Deadline: February 28, 2022



Applications for the World Bank Group-Africa Education Fellowship Program 2022 are now open. The WBG-Africa Education Fellowship Program targets young, talented African nationals who are master’s degree holders with three to four years of relevant experience who are completing or have recently completed their Ph.D. in an area relevant to the World Bank’s work in the Education sector.

The WBG-Africa Education Fellowship Program aims to develop a strong pipeline of young African talent interested in building careers in development, working with international institutions, governments, think tanks, the private sector, and academia to improve education in developing countries.

Program Details

The program offers chosen fellows a six-month assignment at WBG offices in Washington, D.C., or a country office to gain hands-on experience in WBG operations. This includes knowledge generation and dissemination, the design of global and country policies, and the building of institutions to achieve inclusive growth in developing countries.

While benefitting from a rich array of experiences in the Education sector and collaborations with other sectors, fellows will also work on research, economic policy, technical assistance, and lending operations that contribute to the World Bank’s goal of eliminating poverty and increasing shared prosperity. Through the fellowship, they aim to build the capacity of the next generation of African changemakers in Education development research and policymaking and promote the goals of reducing poverty in the region.

Past fellows from the broader WBG Africa Fellowship Program have proven to be valuable resources for their hiring units. They contribute to the work program of their respective units and to the World Bank’s mission.


WBG-Africa Education Fellows will have the opportunity to:

Selection Process

The selection process consists of two phases:


Fill out all the forms in English only. Applications must be submitted by February 28, 2022.