DHL GoTrade GBSN Fellowship Program

The DHL GoTrade GBSN Fellowship Program, in partnership with DPDHL, offers a unique opportunity for postgraduate business students (MBA/MSc/Masters/PhD) to make a meaningful impact. Through a 12-month collaboration with small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in developing countries like Georgia, Turkey, Kenya, and more, fellows will foster cross-border trade, supporting the mission of GBSN. This program provides access to quality management and entrepreneurial education, with virtual sessions, DPDHL mentors, SME coaching, and a DPDHL Certified Program on international trade basics.


Level:Postgraduate business students (MBA/MSc/Masters/PhD)
Minimum Age:None.
Required GPA:Not specified.
Eligibility Country:Open to all nationalities
Gender:All genders.
Scholarship Deadline:December 30, 2023.

Introducing the GoTrade GBSN Fellowship Program for graduate business students (MBA/MSc/Masters/PhD)! Join us for a transformative 12-month journey where you’ll be paired with Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) to collaborate and consult.


As a GoTrade GBSN Fellow, you’ll benefit from:

  • Regular virtual sessions uniting all students and featuring subject matter experts to boost your learning.
  • Building a valuable network with your fellow peers.

Fellows will receive support from:

  • DPDHL mentors.
  • Coaching and guidance from experienced SMEs.
  • A comprehensive DPDHL Certified Program covering the fundamentals of international trade.

In 2023, their participating SME countries include:

  • Georgia
  • Turkey
  • Lebanon
  • Kenya
  • Uganda
  • Namibia
  • Nigeria
  • Ecuador
  • Peru
  • Chile
  • Guatemala
  • Colombia
  • Honduras
  • Argentina.

They welcome graduate students from around the world who meet the following eligibility requirements to submit their applications:

  1. Enrollment at a GBSN member school at the commencement of the fellowship.
  2. A dedicated commitment to completing the 12-month fellowship program, scheduled to kick off in April 2024.
  3. Proficiency in communication in either English, Spanish, or Portuguese.
  4. Willingness to dedicate an estimated 12 to 15 hours per month to the program.
  5. Demonstrated professional work experience.
  6. Possession of strong analytical skills.
  7. Embracing an entrepreneurial and proactive mindset.
  8. A keen interest in becoming part of a diverse and international community.
  1. The GoTrade GBSN Fellowship Program aims to connect postgraduate business students with SMEs in developing countries to promote cross-border trade.
  2. Fellows will benefit from DPDHL mentors, SME coaching, and a Certified Program on international trade basics.
  3. The program is open to postgraduate business students worldwide, regardless of age, gender, or ethnicity.
  4. Participating countries in 2023 include Georgia, Turkey, Kenya, and several others.
  5. While the exact scholarship worth is not specified, it covers program-related expenses, offering a unique educational and practical experience for students.

To complete the application form you will be required to upload:

  • A professional photo / headshot
  • A short CV / resume (2 pages)
  • A short video (no more than 2 minutes maximum) in which you introduce yourself to us. Let us know who you are and why we should select you. You may upload your video to any streaming platform (YouTube, Vimeo, etc) and share the link with us. The video may be unlisted (NOT private).

Application should visit https://gbsn.memberclicks.net/gotrade#!/ and apply.

Details: https://gbsn.org/what-we-do/programs/gotrade-gbsn-fellowship-program/

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