Course(s) Offered: MBA
Course Level: Graduate (masters)
Provider: Stanford GSB
Country to Study in: USA
The Stanford Graduate School of Business (Stanford GSB) at University of Stanford offers the Stanford Africa MBA Fellowship Program to eligible Africans to pursue a Masters in Business Administration at the GSB.
The Stanford Africa MBA Fellowship Program pays for tuition and associated fees (approximately US $160,000) for citizens of African countries with financial need who wish to obtain an MBA at Stanford GSB.
Within two years of graduation from Stanford GSB, Stanford Africa MBA Fellows are required to return to Africa to work for at least two years in a professional role that contributes to the continent’s development.
FELLOWSHIP ELIGIBILITY & REQUIREMENTS
Stanford Africa MBA Fellows must first be selected as finalists through the fellowship application process. Stanford will select up to 100 Stanford Africa MBA Fellowship finalists based on:
- Merit - three criteria are considered: intellectual vitality, demonstrated leadership potential, and personal qualities and contributions that will add to the class.
- Commitment to developing Africa - You must be a citizen of an African country. Dual citizens are eligible for the fellowship as long as you hold citizenship of an African nation. Residents of an African country who do not have citizenship belonging to an African country are ineligible at this time.
You must have completed, or be in the final year of completing, your university studies. If you studied at an undergraduate or graduate institution in Africa, we especially encourage you to consider applying for the Stanford Africa MBA Fellowship Program. African citizens who studied in countries outside of Africa are also eligible for the fellowship.
- Financial need - Stanford will determine your financial need based on personal financial information you submit in the Stanford Africa MBA Fellowship application.
All Stanford MBA students, regardless of citizenship, are eligible for financial assistance (including need-based fellowships) based on your demonstrated financial need. For international citizens, Stanford GSB offers a loan program that does not require a US co-signer.
Citizens of ANY African country
Stanford Graduate School of Business (Stanford GSB), Stanford University, Stanford, California; USA
Fields of study
Masters in Business Administration (MBA)
Number of awards
Stanford will award up to eight (8) Stanford Africa MBA Fellowships annually
Throughout the two-year course of study
Stanford Africa MBA Fellows receive financial support for the cost of Stanford MBA tuition and associated fees. At minimum, the Stanford Africa MBA Fellowship covers two years of tuition at the Stanford MBA Program, plus all associated fees (approximately $160,000).
Stanford GSB also contributes to room, board, and other living expenses if you have additional financial need demonstrated in your financial aid application. Please read the Financial Need section on the official website for more details.
Method of Application
The Stanford Africa Fellowship Program application is available online from 24 April 2017. Requirements to apply to this fellowship differ from the requirements for the Stanford MBA Program application.
To apply to the Stanford Africa MBA Fellowship Program, required materials include: Educational history (Official transcripts are not considered at this stage. You may submit the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) and/or the Graduate Record Examination (GRE), if available.), Awards and honors (academic, professional, or personal), Employment history (Letters of recommendation are not considered at this stage.), One-page resume or curriculum vitae (CV), 250-word essay addressing how you plan to make an impact in Africa, and Individual financial information. Up to 100 finalists will be selected for the Stanford Africa MBA Fellowship, and notified.
It is important to visit the official website (link to it is below) for complete information on this fellowship program.
Application for this Fellowship Program is available online from 25 April to 15 June 2016. The fellowship application submission deadline is 7 June 2017 (5:00pm Pacific Time).
Stanford Africa Fellowship Program finalists will be notified by 30 June 2017.
Stanford University will assist you in the visa process once you are admitted to the Stanford MBA Program. The first step will be to determine which visa is right for you. Almost all MBA students in the United States study under the F-1 visa; a very small number study under the J-1 visa. You will receive detailed information about visa support upon your admission to the Stanford Graduate School of Business.
Africa is projected to be the world’s second-fastest growing economy by 2020. With growth comes a need for leaders who can address and navigate challenges and opportunities. Stanford GSB is excited to contribute to the region’s human and economic development by educating leaders committed to making an impact on the continent.
Application Deadline: 7 June 2017
Open to International Applicants: No (ONLY Africans)
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