Study In UK: 2023 Africa Initiative for Governance (AIG) Scholarship at University of Oxford



Deadline (y-m-d): 2022-09-09

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Applications for the 2023 AIG Scholarships are now open for exceptional Nigerians to study in the University of Oxford, United Kingdom.

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AIG Scholars spend the year at one of the world’s top universities, gaining knowledge and skills from outstanding academic faculty and expert practitioners and interacting with other future public sector leaders worldwide.

Scholarship Details:

The AIG 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-seven (27) scholarships worth over £50,000 each have been awarded to future public sector leaders who have demonstrated a passion for the public sector.

From 2022, the AIG Scholarships will only be open to applicants already working in the civil service. Applicants should be between 25 and 50, with strong intellectual capacity, demonstrable leadership qualities and a passion for contributing to Nigeria’s civil service development.

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Scholarship Requirements:

To be considered for the Scholarship, you must:

  • Have a strong intellectual capacity, demonstrable leadership qualities and a passion for contributing to the development of Nigeria’s civil service
  • Be willing to go to the UK for the Education
  • 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

Scholarship Duration and Reward

  • Funding will be provided for Tuition, stipend, and living expenses
  • Scholars of AIG will have access to opportunities that can help their career development
  • Coaching and mentoring

Required Documents

To apply, candidates must be ready to submit the following documents;

  • Application Form (to be fill online)
  • Photograph
  • Passport

Additional Information

  • Due to high volumes of applications, only applicants shortlisted for the next stage of the selection process will ne be contacted, and any inquiries regarding individual application status will not be responded to.
  • Only applications submitted via the online application portal will be considered.
  • Candidates who emerge as finalists in the selection process will be required to apply directly to the Blavatnik School of Government, University of Oxford, for admission. Full support will be provided throughout the application process. Finalists offered admission to the Master of Public Policy will be considered for the AIG Scholarship.
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How To Apply

Few slots are available. Interested and qualified candidates should apply using the link below.

The Application Deadline is 9th September 2022

Study In UK: 2023 Africa Initiative for Governance (AIG) Scholarship at University of Oxford
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