Africa Initiative for Governance (AIG) funds five scholarships each year for outstanding Nigerians and Ghanaians to pursue a Master of Public Policy degree at Oxford University’s Blavatnik School of Government (BSG). When AIG Scholars graduate, they must return home and use what they’ve learned to make a difference in the public sector there.
The Africa Initiative for Governance (AIG) Scholarships Program is aimed at graduates aged 25 to 35, with some job experience. They will be extremely bright graduates who have excelled in both academics and other areas of their lives.
Africa Initiative for Governance (AIG) Background
Every year, the Africa Initiative for Governance (AIG) funds five scholarships for outstanding Nigerian and Ghanaian students to pursue a Master of Public Policy degree at the Oxford University’s Blavatnik School of Government (BSG). Subsequently, AIG Scholars will be obligated to return to their country of origin and use what they’ve learned as change agents in their country’s public sector.
Past Beneficiaries of AIG Masters Scholarship
Below are the names of past winners and their countries:
- Babafemi Adebola (Nigeria)
- Onyekachukwu Erobu (Nigeria)
- Nasir Mohammed (Nigeria)
- Kwame Sarpong (Ghana), and
- Hakeem Onasanya (Ghana)
Above are the winners of the Scholarship for the incoming MPP class from September for the 2019/2020 academic year (Nigeria).
Country to study: United Kingdom
School to study: University of Oxford
Purpose and Benefits of AIG Masters Scholarship
- The AIG Scholarships are fully supported, covering tuition, housing, and living expenses. They do not, however, cover travel or visa costs.
AIG Masters Scholarship Requirements Qualification
- Be a Nigerian or Ghanaian citizen.
- If you’re applying, your age range must be between 25 and 35. (You must be under the age of 36 on December 31, 2021 in order to be eligible.)
- As a minimum, have a first- or second-class upper undergraduate degree with honours (or equivalent international qualifications) in any discipline. The minimal GPA required for applicants with a degree from the United States is 3.7 out of 4.0.
- Be in the top 10% of your graduating class (first, second, or master’s degree) – proof must be provided.
- Show evidence of game-changing leadership and the impact it has had.
- Demonstrate abilities and interests outside of the classroom (evidence to be provided)
How to Apply for Africa Initiative for Governance Scholarships
Are you both interested and qualified? To apply, go to aigscholarship.roundstone.solutions on the Africa Initiative for Governance (AIG) website.
Visit theAIG website for additional information.