Admissions

Admissions

Every year, MEST trainees are recruited from among the brightest and most driven university graduates from Ghana. Starting this year, MEST is also accepting students from Nigeria. Our trainees come from diverse academic backgrounds, including French, Theater, Computer Science, Engineering, Business, and the Social Sciences.

APPLY TO STUDY AT MEST

Admissions Timeline – Ghana

1) Application Period

November 1st 2014 – April 1st 2015

3) Offers Sent Out

By June 20th 2015

2) Screening and Interviews in Accra

April 2nd 2015 – May 20th 2015

4) School Opens

August 18th, 2015

Admissions Timeline – Nigeria

1) Application Period

Deadline June 30th 2014

3) Offers Sent Out

By July 14th 2014

2) Screening and Interviews in Lagos

Completed by July 14th 2014

4) School Opens

August 18th 2014

“What I love most about being an EIT is the community of people I get to work with every day. It’s great to be surrounded by people who are so passionate about rewriting the African story using software and technology. It provides just the right mix of people and resources necessary to set EITs well on their way to creating globally successful companies.”

Precious Nyarko, Entrepreneur in Training (Class of 2014)

Application Requirements

  1. Applicants must have a degree in ANY field from a Ghanaian or Nigerian university or technical college
  2. A desire to start a software company
  3. A completely-filled online application form
  4. CV
  5. Applicants from Nigeria must have completed their NYSC

Qualities We Look For

  1. A desire to make a difference
  2. A strong interest in technology and software
  3. An entrepreneurial spirit
  4. Demonstrated personal drive, stamina, and self motivation, as well as the ability to meet goals and deadlines
  5. Confidence and independent thinking
  6. Excellent people skills
  7. Strong interest in teamwork
  8. The ability to communicate candidly and persuasively
  9. Proven academic excellence

“Being a MEST EIT has given me the skills and the confidence to create solutions to real problems. I love the fact that the things we are taught are immediately applicable to real life situations. If you want to grow into a seasoned entrepreneur who makes things happen, consider applying to MEST!”

Lady-O Hammond, Entrepreneur in Training (Class of 2015)

Questions?

For all admissions related questions, kindly contact the recruitment coordinator, Amma Baffoe, via email at admissions@meltwater.org

Applicants from Ghana and Nigeria

Interested in applying to MEST? Submit your contact details below, and you’ll be notified when applications open. Thank you!