About the Award: African Union Awards, a cornerstone of the African Youths development
assistance program for Africa, provide access to postgraduate education, training and professional
development opportunities for suitably qualified Africans from eligible countries. On their return to the
workplace, African Union Awards Alumni are expected to contribute actively to development in their home countries.
Priority Fields (varies by African country)
- Agriculture/Food Security
- Physical Sciences
- Public Policy (including public sector management, public sector reform, trade, international diplomacy)
- Environmental Management
- Chemical Engineering
- Technical and Vocational Education & Training (available for Short Courses only)
- Energy (including Natural Gas and Oil Technology)
- Software Development
- Electronics Engineering
- Computer Science
- Medical Surgery
- Mechanical Engineering
- Forensic Science e.t.c
Eligible Countries: The following countries are eligible for the African Union Scholarships
Algeria, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Cape Verde, Comoros, Djibouti, Egypt, Ethiopia, Eritrea, Ghana, Lesotho, Liberia, Morocco, Madagascar, Namibia, Nigeria, Rwanda, Sao Tome & Principe, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania, Tunisia, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe.
In addition to the above, the following countries are eligible for Short Course Awards (SCAs)
Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Cote d’Ivoire, Democratic Republic of Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Mauritania, Niger, North Sudan, Republic of Guinea, South Sudan
To be taken at: In African and United States Universities.
Offered Since: 1980
Eligibility: Varies by country
- You are a national of an African country
- An Undergraduate or Postgraduate African Students
- You wish to undertake a Masters degree in United States in one of the listed priority fields of study.
- You have a clear vision for how you will use the knowledge gained through the Masters degree to
improve policy, practice or education in the proposed field of study.
- Gender Equality: African Union Awards target equal participation by women and men. Applications from women are strongly encouraged, and mechanisms are in place to support women applicants and Awardees.
- Disability Inclusion: African Union Scholarship Awards aim to ensure that people with a disability are given fair and equal opportunity to compete for and obtain a scholarship. Applications from people with a disability are strongly encouraged. Mechanisms are in place to support applicants and Awardees requiring specific assistance.
Number of Scholarships: Up to 15,000 intakes
Value of Scholarships: This is a Full government sponsored scholarship
Duration of Scholarship: For the duration of the program
Sponsors: African Union and the US Government
Note: It is important to visit the official website (link found below) for detailed information on how to apply for this scholarship.
Application Deadline: 20 March, 2019
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