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AIG Scholarships 2017-2018: Awarding Outstanding Scholars from Nigeria and Ghana

Ana Isabel Paraguay
Posted October 18, 2016 from Brazil
Expired on October 24, 2016

The Africa Initiative for Governance (AIG), in partnership with the University of Oxford’s Blavatnik School of Government (BSG) is seeking applications for its Scholarship program, to support outstanding Nigerians and Ghanaians to undertake intensive post-graduate world-class training in governance and public policy.

Beginning in 2017, five scholarships will be awarded to Nigerian and Ghanaian candidates to attend the BSG and undergo a Master of Public Policy (MPP) degree. Upon graduation, AIG scholars will be expected to return home and apply their learning experience as change agents in their home country’s public sector.

The scholarship 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.

Benefits

The AIG will bear the cost of fully-funded scholarships, covering tuition fee and living expenses.

Eligibility Criteria

  1. Citizen of Nigeria or Ghana
  2. Age between 25 and 35 years
  3. Achieved an academic standing sufficiently advanced to ensure admission to the University of 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.
  4. Strong commitment to public service and a willingness to commit to working for a fixed number of years in your country’s public sector
  5. Exceptional leadership qualities
  6. Impeccable moral character.

How to Apply

Interested applicants must apply online via given website.

For more information, please visit the AIG Scholarships 2017-2018.

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