Apply for AFRIKA KOMMT! for a one-year professional FELLOWSHIP programme(Fully-funded to Germany)

Are you a visionary young leader from Africa seeking to expand your horizons and make a lasting impact in the global business arena? Look no further than AFRIKA KOMMT! This prestigious initiative, a collaboration between leading German companies and exceptional African professionals, offers a unique opportunity for personal and professional growth.


  • AFRIKA KOMMT! is more than just a programme; it’s a bridge between Africa and Germany, fostering sustainable economic cooperation and cultural exchange.
  • Established in 2008 by 19 forward-thinking companies led by Tilman Todenhöfer, and supported by former Federal President Horst Köhler, AFRIKA KOMMT! aims to empower the next generation of African leaders.

About the Programme

  • Selected fellows embark on a transformative journey, immersing themselves in the intricacies of German corporate culture, business practices, and language.
  • Through a rigorous selection process and comprehensive training, participants gain invaluable skills and insights to become catalysts for change in their home countries and communities.

Success Stories and Promotion of Women in Leadership

  • AFRIKA KOMMT! boasts a track record of success, with alumni making significant contributions to business and social development in Africa.
  • Notably, the programme actively promotes gender equality, with a growing number of women participating as fellows.

What Does the Programme Entail?

The AFRIKA KOMMT! experience is divided into three phases:

  1. Selection and Preparation
    • From intensive language courses to hands-on training in partner companies, fellows receive comprehensive support and guidance throughout their journey.
  2. One-Year Stay in Germany
    • Immersive language courses, management trainings, study tours, and practical experience in partner companies form the core of the one-year programme.
  3. Alumni Phase
    • Upon completion, fellows become ambassadors of knowledge and skill transfer in their home countries, further strengthening the AFRIKA KOMMT! network.


Why Should I Participate?

As a participant, you’ll:

  • Sharpen your leadership skills
  • Expand your professional network
  • Gain a deeper understanding of global business dynamics
  • Drive innovation and foster cross-cultural collaboration

Am I Eligible?

To qualify for AFRIKA KOMMT!, you must:

  • Be a citizen of an African state
  • Possess a relevant university degree
  • Have two to five years of work experience
  • Proficiency in English is essential, while knowledge of German is advantageous
  • Be under 35 and passionate about driving positive change

Who Pays for the Programme?

AFRIKA KOMMT! is fully funded by participating German companies, covering all expenses, including:

  • Flights
  • Accommodation
  • Training

This commitment reflects our dedication to nurturing Africa’s brightest talents and fostering long-term partnerships between Africa and Germany.

Application Deadline: March 24, 2024