Africa Initiative for Governance (AIG) Scholarships 2017-2018 | Diplomacy Opportunities

To achieve our objectives, the AIG will fund scholarships for outstanding Nigerians and Ghanaians to undertake intensive post-graduate world-class training in governance and public policy.

In partnership with the University of Oxford’s Blavatnik School of Government (BSG) to provide this training. Beginning in 2017, five scholarships will be awarded to Nigerian and Ghanaian candidates to attend the BSG and undergo a Master of Public Policy (MPP) degree.

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The scholarship programme is targeted at graduates between the ages of 25 and 35, some of whom may have work experience. The scholars will be exceptionally intelligent graduates who have excelled academically as well as in other areas of their lives.

Eligibility criteria

  • Citizen of Nigeria or Ghana
  • Age between 25 and 35 years
  • Achieved an academic standing sufficiently advanced to ensure admission to the University of 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.
  • Strong commitment to public service and a willingness to commit to working for a fixed number of years in your country’s public sector
  • Exceptional leadership qualities
  • Impeccable moral character.

The AIG Scholarships are postgraduate awards to support outstanding individuals in undertaking the Masters of Public Policy (MPP) programme at the Blavatnik School of Government (BSG), University of Oxford, and provide them with a transformative experience.
There are five AIG Scholarships available for 2017-2018 that cover fees, accommodation and living expenses

Upon graduation, AIG scholars will be expected to return home and apply their learning experience as change agents in their home country’s public sector.

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Scholarship applications will close on Monday 24 October

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