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


Admissions Timeline – Ghana, Nigeria, Kenya

1) Application Period

Ghana, Nigeria, Kenya: November – April 2016

3) Offers Sent Out

By July 31st 2016

2) In-person Interviews

Accra: 1st week, June 2016

Lagos: 2nd week, June 2016

Nairobi: 3rd week, June 2016

4) School Starts

September 2016

“What I loved most about being an EIT was the community of people I got 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, MEST graduate and CEO,

Application Requirements

  1. Applicants must have a deep passion to start a software company
  2. Have 3-5 years entrepreneurial or corporate work experience
  3. Can commit a year in Accra, Ghana participating in the MEST training program starting August 2015
  4. Applicants must have a degree in ANY field from a Ghanaian, Nigerian or Kenyan University or technical College
  5. A completely-filled online questionnaire and
  6. Uploads:
    1. Photo
    2. CV
    3. Candidate video pitch (2-3min long on why you want to be at MEST)
    4. 2 Recommendation letters from a previous employer, manager or supervisor.
    5. Business plan (please see guidelines here)
  7. 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)

Apply to MEST

Interested in applying to MEST? Fill out this form with your details; only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. For further information, contact Amma Baffoe, Head of Communications & Recruitment at

Amma Baffoe

Head of Recruitment & Communications, MEST

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