Kofi Annan Fellowship

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 European School of Management and Technology in cooperation with the Kofi Annan Business Schools Foundation in The Hague, Netherlands.


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


Bachelor’s degree of any kind, a minimum of three years of 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.


Travel, visa, housing, insurance, placement,



Value of the Fellowship is €58,000. Fellows will have a full scholarship from ESMT plus fair compensation for travel and accommodation costs,

and program related fees.


ESMT invites donors and sponsors to help with funds.