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Africa Initiative For Governance AIG Imoukhuede Foundation Scholarships for Nigerians – University Of Oxford, UK for 2023

Application is now open for the AIG Imoukhuede Foundation Scholarships at the University Of Oxford. Interested applicants are encouraged to send their applications in before the deadline date.

About Africa Initiative for Governance and Scholarship

Five scholarships are provided annually by the Africa Initiative for Governance (AIG) for deserving students from Ghana and Nigeria to attend the Blavatnik School of Government (BSG), University of Oxford, and earn a Master of Public Policy degree. After graduating, AIG Scholars are expected to go back home and use what they’ve learned to effect change in the public sector there.

Oxford, England The institution of Oxford is a coeducational research institution. It is the oldest university in the English-speaking world and the second-oldest institution in existence that has been continuously operating since there is evidence of teaching as early as 1096. It expanded quickly when Henry II forbade English scholars from enrolling at the University of Paris in 1167.


The AIG Imoukhuede Foundation Scholarships were established in 2017 to provide talented West Africans interested in a career in public service the chance to study a Master of Public Policy at the University of Oxford’s Blavatnik School of Government. Since 2017, 29 scholarships totaling more than £50,000 have been given to aspiring public sector executives who have shown a love for the field.

The AIG Scholars spend a year studying at one of the finest institutions in the world, learning from the excellent academic staff and industry professionals, and networking with other students who aspire to become public sector leaders from all over the world. After receiving their degrees, scholars return to their home countries where they employ what they have learned to strengthen policymaking, promote reforms, and advance their nations’ development.

Details about AIG Imoukhuede Foundation Scholarships at the University Of Oxford:

Scholarship Sponsor: Africa Initiative for Governance (AIG)

Scholarship Value: £50,000

Number of awards: Five

Study level: Postgraduate

Host Institution(s): Blavatnik School of Government/University Of Oxford, UK


  • Financial Assistance • Tuition, housing costs, and a stipend for a summer project will all be covered. 
  • Coaching & Mentoring Scholars will get extensive coaching and mentoring to help them get the most out of their time at Oxford.
  • AIG Scholars will get full support in creating their career development strategies, having access to opportunities that fit their interests, and utilizing the knowledge they have gained at Oxford.

Work Experience

The AIG Scholars will start their summer internships, which will allow them to expand their networks globally and learn more about their areas of interest.

AIG Imoukhude Foundation Scholarships – Eligibility Criteria

Applicants are advised to meet the following conditions to be eligible for the AIG Imoukhuede Foundation Scholarships at the University Of Oxford:

  • Be a Nigerian citizen currently employed in the federal or state government’s ministries, departments, agencies, or parastatals. Your age must be between 25 and 45.
  • Possess a minimum of seven (7) years of work experience, including in the public and commercial sectors.
  • Possess a bachelor’s degree with a second-class higher qualification, at the very least.

Interview Date, and Process for AIG Imoukhuede Foundation Scholarships


  • Monday, July 31, 2023: Admissions begin for the class of 2024
  • The deadline for applications to the AIG Scholarships is Friday, September 15, 2023.
  • On Saturday, September 23, 2023, a call for computer-based exams will be made.
  • October 5 – October 12, 2023: Essay Submissions
  • October 25, 2023, to October 30, 2023: Interviews in video
  • Final Selections in December 2023
  • The deadline for MPP applications is Friday, January 5, 2024.
  • Pre-departure orientation in May 2024

Application Procedure for AIG Imoukhuede Foundation Scholarships

Log in or register for the scholarship. You can also visit the official website for further details.

The Submission Deadline is: September 15, 2023

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