Application for the Africa Initiative for Governance (AIG) Scholarships at the University of Oxford 2021/2022 is open. The Africa Initiative for Governance (AIG) Scholarships Programme is aimed at graduates between 25 and 35 years of age, some of whom may have work experience. These selected graduates should be outstandingly intelligent graduates who have been excellent academically as well as in other areas of their lives.
About the Africa Initiative for Governance (AIG) Scholarships at the University of Oxford 2021/2022
Yearly, Africa Initiative for Governance (AIG) will fund five scholarships to exceptional individuals from Nigeria and Ghana in order for the recipients to pursue the Master of Public Policy degree at the Blavatnik School of Government (BSG), University of Oxford. Africa Initiative for Governance (AIG) Scholars upon graduation, will be expected to return to their home country in order to apply their learning experience as change agents in their home country’s public sector.
Aims and Benefits
The Africa Initiative for Governance (AIG) Scholarships targets graduates between the ages of 25 and 35 with outstanding academic achievements, leadership skills, strong intellectual capability, and a passion to contribute to the development of Africa’s public sector. The Scholarships are fully funded which covers tuition fees, accommodation, and living expenses. However, it should be noted that AIG Scholarships do not cover travel or visa expenses.
In order to be eligible for consideration for the award of an Africa Initiative for Governance (AIG) Scholarship, Applicants must:
- Be a citizen of Nigeria or Ghana
- Be between 25 and 35 years of age (must not be 36 years old by December 31, 2020)
- Possess a first-class or second-class upper undergraduate degree with honors (or equivalent international qualifications), as a minimum, in any discipline. It should be noted that for applicants with a degree from the United States of America (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) – applicants are to provide evidence
- Provide evidence of revolutionary leadership and the resultant impact
- Demonstrate skills and interests outside of academics (evidence should be provided)
Note the Following
- Academic distinction and leadership potential are top priorities for selection.
- Applications for the Africa Initiative for Governance (AIG) Scholarships sent via post or in person are NOT acceptable.
- In the case of candidates with second-class upper qualifications, a Master’s, second degree, or relevant professional qualification will be an added advantage.
- Only applicants who are shortlisted for the next stage of the selection process will be contacted. Note that any inquiries concerning individual application status are strictly prohibited.
Candidates who emerge as finalists in the Africa Initiative for Governance (AIG) selection process are expected to apply directly to the Blavatnik School of Government (BSG), University of Oxford, for admissions. Finalists who are offered admission to the Master of Public Policy will be considered by the University of Oxford in the final selection of Africa Initiative for Governance (AIG) Scholars.
Interested and qualified candidates looking to apply for the Africa Initiative for Governance (AIG) Scholarships 2021/2022 to pursue a master’s degree at the University of Oxford are encouraged to visit the official online platform via this link to apply.
For further information, visit this link.
15th of October, 2020.