March 2, 2016

Pan African (African Union) University FULL Scholarships for Postgraduate Africans at Home and in Diaspora

Pan African University: Call for Applications for the 2016/2017 Academic Year

Course(s) Offered: All fields
Course Level: Graduate (masters, phd)
Provider: African Union Commission
Country to Study in: Africa

Scholarship Description
The Pan African University (PAU), the Premier continental University network whose mission is to provide wholesome postgraduate education, invites young qualified, talented and enterprising applicants from African Countries and the Diaspora to apply to join Masters’ or PhD degree programmes in ANY of the PAU Institutes listed below.

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

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

Pan African University

Eligibility
Admission Requirements for Masters’ Programmes:
Candidates must satisfy the following conditions:
  • Undergraduate degree from a recognized university with at least a second class upper division or its equivalent, in a relevant field.
  • Certified copies of relevant certificates, transcripts (from university and high school), National I.D. card and passport personal details page.
  • Clear colored passport size photograph (2cmx2cm)
  • Not older than 30 years for male and 35 years for female applicants.
  • 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 two of the African Union’s official languages (Arabic, English, French and Portuguese).
Admission Requirements for Doctorate Programmes:
Candidates must satisfy the following conditions:
  • A masters degree in a relevant field from PAU or any internationally recognized university
  • Certified copies of relevant certificates, transcripts, national I.D. card and passport personal details page.
  • Clear coloured passport size photograph (2cmx2cm).
  • Not older than 35 years for male and 40 years for female applicants.
Scholarship awardees should be committed to working in Africa after graduation.

Eligible groups
Citizens of ANY African country
(both those in their home countries and those in the diaspora)

Participating Institutions
The four (4) PAU Institutes are:
  1. Pan African University Institute for Basic Sciences, Technology and Innovation (PAUSTI) at Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT), Juja, Kenya.

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

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

  4. Pan African University Institute for Water and Energy Sciences (including climate change) (PAUWES) at the University of Tlemcen, Algeria.
Fields of study
Postgraduate masters and PhD level courses in several fields of endeavor

Number of awards
Not specified by providers/sponsors

Sponsorship duration
Successful applicants will have a FULL scholarship to cover the whole duration of their study and training

Scholarship benefits
The Commission of the African Union will offer FULL scholarships to the successful African candidates.

Reasons to join PAU:
  • 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
Method of Application
You must be eligible to apply (see 'Eligibility' above). The Application Procedure has been listed out below:
  • Applications should be completed online at www.pau-au.org/apply; OR
  • Application forms can be downloaded at the following address: www.pau-au.org/call
  • Hard copies of completed application forms should be sent by courier to the relevant institute addresses below:

    Address for PAUISTI:
    The Director, PAU Institute for Basic Sciences, Technology and Innovation
    Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology
    P.O. Box 62000 00200
    Nairobi, Kenya.

    Address for PAULESI:
    The Director, PAU Institute for Life and Earth Sciences (including Health and Agriculture)
    University of Ibadan
    Nigeria

    Address for PAUGHSS:
    The Director, PAU Institute for Governance, Humanities and Social Sciences
    University of Yaounde II, Soa
    P.O.Box 18, Soa
    Cameroon

    Address for PAUWES:
    The Director, PAU Institute for Water and Energy (including climate change)
    c/o Abou Bekr Belkaid
    University of Tlemcen
    B.P. 119, 13000
    Tlemcen, Algeria
It is important to visit the official website (link to it is below) to download the Call for Application Guidelines for complete information on this scholarship.

DEADLINES:
Application started on Friday, February 5, 2016 (at 16:00) and run till Sunday, March 20, 2016 (at 23:45). Closing date for receipt of applications with all supporting documents is 20th March 2016

PLEASE NOTE:
Applications received after the deadline above shall NOT be considered.

The Pan African University (PAU) is an initiative of the African Heads of State and Government of the African Union. It is a Premier continental University network whose mission is to provide wholesome postgraduate education geared towards the achievement of a prosperous, integrated and peaceful Africa.

Application Deadline: 20 March 2016
Open to International students: No (ONLY Africans)

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17 comments:

  1. I am very glad to hear this....I can't wait to apply.THANK YOU!!!

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  2. BE CAREFUL....The emails (paurectorate@african-union.org & fattya@frica-union.org) given in the “Pan African University: Call for Applications for the 2016/2017 Academic Year” announcement do not work / do not exist, we are asking if this information published by the AU website and other websites is it a hoax?
    Please provide us additional details, as all emails are not working, they are like those given by scammers.

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    1. @Alfa thanks for bringing this to our notice. We will investigate this issue promptly. Regards

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    2. @Alfa we have established the following:

      1). the entity that called for this scholarship (i.e. “Pan African University: Call for Applications for the 2016/2017 Academic Year”) is the same entity that have always successfully called for this scholarship in past years;

      2). that this entity is indeed officially recognized by the African Union;

      3). that the email given in this call for further inquiries by applicants is indeed not working (it returns an error message thus: rejected by the server for the recipient domain african-union.org);

      4). that the current state of affairs does not prevent your successful application to this year's scholarship call (as you are to complete an online application and then send hard copies by courier).

      Please note: we have sent a message to the Technical Unit responsible for maintaining the AU website, and we hope that this glitch will be rectified soon.

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  3. Please note, You either apply online or you download print it and fill then send through courier.

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    1. @Mosinimu, thanks for the clarification

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    2. Am still confused about this online and offline application. Am i to do both or anyone i find convenient with?

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    3. @COSMAS you choose which one is most convenient for you- either online OR offline

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  4. When will the scholarship result be announced?

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  5. When will the result be announced?

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  6. When Will the result be announced?

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    1. You will be contacted, if successful.

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  7. Many Thanks to the site owners. I got the Pan African University Scholarship in 2014 and I got to know about it from this site.

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    1. @unknown can you tell us more benefits that you achieved from the scholarship?

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  8. @ Ikenna Adimekwe
    You can Check this message for me please?
    Congratuilations on your successful application for a Pan African University Scholarship.
    Get your acceptance letter and fill the confirmation sheet to confirm your acceptance.
    send a 4x4 photo attachment.
    Please send this form to the following addresses: ndzengue.andre@gmail.com ; paughss.selections@gmail.com /
    Ce formulaire dûment rempli doit être renvoyé/retourné aux adresses ndzengue.andre@gmail.com; paughss.selections@gmail.com
    regards
    from: AUGHSS

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  9. Dear is this (2016/17) year's application results announced?

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