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Apply now: AFRIKA KOMMT! Fellowship 2019-2021

The fellowship programme targets highly qualified young professionals and junior executives from Sub-Saharan Africa with several years of work experience, strong leadership qualities and a high level of dedication. AFRIKA KOMMT! is an initiative of German industry for future leaders from Sub-Saharan Africa and offers the opportunity of a one-year experience in Germany, including an eight-month internship in a leading German enterprise.

The programme
19 leading German enterprises founded the initiative AFRIKA KOMMT! in the year 2008 - the very first joint-initiative for capacity building by German industry. At the heart of the AFRIKA KOMMT! fellowship program 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

  • gaining first-hand practical experience in a leading German enterprise
  • being exposed to leadership concepts and management techniques in practics
  • becoming acquainted with working processes and business culture in German enterprises
  • extending their international management competencies
  • initiating networks of cooperation partners between Sub-Saharan Africa and German companies

The partner companies benefit through

  • establishing networks of cooperation and trust in promising future markets in Sub-Saharan Africa
  • extending their experience with the working and business culture in Sub-Saharan Africa
  • improving their knowledge about cultures, markets, countries etc. in Sub-Saharan Africa

Who can apply?
The AFRIKA KOMMT! fellowship programme 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.

Besides the specific technical expertise relevant to the partner company, the programme requires candidates
to have the following set of general skills and attributes:

  • Language and communication skills
  • Excellent English skills
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • High willingness to learn German

Professional skills:

  • High leadership potential
  • Strong self-motivation and self-starter mentality
  • High level of dedication, commitment and target-orientation
  • Strong capacity for teamwork

Personal attributes:

  • High level of enthusiasm, flexibility and resilience
  • Outstanding intercultural competencies
  • Ability to adapt to new environments quickly

For more information regarding the requirements for application please check the application guide.

Deadline for applications is 11 January 2019.

Further information: Call for application on the Afrika kommt! website


Dear all, please understand that this is not our call, but the call of "Afrika kommt". If you have any difficulties with the application form, please contact the websmasters there.


11 March 2020

I haven't received any feedback on my application of being one of the lucky participants of the AFRIKA KOMMT 2020 However i have not lost hope yet because I recall one of the guidelines stating that phone calls would be made to applicants who would be heading To thé Assessment centre in Nairobi- Kenya within 8-12 weeks from thé deadline of the application. And from what i have counted on my calendar, there is still some few days. I have prayed from the time of my application for a miracle to be one of the participants this year and I trust and believe my prayer is going to be granted. AFRIKA KOMMT-my dream come true.

26 February 2020

I applied and havent heard any response yet.

Charles Kamya
20 February 2020

I applied to be one of the participants for 2020 but never had chance to go through but I request for the next one to be notified und would be also nice to know if I needed to write the application right

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