About the Award: Nineteen of Germany’s leading businesses have committed themselves to a common cause. In 2008, they launched the AFRIKA KOMMT! initiative for economic and capacity development. The programme trains young, future managers from Sub-Saharan Africa on-site with German companies. The main idea behind the initiative is to create a win-win situation for the programme participants and the partnering companies. Thus, the initiative lays the foundation stone for sustainable economic cooperation with Africa and aims at forming stable cooperative partnerships for the future.
Type: Internship, Career Fellowship
Eligibility: Candidates need to fulfil the following formal eligibility requirements:
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:
1. Excellent English skills
2. Strong oral and written communication skills
3. High willingness to learn German
1. High leadership potential
2. Strong self-motivation and self-starter mentality
3. High level of dedication, commitment and target-orientation
4. Strong capacity for teamwork
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:
The partner companies benefit through:
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.
How to Apply: 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! 2021 – 2023