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AFRIKA KOMMT Fellowship Program for Sub-Saharan African Students in Germany – 2020/2021.


Application for the AFRIKA KOMMT Fellowship Program for Sub-Saharan African Students in Germany – 2020/2021. Entry is now open at the AFRIKA KOMMT in Germany.School


The AFRIKA KOMMT! Fellowship program aims at highly qualified, self-driven young professionals and junior executives from Sub-Saharan Africa with several years of hands-on work experience, strong leadership qualities and a very high level of commitment and dedication. The AFRIKA KOMMT! Fellowship program includes: Language course
An individual German language course before departure to Germany
An intensive German language course in Germany including fees, accommodation and living allowance, Travelling expenses – Flights, Visa, etc.
Visa for Germany for one year
Roundtrip airfare from your home town to Germany and back
Travel to refresher course and back
Programme-related travelling expenses in Germany, Monthly living allowance during the theoretical phase, Monthly living allowance of € 750,- (August, September and October 2019; July 2020, One-off relocation fee of € 1.000,- for settling back into the home countries, Monthly salary during the internship in the companies of approx. € 1.500,- gross, Important note: The monthly allowance of € 750,- and the salary ensures an adequate standard of living in Germany, However, the amount is not sufficient to provide financial support for families or relatives and for this reason they cannot accompany the fellow to Germany. Additionally, the participants have to make arrangements to ensure the subsistence of their families in their home countries during their participation in the programme, Accommodation; Accommodation during all stages of the programme in Germany (including internet allowance, electricity, water and other charges),Insurance
Health, accident and liability insurance; Training International management training courses, Study tour and weekend seminars in Germany, Alumni activities
Refresher course in Germany or Africa, including management training
Alumni networking activities, Certificate. AFRIKA KOMMT! is a practice-oriented fellowship programme. Fellows will receive two certificates. One official certificate upon successful completion of the programme with a detailed description of the specific contents and components of the training and one official certificate by the partner company upon successful completion of the internship In addition, fellows will receive a certificate by the Academy for International Cooperation of GIZ GmbH by successful completion of the professional training in the tool “International Competence Development Journal”.


The Scholarships are one of the most prestigious scholarships in the world. The aim of the program is to create a global network of future leaders committed to improving the lives of others.


Scholars are selected on the following criteria:

  • Students from Sub-Saharan African Countries (Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Congo (Brazzaville), Congo (Democratic Republic), Ivory Coast, Djibouti, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, South Sudan, Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe) are eligible to apply for this fellowship programme.
  • University degree in a relevant subject (please see individual company profiles below)
  • Postgraduate degree (e.g. MBA) is an advantage
  • Two to five years of relevant work experience
  • Excellent English language skills
  • Basic knowledge of the German language is an advantage
  • Not older than 35 years and physically fit
  • Female candidates are welcome
  • Applicants must meet the necessary language proficiency requirements of the host institution.


  • The mode of applying is online.

Online Application

Application must include:

  • Step 1: Check the general candidate requirements – do you fit the criteria?
  • Step 2: Check the available placements and required profiles of the seventh intake of AFRIKA KOMMT!Þ 2020-2022 – Remember you are applying for the programme in general, not for a specific placement.
  • Step 3: Visit www.afrika-kommt.de and fill in the application form in English.
  • Only applications that have been submitted (with the International Office and registered on the website of the scholarship) before January 10, 2020  will be considered.

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