2020 AFRIKA KOMMT! Fellowship Programme for Young Africans

Deadline: January 10, 2020.

The initiative opens its doors for Future Leaders from all regions in Africa. With this decision AFRIKA KOMMT! increases the framework for sustainable economic cooperation and the exchange of knowledge.

AFRIKA KOMMT! is a capacity building programme that was initiated by German companies to foster German-African business relations. The fellowship programme comprises a one-year stay in Germany, including an 8-month practical training in a German company.

The AFRIKA KOMMT! fellowship programme aims at highly qualified, self-driven young professionals and junior executives from  Africa with several years of hands-on work experience, strong leadership qualities and a very high level of commitment and dedication.


Candidates need to fulfil the following formal eligibility requirements:

  • Citizen of an African country
  • University degree in a relevant subject
  • 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


The AFRIKA KOMMT! fellowship programme includes:

a. An individual German language course before departure to Germany

b. An intensive German language course in Germany including fees, accommodation and living allowance Travelling expenses – Flights, Visa, etc. c. Visa for Germany for one year

d. Roundtrip airfare from your home town to Germany and back

e. Travel to refresher course and back

f. Programme-related travelling expenses in Germany Monthly living allowance during the theoretical phase

g. Monthly living allowance of € 750,- (August, September and October 2020; July 2021)

h. One-off relocation fee of € 1.000,- for settling back into the home countries

i. Monthly salary during the internship in the companies of approx. € 1.500,- gross



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