Stanford University Africa MBA Fellowship for African Students (Fully-funded) 2018/2019

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Stanford university is awarding MBA Fellowships to citizens of African countries who desire to obtain an MBA at Stanford University and afterwards return for two (2) years to contribute to the continent’s development.

Application Deadlines:

  • Round 1: 18th September 2018
  • Round 2: 10th January 2019

Offered Annually? Yes

Eligible Countries: African countries

To be taken at (Country): Stanford University, USA

Eligible Field of Study: Courses offered at the University.

About the Award: Stanford University is offering an MBA Fellowship program to six Africans who wish to obtain a Stanford MBA degree. The program is set annually to assist citizens from Africa study at the university, acquire essential skill sets for the standard duration of two years and return to the continent, to work in vital positions that directly impact and improve Africa.

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Type: MBA, Fellowship

Eligibility: You must demonstrate strong ties to Africa, including the following:

  • You must be a citizen of an African country. Dual citizens are eligible for the fellowship as long as you hold citizenship in an African nation. Residents of an African country who do not have citizenship in an African country are ineligible.
  • 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.

Selection Criteria:

  1. Merit
  2. Commitment to developing Africa
  3. Financial need

Number of Awardees: Six (6)

Value of Scholarship:

  • The Stanford Africa MBA Fellowship Program pays for tuition and associated fees (approximately US $170,000) for citizens of African countries with financial need who wish to obtain an MBA at Stanford GSB.
  • Stanford GSB also contributes to room, board, and other living expenses if you have additional financial need demonstrated in your financial aid application.

Duration of Scholarship: Two years. Session begins September 2019.

How to Apply:

  1. One-page resume or curriculum vitae (CV)
  2. Financial information
  3. Awards and honours
  4. History of employment
  5. Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) and/or Graduate Record Examination (GRE)
  6. TOEFL, IELTS or PTE ;exam fees, required only if you attended a university where English was not the primary language of instruction.
  7. Essay Topic
    • Tell us about your strong ties and commitment to Africa, including how you plan to make an impact (250 words).

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Award Provider: Stanford University Graduate School of Business.