Africa MBA Fellowship
Africa is at the forefront of significant global economic growth and opportunity.
Stanford Graduate School of Business (GSB) is excited to contribute to the region’s human and economic development by educating leaders committed to making an impact on the continent.
The Stanford African MBA Fellowships Program pays for tuition and associated fees (approximately US$140,000) for citizens of African countries with financial needs who wish to obtain an MBA at Stanford GSB.
The Fellowship was created to reduce the financial barrier for African citizens to pursue an MBA at Stanford GSB. Up to eight fellowships will be awarded annually.
Within two years of graduation from Stanford GSB, Stanford Africa MBA Fellows are required to work in Africa for at least two years in a professional role that contributes to the continent’s development.
Africa MBA Fellowship Eligibility
You must be a citizen of an African country. Dual citizens are eligible for the fellowship as long as one citizenship belongs to an African nation. Permanent residents of an African country are not eligible 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.
Citizens of countries in Africa who studied in countries outside of Africa remain eligible for consideration.
Stanford Africa MBA Fellows must return to work in Africa, within two years of Stanford MBA graduation, to work for a period of at least two years.
Stanford MBA students pursue a wide variety of careers as alumni: you will be prepared to succeed in organizations of every size and description.
As a Stanford Africa MBA Fellow, we expect you to contribute the management and leadership skills you learned at Stanford to developing the African economy.
As such, our expectation is that Stanford Africa MBA Fellows will be committed to African organizations with significant operations and impact in the region.
Africa MBA Fellowship – Financial Aid
To determine your financial need, you must complete Stanford’s financial aid process after you are admitted.
All Stanford MBA students, regardless of citizenship, are eligible for financial assistance based on their demonstrated financial need.
Stanford GSB provides need-based fellowship to MBA students without regard to citizenship.
For international citizens, Stanford GSB offers a loan program that does not require a US co-signer.
The financial aid application process requires information about your assets and income.
Stanford Africa MBA Fellows receive financial support for the cost of Stanford MBA tuition and associated fees for the full duration of the two-year course of study.
If you are admitted to the Stanford MBA Program but are not selected as a Stanford Africa MBA Fellow, you remain eligible to receive financial aid based on the need you demonstrate in your financial aid application. Your award will typically include a combination of fellowships and loans.