Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders

The application period for the 2020 Mandela Washington Fellowship is now closed. To confirm your application was successfully submitted or to print a PDF copy of your application, you may do so by logging on to the application website. If you have questions, please contact

Applicants who are selected as semi-finalists for the Mandela Washington Fellowship will be contacted by their local U.S. Embassy for interviews in January-February 2020.

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If you have not already done so, we invite you to join the Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI) Network by visiting To learn about other international exchange opportunities sponsored by the U.S. Department of State, please visit

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