The Africa Initiative for Governance (AIG) programme comprises four distinct yet interrelated components to make a transformational impact on leadership, governance and public policy.
About the Scholarship
AIG Scholars spend the year at one of the world’s top universities, gaining knowledge and skills 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.
The AIG Scholarships is only open to applicants already working in the civil service. Applicants should be aged between 25 and 50, with strong intellectual capacity, demonstrable leadership qualities and a passion to contribute to the development of the Nigeria’s civil service.
Scholarship provider: Africa Initiative for Governance (AIG)
Study Institution: Blavatnik School of Government, University of Oxford. UK
Degree Category: Masters
Eligible Country: Nigerians
Application Closing Date: 15 September 2023.
To be eligible for consideration for the award of 2024/2025 AIG Scholarships, you must:
- 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
- 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
How to apply for the 2024/2025 AIG Scholarships for Nigerian Civil Servants
To start your application, click the Apply Now button below to apply. Visit the official announcement page for more details.