Kofi Annan Fellowship
The Kofi Annan Fellowship provides the opportunity for talented and motivated students from developing countries, who lack sufficient financial means, to study management at ESMT European School of Management and Technology, Berlin, Germany (www.esmt.org). Successful fellows will graduate with a prestigious MBA from the most international business school in Germany.
The Fellowship seeks nominations for 2012 MBA Fellows for the full-time one year MBA Program beginning January 2012 at ESMT. The value of the Fellowship, which includes full-tuition coverage, travel expenses, health insurance and a monthly stipend, is EUR 58,000 (US$80,000). Up to three fellowships are available for 2012. The deadline for completed applications is September 30th, 2011, but we recommend that applicants begin the process as soon as possible.
We are looking for early to mid-career professionals from any discipline who have already demonstrated exceptional leadership potential and could benefit from an MBA at this time in their career. The average age on our program is 30, the average professional experience is 6 years post-graduate.
Applicants must demonstrate a commitment to return to their home region. Upon return, the Fellows are expected to contribute to the strengthening of entrepreneurial capacity and the fostering of a stable market economy as an effective catalyst for their country’s development, job creation, and poverty alleviation.
Successful candidates will have a minimum of three years postgraduate work experience, at least a Bachelor’s degree qualification and a high degree of proficiency in English. While applicants should normally be resident in one of the UN’s Least Developed Countries (LDCs) or Landlocked Developing Countries (LLDCs), applicants from other African countries will also be accepted.
Further details on the Fellowship program can be found by downloading our Fellowship brochure (http://www.esmt.org/fm/291/ESMT_Kofi_Annan_Fellowship.pdf)