The Melwater Entrepreneurial School of Technology (MEST) offers a twelve-month, full-time, fully sponsored training program in which the students – known as Entrepreneurs-in-Training (EITs) – learn about software development and entrepreneurship from Senior Faculty, who each bring more than 20 years of experience in the software business in the United States, Europe, or Asia. EITs also benefit from working with university graduates from around the world who serve as Teaching Fellows.

The MEST program provides rigorous entrepreneurial training and extensive hands-on project work, designed so that EITs master industry-proven methodologies for software development. This coursework is supplemented by a series of guest lectures, featuring the experiences and insights of internationally-recognized executives and successful entrepreneurs.

Complete Support

To ensure that EITs can focus completely on becoming world-class entrepreneurs, MEST provides:

Full Scholarship

All EITs receive a full scholarship. Tuition is covered by MEST.

Three Meals a Day

Prepared and served by MEST’s catering staff.

Free Housing

EITs are housed at a student hostel for the duration of the twelve-month program, free of charge.

Monthly Stipend

MEST provides each EIT with a small monthly stipend for the duration of the twelve-month program.

Apply to MEST

MEST is looking for recent Ghanaian and Nigerian university graduates to join our next class of entrepreneurs!

Admissions Timeline – Ghana

1) Application Period


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

November 1st 2014 – April 30th 2015

3) Offers Sent Out

By June 30th 2015

2) Screening and Interviews in Lagos

Completed by June 15th 2015

4) School Opens

August 18th 2015

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 MEST Looks 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

Applicants from Ghana and Nigeria

Interested in applying to MEST? kindly click HERE and fill out the form below.

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


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