Higher education for

a successful career personal impact the future

A degree from ALU will equip you with the knowledge, skills, tools and network you need to be successful and lead a life and career of impact.

Apply to any of the 3 intakes in 2022: January, May, and September.

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Millions of students each year are investing in a degree that does not prepare them for the future.

How will your University degree help you secure a fulfilling life for you and your loved ones? Will it equip you with the skills and knowledge that will enable you to become independent and pursue a rewarding career? How will your education empower you to provide solutions to the challenges you see around you, in your community and in Africa?

Besides, today’s world is moving fast. You’re living in a time where knowledge becomes rapidly outdated; where some degrees today will become obsolete tomorrow. Most people end up working in roles they never studied for. In fact, most employers no longer hire degrees. They hire thinkers and doers.

When you study at ALU, you will benefit from a proven leadership-driven education for the real world. You’ll graduate as a leader equipped with the skills, resources and network to shape your career and your future, no matter where it takes you.

Get ready to

own your future

Your future isn’t waiting for you, it’s waiting on you. At the African Leadership University, we believe that your education should help you get ready. Ready to lead; ready to thrive; and ready to achieve the goals you set for yourself and set you on the way to living a life of impact.

Own your
successful career.

When you study 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 here to prepare for this future with the relevant skills, experiences, knowledge, and network that you will need to succeed.

Own your
personal impact.

Your education at ALU will be built around the impact you want to make in the world.

At ALU you will start by voicing a mission that motivates and inspires you and then you gather the tools, knowledge and network that will help you bring this mission to life right now. You will also be prepared to adapt and pivot as new missions, opportunities and passions enter your world.

Own your
future.

Be prepared for the future, no matter how it keeps changing.

ALU will equip you with future-proof education that helps you succeed today and remain relevant tomorrow. You will be equipped with the knowledge and skills that are time-proof, preparing them not just with an understanding of today’s opportunities, but also, tomorrow’s challenges

Students at ALU are ready to succeed in the future,

no matter what it brings or how it changes.

Sepiso Mwamelo,

Sepiso completed her degree from ALU while working with ESSA (a UK-based non-profit dedicated to advancing innovation in universities in sub-Saharan Africa) as an intern on their Pilot Scholarship Impact Hub program. 

During her internship, Sepiso helped redesign Colgate-Palmolive’s sales databases and implemented a new Africa-focused marketing and distribution strategy.

Alice Mukashyaka,

Rural homes and schools across Rwanda now have access to clean, sustainable energy thanks to Alice Mukashyaka. Her organization Starlight (recently featured in Forbes) replaces kerosene lamps with locally-made, solar-powered lanterns to reduce emissions on the local level. 

Starlight operates on a women-led business model — recruiting, training, and supporting local women to sell and distribute the solar lights and become clean-energy micro-entrepreneurs themselves

Noah Walakira,

Noah is the founder of Namirembe Sweater Makers, a community-based organization that deals with knitting sweaters, headgears, scarves, and gloves. Noah’s company has successfully trained over 70 young people and employs about 25 people full time.

The company’s goal is to eradicate poverty in Africa by training 20 young Africans yearly, equipping them to start their own ventures.

Get ready to take on the world!

Leadership
Portfolio

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

21st Century
Skills

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

Thesis

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

Professional
Portfolio

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.

One Year of Work
Experience

Gain one full year of work experience from at least 3 internships before graduation.

Entrepreneurial
Experience

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

Accredited
Degree

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

The world is your classroom

Begin your journey in the Mauritius or Rwanda campuses, then expand your horizons in our vibrant student communities located in over 20 places in Africa and 3 in the US and the UK.

An

affordable
education

within your
reach

Fees:

$ 0 /yr

Total annual cost

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?

Intake

ALU will enroll three cohorts for 2022:

Tuition

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.

Process

Here’s what our 5 step application process entails:

We’re excited to get to know you.

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 with our renowned Leadership Core over three trimesters starting as indicated below. 

  • Jan intake – 10 January 2022 – 16 December 2022
  • May intake – 16 May 2022 – 29 April 2023
  • September intake – 5 September 2022 – 26 August 2023

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

We anticipate that the re-accreditation process will be completed by July 2022.

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

 

African Leadership University

About ALU

ALU provides higher education for a higher purpose. Our students declare missions, not majors.

They develop the real-world skills to take on the world’s most pressing challenges. And they take ownership of their learning from day one through our peer and student-led approach – because ALU believes in the power and agency of young people to start shaping the future right now.

Together with a world-class faculty and staff, our students are igniting a ripple of positive impact across Africa and the world. Join us

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