African Women’s Public Service Fellowship

African Women’s Public Service Fellowship

NYU Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service

NYU Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service

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Private non-profit University
Host Country
02 Dec 2019
Study level
Opportunity type
Opportunity funding
Full funding
Eligible Countries
Eligible Region



1- Introduction

2- Objectives

The African Women’s Public Service Fellowship, made possible by a donation from the Oprah Winfrey Foundation, expands the opportunity for African women to impact public service in their home countries.

3- Eligibility


This fellowship is only available to degree-seeking students. Advanced professional certificate and non-degree programs are not applicable to this fellowship.

– Citizen and resident in an African country at the time of application;

– Strong academic record;

– Demonstrated commitment to public service;

– An NYU Wagner education would significantly enhance your ability to have a deep and lasting impact on public service issues in your home country and region;

– Applicable to the following programs:

MPA Public & Nonprofit Management & Policy

MPA Health Policy & Management

Master of Urban Planning

EMPA Public Service Leaders

4- Selection Criteria

5- Schedule

6- Immigration Requirements


The Fellowship provides full tuition, fees, housing, travel to and from the United States, and a small stipend to cover books and miscellaneous expenses.

Fellowship recipients commit to return to their respective home countries after the program to assume a leadership position on the continent where they can meaningfully contribute to the challenges currently confronting Africa.

7- Application Process


Submit your Fellowship Application Essay along with your online application to NYU Wagner for Fall 2020. The Fellowship Application Essay is included in the fellowship section of the online application; there is not a separate application. Fellowship applicants must also submit the one-minute video essay in the application to be considered.

Those selected as fellowship semi-finalists will be invited to participate in Skype interviews with the Fellowship Selection Committee in early-to-mid February 2020.

To apply, please fill the application.

For more information, please visit the official web page.

8- Application Requirements

9- Application Deadlines:

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