Application Deadline: 8 June 2015
The Stanford Africa MBA Fellowship Program pays for tuition and associated fees (approximately US $140,000) for citizens of African countries with financial need who wish to obtain an MBA at Stanford GSB. Stanford will award up to eight Stanford Africa MBA Fellowships annually.
Within two years of graduation from Stanford GSB, Stanford Africa MBA Fellows are required to return to Africa to work for at least two years in a professional role that contributes to the continent’s development.
Stanford Africa MBA Fellows must first be selected as finalists through the fellowship application process. Stanford will select up to 50 Stanford Africa MBA Fellowship finalists based on:
- Commitment to developing Africa
- Financial need
Required materials include:
- Educational history
- Self-report your grades from college or university.
- You may also submit the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) and/or the Graduate Record Examination (GRE), if available. These are optional at the fellowship application stage. If you are selected as a finalist, you’ll be required to take one of these exams as part of your application to the Stanford MBA Program.
- Awards and honors (academic, professional, or personal)
- Employment history
- One-page resume or curriculum vitae (CV)
- 250-word essay addressing how you plan to make an impact in Africa
- Individual financial information
2. Finalists notified (2 July 2015)
Up to 50 finalists will be selected for the Stanford Africa MBA Fellowship.
3. Finalists apply to Stanford MBA Program (Round 1, October 2015)
Stanford Africa MBA Fellowship finalists must apply to the Stanford MBA Program in Round 1 to be eligible for the fellowship.
Stanford Africa MBA Fellowship finalists must submit the Stanford MBA Program application, including GMAT or GRE scores, and if applicable, one of the English language tests (IELTS, PTE, or TOEFL). Finalists may request up to one voucher to cover the cost of either the GMAT or GRE test. The MBA application fee will be waived for finalists.
4. Receive an offer of admission (December 2015)
Stanford GSB will select up to eight Stanford Africa MBA Fellows each year from among the finalists.
5. Enroll in two-year Stanford MBA Program (September 2016)
6. Successfully complete the two-year Stanford MBA Program (June 2018)
7. Within two years of graduation from the Stanford MBA Program, return to Africa (June 2020)
Work in Africa – in a business, government, or non-profit organization – for at least two consecutive years.
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