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AIG Masters Scholarships and Fellowships at University Of Oxford, UK

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AIG Masters Scholarships and Fellowships: The African Initiative for Governance (AIG) in partnership with the University of Oxford’s Blavatnik School of Government (BSG) is funding scholarships and fellowships to Nigerians and Ghanaians who wish to undertake intensive post-graduate world-class training in governance and public policy.

This article on AIG Masters Scholarships and Fellowships details in full the information needed. Read down carefully for more.

AIG Masters Scholarships and Fellowships

To achieve our goal of being a catalyst for public sector transformation, AIG will every year, for five years starting in 2017, fund five scholarships for outstanding West Africans from all backgrounds who are passionate about the public sector, to pursue the Master of Public Policy at the Blavatnik School of Government, 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.

Africa Initiative for Governance (AIG) 2021/22 Scholarships

The Application Window for the 2021/22 Africa Initiative for Governance (AIG) Scholarships is now open and closes on Thursday, October 14, 2021.

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.

Eligibility Criteria:

To be eligible for consideration for the award of an AIG Scholarship, you must:

  • Be a citizen of Nigeria or Ghana
  • Be between the ages of 25 and 35 years (must not be 36 years old by December 31, 2020)
  • Have a first-class or second-class upper undergraduate degree with honors (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 the resultant impact
  • Show skills and interests outside of academics (evidence to be provided)

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Please note that:

  • 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.

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