How do I apply?

You can apply for the AFRIKA KOMMT! programme only during the application phase and through our online application portal. Applications by email are not accepted.

How to submit your application

Step 1

Check the general candidate requirements – do you fit the criteria and are you eligible for the programme?

Step 2

Check the available fellowship placements and required profiles for the new intake of AFRIKA KOMMT!.

The fellowship placements will only be available during the application phase.

Your application will be considered for the AFRIKA KOMMT! programme as a whole, however you are asked to select maximum 2 profiles in the application form and to give reasons for your choice.

Step 3

Register on https://application.afrika-kommt.de and fill in the application form in English.

Applications in other languages will not be considered.

In addition to filling the application form, you will be asked to upload a short presentation about your motivation, an idea for a change initiative, a photo and your certificates.

About the idea for a change initiative:

One of the aims of AFRIKA KOMMT! is to build a platform that supports young African professionals to design change initiatives that seek to solve social and economic challenges in their countries.  Please think for an idea for a change initative that you would like to implement in your country. You will be asked four questions about your idea in the application form.

Step 4

Submit your application before the application deadline (9th April 2021) – applications submitted after this date cannot be considered.

Next application period

2022 (Dates will follow)

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Application submitted – what happens next?

You will receive feedback on your application within approx. 8-12 weeks after the official end of the application period. The partner companies may contact you to do a short telephone interview with you. If your application has successfully passed the pre-selection stage, you will receive an invitation to a 2-days assessment centre.

AFRIKA KOMMT! Assessment Centre in Nairobi 2019

The AFRIKA KOMMT! Assessment Centre

The assessment centre includes a number of tasks, group activities and presentations and serves as a basis for the final decision. The results of the assessment centre will be communicated within a few weeks and successful candidates will then receive the invitation to Germany for one year!

The 10th intake will start in November 2021 in Germany.