Female Leaders Scholarship 

For Young African Women.

Apply for a full scholarship for the next generation of Africa’s leaders. 

Our deadline for applications for Scholarships for the 2020 class has now passed. Register your interest below and we'll make sure to reach out to you when applications open for 2021.


Exceptional leaders and change-makers can come from anywhere. Financial constraints should not prevent the next great African leader from gaining the tools, skillsets and networks to bring positive change and create impact. 

The Female Leaders Scholarship has been created to empower exceptional, young women to realize their leadership potential and lead a life of impact despite financial limitations.  

Scholarships will be awarded based on the strength of the applicant’s leadership potential, entrepreneurial drive, and demonstrated impact.  

We are searching for 50 resilient, driven, innovative, creative, mission-driven young women who have demonstrated impact in their communities to join us on our Rwanda and Mauritius campuses as the inaugural Female Leader Scholars.  

In line with the vision of ALU which is, to develop 3 million ethical and entrepreneurial leaders for Africa and the world by 2035, the scholarship will support the aspirations of fresh applicants for any of the undergraduate programmes at the African Leadership University. 


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Beneficiaries will be rewarded with 100% paid tuition* and a once in a lifetime opportunity of being part of the next generation of extraordinary African leaders and entrepreneurs.

The Female Leaders Scholarship will fully cover education and accommodation expenses for the selected beneficiaries to attend the African Leadership University, studying at either its Mauritius or Rwanda Campuses - starting in September 2020.  

Find out if you qualify for this scholarship 

The Scholarship provides the following benefits to successful applicants:  

  • 100% Tuition Fee Waiver which covers the cost of tuition fees, accommodation and other study-related costs for the duration of the undergraduate programme at the Rwanda and Mauritius campuses of the African Leadership University
  • Annual living allowance for the duration of the undergraduate programme 
  • Relocation allowance to cover incoming travel and removal expenses for one way travel (for applicants living outside Rwanda and Mauritius)  

To be considered for this scholarship, you first need to apply and be admitted to ALU. ALU's eligibility criteria are as follows:


Applicants must have passed a final National Senior Secondary School Examination and graduated from Secondary school.

For applications to study at the Mauritius campus, applicants must have passed at least 3 A-levels or equivalent with a minimum grade C.

For applications to study at the Rwanda campus, applicants must have passed at least 2 A-levels or equivalent with a minimum grade C.


If you have not yet received your final national exam results, you may apply and be considered for conditional admission - pending the release of the final exam results. You will also need to achieve a score of 90 or above in the ALU Leadership Assessment in order to be eligible to attend ALU. 


Important application deadlines. 


Due to the numerous requests we have been receiving, we are extending applications to the Female Leaders Scholarship for a limited period. If you have not started your scholarship application, you still have the chance to benefit from a full-ride scholarship to study at ALU.

Remember, you must submit your undergraduate application and be accepted to ALU before you can qualify for any of the available scholarships.

Hurry up and register your interest to start your application today!

Our deadline for applications for Scholarships for the 2020 class has now passed.
Register your interest below and we'll make sure to reach out to you when applications open for 2021.


*To be considered for the Female Leaders Scholarship, you must: first apply and be fully admitted into any of the undergraduate programmes at ALU.