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 20 August 2019.


Applicants are required to answer the below essay question:

At ALU we aspire to develop problem solvers. We ask our students to use their boldest imagination to create innovative, practical solutions for Africa and the world. Please answer the below essay question to tell us about a time when you demonstrated your leadership potential.

In 300 to 500 words, describe a time when you identified a need in your community (such as your family, school, village, or city) and took action.

  • What need did you identify?
  • How did you address this need?
  • What was the outcome?

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.



You may request up to two letters of recommendation as part of your application. This section of the application is entirely optional. Your letter of recommendation may come from a teacher, mentor or anyone who has had a professional association (clubs, internships, jobs, coursework, conference etc.) with you. Kindly note that we do not accept recommendations from peers, classmates, or relatives.

While the recommendations are optional, this is an opportunity for us to hear about you from someone else, giving us insights into your passion, talents, and skills to support your ALU application.

If you request a letter of recommendation, a recommendation form will be sent via email to the referee.