Afrika Kommt! participant Juddy Akinyi from Kenya during her training in Germany in 2016/ Photo: © Judie Kaberia

Application for German fellowship for young African professionals opens

Are you a highly qualified young professional and you are not older than 35 years?

Do you have several years of working experience, strong leadership qualities and a high level of dedication?

Are you from a country in Africa?

If yes, then apply until 10 January 2020 for AFRIKA KOMMT!

The fellowship programme​ offers the opportunity of a fully-sponsored one-year stay in Germany with an internship in a leading German company.

During their assignment, participants in the scheme gain valuable insight into work processes, company structures and management methods.

Supported by the President of Germany, AFRIKA KOMMT! is a further training programme for young African executives.

Immediately after participating, around 70 per cent of the alumni have gone on to successfully secure a job at their partner company’s African subsidiary.

Nineteen leading German companies launched the initiative in 2008 and commissioned the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH to implement it.

Apply online now at and check the available fellowship placements in the application guide.

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