The AIG Scholarships were established in 2017 to offer a once-in-a-lifetime chance for outstanding West Africans interested in pursuing a career in public service to study for a Master of Public Policy at the University of Oxford’s Blavatnik School of Government. Since 2017, twenty-seven (27) scholarships worth more than £50,000 have been given to future public sector executives who have shown a commitment to the industry.
AIG Scholars spend a year at one of the world’s best institutions, learning from great academic professors and experienced practitioners while also networking with other future public sector leaders from across the globe. Scholars return to their nations after finishing their degrees and use what they’ve learned to improve policies, promote reforms, and contribute to their country’s growth.
From 2022 onwards, the AIG Scholarships will only be available to candidates who are currently employed in the public sector. Applicants should be between the ages of 25 and 50, with a high intellectual capability, shown leadership skills, and a desire to contribute to Africa’s public sector growth.
Requirement for Africa Initiative for Governance (AIG) Scholarships:
To be considered for an AIG Scholarship in 2022-23, you must meet the following requirements:
- Be a Nigerian who is presently employed in the public sector.
- Between the ages of 25 and 50.
- Have at least seven (7) years of experience in the field.
- Hold a bachelor’s degree with a second-class upper-division qualification.
- Succeed in the AIG shortlisting process and get admission to the Blavatnik School of Government.
Please keep in mind:
- Academic excellence and leadership potential are important considerations in the selection process.
- Only those candidates who have been shortlisted for the next step of the selection process will be notified, and any questions about the status of individual applications will not be answered.
- All applications must be submitted via the link below to the online application site. Applications sent by mail or in person will not be considered.
- Finalists in the Africa Initiative for Governance (AIG) selection process will be required to apply directly to the University of Oxford’s Blavatnik School of Government for admission. Finalists accepted into the Master of Public Policy program will be considered for the AIG Scholarship by the institution.
- Sunday, 10 October 2021.
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