The Kofi Annan Fellowship
Course(s) Offered: Management; Business Admin
Course Level: Graduate (MBA, MIM, MSc)
Provider: Kofi Annan Foundation
Country to Study in: Germany
The European School of Management and Technology (ESMT) in Berlin, Germany in cooperation with the Kofi Annan Business School Foundation in The Hague, Netherlands offers the Kofi Annan MSc / MBA Fellowship.
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 ESMT in Berlin and graduate with a prestigious MBA or MSc from the most international business school in Germany.
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.
The aim of the fellowship programme is 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.
Masters in Management (MIM) applicants should have a bachelor’s degree with a background in analytical subjects (science, technology, engineering, finance, economics or mathematics); OR Students with any first degree displaying strong interests and 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.
Citizens of Developing Countries (least developed countries and landlocked developing countries)
European School of Management and Technology (ESMT) in Berlin, Germany;
In cooperation with the Kofi Annan Business Schools Foundation in The Hague, Netherlands.
Partner schools are ESMT, Vlerick Leuven Gent Management School (Belgium), Hogeschool Utrecht (Netherlands), NOVA SBE (Portugal), Koc University (Turkey) and Business School Lausanne (Switzerland).
Field(s) of study
Master’s in Management (MIM) courses or MBA degree courses in Business Administration (MBA).
The MIM is a 22-month, pre-experience program, designed to teach students how to enhance analytical and technological skills, developed in undergraduate work, and use them in an applied business management setting. The program is designed for students from an analytical subjects (science, technology, engineering, finance, economics, or mathematics) background who have little or no work experience.
ESMT’s one-year Full-time MBA program is a management acceleration program aimed at early to midcareer professionals with at least three years of professional experience.
Number of awards
Up to five MIM fellowships AND up to five MBA fellowships are awarded at ESMT.
The MIM fellowship is offered for a 22 month period; while the MBA fellowship is offered for a One Year period
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.
In general, ESMT provides support for travel, visa, housing, insurance, placement, and networking.
Method of Application
Applications are only accepted online via ESMT’s website (link to official website found below).
Potential applicants may also submit a CV for a preliminary check to determine whether they are eligible
It is important to visit the official website (link to it is below) to download the Kofi Annan Scholarship Brochure for complete information on how to apply; and also to access the online application portal.
The application deadline for the MIM is June 30. The application deadline for the MBA is September 30.
Applicants should endeavor to apply early to maximize their chances, as the volume of applications received is usually much.
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.
The ESMT European School of Management and Technology is a private university located in Berlin, Germany.
The goal of the Kofi Annan Business Schools Foundation is to provide the opportunity for talented and motivated students from developing areas, who do not belong to a privileged class and lack sufficient financial means, to study at and obtain a diploma from one of the associated business schools in Europe.
Application Deadline: 30 September 2015
Open to International Applicants: Yes
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