Oprah Winfrey New York University African Women Public Service Fellowship – USA 2016
The African Women Public Service Fellowship program offers postgraduate master and executive master level support to eligible women from Africa. The fellowship expands the opportunity and makes it possible for these women to attend the New York University Wagner Institution, which offers an exceptional program to help women expand their Public Service in their home countries.
The programme was made possible by a donation from the Oprah Winfrey Foundation.
The New York University Wagner Institution announces a call for applications for the African Women Public Service Fellowship.
To qualify for the fellowship, prospective applicants must meet the general admissions criteria:
- Be an African woman residing in an African country at the time of application
- Pay the non-refundable application fee is $85 (see official website via link below to learn how you may bypass this fee)
- Submit one or more recommendations
- Give a personal interview
- Have work or volunteer experience
It is very important to note that ALL applicants must commit to return to their respective home countries at the conclusion of the program with the goal of assuming a leadership position on the continent where they can meaningfully contribute to the challenges currently confronting Africa.
For more information or to request an NYU Wagner viewbook, visit the admissions page.
NYU Wagner’s admissions committee pays particular attention to applications from women who possess strong academic records; who have a demonstrated commitment to public service; and for whom a Wagner education would significantly enhance their ability to have a deep and lasting impact on public service issues in their home country and region.
Citizens of ALL African countries.
Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service, New York University, New York (NY); United States
Fields of study
Master level courses in Public service – applicants study in one of two graduate programs: the Master of Public Administration or the Executive MPA: Concentration on International Public Service Organizations. For more see the MPA or the Executive MPA.
Number of awards
Not specified by sponsors
The MPA is a two-year program; while the Executive MPA is for one-year
The awards for either program will support tuition, housing, travel to and from the United States and a small stipend to cover books and miscellaneous expenses.
Method of Application
Are you a woman? Are you eligible? If you are, then you may apply. NYU offers a Web-based application to make your application process as easy and convenient as possible. NYU does not accept paper applications.
Admissions at NYU is conducted on a deadline-driven timetable. Once an application is submitted, it will be reviewed for completeness and forwarded to the Admissions Committee for review. All applications are reviewed as is, however applications that are missing materials are at a profound disadvantage. Before submitting the online application, all transcripts should be scanned and uploaded into the online application. Transcripts submitted after the application deadline will not be accepted. Failure to complete this requirement may result in withdrawal of an application.
It is important to visit the official website (link to it is below) for detailed information on how to apply to this fellowship.
Online applications must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. U.S. Eastern Time on the day of the deadline. Any mailed application material must be postmarked by the deadline date.
Deadlines for Fall 2016 Masters, Non-degree and Certificate applications: December 15, 2015 (early), March 1, 2016 (regular), May 1, 2016 (final). Deadlines for Fall 2016 Executive program applications: May 1, 2016 (early) and December 15, 2016 (final).
The Admissions Committee begins reviewing Fall applications in December of the prior year. Spring application review begins in September of the prior fall. Master’s applicants receive a decision by e-mail according to the Notification Timetable. NYU Wagner will continue to accept applications after the deadline on a space available basis.
International applicants are automatically considered for all merit-based scholarships.
There are no special forms or applications to fill out to be considered for the African Women Public Service Fellowship. You will automatically be considered for all scholarships, including the African Women Public Service Fellowship.
For priority admission and merit aid consideration you should submit your application as early as possible. International candidates are encouraged to apply early so that they will have enough time to arrange for a visa, which can be very time-consuming and involve detailed documentation and interviews.
Application Deadline: 1 March / 1 May / 15 December 2016
Open to International Applicants: Yes
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