Africa Initiative for Governance (AIG) Scholarships, 2018/2019


From 2017, the AIG will fund five scholarships for outstanding West Africans from all backgrounds who are passionate about the public sector, to pursue the Master of Public Policy degree at the Blavatnik School of Government (BSG), University of Oxford. Upon graduation, AIG Scholars will be expected to return to their home country and apply their learning experience as change agents in their country’s public sector.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Citizen of Nigeria or Ghana

  • Age between 25 and 35 years

  • Achieved an academic standing sufficiently advanced to ensure admission to Oxford and the MPP programme. This means a first-class or strong upper second-class 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

  • Strong commitment to public service and a willingness to commit to working for a fixed number of years in your country’s public sector

  • Demonstrated leadership capabilities and resultant impact

  • Impeccable moral character


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