The Kofi Annan MBA Fellowship to study management at European School of Management Techology, Germany. (€ 58,000 Worth)


Application Deadline: September 30 2014

The Kofi Annan Fellowship provides the opportunity for talented and motivated students from developing countries who do not belong to a privileged class and lack sufficient financial means to study management at European School of Management Techology in Berlin and graduate with a prestigious MBA from the most international business school in Germany.

ESMT’s one-year Full-time MBA program is a management acceleration program aimed at early to mid-career professionals with at least three years of professional experience.

Upon return to their home countries, the fellows are expected to contribute to the strengthening of entrepreneurial capacity and the fostering of a stable market economy as an effective catalyst for their country’s development, job creation, and poverty alleviation.

What is the Kofi Annan Fellowship

A fellowship grant for an emerging leader from a developing country for a one-year full-time MBA education in Berlin, Germany.


To make significant contributions to least developed countries (LDCs) and landlocked developing countries (LLDCs); to strengthen the awareness for responsibility in leadership in developed countries.


ESMT in cooperation with theKofi Annan Business School Foundation in The Hague, Netherlands.


Starting annually in January. Application deadline is September 30, annually. Up to three fellowships are available each year.


Value of the fellowship is € 58,000. Fellows will have a full scholarship from ESMT plus fair compensation for costs like travel, accommodation, and program-related fees.


Travel, visa, housing, insurance, placement, networking.


Who should apply?

Applicants are residents of one of the UN-listed LDCs, LLDCs, or of Palestine.

Up-to-date country lists can be found at and

Other countries might be considered by the Kofi Annan Business Schools Foundation upon request.

Applications are encouraged from candidates who hold at least a bachelor’s degree from any academic discipline and demonstrate three years of post-graduate professional experience.

All applicants are required to take the GMAT (Graduate Management Admission Test) before gaining admission to the ESMT Full-time MBA program.

Bachelor degree of any kind, a minimum of three years’ professional experience, GMAT, fluency in written and spoken English, willingness to contribute to building the economy and society of the home country with entrepreneurial impetus.

How to apply?

Applications are only accepted online via ESMT’s website. Potential applicants may also submit a short form for a preliminary check to determine whether they are eligible to apply. Application deadline is annually on September 30.

Further information

Please visit ESMT’s website for further information about the ESMT Full-time MBA program. Any specific questions can be addressed to [email protected], or made by telephone to the ESMT Admissions Team at +49 30 21231 1402.

For more information, please download this brochure.


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