Call for Application: Kofi Annan Business School Foundation Fellowship

MBA Program

Application Deadline: September 30th

The Kofi Annan Business School Foundation provides fellowships for talented and motivated students from developing countries that allow them to obtain a university degree in Europe at one of the academic partners of the Kofi Annan Business School Foundation. Partner schools are ESMT, Vlerick Leuven Gent Management School (Belgium), Hogeschool Utrecht (Netherlands), NOVA SBE (Portugal), Koc University (Turkey) and Business School Lausanne (Switzerland).


What is the Kofi Annan Fellowship?

A fellowship grant for an emerging leader from a developing country for a 22 month Master’s in Management (MIM) or one-year full-time MBA degree 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 European School of Management and Technology in cooperation with the Kofi Annan Business Schools Foundation in The Hague, Netherlands.



The MIM program starts in September of each year with a final application deadline of June 30. The MBA program begins in January of each year with a final application deadline of September 30.



ESMT invites donors and sponsors to help with funds. Requirements MIM applicants should have a bachelor’s degree focusing in STEM (science, technology, engineering or math) or a degree showing advanced abilities in quantitative subjects. Also required are GMAT, less than two years of work experience and proficient English skills. MBA applicants should have a bachelor’s degree of any kind, a minimum of three years of professional experience, GMAT, and proficient English skills. All applicants should have a willingness to contribute to building the economy and society of the home country with entrepreneurial impetus.



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



The value of the fellowship is € 50,000 for MIM students and € 58,000 for MBA students. Fellows will have a full scholarship from ESMT plus fair compensation for travel and accommodation costs, and program related fees.


Number of scholarships available: up to five



Applicants must be resident in one of the UN’s Least Developed Countries (LDCs),Landlocked Developing Countries (LLDCs) or Palestine.



Fellows are expected to commit to returning to their home country or region to participate in the development of the local or regional economy.

This scholarship is available at ESMT through the ESMT Circle of Friends.

Download the Kofi Annan Scholarship brochure Download the Full-time MBA brochure

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