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your impact.

African Leadership University is a university built to educate the next generation of ethical and entrepreneurial leaders for the continent and the world. At ALU, we are designing the most innovative, field-based and experiential education to catalyze young, creative and agile African leaders to change the future.

At ALU, you will be prepared for success in the world after graduation. You will identify what it takes to find meaningful professional paths, and be guided in using your time at ALU to prepare for this future with the relevant skills, experiences, knowledge, and network that you need to succeed.

Do you have what it takes to Own Your Future?

ALU is not for everyone, it’s for the discerning few who dare to be different and who dare to do hard things.

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ALU students are on a mission to change the world.

Students at the African Leadership university have declared missions to solve some of Africa’s pressing challenges. Watch the impact they are creating.

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Get ready to
take on the world!

When you study at ALU, you will graduate with more than just a degree. You will embark on a self-driven, personalised learning journey supported by self-sourced resources, tools and network.

Through this, you will turn into a leader with drive, resilience, humility and a sense of purpose. So whether you choose to work individually or with other ALU students, you will develop reciprocal relationships with the communities around you and be connected to compelling and meaningful opportunities where you will learn by doing through field based and real-world experiences.


Graduate with a portfolio that highlights your leadership report, skills map, and mission manifesto.

21st Century

Be equipped with the top skills that employers are looking for.


Publish a thesis that highlights your key learnings and insights from your learning experience.


Graduate with a portfolio highlighting the work you have done that illustrate your competence to future employers.

Pan-African &
Global Network

Build lifelong relationships with current and future influential leaders who can help fuel your ambitions.

Significant Work

Gain significant work experience from several internships before graduation.


Gain entrepreneurial experience through starting a venture of your own that you can later build to great success.


Graduate with any of 2 accredited degrees that are built around your unique mission and professional pathway.

Two world-class campuses +
unlimited Pan-African (and global) opportunities =
one amazing experience.

Begin your journey in the Rwanda campus with the option to expand your horizons to any of our vibrant student communities in over 20 locations in Africa and the rest of the world.



unlike anything
you’ve experienced



Total annual tuition.

We want to know what defines you.

Applications to ALU are now open! Please fill the form to get started. Our application process is designed to help you explore and unlock your creativity and discover what makes you a leader. We are looking for students that are excited by the possibility of shaping their own future, not at some point, but today. We are looking for students who want to change the world. Are you one of them?


ALU’s tuition is $3000 per year. Additional expenses will be incurred based on the student’s university location for the first term. Scholarships and grants are available to those with significant financial need.


Here’s what our 3 step application process entails:

After your application has been submitted and reviewed by our team, you will receive an admission decision email with all necessary information on your admission status, please read this carefully.


If you have applied right before the application deadline, you can expect your decision within one week after the deadline.

ALU has two campuses: Rwanda and Mauritius.

On our Rwanda campus, students who apply and are admitted for the 2022-2023 academic year will commence their studies over three trimesters starting as indicated below. 

  • January 2023 intake – starts 9 January 2023 (Applications Closed)
  • May 2023 intake – starts 8 May 2023 (Applications Closed)
  • September 2023 intake – starts 28 August 2023 (Applications Open)
  • January 2024 intake  (Applications open)

Each cohort will have the opportunity to choose either the BSc (Hons) in Software Engineering or BSc (Hons) in Entrepreneurial Leadership degree programmes during their third trimester and once ALU’s re-accreditation process of the two programmes has been finalised. 

Accreditation information:

Accredited programmes in Rwanda

ALU is accredited in Rwanda to offer the following undergraduate degree programmes

  • BSc (Hons) Computer Science
  • BA (Hons) Entrepreneurship
  • BA (Hons) Global Challenges
  • BA (Hons) International Business and Trade

Re-accreditation  of Programme

In its quest to better serve more students in the COVID and post COVID environment, ALU is currently undergoing review of the following programmes.
  • BSc (Hons) Computer Science to BSc (Hons) in Software Engineering
  • BSc (Hons) Global Challenges to BSc (Hons) in Entrepreneurial Leadership

Teach out programmes

From January 2022, ALU Rwanda will place all the current accredited programmes (indicated below) on teach out. This means that we will continue to offer these qualifications to students already enrolled until they graduate; however ALU will not be admitting new students to these qualifications from January 2022 onwards. 

  • BSc (Hons) Computer Science
  • BA (Hons) Entrepreneurship
  • BA (Hons) Global Challenges
  • BA (Hons) International Business and Trade

We’re excited to get to know you.