Africa Initiative for Governance (AIG) Scholarships

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 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.

 

AIG Scholarships 2017/18 Recipients

AIG is pleased to announce the inaugural recipients of the AIG Scholarships. For the opening year of the Scholarships, AIG elected to fund six scholars. The 2017 AIG Scholarships recipients are:

  • Emokiniovo Akpughe (Nigeria)
  • Efosa Trevor Edobor (Nigeria)
  • Abdul-Fatawu Z. Hakeem (Ghana)
  • Chukwunonso Iheoma (Nigeria)
  • Oluwapelumi Simpson (Nigeria)
  • Emmanuel Taiwo (Nigeria)

Read Press Release here

AIG Scholarships 2018/19 Applications

Our Scholarships 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 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

PLEASE NOTE:

We will only contact applicants shortlisted for the next stage of the selection process and any inquiries regarding individual application status are strictly prohibited. Applications sent via post or in person are also 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, Oxford University 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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