Application Process

We appreciate the diverse backgrounds and experiences of all our applicants and have therefore designed an online application process that gives you an opportunity to show us who you are, as well as reflect on some of your strengths and achievements.

Each component of the process can be accessed through the application portal. The application process consists of the following:

Essential Information

You will begin your ALU application by sharing basic details on yourself and parents/guardians. Please ensure that all the information in this section is the same as it appears on any legal or national identification documents that you have. You will also be required to upload a scanned copy of your passport/ID to confirm your identity.

Once you have shared your personal and parent/guardian details, you will let us know your preferred campus and degree programmes. These choices are non-binding. Admitted students will be able to confirm their campus in the enrolment process.

ALU has campuses located in Rwanda and Mauritius. The campuses differ not just by location, but also by degrees offered, accreditation, and fees structure. Please find more information about ALC Mauritius here and ALU Rwanda here.

Education History

In this section, you will tell us about your secondary education, as well as any post-secondary education you have pursued, such as university or vocational school. This section helps our admissions team determine if you are academically qualified to study at ALU.

Important: To receive a final admission decision from ALU, you are required to upload the results of the examination you completed to finalise your senior secondary education. Examples include Cambridge A-levels, International Baccalaureate, and the Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education.

If you do not yet have your senior secondary qualification, you are required to upload your end-of-term results for your final three (3) years of senior secondary school. You will then be eligible to receive conditional admission to ALU.

Conditional admission means that we have tentatively approved your application and will offer you firm admission provided that your examination results meet our minimum eligibility criteria. We require your official examination results to make a final admission decision. Conditionally admitted students are not permitted to enrol at ALU.

Admitted students are required to provide us with their examination results by 6 December 2019.


Applicants are required to answer the below essay question:

Africa is still rising and what an exciting time to be part of the continental story as we bolster meaningful impact that will change the African narrative. Challenges such as education, healthcare, job creation, infrastructure, climate change and governance still plague many parts of the continent even as rapid urbanization takes place.

Let us fast forward to 2030, you are a leader in a bustling African metropolis and have a platform to disrupt and be a catalysts for change with opportunities like investing in agriculture, managing natural resources, integrating wildlife, advancing the arts, design and culture of your area, embracing tourism, integrating with neighboring regions and empowering women to become the future leaders of their communities.

As a creative problem solver, identify one opportunity from the above that excites you.

In 250-300 words share with us your innovative approach tackling one of the challenges listed.

Think Unconventional. Think innovative. Think Bold. Just like ALU.

Required Documents

All applicants are required to upload a scan of their passport/ ID. In addition, to submit your application you must either submit your national/senior secondary examination results OR your end-of-term results for your final three (3) years of senior secondary school. We also require post-secondary transcripts for any student who have pursued higher education.

Applicants who come from non-English speaking backgrounds but would like to be exempt from our English Immersion programme may upload their TOEFL/IELTS results.

We also allow you to upload any SAT/ACT results you may have.