Germany's HHL Leipzig Graduate School of Management has partnered with the Kofi Annan Business Schools Foundation to offer MBA scholarships to students from developing countries.
The new MBA scholarships are valued at up to 29,000 EUR each. They're available for students who come from one of the world's "least developed countries," as outlined by the United Nations. Forty-eight countries are currently designated as least developed countries (LDCs), and these include Afghanistan, Central African Republic, Haiti, Rwanda, Liberia, and more. See a complete list of LDCs below.
Scholarship applicants must meet all entry requirements for HHL's MBA program. For the best chances of receiving a scholarship, an applicant must have "a combination of excellent academic achievements, work experience and involvement in extracurricular activities will increase the candidate's chances of receiving the scholarship," according to an HHL news release.
As part of the partnership, HHL is also offering scholarships valued at up to 25,000 EUR for students from LDCs who are applying for the school's MSc program.
Along with schools like Mannheim University and the Frankfurt School of Finance & Management, HHL one of nine business schools in Germany that are accredited by AACSB International. The school is listed as one of the top business schools in German-speaking Europe by FIND MBA.
The Kofi Annan Business Schools Foundation works with business schools to help students from developing countries pay for their MBAs and other business education programs. The other schools that the foundation works with include Germany's ESMT, Hogeschool Utrecht, Vlerick Business School, Business School Lausanne, and Turkey's Koc University.
For more information, please see HHL's news release announcing the launch of the MBA Kofi Annan Fellowships.
Read about how to get an MBA scholarship at FIND MBA.
Here is the current list of countries classified by the UN as least developed countries:
- Burkina Faso
- Central African Republic
- Democratic Republic of the Congo
- Equatorial Guinea
- Lao People’s Democratic Republic
- Sao Tome and Principe
- Sierra Leone
- Solomon Islands
- South Sudan
- United Republic of Tanzania