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.

Thematic Institutes


Pan African University Institute for Basic Sciences, Technology and Innovation (PAUSTI), at Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT), Kenya

PAULESI, Nigeria

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

PAUGHSS, Cameroon

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

PAUWES, Algeria

Pan African University Institute for Water and Energy Sciences -including climate change (PAUWES), at the University of Tlemcen, Algeria


Masters (MSc)

  1. Master Molecular Biology & Biotechnology
  2. Master Mathematics (Financial option)
  3. Master Mathematics (Computational option)
  4. Master Mathematics (Statistics option)
  5. Master Civil Engineering (Structural option)
  6. Master Civil Engineering (Arid and Semi-Arid Land option)
  7. Master Electrical Engineering (Telecommunications option)
  8. Master Electrical Engineering (Power Systems option)
  9. Master Mechatronic Engineering
  10. Master Mechanical Engineering
PAULESI, Nigeria
  1. Master Geosciences (Mineral Exploration option)
  2. Master Geosciences (Petroleum Geosciences option)
  3. Master Health Sciences (Reproductive Health option)
  4. Master Health Sciences (Reproductive Biology option)
  5. Master Plant Breeding
  6. Master Environmental Management
  7. Master Phytochemistry & Medicinal plants
  8. Master Sports Sciences
  9. Master Veterinary medicine (avian medicine option )
  10. Master Veterinary medicine (vaccine production & Management option )
PAUGHSS, Cameroon
  1. Master Governance and Regional Integration
  2. Master Trans Border languages (Kiswahili option)
  3. Master Conference Interpreting
  4. Master Translation
PAUWES, Algeria
  1. Master Water (Engineering option)
  2. Master Water (Policy option)
  3. Master Energy (Engineering option)
  4. Master Energy (Policy option)

doctorate PhD

  1. PhD Molecular Biology & Biotechnology
  2. PhD Mathematics (Financial option)
  3. PhD Mathematics (Computational option)
  4. PhD Mathematics (Statistics option)
  5. PhD Electrical Engineering (Telecommunications option)
  6. PhD Electrical Engineering (Power Systems option)
PAULESI, Nigeria
  1. PhD Geosciences (Mineral Exploration option)
  2. PhD Geosciences (Petroleum Geosciences option)
  3. PhD Health Sciences (Reproductive Health option)
  4. PhD Health Sciences (Reproductive Biology option)
  5. PhD Plant Breeding
  6. PhD Environmental Management
PAUGHSS, Cameroon
  1. PhD Governance and Regional Integration
  2. PhD Translation
PAUWES, Algeria

PhD programs are not open for this academic year