Apply for African Women Public Service Fellowship Program!

Deadline: 15 December 2016

Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service is seeking applications for its African Women Public Service Fellowship program which is made possible by a donation from the Oprah Winfrey Foundation and expands the opportunity for African women to prepare for public service in their home countries.

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As fellows at NYU Wagner, African women study in one of two graduate programs:

  • The two-year Master of Public Administration
  • The two-year Master of Urban Planning
  • The one-year Executive MPA


The awards for either program will support:

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  • Tuition,
  • Housing
  • Travel to and from the United States
  • A small stipend to cover books and miscellaneous expenses.

 Selection Criteria

  • Academic history and aptitude, including previous grades received and/or relevant course work completed
  • Professional experience and development, including internships, volunteer work, full-time and part-time positions (doctoral-level applicants should highlight their research experience instead)
  • Required Essays
  • Recommendations (two -with a preference for one professional and one academic-for all master’s-level candidates; three required for all doctoral-level candidates)
  • Standardized test scores (GRE or GMAT scores are strongly recommended, but not required for master’s- level candidates
  • TOEFL or IELTS scores are required for applicants whose undergraduate (applicable to master’s-level applicants) or graduate education (applicable to all doctoral-level applicants) was not in English.

Eligibility Criteria

  • 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.
  • Applicant must be citizens and resident in an African country at the time of application.
  • Applicants 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.

How to Apply

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Interested applicants can apply via given website.

For more information, please visit Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service.