Stanford Africa MBA Fellowship


Full MBA tuition and associated fees (approximately US $170,000) for citizens of African countries with financial need.

Fellowship Eligibility

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Must committed to developing Africa. This includes returning to work in Africa within two years of graduation, for a period of at least two years.
  • Demonstrated financial need is preferred, as assessed through the Stanford GSB financial aid process.
  • Merit, determined by the three criteria used to consider candidates: intellectual vitality, demonstrated leadership potential, and personal qualities and contributions that will add to the class.

Key Dates

Round 1 (18 Sept 2018) or Round 2 (10 Jan 2019)

Stanford Africa Fellowship Program applicants prepare and submit Stanford MBA application (which includes a separate essay for the Stanford Africa Fellowship)

Round 1 (13 Dec 2018) or Round 2 (28 March 2019)

Stanford releases admission decisions, including those for Stanford Africa Fellows

Official Application link



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