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What should I know about the Programme?

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.

What should I know about the Programme?

Why should I participate?

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
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Checklist: Am I eligible?

Candidates must meet the following formal application criteria:
Citizenship of an African state
University degree in a relevant subject
Postgraduate studies (e.g. MBA) are an advantage
Two to five years of relevant work experience
Excellent knowledge of English
Basic knowledge of German is an advantage
Not older than 35 years

Next application period

16.2. – 24.3.2024

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How do I join?

Three steps to join the programme as a fellow


Apply online during the application phase


Get selected for the assessment center


Receive the invitation to Germany

Meet the Fellows

Beth Karuana Mwai

Chemicals, Pharmaceuticals, Research, Technology

Tesfit Gebremeskel Gebreslassie

Data Science, Healthcare, Technology

Keiko P. Msusa, Dr.

Medicine, Pharmaceuticals, Public Health

James Gicheru

Finance, Management Consulting


Find answers to frequently asked questions about AFRIKA KOMMT! here:

General questions about the programme

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. Find out more about the programme.

The AFRIKA KOMMT! programme combines theory and practice through management trainings and an internship phase in a German company. AFRIKA KOMMT! does not provide academic scholarships for studying in Germany. In addition, it is not an academic degree programme.

The AFRIKA KOMMT! programme is entirely financed by the participating German companies.

As a fellow, all costs related to your participation in the fellowship programme will be covered (flights, accommodation, monthly stipend, trainings, language course).

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