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Africa Initiative for Governance (AIG) Scholarships at University of Oxford

Last updated: Sep 18, 2021

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Application round is now open for the Africa Initiative for Governance (AIG) Scholarships for students of African origins to study in the United Kingdom at the University of Oxford. The scholarship is fully funded and open to graduate students of all background.

Scholarship Description

The AIG Scholarships are targeted at graduates between the ages of 25 and 35 with strong intellectual capability, outstanding academic achievements, leadership skills and a passion to contribute to the development of Africa’s public sector.

The scholarship offers the opportunity 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.

Level and Area of Studies

Master of Public Policy and related studies.

Place of Study

the Blavatnik School of Government , University of Oxford –  United Kingdom.

Also Check: Canon Collins Scholarship, A Masters Scholarship for African in UK

Eligibility and Criteria

The ideal candidate for the Africa Initiative for Governance Scholarship should;

  • 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).

Applicants’ Nationality

Students of the West African origin (precisely citizens of Nigeria or Ghana) are invited to apply.

Submission Deadline: Updated Yearly

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