General Requirements for Admission to PAUGHSS Programmes.

  • Admission will be on the basis of outstanding academic achievement as exhibited in the performance at Bachelor’s level.
  • Applicants shall be talented and enterprising graduates with promising and strong leadership potential, seeking to undertake postgraduate study/research in Africa.
  • In addition to prioritizing academic achievement, selection will also take into account some desirable cross-cutting issues so as to encourage diversity in the class/programme. These include: 
    • Regional/sub-regional balance
    • Gender balance 
  • A satisfactory medical report showing that the student will be able to complete the course.
  • Identification document (passport or ID card)
  • Ability to work in a team.

Specific Requirements for Master's Degree Programmes.

  • An applicant must be a holder of at least a Second Class (Upper Division) Bachelor’s Degree or its equivalent awarded by a recognized/accredited University.
  • The languages of tuition are English and French; therefore, proficiency in English or French is mandatory. This will be assessed during the admission interview.
  • ICT literacy: the student should be familiar with basic computer tools for editing documents (such as MS Word and MS Excel) and internet access.
  • Applications shall comprise:
    • A completed application form (available online on the Pan African University’s website)
    • An application letter (letter of motivation)
    • Certified copies of transcripts of academic records of all years of study.
    • A Certified copy of the first-degree certificate or equivalent or proof of graduation
    • A copy of identification document
    • Two passport-size photos
    • A one-page résumé/CV
    • Two references; one being from the student’s previous University.