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Admission Requirements

 Admission Requirements for Master’s Programmes *

Candidates must meet the following requirements:

  1. Not be older than  30 years  for male and 35 years  for female applicants;
  2. Have an Undergraduate degree from a recognized university, with at least a second-class upper division or its equivalent, in a relevant field;
  3. Certified true copies of relevant certificates, transcripts (from university and high school);
  4. Passport or National I.D. card (personal details page);
  5. Clear coloured passport size photograph (2cmx2cm);
  6. Detailed CV;
  7. Recommendation letter from ONE of his/her former University lecturers;
  8. Names of 3 Reference University lecturers (with email address and WhatsApp number) ;(Mandatory)

*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 one of the African Union’s official languages (Arabic, English, French, Portuguese, Kiswahili and Spanish).

Academic Competence must be evidenced in academic transcripts at bachelors' level.


Admission Requirements for Doctoral (PhD) Programmes

 Candidates must meet the following requirements:

  1. Maximum 35 years old for male and 40 years old for female applicants;
  2. A Master’s degree in a relevant field from PAU or any internationally recognized university;
  3. Certified copies of relevant certificates and transcripts,
  4. Passport or National I.D. card (biometric/ personal details page);
  5. Clear coloured passport size photograph (2cmx2cm);
  6. Detailed CV;
  7. Recommendation letters from 2 Professors;
  8. A 3 to 4 page Research Concept Note (tentative title, research questions, objectives, significance of the research etc…);
  9. Names of 3 Reference University  lectures (with email address and WhatsApp number);(Mandatory);

The African Union Commission will offer full scholarships to successful candidates.

Reasons to join PAU

  1. Excellent programmes taught by world renowned lectures;
  2. A broad network of academic and professional partners on the continent and beyond;
  3. Attractive scholarship scheme;
  4. Joint degree awards from the Pan African University and  Host Universities;
  5. Excellent career prospects in some of the fastest growing industries, with relevant career guidance; and
  6. Vibrant, multi-cultural and Pan African learning and research environments.


Application Procedure

Applications should be completed online at    

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The Call will be launched on 15 July and will close on 15 September 2022.

Applications received after this deadline will NOT be considered.

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