Level: MBA
Tests needed: GMAT
Tuition: Full coverage
Finaid max: 58000  EUR
Deadline: 30 September
Duration max: 12  months

ESMT’s one-year Full-time MBA program is a management acceleration program aimed at early to midcareer professionals with at least three years of professional experience. ESMT awards Fellowships on the basis of an applicant’s previous academic education and a motivation letter that demonstrates both social responsibility and a clear business orientation. After graduation, Fellows are expected to commit to returning to their home countries or regions to participate for at least three years in the development of the local or regional economy.

The Kofi Annan Business School Foundation provides fellowships for talented and motivated students from developing countries that allow them to obtain a university degree in Europe at one of the academic partners of the Kofi Annan Business School Foundation. Partner schools are ESMT, Vlerick Leuven Gent Management School (Belgium), Hogeschool Utrecht (Netherlands), NOVA SBE (Portugal), Koc University (Turkey) and Business School Lausanne (Switzerland).

Number of scholarships available: up to five

Eligibility: Applicants must be resident in one of the UN’s Least Developed Countries (LDCs), Landlocked Developing Countries (LLDCs) or Palestine.

Value: full tuition and fees of € 38,000 and a monthly stipend for living expenses

Conditions: Fellows are expected to commit to returning to their home country or region to participate in the development of the local or regional economy.

This scholarship is available at ESMT through the ESMT Circle of Friends.

  • Afghanistan
  • Angola
  • Armenia
  • Azerbaijan
  • Bangladesh
  • Benin
  • Bhutan
  • Bolivia
  • Botswana
  • Burkina Faso
  • Burundi
  • Cambodia
  • Central African Republic
  • Chad
  • Comoros
  • Congo, the Democratic Republic of the
  • Djibouti
  • Equatorial Guinea
  • Eritrea
  • Ethiopia
  • Gambia
  • Guinea
  • Guinea-Bissau
  • Haiti
  • Kazakhstan
  • Kiribati
  • Kyrgyzstan
  • Lao People's Democratic Republic
  • Lesotho
  • Liberia
  • Madagascar
  • Malawi
  • Mali
  • Mauritania
  • Mongolia
  • Mozambique
  • Myanmar
  • Nepal
  • Niger
  • Palestine
  • Paraguay
  • Macedonia, the former Yugoslav Republic of
  • Moldova, Republic of
  • Rwanda
  • Samoa
  • Sao Tome and Principe
  • Senegal
  • Sierra Leone
  • Solomon Islands
  • Somalia
  • Southern Sudan
  • Sudan
  • Swaziland
  • Tajikistan
  • Tanzania, United Republic of
  • Timor-Leste
  • Togo
  • Turkmenistan
  • Tuvalu
  • Uganda
  • Uzbekistan
  • Yemen
  • Zambia
  • Zimbabwe
  • Management & Organisation

Duration max: 12  months

Duration comments: One-year full-time MBA

MBA applicants should have a bachelor’s degree of any kind, a minimum of three years of professional experience, GMAT, and proficient English skills. 

Who should apply?

Applicants are residents of one of the UN-listed LDCs, LLDCs, or of Palestine. Other countries will be considered by the Kofi Annan Business Schools Foundation upon request. Applications are encouraged from candidates who hold at least a bachelor’s degree from any academic discipline and demonstrate three years of post-graduate professional experience. All applicants are required to take the GMAT (Graduate Management Admission Test) before gaining admission to the ESMT Full-time MBA program