#Opportunity: Stanford MBA Fellowship Program for Africans to Study at Stanford University

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.

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. Stanford will award up to eight Stanford Africa MBA Fellowships annually.

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.


At minimum, the Stanford Africa MBA covers two years of tuition at the Stanford MBA program, plus all associated fees (approximately $160,000)

Stanford GSB also contribute to room, board and other living expenses if you have additional financial need demonstrated in your financial aid application


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.

DEADLINE: June 7 2017

To apply and for more information visit here



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