The Oprah Winfrey Foundation has launched their fellowship  program (Oprah Winfrey Foundation African Scholarship). Students from all over Africa are allowed to apply.

The scholarship allows the opportunity for 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 New York University Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service is ranked 8th in health policy and management by US news and world report. Students receive a set of tools and experiences that allow them to understand both the delivery of healthcare services and the broader social, cultural and economic factors that influence health outcomes.


 Admission Requirement

  1. Entrance Requirements: To qualify for the Fellowship program, prospective applicants must meet the general admissions criteria stipulated here and be citizens and resident in an African country at the time of application.
  2. Test Requirements: GRE or GMAT scores are strongly recommended, but not required for master’s- level candidates but are required for all doctoral-level candidates. If applicants are submitting GRE scores, they should use ETS school code 2507 when reporting their scores.
  3. English Language Requirements: 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. Minimum TOEFL score is 100, IELTS score is 7.5. For the Executive MPA for Global Policy Leadership program, our minimum TOEFL Score is 109 and our minimum IELTS Score is 7.5.

How to Apply for the fellowship Program

The mode of application is online. Fall 2016 applications are currently open. Please click on the program to which you intend to apply to access the application.

Application Form

All Applicants should note that upon completion of the program, they will all return to their respective home countries. They will be expected to assume the goal of assuming a Leadership position on the continent where they can meaningfully contribute to the challenges currently confronting Africa.



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