ALU Disability Scholarship  

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.  

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

The ALU Disability Scholarship is a long-term commitment to support exceptional young students with disabilities pursuing higher learning. Scholarships will be awarded based on the strength of applicants’ entrepreneurial drive, demonstrated impact, and financial need. 

Applicants must have a documented disability and be able to provide proof of said disability. Disabilities are long-term or recurring impairments that impact one or more major activities that others may consider to be a daily function—this includes visual, hearing, mobility, cognitive, or speech impairments. This definition of disability is informed by the World Health Organization. Candidates with all disabilities are encouraged to apply.

We aim to empower resilient, driven, innovative, creative, mission-driven youth with disabilities to join us on our Rwanda and Mauritius campuses as part of the ALU Disability Scholarship.  

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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 ALU Disability 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.  

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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.

ALC Mauritius Campus  

Undergraduate application deadline for students without A-Level certificates is March 9th, 2020.  

Undergraduate application deadline for students with A-Level certificates is April 6th, 2020.  

ALU Rwanda Campus  

Undergraduate application deadline is April 20th, 2020.  


Please note that these milestones are subject to change depending on whether you are required to participate in one of our mandatory supplementary programs designed to prepare students to succeed at our university. 

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