Kofi Annan Fellowship 2014 for Outstanding Leadership Potential from Developing Countries

Kofi Annan Fellowship 2014 for Outstanding Leadership Potential from Developing Countries

Deadline: September 30, 2014

The Kofi Annan Business School Foundation offers a fellowship grant for an emerging leader from a developing country for a one-year full-time MBA education in Berlin, Germany. The aim is to strengthen the relationship between (entrepreneurial) individuals, institutions, and companies in Europe and in the South for the benefit of societies across the world.

About the 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 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

Value of Fellowship

The value of the fellowship is € 58,000. Fellows will have a full scholarship from ESMT plus fair compensation for costs like travel, visa, housing, insurance, placement, networking, accommodation, and program-related fees.


  • 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.

Eligible Countries

Applicants must be resident in one of the UN’s Least Developed Countries (LDCs) or Landlocked Developing Countries (LLDCs)


The fellowship is sponsored by ESMT in cooperation with the Kofi Annan Business School Foundation in The Hague, Netherlands. The purpose of the business school fellowship is to make significant contributions to least developed countries (LDCs) and landlocked developing countries (LLDCs) and to strengthen the awareness for responsibility in leadership in developed countries.

For more information, click here to download the brochure and visit the scholarship website.