Application for the fully funded AIG Scholarships for study at the University of Oxford for the 2022/2023 academic sessions is now ongoing.
About the AIG Scholarships
To accomplish our objective of being an impetus for transformation in the Public Sector, the Africa Initiative for Governance (AIG) will each year for five years, counting from 2017, finance five grants for remarkable West African students from all settings who have an interest in the public sector, to study Master of Public Policy at the Blavatnik School of Government, University of Oxford. Upon graduation, AIG Scholars will in return be expected to apply their learning knowledge as change specialists in their nation’s public sector.
The AIG Scholarship program is primarily focused on young graduate students between the ages of 25 and 35 who have strong scholarly competence, outstanding academic achievements, initiative skills, and a desire to contribute to the progress of Africa’s public sector.
To be eligible for the AIG Scholarship program, you must meet the following requirements in order to be considered:
- Be a citizen of Nigeria or Ghana
- Be between the ages of 25 and 35 years
- Have a first-class or second-class upper undergraduate degree with honours (or equivalent international qualifications), as a minimum, in any discipline. For applicants with a degree from the USA, the minimum GPA sought is 3.7 out of 4.0
- Be preferably top 10% of graduating class (First, Second or Master’s Degree) – evidence to be provided
- Provide evidence of game-changing leadership and resultant impact
- Show skills and interests outside of academics (evidence to be provided).
- Academic distinction and leadership potential are key priorities for selection.
- In the case of candidates with second-class upper qualifications, a Master’s, second degree or relevant professional qualification will be an advantage.
- Only applicants shortlisted for the next stage of the selection process will be contacted and any inquiries regarding individual application status are strictly prohibited.
- Applications sent via post or in person are NOT acceptable.
- Candidates who emerge as finalists in the Africa Initiative for Governance (AIG) selection process will be expected to apply directly to the Blavatnik School of Government, University of Oxford, for admissions. Finalists who are offered admission to the Master of Public Policy will be considered by the School in the final selection of AIG Scholars.
Interested candidates who wish to apply for the AIG Scholarships should click on the button below:
For more information visit the official website of AIG Scholarships