The Programme

AFRIKA KOMMT! is a programme for young, extraordinary African professionals who wish to expand the horizons of their skills, knowledge and experience and are not afraid to step out of their comfort zone to do so! We strive to facilitate young leaders to drive economic and social development of their countries by promoting sustainable cooperation with German industry.

Through a one year fellowship, AFRIKA KOMMT! equips young professionals with the skills, exposure and inspiration they need to become the next generation of African leaders. The programme is structured in three different phases.

A Comprehensive Programme in Three Phases 

Selection and Preparation

  • Definition of fellowship profiles by the companies
  • Application phase
  • Selection of the candidates for the Assessment Center
  • Assessment Center and final selection of fellows
  • Preparatory German course in home country for fellows

One-Year Stay in Germany

  • Intensive German language course
  • 3 Management Trainings (Focus: Intercultural Competencies, Leadership, Project and Change Management, Conflict Management)
  • 8-month fellowship in the partner company
  • One-week study tour
  • Weekend Seminars
  • Networking events
  • Farewell ceremony with the Federal Foreign Office

Alumni Phase 

  • One-week refresher course
  • Participation in AFRIKA KOMMT! events
  • Alumni projects
  • Continous networking

More about the programme

In 2008, Germany’s leading businesses joined forces for their vision of sustainable economic cooperation with African countries and founded AFRIKA KOMMT!.

The programme creates a win-win situation for young professionals from African countries and leading German companies.

The Programme

What does the Fellowship offer?

  • An individual German language course before departure to Germany
  • An intensive German language course in Germany including fees, accommodation and living allowance
  • 8-month fellowship in the partner company
  • training and mentoring provided by the partner company
  • International management training courses
  • Study tour
  • Weekend seminars
  • Refresher course in Germany or Africa, including management training
  • Alumni networking activities
  • Support for alumni projects
  • Visa for Germany for one year
  • Roundtrip airfare from your home town to Germany and back
  • Travel to refresher course and back
  • Programme-related travelling expenses in Germany
  • Monthly living allowance of € 750,- (month 1-3, month 12)
  • Monthly salary during the internship in the companies of approx. € 1.500,- gross
  • One-off relocation fee of € 1.000,- for settling back into your home country

Important note:

The monthly allowance of € 750,- and the salary ensures an adequate standard of living in Germany. However, the amount is not sufficient to provide financial support for families or relatives and for this reason, they cannot accompany you to Germany.

Accommodation during all stages of the programme in Germany (including internet allowance, electricity, water and other charges)

  • Health insurance during month 1-3 and month 12
  • Accident and liability insurance

AFRIKA KOMMT! is a practice-oriented fellowship programme. You will receive two certificates: One official certificate upon successful completion of the programme with a detailed description of the specific contents and components of the training and a certificate by the Academy for International Cooperation of GIZ GmbH by successful completion of the professional training in the tool “International Competence Development Journal”.

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The initiative is now open for all countries in Africa