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The AFRIKA KOMMT! fellowship programme 2020/2022 (Fully Funded to Germany)

Application Deadline: January 10th 2020

AFRIKA KOMMT! Now a bridge for the whole continent!

The initiative opens its doors for Future Leaders from all regions in Africa. With this decision AFRIKA KOMMT! increases the framework for sustainable economic cooperation and the exchange of knowledge


The AFRIKA KOMMT! the fellowship programme includes:

Language course

  • An individual German language course before departure to Germany

  • An intensive German language course in Germany including fees, accommodation and living allowance

  • Travelling expenses -Flights, Visa, etc.

  • Visa for Germany for one year Roundtrip airfare from your home town to Germany and backTravel to a refresher course and back

  • Programme-related travelling expenses in GermanyMonthly living allowance during the theoretical phase

  • Monthly living allowance of € 750,-(August, September and October 2020;

July 2021)

  • One-off relocation fee of € 1.000,-for settling back into the home countriesMonthly salary during the internship in the companies of approx. € 1.500,-grossImportant note:

  • The monthly allowance of € 750,-and the salary ensures an adequate standard of living in Germany. However, the amount is not sufficient to provide financial support for families or relatives and for this reason, they cannot accompany the fellow to Germany.

  • Additionally, the participants have to make arrangements to ensure the subsistence of their families in their home countries during their participation in the programme.

  • Accommodation during all stages of the programme in Germany (including internet allowance, electricity, water and other charges)

Programme Details

At the heart of the AFRIKA KOMMT! the 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

  • gaining first-hand practical experience in a leading German enterprise

  • being exposed to leadership concepts and management techniques in practice

  • becoming acquainted with working processes and business culture in German enterprises

  • extending their international management competencies

  • initiating networks of cooperation partners between Africa and German companies

The partner companies benefit through

  • establishing networks of cooperation and trust in promising future markets in Africa

  • extending their experience with the working and business culture in Africa

  • improving their knowledge about cultures, markets, countries etc. in Africa

After seven completed programme years, a significant number of the participants now work in the branch office of their respective partner company in Africa. Others have opened their own businesses, work for multinational companies or international organisations.



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