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

Pan African University: Call for Applications for the 2017/2018 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. PAU student admission and enrollment are done on a competitive basis.

Calls for scholarship applications are issued and widely disseminated by the Rectorate and students apply online. The African Union Commission will offer full scholarships to the successful African candidates. Scholarship awardees should be committed to working in Africa after graduation.

Pan African University

Eligibility
Students are admitted from all African countries with no more than 20% from the Host Country and gender balance in the percentage of students admitted is an important consideration.

ALL scholarship awardees should be committed to working in Africa after graduation.

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;
  • Recommendation letters from 2 Professors
  • Clear colored passport size photograph(2cmx2cm);
  • Maximum age of 30 years for male and 35 years for female applicants.
  • *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 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;
  • A 3 to 4 page research concept note (tentative title, research questions, objectives, significance of the research etc…)
  • Recommendation letters from 2 Professors
  • Clear colored passport size photograph (2cmx2cm);
  • Maximum age of 35 years for male and 40 years for female applicants.
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 AU will offer FULL scholarships to the successful candidates. Students receive a monthly stipend to cover their living expenses for the entire duration of their study, including tuition, research and transport fees. Students are awarded joint degrees of PAU and the Host Universities.

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). You must apply online. The application procedure is in 3 simple steps: Register, Login, and Apply. It is important to note that as from 2017, applications are NO LONGER by courier.
  • The candidate should register on the site as a member before he/she can access the Application Form: Register Here
  • Login to your new account: Login Here.
  • Applications should be completed online at pau-au.net/apply.
It is strictly forbidden to postulate several times in different institutes or branches. you risk being excluded from this scholarship. Only one scholarship is allowed!

It is important to visit the official website (link to it is below) for complete information on how to apply for this scholarship.

DEADLINES:
Closing date for receipt of applications with all supporting documents is 31st May 2017. Now extended to 15 June 2017. Application portal will be closed by close of business on 15 June, 2017"

PLEASE NOTE:
Applications received after the deadline above will 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: 15 June 2017
Open to International students: No (ONLY Africans)

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59 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 result be announced?

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  5. When Will the result be announced?

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    1. You will be contacted, if successful.

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  6. 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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  7. @ 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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  8. Dear is this (2016/17) year's application results announced?

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  10. Plz Ix Union Bank scholarships 2017 list of selected candidate out

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  11. It my glade to hear such type of golden scholarship for me. Without spent time, I will apply.
    Thank you!

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  12. am trying to make an online application using this link www.pau-au.org/apply but it keeps saying The requested URL /apply was not found on this server.please help

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    1. Hello, use the link provided for you above to visit the official website. And follow the instructions on that website. Best regards

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    2. Hello @hazel, I'm sorry the link was broken because the AU did a slight change to their website. However, it's been fixed now, and thanks for calling our attention. You can now apply. Good luck!

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  13. Hello, I have been trying to open the link but it keeps bringing up and error message...i can't even download the form. Please help me out. Thank you

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    1. Which of the links are you trying to open?

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    2. Registration link not opening. Pls help with a new link

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  14. To whom shall direct our recommendation letter?

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  15. Do you need a passport to apply for the schorlaship?

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  16. The website is not working. Can you help me?

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  17. Can someone apply using a university completion letter just incase certificates and university transcript not yet ready??

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  18. Which link can I use? The ones above bringing out error

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  19. The link is not connecting..

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  20. Hello, I was trying to open the link given above but it refused to be opened. Please, I need your help..

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  21. Hello everyone, we're really sorry about your inability to apply. Unfortunately, the issue is with the web engineers over at African Union, and despite our all our spirited efforts, it doesn't seem they are interested in rectifying whatever is wrong at their end. This is the second time this has happened during this 2017-2018 application season, and there is actually little or nothing we at Study & Scholarships can do, except to continue to send them reminders to rectify the problem on their website.

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  22. please i filled all the necessary spaces provided and sumited my documents but its not responding and some times saying your files can not be found my be its deleted so please testify what is wrong with me. i would be delighted seen your respond.
    yours faithful

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  23. Please am i to send the hard copy to the PAN AFRICAN UNIVERSITY I applied to

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  24. pls to whom should the recommendations be addressed to? Thanks

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  25. please to whom should the recommendation letter be addressed? Thanks

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  26. Hello everyone, we're happy to announce that the website issue has been fully rectified now. And because of the delays, submission has been extended to 15 June 2017. Note that manner of submission is NOW only online. No more courier submissions henceforth. For your information, please note:

    1). if you have further or future technical difficulties, please send your queries to: webmaster@pau-au.net

    2). for question on academic matters/concerns please write to: pau.scholarships@africa-union.org

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    1. Hello can i be recommended by a Dr, in case in dont have a proffesor to recommend me? Thanks.

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    2. I wouldn't understand why your university don't have a professor. But if you truly don't have, then you don't have. So you can use a Dr, but I advise you inform them that the requirement was Professor recommendation, and that they indicate your school currently has none.

      So yes, you can use a Dr

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  27. what's the next step in this year after online application is for waiting about the interview or the final result? and when will the result announced? as we are approaching the starting date of many universities .

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  28. Please if anybody has successfully completed the application, please let me know how you did it. Thanks

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    1. just follow the 3 steps they said. its easy

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    2. I have done that but keep getting an error message anytime I click on submit

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    3. Thelma, many who applied earlier didn't have these issues. I can only guess it's because there are thousands struggling to make late submissions that's clogging up the website

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    4. There is a genuine problem with their server which must be addressed. It has nothing to do with late submission. Problem started weeks ago.

      No response to emails sent.

      Call also not responded to

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    5. Thelma, I applied and submitted mine successfully immediately they call was announced

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  29. i have just completed my masters degree so am waiting for my results. am i eligible to apply for the doctorate programme? Many thanks

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  30. In case I don't have a passport can I use my ID card?

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  31. i am trying to submit my application but isnt going through.for three days now

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    1. Clear steps on what to do if you run into trouble have been outlined above. Follow it!

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  32. Deadline is tomorrow, keep getting Error 500 Internal Server Error.I have sent emails to webmaster@pau-au.net, no response. I have called severally secretary will not pick up. Any help on what I can do?

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    1. @Unknown unfortunately, there's a last minute rush by hundreds of applicants (or even more) trying to submit all at the same time. This seems to have caused a problem at the AU submission portal. Plus several more hundreds calling at the same time, it appears the scholarship team is now overwhelmed. As it is, I can only advise that you continue to try to submit. Good luck!

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    2. They should please get something done. when exactly on the 15th june will the application be close?

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    3. I don't think it is as a result of a last minute rush. There are genuine issues with the submission portal which need to be rectified.

      I started having this challenge 3 weeks ago.

      Have sent emails no response. Have tried to call. I am only told the secretary is refusing to pick up calls.

      I think this is very unfair.

      If their system is not working they should provide alternatives.

      It is really frustrating.

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    4. please help me..can i apply at this time please..

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    5. @Thelma, I feel your pain and I think it's unfair too, although it appears the stream of emails and calls they received took them by surprise. On the whole, however, I agree it's unfair to announce a call as big as this when you're not fully prepared to deal with candidate application stress.

      @Anonymous, I'm sorry but this call ended about 4 hours ago at close of business. If you really want the AU scholarship, then you'll have to wait for the next call. And that's next year. Otherwise, I'll suggest you apply to other scholarship calls.

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  33. Hello have they started to contact successful candidates?

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  34. Hello all, pls do anyone has an update on our application?

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  35. @Alykevoh Hyne,I'm also waiting for the same reply,if they do so please notify me via praymagod@gmail.com

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