0 MEST Fully-Sponsored Entrepreneurs-in-Training Programme in Ghana for Graduate Students

Posted on Saturday, February 08, 2014

MEST Entrepreneurs-in-Training Programme

Course(s) Offered: Software development, Entrepreneurship
Course Level: Training program
Provider: MEST
Country to Study in: Ghana

Scholarship Description
The Melwater Entrepreneurial School of Technology (MEST) offers a two-year, full-time, fully sponsored training program to citizens of any country who recently graduated in Ghana.

This training program enables students – known as Entrepreneurs-in-Training (EITs) – to learn about software development and entrepreneurship from Senior Faculty, who each bring more than 20 years of experience in the software business in the United States, Europe, or Asia. EITs also benefit from working with university graduates from around the world who serve as Teaching Fellows.

Every year, MEST trainees are recruited from among the brightest and most driven university graduates in Ghana. Trainees come from diverse academic backgrounds, including French, Theater, Computer Science, Engineering, Business, and the Social Sciences.

Melwater Entrepreneurial School of Technology, Ghana

MEST is looking for recent Ghanaian university graduates to join our next class of entrepreneurs!

Desirable Qualities:
  • A desire to make a difference
  • A strong interest in technology and software
  • An entrepreneurial spirit
  • Demonstrated personal drive, stamina, and self motivation, as well as the ability to meet goals and deadlines
  • Confidence and independent thinking
  • Excellent people skills
  • Strong interest in teamwork
  • The ability to communicate candidly and persuasively
  • Proven academic excellence
Application Requirements are as follows:
  • Applicants must have a degree in ANY subject from a Ghanaian university or technical college
  • Your CV
  • A Cover Letter
Eligible groups
Citizens of ANY country may apply

Participating Institutions
Melwater Entrepreneurial School of Technology, East Legon, Accra, Ghana

Fields of study
The MEST program provides rigorous entrepreneurial training and extensive hands-on project work, designed so that EITs master industry-proven methodologies for software development.

This coursework is supplemented by a series of guest lectures, featuring the experiences and insights of internationally-recognized executives and successful entrepreneurs.

Number of awards
Not specified

Sponsorship duration
This fully sponsored training program is a two-year, full-time academic exercise

Scholarship benefits
To ensure that EITs can focus completely on becoming world-class entrepreneurs, MEST provides:
  • Full Scholarship – MEST covers the total cost of Tuition.
  • Three Meals a Day – Prepared and server by MEST’s catering staff
  • Free Housing- EITs are Housed at a hostel for the duration of the two year program, free of charge.
  • Monthly Stipend – MEST provide each EIT with a small monthly stipend
Method of Application
All questions on the "Application Form" are to be answered as comprehensively as possible. If you have any further questions, please send us an e-mail at admissions@meltwater.org.

A complete APPLICATION includes:
  • Complete online application form
  • A resume
  • A video pitch (Explaining why you want to join MEST)
Apply Now to Study at MEST Ghana

Admissions Timeline:
  • Application Deadline: April 1st 2014
  • Offers Sent Out: June 1st 2014
  • Screening and Interviews: April 2nd 2014 – May 2oth 2014
  • School Opens: First Week of August 2014
Meltwater Entrepreneurial School of Technology (MEST) was established in Accra, Ghana in 2008, by Meltwater Group and its non-profit Meltwater Foundation.

The school trains young Africans to become software entrepreneurs through a two-year curriculum.

Students work with business executives, university graduates and current MBA students to develop software applications and prepare them for launch in the global marketplace.

For all admissions related questions, kindly contact the recruitment coordinator, Amma Baffoe:
via E-Mail: amma.baffoe@meltwater.org,
OR via Phone: + 233 20 201 4363

Application Deadline: 1 April 2014
Open to International Applicants: Yes

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