2023 AFRIKA KOMMT! Fellowship Programme for Young African Professionals (Fully Funded)

Deadline: March 26, 2023.

AFRIKA KOMMT! is a fellowship programme that connects visionary African professionals and leading German companies. Together they pave the way for global inclusive business and mutually beneficial cooperation. 

The programme provides an unparalleled opportunity to young, talented African professionals for a one year career and life transformational experience.

As a participant of AFRIKA KOMMT! you will:

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


Candidates must meet the following formal application criteria:

    1. Citizenship of an African state
    2. University degree in a relevant subject
    3. Postgraduate studies (e.g. MBA) are an advantage
    4. Two to five years of relevant work experience
    5. Excellent knowledge of English
    6. Basic knowledge of German is an advantage
    7. Not older than 35 years

    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


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


    1. Check the general candidate requirements – do you fit the criteria and are you eligible for the programme?
    2. Check the available fellowship placements and required profiles for the new intake of AFRIKA KOMMT!.
    3. Register on https://application.afrika-kommt.de and fill in the application form in English.
    4. Submit your application before the  26th MARCH 2023– applications submitted after this date cannot be considered.


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