Deadline: June 8, 2015
Stanford Graduate Business School invites Africans to apply for its fully-funded 2015/2016 Stanford Africa MBA Fellowship.
The Stanford Africa MBA Fellowship Program pays for tuition and associated fees (approximately US $145,000) for citizens of African countries with financial need who wish to obtain an MBA at Stanford GSB. Stanford will award up to eight Stanford Africa MBA Fellowships annually.
- The Stanford Africa MBA Fellowship Program pays for tuition and associated fees (approximately US $145,000)
- Stanford will award up to eight Stanford Africa MBA Fellowships annually.
Stanford Africa MBA Fellows must first be selected as finalists through the fellowship application process. Stanford will select up to 50 Stanford Africa MBA Fellowship finalists based on:
- intellectual vitality,
- demonstrated leadership potential,
- personal qualities and contributions that will add to the class.
- Commitment to developing Africa
- You must be a citizen of an African country.
- You must have completed, or be in the final year of completing, your university studies.
- Stanford Africa MBA Fellows must return to work in Africa, within two years of Stanford MBA graduation, for a period of at least two years.
- Financial need
- Stanford will determine your financial need based on personal financial information you submit in the Stanford Africa MBA Fellowship application.
- Finalists announced (2 July 2015):
- Up to 50 finalists will be selected for the Stanford Africa MBA Fellowship.
- Finalists apply to Stanford MBA Program (Round 1, October 2015)
- Stanford Africa MBA Fellowship finalists must apply to the Stanford MBA Program in Round 1 to be eligible for the fellowship.
- Stanford Africa MBA Fellowship finalists must submit the Stanford MBA Program application, including GMAT or GRE scores, and if applicable, one of the English language tests (IELTS, PTE, or TOEFL).
- Receive an offer of admission (December 2015):
- Stanford GSB will select up to eight Stanford Africa MBA Fellows each year from among the finalists.
- Enroll in two-year Stanford MBA Program (September 2016)
- Successfully complete the two-year Stanford MBA Program (June 2018)
- Within two years of graduation from the Stanford MBA Program, return to Africa (June 2020)
- Work in Africa – in a business, government, or non-profit organization – for at least two consecutive years.
Apply online here.
Stanford Africa MBA Fellowship Application materials include:
- Educational history
- Self report your grades from college or university.
- You may also submit the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) and/or the Graduate Record Examination (GRE), if available. These are optional at the fellowship application stage. If you are selected as a finalist, you’ll be required to take one of these exams as part of your application to the Stanford MBA Program.
- Awards and honors (academic, professional, or personal)
- Employment history
- One-page resume or curriculum vitae (CV)
- 250-word essay addressing how you plan to make an impact in Africa
- Individual financial information
For more information, visit Stanford MBA Fellowships.