Merit scholarship (Nigeria)


The Pan African University is an initiative of the Heads of State and Government of the African Union. It is a Premier continental university network whose mission is to provide quality postgraduate education geared towards the achievement of a prosperous, integrated and peaceful Africa.

  • Scholarship for MSc and PhD degree.
  • Number of Awards for Sudanese is: 20
  • Scholarship duration:   Start in January and end up to April Application starts late December and it ends late March every year.


  • For masters: undergraduate degree from a recognized university, with at least a second class upper division or its equivalent, in a relevant field. 
  • For PhD: A Master’s degree in a relevant field from PAU or any internationally recognized university. A 3 to 4 page Research Concept Note (tentaive title, research questions, objectives, significance of the research etc…); Names of 3 Reference University Teachers (with email adress and whatsapp number);(Mandatory);
  • For masters: Maximum age of 30 years for male and 35 years for female applicants. 
  • For PhD: Maximum age of 35 years for male and 40 years for female applicants.

Required Documents

  • Certified copies of relevant certificates, transcripts (from university and high school), national I.D. card and passport personal details page. 
  • Recommendation letters from 2 Professors 
  • Clear colored passport size photograph (2cm x 2cm). 
  • A cover letter and a detailed CV are mandatory on the submission.
  • No English test required.

Helpful Links

Official Website


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