PAUWES accepts applications from all African Citizens and African diaspora.

Women and candidates with disabilities are particularly encouraged to apply.


Prospective candidates should:

  • Have an undergraduate university degree with top-level grades (at least a second class upper division or its equivalent)
  • Have a disciplinary background in science, engineering or a related field (for engineering track)
  • Have a disciplinary background in social sciences, economics, public policy, management or a related field (for policy track)
  • Possess a strong command of English (French is an asset)
  • Be no older than 30 years for men, or 35 years for women

A thorough medical checkup and clearance delivered by a medical sworn in doctor from your original country.
PAUWES will only accept complete online applications that were sent before the deadline.

How to apply?

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Courses usually begin at the end of September.

The deadline for applications for the 2018-19 academic year is April 20, 2018.

The program is two years full-time.

As well as completed application form, which will include information about yourself, you will be asked to provide the following documents to support your application: transcripts, bachelor degree, letter of motivation, CV, and letters of recommendation.

PAUWES offers full scholarships (covering tuition and living expenses) for all successful applicants for all four programs.

Once the admissions results are known, you will receive an email to confirm the outcome of your application, generally around mid-June to August.

Yes, 30 years old for men and 35 for women, at the time of application.

No – you must have completed your degree have graduated to be able to apply to PAUWES. You will need to send us a copy of your degree certificate along with your application form.

It is not mandatory to have an English language qualification, but since our academic program is in English, students must have a strong command of the language.

Contact Info

Pan African University Institute of Water and Energy Sciences - PAUWES

c/o Tlemcen University, B.P. 119 | Pôle Chetouane, Tlemcen 13000



M: +213 43 41 04 35

F: +213 43 41 04 99

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