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AFRIKA KOMMT Fellowship Program for Sub-Saharan African Students in Germany, 2019

Applications are invited for AFRIKA KOMMT Training Program open is open for Sub-Saharan African Students to study in Germany. Female candidates are welcome to apply.

The AFRIKA KOMMT! Fellowship program 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.



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  • Application Deadline: January 11, 2019
  • Course Level: This fellowship is available to pursue 8 months training programme.
  • Study Subject: Fellowship is awarded to study German Language.
  • Award: The AFRIKA KOMMT! Fellowship program includes:
  • Language course
    An individual German language course before departure to Germany
    An intensive German language course in Germany including fees, accommodation and living allowance
  • Travelling expenses – Flights, Visa, etc.
    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 during the theoretical phase
    Monthly living allowance of € 750,- (August, September and October 2018; July 2019
    One-off relocation fee of € 1.000,- for settling back into the home countries
    Monthly salary during the internship in the companies of approx. € 1.500,- gross
    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 the fellow to Germany. Additionally, the participants have to make arrangements to ensure the subsistence of their families in their home countries during their participation in the programme.
  • Accommodation
    Accommodation during all stages of the programme in Germany (including internet allowance, electricity, water and other charges)
  • Insurance
    Health, accident and liability insurance
  • Trainings
    International management training courses
    Study tour and weekend seminars in Germany
  • Alumni activities
    Refresher course in Germany or Africa, including management training
    Alumni networking activities
  • Certificate
    AFRIKA KOMMT! is a practice-oriented fellowship programme. Fellows 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 one official certificate by the partner company upon successful completion of the internship In addition, fellows will receive 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”.
  • Nationality: Sub-Saharan African
  • Number of Awards: Not given
  • The award can be taken in Germany


  • Eligible Countries:  Students from Sub-Saharan African Countries (Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Congo (Brazzaville), Congo (Democratic Republic), Ivory Coast, Djibouti, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, South Sudan, Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe) are eligible to apply for this fellowship programme.
  • Entrance Requirements: Applicants must have a
  1. University degree in a relevant subject (please see individual company profiles below)
  2. Postgraduate degree (e.g. MBA) is an advantage
  3. Two to five years of relevant work experience
  4. Excellent English language skills
  5. Basic knowledge of the German language is an advantage
  6. Not older than 35 years and physically fit
  7. Female candidates are welcome
  • English Language Requirements: Applicants must meet the necessary language proficiency requirements of the host institution.

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Application Procedure:

  • The mode of applying is online.

How to Apply:

  • Step 1: Check the general candidate requirements – do you fit the criteria?
  • Step 2: Check the available placements and required profiles of the seventh intake of AFRIKA KOMMT!Þ 2019-2021 – Please remember you are applying for the programme in general, not for a specific placement.
  • Step 3: Visit www.afrika-kommt.de and fill in the application form in English.Þ

Online Application

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