Call for Application: BeyGood Global Citizen Fellowship 2022 for Africans [Fully Funded]

BeyGood Global Citizen Fellowship 2022
  • Host: Global Citizen
  • Open to: South Africans, Nigerians, Kenyans
  • Target: Youths
  • Deadline: 29th Apr. 2022

Applications for the BeyGood Global Citizen Fellowship 2022 are now ongoing.

About the BeyGood Global Citizen Fellowship

Launched in 2019, following the success of commitments made at the Global Citizen Festival: Mandela 100 in December 2018, the fellowship is focused on Global Citizen’s vision of eliminating extreme poverty through providing young people with opportunities to gain experience working on social impact projects.

This year we’re delighted to announce that the applications will be open to three African countries, and we’ll be accepting applications from young changemakers in Kenya, Nigeria, and South Africa. 

This year marks the last year of the four-year Global Citizen Fellowship Program, powered by Beyoncé’s BeyGOOD. In this final year, we’re happy to announce that we’ll be expanding the program to Kenya. 

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Over the last four years, Global Citizen and BeyGOOD have been helping to enrich young lives through the Africa-based fellowship program.

Eligibility Criteria

In order to be eligible for the BeyGood Global Citizen Fellowship you must be:

  • Ages 21-25 (by time of application)
  • South African, Nigerian and Kenyan residents and citizens only
  • Applicants without a tertiary qualification preferred
  • Applicants should be able to prove that they are active Global Citizens, either through the work they do in their communities or through Global Citizen’s website and/or app (Google Play Store OR App Store)
  • Applicants should be available full-time from 19 July 2022-30 June 2023
  • We encourage those with an annual family household income of under R120 000 / 3055563 Naira / KES 18169368,00, and/or families that are headed by a single parent
  • South African applicants must house themselves in Johannesburg, and Nigerian applicants in Lagos.
  • Kenyan applicants can be based anywhere in the country, and will participate virtually.
  • Those from minority and underrepresented communities are strongly encouraged to apply.

The Fellowship Program involves educational travel trips which include:

  • Round trip airfare from Johannesburg to Cape Town. 
  • All trip-related meals.
  • All trip related lodging and transportation.

In order to be eligible for educational travel:

  • Applicants should be available to attend 90% of learning sessions in Johannesburg. 
  • Applicants should attend all training sessions pre- and post trips.

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Application Procedure

Applicants for the Global Citizen Fellowship must send a two- to three-minute video answering the following questions: 

  • What qualities do you identify with as an active citizen of the world? 
  • If selected, what lasting change would you like to achieve through the program?
  • What specific socio-economic issues are you taking action on, and why? 

If you prefer writing, you can send us a 500- to 700-word essay answering the same questions.

Email your application to and include a copy of your ID or passport. You can also send your application using WhatsApp by sending it to +27 64 936 3570.

Keep in mind that applicants from minorities and underrepresented communities are strongly encouraged to apply.

For more information visit: BeyGood Global Citizen Fellowship

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