The Kofi Annan Fellowship provides the opportunity for talented and motivated students from developing countries who do not belong to a privileged class and lack sufficient financial means to study management at European School of Management and Technology in Berlin and graduate with a prestigious MBA from the most international business school in Germany.

Upon return to their home countries, 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.

Duration of Fellowship: A fellowship grant is for a one-year full-time MBA education in Berlin, Germany.

Worth of Awards

Value of the fellowship is € 58,000. Fellows will have a full scholarship from ESMT plus fair compensation for costs like travel, accommodation, and program-related fees. Up to three fellowships are available each year.

Further Support

Travel, visa, housing, insurance, placement, networking.


To make significant contributions to least developed countries (LDCs) and landlocked developing countries (LLDCs); to strengthen the awareness for responsibility in leadership in developed countries.

Partner: ESMT in cooperation with the Kofi Anan Business School Foundation in The Hague, Netherlands.

Application Deadline: September 30, annually.


Bachelor degree of any kind, a minimum of three years’ professional experience, GMAT, fluency in written and spoken English, willingness to contribute to building the economy and society of the home country with entrepreneurial impetus.

If you have questions, contact them through this email: [email protected]

You can download the fellowship brochure by clicking here.

For more information, and to apply, visit the fellowship website by clicking here.

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