The AFRIKA KOMMT! Fellowship Programme 2023/2025 for Future Leaders from Africa (Fully Funded to Germany)

Applications are now open for the AFRIKA KOMMT 2023 – 2025 ProgrammeAFRIKA KOMMT! – An Initiative of German Industry for Future Leaders from Africa.

AFRIKA KOMMT! brings together the most visionary young leaders from Africa and leading German companies. Companies benefit from the expertise, knowledge, local network and unique African perspective of the young professionals. The African fellows dive deep into the German corporate specifics, German business spirit and the German culture.

There are 46 fellowship profiles available for the 12th intake, offered by 9 companies : B.Braun MelsungenBoehringer IngelheimBioNTech SERobert Bosch GmbHMerck KGaAODDO BHFSAP SEVolkswagen AG. and Siemens Healthineers

  • The AFRIKA KOMMT! fellowship programme provides an unparalleled opportunity to young, talented African professionals for a one-year career and life transformational experience.
  • It 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.


At the core of the AFRIKA KOMMT! programme is a one-year stay for the African professionals in Germany. During this time, the fellows actively work in their partner companies where they are trained and mentored. Other components organized by GIZ such as language courses, trainings and networking events supplement the learning experience.

  • The AFRIKA KOMMT! programme is entirely financed by the participating companies. As a fellow, all costs related to your participation in the fellowship programme will be covered (flights, accommodation, monthly stipend, trainings, language course).
  • Professional and tailor-made selection process: The fellows of the programme are chosen in a comprehensive selection process that is implemented in close cooperation with the participating companies.
  • Language and cultural integration for fellows: The programme begins with German language and cultural integration courses to prepare the fellows for their stay in Germany. The fellows also get an opportunity to visit cultural heritage sites within Germany.
  • Management training for fellows: The fellows undergo three modules of intense management training where they advance their knowledge of modern global management practices.
  • Professional fellowship in partner company: The young experts spend eight months with their partner companies and are engaged in projects and meaningful work experience.
  • AFRIKA KOMMT! Network: The partner companies and the African professionals come together at various networking events, share expertise and drive common projects.
  • Alumni phase: After their one-year stay in Germany, the fellows become knowledge and skill transfer ambassadors as alumni in their home countries. A one-week refresher course in Germany or in Africa advances the skill set of the alumni and fosters continued strengthening of the AFRIKA KOMMT! network.

How to Apply for AFRIKA KOMMT Fellowship Programme

Step 1

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.

Application Deadline: 26th March 2023

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the AFRIKA KOMMT! Fellowship Programme 2023/2025

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