AFRIKA KOMMT! Fellowship Programme

  Fellowship Professional  

How to Apply

Apply through the official application portal

Deadline: 26 March 2023 [CLOSED]
Funding: Various German Companies  |  Amount:  Not specified
Specific Conditions: Studies: Fellowship Professional  |  Host countries: Germany  |  Specialization: Any

About the AFRIKA KOMMT! Fellowship Programme

The programme AFRIKA KOMMT! brings together the most visionary young leaders from Africa and leading German companies. Companies benefit from the expertise, knowledge, local network and unique African perspective of the young professionals. The African fellows dive deep into the German corporate specifics, German business spirit and the German culture. Empowered with international experience, technical skills and German language they become African change agents for the sake of both: the German business relations with Africa as well as for economic and social growth in the fellows’ home countries and communities.

Announcing the 12th Cohort of the Afrika Kommt! Programme

The application phase for AFRIKA KOMMT! 2023-2025  is NOW OPEN! You can apply for the AFRIKA KOMMT! programme only during the application phase and through the online application portal. Applications by email are not accepted.

Eligibility Criteria

To apply for the programme you must:

  • Be a Citizen of any African country
  • Have a University degree in a relevant subject
  • Postgraduate degree (e.g. MBA) is an advantage
  • Have two to five years work experience
  • Have excellent English language skills
  • Basic knowledge of the German language is an advantage
  • Not be older than 35 years at the time of application

Further Selection Criteria

In addition to the above technical and educational requirements, you should also have the following skills and attributes:

Language and communication skills: 

  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • High willingness to learn German

Professional skills: 

  • High leadership potential
  • Strong self-motivation and self-starter mentality
  • High level of dedication, commitment and target-orientation
  • Strong capacity for teamwork

Personal attributes: 

  • High level of enthusiasm, flexibility and resilience
  • Open mindset
  • Outstanding intercultural competencies
  • Ability to adapt to new environments quickly
  • Ability to reflect own behaviour and bias

Applications close on 26th March 2023. Visit the official Afrika Kommt! website for more details.