Pan African University issues call for new students

The Pan African University (PAU), a postgraduate training and research network of university nodes supported by the African Union, has issued a call for applications to its masters and doctoral programmes, offered across its four institutes on the continent.

The university is set to admit around 500 students in November 2018, offering full scholarships to qualified students who will enrol in a total of 44 different programmes.

Applications are invited to the Institute for Basic Sciences, Technology and Innovation (PAUSTI), based at Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology, Kenya; Institute for Life and Earth Sciences, including Health and Agriculture (PAULESI), at the University of Ibadan, Nigeria; the Institute for Governance, Humanities and Social Sciences (PAUGHSS), at the University of Yaoundé II and the University of Buea, Cameroon; and the Institute for Water and Energy Sciences, including Climate Change (PAUWES), at the University of Tlemcen, Algeria.

Those interested in masters programmes must be in possession of an undergraduate degree from a recognised university, with at least a second class upper division pass or its equivalent in a relevant field of study, and must be 30 years or below for men, and not more than 35 years in the case of women.

Those pursuing PhD degrees should possess masters degree qualifications in a relevant field and be 35 years and below for males, and 40 years or under in the case of women. Candidates are required to submit online applications by 18 April.

The institution issued a similar call last March 2017, after which it enrolled a total of 495 students who commenced studies in November last year. – Compiled by Maina Waruru.