Stanford Africa MBA Fellowship

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. Fellows must live and work in Africa for at least two years by the time they are four years out of the Stanford MBA Program.

Learn more about the application requirements, including the application process and eligibility, as well as frequently asked questions. 

Please note: If you are applying to the GSB for deferred enrollment, you must apply to the Stanford Africa Fellowship in the year prior to your enrollment. Important dates are listed below. For more information about fellowships and deferred enrollment, visit Deferred Enrollment.

Important Dates

24 April - 7 June 2017 Stanford Africa Fellowship Program application available online
7 June 2017
(5:00pm Pacific Time)
Stanford Africa Fellowship Program application submission deadline
30 June 2017 Stanford Africa Fellowship Program finalists notified
Round 1 (19 Sept 2017) or Round 2 (10 Jan 2018) Stanford Africa Fellowship Program finalists prepare and submit Stanford MBA application
Round 1 (14 Dec 2017) or Round 2 (29 March 2018) Stanford releases admission decisions, including those for Stanford Africa Fellows
September 2018 Stanford Africa Fellows matriculate in Stanford MBA Program

Last Updated 21 Jul 2017