2022 AFRIKA KOMMT! Fellowship Programme for Future Leaders from Africa

Deadline: March 30, 2022.

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.


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


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


The AFRIKA KOMMT! programme is entirely financed by the participating companies. As a fellow, all costs related to your participation in the fellowship programme will be covered (flights, accommodation, monthly stipend, trainings, language course).

As a participant of AFRIKA KOMMT! you will:

  • Refine your leadership and management competence
  • Access networks and opportunities for career acceleration
  • Improve your intercultural competence
  • Broaden your perspective and stir up innovation
  • Achieve personal growth


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