Oprah Winfrey New York University Fellowship

 Oprah Winfrey New York University Fellowship: African Women Public Service Fellowship

Course(s) Offered: Public service, related fields
Course Level: Graduate (masters fellowships)
Provider: Oprah Winfrey Foundation
Country to Study in: USA

 Oprah Winfrey New York University Fellowship Description
Oprah Winfrey New York University Fellowship: The New York University Wagner Institution announces a call for applications for the African Women Public Service Fellowship for women from Africa offering postgraduate masters level support to eligible women.

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 for public service in their home countries.

Oprah Winfrey New York University Fellowship recipients 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.

 Oprah Winfrey New York University Fellowship Eligibility
To qualify for the fellowship, prospective applicants must meet the general admissions criteria:

  • Citizen and resident in an African country at the time of application.
  • Strong academic record.
  • Demonstrated commitment to public service.

A 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.

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

For more information or to request an NYU Wagner viewbook, visit the admissions page.

Eligible groups
Citizens of ALL African countries.

Participating Institution(s)
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

Number of awards
Not specified

Sponsorship duration
Whole duration of the program – the MPA is a two-year program; while the Executive MPA is for one-year

 Oprah Winfrey New York University Fellowship benefits
The Fellowship provides full tuition, fees, housing or a housing stipend (if enrolling in the Global EMPA program), travel to and from the United States, and a small stipend to cover books and miscellaneous expenses

Method of Oprah Winfrey New York University Fellowship 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. Applications commence September 1. Completed application, along with the fellowship essay in the application, must be submitted by December 1, 2018

New York University’s Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service (NYU Wagner, Wagner) is a public policy school that offers a comprehensive curriculum in public and nonprofit policy and management, health policy and management, international development, and urban planning.

Application Deadline: 1 December 2018
Open to International Applicants: Yes

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