AFRIKA KOMMT! Fully-funded Internship Fellowship Program in Germany 2019/2021


The AFRIKA KOMMT! fellowship programme aims at highly qualified, self-driven young professionals and junior executives from Sub-Saharan Africa with several years of hands-on work experience, strong leadership qualities and a very high level of commitment and dedication.

Eligible Countries: Sub-Saharan African countries

To Be Taken At (Country): Germany, Candidate’s home country

Course Level: Internship, Career Fellowship

Eligibility Criteria: Candidates need to fulfil the following formal eligibility requirements:

  • University degree in a relevant subject (please see individual company profiles below)
  • Postgraduate degree (e.g. MBA) is an advantage
  • Two to five years of relevant work experience
  • Excellent English language skills
  • Basic knowledge of the German language is an advantage
  • Not older than 35 years and physically fit
  • Female candidates are welcome

Selection Criteria: Besides the specific technical expertise relevant to the partner company, the programme requires candidates to have the following set of general skills and attributes:

Language and communication skills:

Excellent English 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
Outstanding intercultural competencies
Ability to adapt to new environments quickly

Number of Awards: Not specified

Value of Award: At the heart of the AFRIKA KOMMT! fellowship programme is an eight-months practical training in a leading German enterprise benefiting both, fellows and partner companies – a classic win-win situation:

The programme fellows benefit through:

  • gaining first-hand practical experience in a leading German enterprise
  • being exposed to leadership concepts and management techniques in practice
  • becoming acquainted with working processes and business culture in German enterprises
  • extending their international management competencies
  • initiating networks of cooperation partners between Sub-Saharan Africa and German companies

The partner companies benefit through:

  • establishing networks of cooperation and trust in promising future markets in Sub-Saharan Africa
  • extending their experience with the working and business culture in Sub-Saharan Africa
  • improving their knowledge about cultures, markets, countries etc. in Sub-Saharan Africa

The AFRIKA KOMMT! fellowship programme also includes: Language course, Travelling expenses (Flights, Visa, local travels etc), Monthly living allowances, Accommodation, Insurance, Trainings and Study tours, Alumni activities, Certificate

After five completed programme years, a significant number of the participants now work in the branch office of their respective partner company in Africa.

Method of Application: Applications can only be submitted through the online application system.

Please read the application requirements carefully. You will find all necessary information in the application guide: AFRIKA KOMMT! 2019 – 2021

Visit the Program Webpage for Details

Scholarship Application Deadline: 11th January 2019



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