NYU Wagner Graduate School of Public Service offers an opportunity for African women to study in NYU fully funded. The scholarship is funded primarily by Oprah Winfrey Foundation to educate African women to make an impact in their home country by pursuing public service careers. After the fellowship, fellows must return to Africa with the goal of assuming a leadership positions in their home countries to make an impact.

The Wagner Graduate School of Public Service is a prestigious school with high rankings. For instance, the school is ranked #2 in Master of Urban Planning and #2 in Master of Public Administration. The fellows have the opportunity to study in these excellent programs. The fellowship is renewed for two years for a master’s degree, and one year for an executive master’s.

Scholarship Amount

  1. Full tuition and fees
  2. Housing
  3. Round-trip transportation
  4. Monthly living stipend

Eligible Fields of Study

  1. Master of Public Administration
  2. Master of Urban Planning
  3. Master of Science in Public Policy
  4. Executive Master of Public Administration (1-year)

For more information, visit the official scholarship page.

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  1. Citizen and resident of an African country
  2. Strong academic record
  3. Commitment to public service
  4. The Wagner education will enhance the student’s ability to make an impact in their home country.

How to Apply

  1. Complete the online application to NYU Wagner.
  2. Complete the fellowship essay in the online application.
  3. Submit a one-minute video essay.
  4. If you are chosen to be a semi-finalist, participate in a Skype interview with the fellowship committee.

Official Scholarship Page



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