Africa Initiative for Governance (AIG)-Imoukhuede Foundation Scholarships 2024/2025 for Study in the University of Oxford, UK (Fully Funded)


Application Deadline: 15 September 2023

The AIG–Imoukhuede Foundation Scholarships were launched in 2017 to provide a unique opportunity for exceptional West Africans interested in a career in public service to pursue a Master of Public Policy at the Blavatnik School of Government, University of Oxford. Since 2017, twenty nine scholarships worth over £50,000 each have been awarded to future public sector leaders who have demonstrated a passion for the public sector.

AIG Scholars spend the year at one of the world’s top universities, gaining knowledge from the outstanding academic faculty and expert practitioners and interacting with other future public sector leaders from around the world. After completing their degrees, scholars return to their countries and use their learnings to bolster policymaking, support reforms and contribute to their nation’s development.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Be a Nigerian currently working in the public sector (Ministries, Departments, Agencies & Parastatals) at either Federal or State levels
  • Aged between 25 and 45 years
  • Have a minimum of seven (7) years (combined private & public sector) work experience
  • Have a bachelor’s degree with a minimum of second-class upper qualification

Programme Details

  • Financial Support • Funding will be provided for tuition, living expenses, and a stipend for a summer project. 
  • Coaching and Mentoring • Extensive coaching and mentoring will be offered to help scholars navigate their time at Oxford and make the most of the experience.
  • Career Development • AIG Scholars will receive full support to map out their career development paths and access opportunities that are aligned with their areas of interest and that leverage the knowledge gained at Oxford

Work experience

AIG Scholars will embark on summer placements during which they will gain additional knowledge and experience of their areas of interest and build their global networks.


Monday, 31 July 2023

Admissions open for the 2024 intake

Friday, 15 September 2023

Deadlines for applications to the AIG Scholarships

Saturday, 23 September 2023

Invitation for Computer-Based Tests

Thursday 5 – Thursday 12 October 2023

Essay Submissions

Wednesday 25 – Monday 30 October 2023

Video Interviews

December 2023

Final Selections

Friday 5 January 2024

Deadline for MPP Applications

May 2024

Pre-departure Orientation

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the Africa Initiative for Governance (AIG) Scholarships 2024/2025


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