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Fully Funded Africa Initiative for Governance (AIG) Scholarships 2020/2021

Fully Funded Africa Initiative for Governance (AIG) Scholarships 2020/2021

Fully Funded
Country: Nigeria
City: Lagos
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Applications are now open for the Africa Initiative for Governance (AIG) Scholarships 2020/2021. To achieve the goal of being a catalyst for public sector transformation, AIG will every year. Further, for five years starting in 2017, fund five scholarships for outstanding West Africans from all backgrounds. Also, who is passionate about the public sector, to pursue the Master of Public Policy at the Blavatnik School of Government, University of Oxford.

Moreover, AIG Scholarships are at graduates with strong intellectual capability, outstanding academic achievements, leadership skills, and also,  a passion to contribute to the development of Africa’s public sector. Upon graduation, AIG Scholars will be expected to return to their home country.


  • The AIG Scholarships are fully funded covering fees, accommodation, and living expenses, does not cover travel or visa expenses, however.


  • Candidates are to be a citizen of Nigeria or Ghana
  • Be between the ages of 25 and 35 years (must not be 36 years old by December 31, 2019)
  • Further, Have a first-class or second-class upper undergraduate degree with honors (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
  • Be preferably top 10% of graduating class (First, Second or Master’s Degree)
  • Also, Provide evidence of game-changing leadership and the resultant impact
  • Show skills and also,  interests outside of academics (evidence to be provide)

Please note that:

  • Academic distinction and leadership potential are key priorities for selection.
  • Also, in the case of candidates with second-class upper qualifications, a Master’s, second degree or relevant professional qualification will be an advantage.
  • Applications sent via post or in person are NOT acceptable.
  • Finally, candidates who emerge as finalists in the Africa Initiative for Governance (AIG) selection process will be to apply directly to the Blavatnik School of Government, University of Oxford, for admissions.


Type of Opportunity Scholarships and Fellowships
Deadline23 September,2019
Open toSpecific Countries
OrganizerAfrica Initiative for Governance (AIG)
Contact the organizer[email protected]



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