Deadline: 11 January 2019


Before, during and after: a full programme

The junior managers expect more from their participation in the AFRIKA KOMMT! programme than practical experience in German companies: They are rather very much committed to building up an international network that will give all those involved an equal basis for sustainable cooperation. The programme thus offers a comprehensive range of products, before, during and after the professional training period in Germany.

Before their take-off to Germany, the young specialists and executives prepare for the personal exchange in their host-country in a German language course.

Before their take-off to Germany, the young specialists and executives prepare for the personal exchange in their host-country in a German language course.

In Germany, introductory events complement the consolidation of their language skills, allowing for aims, expectations and any open questions to be discussed among all concerned. The main professional component of the further training programme is the practical insight into the work processes in the partner companies and the way employees collaborate. Each participant will spend about eight months in a company. Three international management courses, a study tour and weekend seminars provided by the participating foundations and the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH complement the practical part.

After the advanced training, the organisers of the programme as well as the German companies attach great importance to the exchange with the alumni. Therefore, a number of follow-up-events and alumni activities are planned in the home-countries of the participants as well as in Germany.

From alumni to partners

The junior executives have become experts in economic cooperation between Germany and their home countries thanks to their knowledge about the business structures and processes within German companies, as well as their cultural and linguistic skills.

With their knowledge and their contacts, the alumni of AFRIKA KOMMT! will thus be important partners for African businesses and organisations. They will be powerful intermediaries between countries, as they will of course pass on the positive experiences and connections they have made in Germany, and with their respective “business sponsors”, to their home countries.

›› Programme Schedule AFRIKA KOMMT! 2018-2020


How to join the programme as a participant

The AFRIKA KOMMT! fellowship programme aims at highly qualified, self-driven young professionals and junior executives from Sub-Saharan Africa with several years of hands-on work experience, strong leadership qualities and a very high level of commitment and dedication.

Three steps to join the programme as a participant

  1. Apply online during the application phase: Apply online during the application phase: The application phase for the next intake will be announced on our website. When applications are open, you may apply for the programme if you fulfill the formal eligibility requirements. Applications are only possible through our online application system.
  2. Get selected for the assessment center: If your application has been successful, you will receive an invitation to a two-day assessment center in Nairobi, Kenya.
  3. Receive the invitation to Germany: Candidates who pass the assessment center successfully will then receive the invitation for the one-year programme to Germany.

Formal eligibility requirements

Candidates need to fulfill the following formal eligibility requirements:

  • University degree in a relevant subject
  • Postgraduate degree (e.g. MBA) is an advantage
  • Two to five years of relevant work experience
  • Excellent English language skills
  • Basic knowledge of the German language is an advantage
  • Not older than 35 years and physically fit


You can now apply for the new intake of the programme AFRIKA KOMMT! 2019 – 2021.
Applications can only be submitted through the
online application system.
The deadline for applications is 11.01.2019.
Please read the application requirements carefully. You will find all necessary information in the
application guide.


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