The Kofi Annan Fellowship
For outstanding leadership potential from developing countries
The Kofi Annan Fellowship provides the opportunity for talented and motivated students from developing countries, who do not belong to a privileged class and lack sufficient financial means, to study management at Business School Lausanne and graduate with a prestigious MBA or Master’s degree from BSL.
Upon return to their home countries, the Fellows are expected to contribute to the strengthening of entrepreneurial capacity and the fostering of a stable market economy as an effective catalyst for their country’s development, job creation, and poverty alleviation.
The Kofi Annan Business Schools Foundation aims to stimulate local entrepreneurship by creating a new generation of innovative and socially responsible entrepreneurs in developing countries through tailor made and practice-oriented study programs.
BSL will search for these talents, select them, provide preparation if needed; give fair compensation for expenses like travel, accommodation, and program fees; and guide the Fellows through their stay at the School. After graduation, BSL will offer support to the Fellows in starting their new careers and building a network among the future Kofi Annan alumni.
Under the umbrella of the Kofi Annan Business Schools Foundation, BSL is joining forces with associated Kofi Annan business schools to create a scalable number of successful Kofi Annan Fellowships.
Business School Lausanne will not charge tuition or study related fees during the 1-year MBA or Master’s program. We do, however, need your help to cover the living costs of the Kofi Annan Fellows during their time in Switzerland.
Let us make a difference in the world together! Your involvement would be highly appreciated.
Kofi Annan Scholarship recipients Angus Goliath (left) and Mahlubandile Dyonase