Africa Initiative Governance (AIG) 2023/24 Scholarship in University of Oxford

Applications for the 2023/24 Africa Initiative Governance (AIG) Scholarships are now open for AIG scholars to pursue their Masters’s degrees at the University of Oxford.

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.

Africa Initiative Governance (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.

This time, the Africa Initiative Governance (AIG) Scholarships will only be open to applicants already working in the civil service. Applicants should be between the ages of 25 and 50, with strong intellectual capacity, demonstrable leadership qualities, and a passion to contribute to the development of Nigeria’s civil service.


To be eligible for consideration for the award of 2023-24 Africa Initiative Governance (AIG) Scholarships, the applicant 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

Deadline: September 09, 2022.

For more information, visit the official site.

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