The university – owned by the African Union Commission – received a total of 10,789 applicants in the call for applications for 2021/22 from the 53 Member States of the Union. The call, launched in June 2021, attracted 8,658 applicants for master’s / master’s programs and 2,131 for doctoral programs.
Information published by the institution on its Facebook page showed that there were 2,367 women candidates before the shortlisting in February.
“The number of applications has increased significantly over the last eight years”
“The number of applications accepted by the Pan-African University has increased significantly over the last eight years,” he said. “The selection process (for 2021/22) is being completed and is almost complete and the announcements will be published very soon,” he added.
PAU offers academic courses in priority areas and received a record 13,408 applications from across the continent during the 2018/19 academic year. This was against the admission capacity of only 418 students, which makes it a very popular institution.
However, the numbers were even higher in the academic year 2020/21, when 14,007 applications were submitted.
The institution offers studies in 57 disciplines, including 29 master’s and 16 doctoral programs, and students are selected from all African countries and the African Diaspora, with no more than 20% coming from the host country of the thematic campus. Gender and disability are important factors.
It operates four thematic institutes, including the Institute of Water and Energy Sciences at Tlemcen University in Algeria, the Institute for Basic Sciences, Technology and Innovation at Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology, Kenya, the Institute of Life Sciences and Earth, including Health and Agriculture. , organized by the University of Ibadan, Nigeria, and the Institute of Governance, Humanities and Social Sciences at the University of Yaoundé II in Cameroon.
The African Union Commission pays tuition fees directly to the relevant institutes, with students receiving a scholarship to cover living costs.