarships to successful candidates. The benefits are as follows:

  1. Excellent programmes taught by world renowned lectures;
  2. A broad network of academic and professional partners on the continent and beyond;
  3. Attractive scholarship scheme;
  4. Joint degree awards from the Pan African University and 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.

Eligibility for Masters

Candidates for Masters must meet the following requirements:

  1. Not be older than 30 years for male and 35 years for female applicants;
  2. Have an Undergraduate degree from a recognized university, with at least a second-class-upper division or its equivalent, in a relevant field;
  3. Certified true copies of relevant certificates, transcripts (from university and high school);
  4. Passport or National I.D. card (personal details page);
  5. Clear coloured passport size photograph (2cmx2cm);
  6. Detailed CV;
  7. Recommendation letter from ONE of his/her former University lecturers;
  8. Names of 3 Reference University lecturers (with email address and WhatsApp number) ;(Mandatory)

Eligibility for PhD

Candidates for PhD must meet the following requirements:

  1. Maximum 35 years old for male and 40 years old 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 and transcripts,
  4. Passport or National I.D. card (biometric/ personal details page);
  5. Clear coloured passport size photograph (2cmx2cm);
  6. Detailed CV;
  7. Recommendation letters from 2 Professors;
  8. A 3 to 4 page Research Concept Note (tentative title, research questions, objectives, significance of the research etc…);
  9. Names of 3 Reference University lectures (with email address and WhatsApp number); (Mandatory).

Application Procedure for Pan-African Scholarship 2022


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