The African Union Commission Scholarships open for applications in Africa for African students to pursue Masters or PhD programmes at the Pan African University Institutes.

The Pan African University 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.These scholarships are available to pursue master and PhD programme in following fields:
PAU Institute for Basic Sciences, Technology, and Innovation at Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology, Kenya
Masters (MSc)

  • Molecular Biology & Biotechnology
  • Mathematics( Financial options)
  • Mathematics (statistical option)
  • Mathematics (computation option)
  • Civil Engineering (Structural option)
  • Civil Engineering (Arid and Semi-Arid Land option)
  • Electrical Engineering (Power systems option)
  • Electrical Engineering (Telecommunications option)
  • Mechatronic Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering


  • Molecular Biology & Biotechnology
  • Mathematics (Financial options)
  • Mathematics (Statistics option)
  • Electrical Engineering (Telecommunications options)
  • Electrical Engineering ( Power systems option)

PAU Institute for Life and Earth Sciences – including Health and Agriculture at the University of Ibaden, Nigeria
Masters (MSc)

  • Geosciences (Mineral Exploration)
  • Geosciences (Petroleum Geoscience, option)
  • Health Sciences (Reproductive Health option)
  • Plant Breeding
  • Environmental Management
  • Photochemistry & Medicinal plants
  • Sports Sciences (Sports Development and management Studies option)
  • Veterinary medicine (avian medicine option)
  • Veterinary medicine (vaccine production & Management option)


  • Geosciences (Mineral Exploration option)
  • Geosciences ( Petroleum Geosciences option)
  • Health Sciences (Reproductive Health option)
  • Health Sciences (Reproductive Biology option)
  • Plant Breeding
  • Environmental Management

PAU Institute for Governance, Humanities and Social Sciences at the University of Yaounde and the University of Buea, Cameroon
Masters (MA)

  • Governance and Regional Integration
  • Trans-Border languages (Kiswahili option)
  • Conference Interpreting
  • Translation


  • Governance and regional Integration
  • Translation

PAU Institute for Water and Energy Sciences including climate change, at the University of Tiemcen, Algeria
Masters (MSc)

  • Water (Engineering option)
  • Water (Policy option)
  • Energy (Policy option)

Worth of Award
These scholarships will cover the following:

  • The African Union Commission offers full scholarships to successful candidates.
  • Scholarship can be taken in Africa

Applicants must meet the following area for the scholarship:

  • Applicants from African countries and the African diaspora are invited to apply. Candidates with potential, motivation and who desire to play transformative leadership roles as academics, professionals, industrialists, innovators and entrepreneurs are particularly encouraged to apply.
  • African applicants are eligible for these scholarships.

How to Apply
Applicants can apply through online processor.

  • The application should be completed online at Application forms should be downloaded at the following address:

Deadline: The application deadline is May 31, 2017.
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