Kofi Annan Business School

The Kofi Annan Business School provides free education for the most promising students and young professionals from developing and isolated areas of the world. These “Kofi Annan Fellows” earn a university degree at one of the best business schools of the European Union.

The Bachelor’s programme in Business Administration is provided by HU University of Applied Sciences Utrecht. Vlerick Leuven Gent Management School (Belgium) organizes the 1-year full-time Master’s degree programmes.

The Kofi Annan Business School aims to stimulate local entrepreneurship in selected developing countries. These countries are Indonesia, India, Peru, Kenya and Zambia.


The students receive an excellent entrepreneurial education and the chance to build an international network. In addition, the students get practical experience by carrying out a project in their country of origin. After their education the students return to their native areas to apply their knowledge and experience.


The Kofi Annan Business School Foundation is a joint initiative of the Public Advice International Foundation (PA International), Vlerick Leuven Gent Management School (Belgium) and HU University of Applied Sciences Utrecht (The Netherlands).

For more information about the initiative, please visit the Kofi Annan Business School website.