Africa Initiative for Governance (AIG) Scholarships 2018/2019 for Study in the University of Oxford, UK (Fully Funded)

Application Deadline:

2019/2020 Scholarships: September 14th 2018

The AIG 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.

Every year, Africa Initiative for Governance (AIG) will fund five scholarships for outstanding individuals from Nigeria and Ghana to pursue the Master of Public Policy degree at the Blavatnik School of Government (BSG), University of Oxford. AIG Scholars will be expected, upon graduation, to return to their home country and apply their learning experience as change agents in their country’s public sector.

The AIG Scholarships are postgraduate scholarships awarded to outstanding individuals from Nigeria or Ghana to undertake the Master of Public Policy (MPP) Programme 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.

Benefits:

  • The AIG Scholarships are full scholarships covering fees, accommodation and living expenses.

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

Selection Criteria:

  • Academic and analytical excellence
  • Strong commitment to public service
  • Demonstrated leadership capabilities and resultant impact
  • Impeccable moral character

Note that:

Applicants who reach the second stage of selection will be required to furnish the following additional information.

  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Full Academic Transcripts
  • Academic and/or Professional References (four in total). Please note that at least two of the references must be from individuals whom you studied under at university. The references should be sent directly to AIG, and should attest to the character and intellect of the applicant, including academic, personal, extra-curricular and leadership achievements. (References should not be given by people who are related to the applicant.)
  • Personal Essay (no more than 1500 words) covering the following:
    1. Why you are interested in public service and public policy; describe the specific issue(s) or problem(s) you care about, your thoughts on how this issue can be resolved and how the resolution of this issue could impact the economy as a whole.
    2. Why the AIG Scholarship and the MPP Programme at BSG-Oxford are important to you and how you would utilise this opportunity.
    3. The description of a personal challenge you have overcome or an achievement that you believe demonstrates your leadership potential, and the impact of that achievement.
  • Two passport photographs

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the Africa Initiative for Governance (AIG) 2018/19 Scholarships

496 COMMENTS

  1. Am a Nigerian I graduated with second class lower in accountancy from a polytechnic please am I qualify to apply

  2. Thanks for this unique opportunity. I am a Sierra Leonean who wish to apply. I Graduated with a first class honors degree in Civil Engineering. Can I benefit from this scholarship? Regards.

  3. I wish to apply. I am a Nigerian. I have completed d Nysc. I graduated with second upper division in Special education and social studies. Thanks

  4. I was invited for AIG scholarship test to be hold on Saturday 13th October, 2018, in port Harcourt. please I want to know how real is this program. thank you.

    • I was also invited. Please I want to know you more.I want to have some discussion with you regarding to this scholarship .My phone number is 08032674038. Please I will be expecting your call before the scholarship.Thanks

  5. Comment:I am a graduate from University of Ibadan and I’m currently serving and be rounding off in few months. I graduated with strong second class upper in English Education. I wish to benefit from this. please how can I register?

  6. I’m a graduate of Music Education 2nd class upper division from delta state university. I’m I eligible for a scholarship

  7. I’m Adebayo Oluwasegun a graduate of urban and regional planning of the polytechnic Ibadan with a lower credit division with PGD in geographical information system school of survey Oyo. I’m I legible for a scholarship.

  8. Please I studied BSC. Chemistry at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology and I have served as a National Service Personnel and now teaching chemistry I wish to study the master’s program as I think would improve my credentials. My challenge is I graduated with a strong second class lower but can prove my ability when considered. Could you please be of assistance to me?

  9. I’m Isaac from Ghana I’m interest I have diploma like to do second and first degree help with scholarship I will work marry there to serve ur country,call whatsapp text me +23347507662 or [email protected], Facebook

  10. I am Emile Melrick John from Sierra Leone West Africa and I am reading political science in degree program… I was born on 27 April 1996. Please what are the procedures for the scholarship?

  11. Comment: I graduated with second class lower in Bs.in Education at Ekiti University, Nigeria but I can prove myself as a competent teacher.

  12. I am Olayinka from Nigeria. I have a degree with strong second class upper in History & Diplomatic Studies, a strong grade in Peace & Conflict Studies and I am highly interested in affecting the youths in my country. I presently have a group of young men and women I provide leadership for in setting a focus for their lives and they are available to confirm this. The only challenge I have here is the age issue. I am 44 but with a radically young mind and mindset to life and the public. What do you think can be done for me? Thanks

  13. I am Adewunmi Enitan from Nigeria, graduated with a first class degree in early childhood education..please what are the procedures for the scholarship?

  14. Am a nurse by profession who finished from a state school of nursing not a university, what are my likely chances? And how do I get started?

  15. Comment: Good afternoon. Please I would like to know if I’m allowed to apply. I meet all the criterion except for the age aspect. I’m below the stated age, can i still apply? Really want to.

  16. This is a great opportunity for many of us myself in particular.My name is Adaego Evangeline Nwodo. I am a graduate of University of Nigeria Nsukka with second class upper division in Nutrition and Dietetics, please how do I apply I seriously don’t want to miss out on this awesome opportunity . Thank you.

  17. I studied Bsc. library and information science pass Graduate from B U Kano Nigeria with 2.1 (3.80) i am interested to apply for Msc. Degree if can U assist Me Shamsu Dauda Ringim.
    Thank.

  18. Please how can I apply
    I’m Adebisi Michael, a graduate of History and international studies. Please I have the necessary requirements to apply but don’t know how please put me through.
    08053379253

  19. I am John Peace from Nigeria, a graduate of Lead City University, Second Class upper, B.A in Performing Arts and culture, how do i apply?

  20. Comment: Hi,
    My name is Ajayi Busayo, a graduate of business education from University of Nigeria NSUKKA. I graduated with a strong second class upper. I’m passionately interested in this scholarship because I believe it is an avenue for me to improve and make productive impact to the society at large.

  21. Comment: Hi,
    My name is Ajayi Busayo, a graduate of business education from University of Nigeria NSUKKA. I graduated with a strong second class upper. I’m passionately interested in this scholarship because I believe it is an avenue for me to improve and make productive impact to the society at large. I’ll be elated if I’m considered for the scholarship

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