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 proposed stipends and tuition fees are based on analysis of existing scholarship rates that are managed by the Commission of the African Union, namely:

  1. The Nyerere Scholarship Scheme
  2. The Expanded Nyerere programme (Intra-ACP Academic Mobility)
  

Monthly Stipend in US$

Medical Insurance

Monthly Rate

Annual Tuition Fee in US$

Master’s

PhD

Master’s

PhD

Master’s

PhD

Nyerere Scholarship

500

500

4,000

4,000

Intra-ACP Mobility

750

(600 Euro)

1,125

(900 Euro)

75 Euro

75 Euro

4,375

(3,500 Euro)

5,000

(4,000 Euro)

Note: 1EURO is assumed to be equivalent to 1.25 US$. Tuition fees in African Universities vary significantly across disciplines, and from one country to another, ranging from below 1000 US$ to over 7000 US$ per year. So an average annual tuition fee of 4000 US$ is estimated for the Nyerere Scholarship.

Pan African University Scholarship Rates

  1. It is noted that the Nyerere rate was determined in 2006, and is due for an upward review, while the Intra-ACP rate was determined in 2010 following an extensive study of salaries and cost of living in African Universities. Based on this, the rate of stipends for the PAU is proposed to be 750 US$ for Master’s and 1,100 US$ for PhD
  2. The tuition fee for the PAU is determined by making an average of the Nyerere scholarship scheme and the Intra-ACP academic mobility. Accordingly, the annual tuition fee is proposed to be 4200 US$ for Master’s and 4,800US$ for PhD.
  3. Each PAU institute will ensure that students’ medical insurance is covered from disbursed stipends.  So there will be no extra payment for medical insurance.

Proposed Rates for PAU Scholarship

Monthly Stipend in US$

Annual Tuition Fee in US$

Master’s

PhD

Master’s

PhD

750

1,100

4,200

4,800