Pan African University Scholarship 2016 / 2017
PAU offers full scholarships to all students enrolled into its programmes following a competitive admissions process. Calls for scholarship applications are issued and widely disseminated by the Rectorate and students apply online. PAU Institutes establish juries of local, regional and international experts to select students and Institute Boards submit the final list of selected students to the Rectorate. The PAU Senate makes final recommendations on student admission to the PAU Council. Before enrolment, each student signs a scholarship agreement specifying the conditions of the offer and the duties and responsibilities of both parties.
In the scholarship agreement, PAU Students are required to make an undertaking to serve any African Union Member State for a period equal to at least the duration of the scholarship after the successful completion of their studies. Students are obliged not to engage in any income generating activities that will interfere with their academic programmes. Student engagement in income generating activities shall be approved by the PAU Rectorate, only if such activities will not interfere with the student’s academic programme.
The scholarship grant covers the following costs:
- Tuition fees, paid directly to the relevant PAU institute;
- A stipend of $750 per month for Masters, and $1,100 for PhD students, to support the student’s living costs including food, housing, utilities, local transportation and medical insurance;
- Students not permanently resident in the country hosting the institute they are attending are entitled to a single, economy return air ticket for the most direct route between their country/city of permanent residence and the host country/city;and
- Students permanently resident in the country hosting the institute they are attending are entitled to $100 to cover the cost of their travel.
The PAU Rectorate reserves the right to terminate or suspend the grant if there is compelling evidence that the student has not complied with any of the provisions of the scholarship agreement.
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 second stage of the process is handled at the level of the Institutes who establish juries of local, regional and international experts to select students. The Institute Boards submit the final list of selected students to the Rectorate, and the Senate makes recommendations on student admissions to the Council.
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. Each PAU student signs a scholarship agreement with the AUC, obliging the beneficiaries to work in Africa upon the completion of their studies. 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.
The Pan African University encourages young, qualified, talented and enterprising applicants from African countries and the Diaspora to apply to join Masters or PhD degree programmes in any of PAU’s four institutes across Africa. Candidates with potential, motivation and desire to play transformative leadership roles as academics, professionals, industrialists, innovators and entrepreneurs are particularly encouraged to apply.
Requirements for admission into 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;
- Provide certified copies of relevant certificates, transcripts, national I.D. card and passport personal details page;
- Provide clear colored passport size photograph (2cmx2cm); and
- Must not be older than 30 years for male and 35 years for female applicants.
- Candidates may be required to undergo a written/oral examination after pre-selection.
- Candidates applying for Conference Interpreting and Translation programs are required to have excellent knowledge of at least two of the African Union’s official languages (Arabic, English, French and Portuguese).
Requirements for admission into PhD Programmes
- Candidates must satisfy the following conditions:
– A Masters degree in a relevant field from PAU or any internationally recognized university;
– Provide certified copies of relevant certificates, transcripts, national I.D. card and passport personal details page;
– Provide clear coloured passport size photograph (2cmx2cm); and
– Must not be older than 35 years for male and 40 years for female applicants
Call for Students 2016 / 2017
Welcome to the Pan African University Calls portal.
For students, the call document can be downloaded by clicking any of the links below
If you have read the call documents, kindly proceed to the PAU online application portal. You can save your applications as draft to complete at a later date. Ensure that the final submission is made on or before the deadline February 28th 2015.