The Stanford Graduate School of Business (Stanford GSB) at University of Stanford offers the Stanford Africa MBA Fellowship Program to eligible Africans to pursue a Masters in Business Administration at the GSB.
The Stanford Africa MBA Fellowship Program pays for tuition and associated fees (approximately US $150,000) for citizens of African countries with financial need who wish to obtain an MBA at Stanford GSB.
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.
Course(s) Offered: MBA
Course Level: Graduate (masters)
Provider: Stanford GSB
Country to Study in: USA
If you are not selected as a Stanford Africa MBA Fellowship finalist, you remain welcome to apply to the Stanford MBA Program in any application round and you will remain eligible to receive other forms of financial aid.
Citizens of ANY African country
Stanford Graduate School of Business (Stanford GSB), Stanford University, Stanford, California; USA
Fields of study
Masters in Business Administration (MBA)
Number of awards
Stanford will award up to eight (8) Stanford Africa MBA Fellowships annually
Throughout the two-year course of study
Stanford Africa MBA Fellows receive financial support for the cost of Stanford MBA tuition and associated fees. At minimum, the Stanford Africa MBA Fellowship covers two years of tuition at the Stanford MBA Program, plus all associated fees (approximately $150,000).
Stanford GSB also contributes to room, board, and other living expenses if you have additional financial need demonstrated in your financial aid application. Please read the Financial Need section on the official website for more details.
Method of Application
The Stanford Africa Fellowship Program application is available online from 25 April 2016. Requirements to apply to this fellowship differ from the requirements for the Stanford MBA Program application.
To apply to the Stanford Africa MBA Fellowship Program, required materials include: Educational history (Official transcripts are not considered at this stage. You may submit the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) and/or the Graduate Record Examination (GRE), if available.), Awards and honors (academic, professional, or personal), Employment history (Letters of recommendation are not considered at this stage.), One-page resume or curriculum vitae (CV), 250-word essay addressing how you plan to make an impact in Africa, and Individual financial information. Up to 100 finalists will be selected for the Stanford Africa MBA Fellowship, and notified.
It is important to visit the official website (link to it is below) for complete information on this fellowship program.
Application for this Fellowship Program is available online from 25 April to 15 June 2016. The fellowship application submission deadline is 15 June 2016 (5:00pm Pacific Time).
Stanford Africa Fellowship Program finalists will be notified by 7 July 2016.
Stanford University will assist you in the visa process once you are admitted to the Stanford MBA Program. The first step will be to determine which visa is right for you. Almost all MBA students in the United States study under the F-1 visa; a very small number study under the J-1 visa. You will receive detailed information about visa support upon your admission to the Stanford Graduate School of Business.
Africa is at the forefront of significant global economic growth and opportunity. 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.
Application Deadline: 15 June 2016
Open to International Applicants: No (ONLY Africans)