Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders in USA

  • Target: The citizens of the defined countries
  • Benefits: No information
  • Level and Discipline: Non-degree program in all subjects
  • Host Institution: Any institution – USA
  • Deadline: October every year

Applications for the Mandela Washington Fellowship are now invited. This fellowship is exclusively targeted young potential leaders from one of the selected African countries. Fellows will participate a six-weeks in-depth academic and leadership training at 20 top American universities. Each of the successful candidates will be granted a range of benefits during the program. To apply, entries must be received no later than October every year.

Fellowship Description
The Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders, begun in 2014, is the flagship program of President Obama’s Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI) that empowers young people through academic coursework, leadership training, and networking. The Fellowship provides 1,000 outstanding young leaders from Sub-Saharan Africa with the opportunity to hone their skills at a U.S. higher education institution with support for professional development after they return home.

Award Value
There is no detail information, please contact the employer for further information.

Level and Area of Studies
This is non-degree program in a not specified field.

Place of Study
In the United States of America.

Eligibility and Criteria
The Mandela Washington Fellowship open to those satisfying the criteria as follow:

  • Are between the ages of 25 and 35 at the time of application submission, although exceptional applicants younger than 25 will be considered.
  • Are not U.S. citizens or permanent residents of the U.S.
  • Are eligible to receive a United States J-1 visa.
  • Are proficient in reading, writing, and speaking English.
  • Are citizens and residents of one of the following countries: Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Cabo Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), Republic of the Congo, Cote d’Ivoire, Djibouti, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon, The Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, South Sudan, Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe.
  • Individuals residing in Eritrea and Zimbabwe may not apply to the Public Management track. Residents of Sudan may only apply for the Civic Leadership track.

Applicants’ Nationality
Only individuals who are the citizens of one of the countries listed above will be considered for this Mandela Washington Fellowship.

Application Instruction
Please visit the website and application link below to detail guideline of the application procedure.

Submission Deadline
October each year.

Website and Application Link


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