2022 DIPLOMA PROGRAM

APPLICATIONS ARE CLOSED

Applications to ALA's selective, two-year pre-university program will reopen in July 2022 for the class of 2023.

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Interested in the Two Year Program?

Complete the form below to download the Two-Year Diploma Program Prospectus and find out how you can join Africa's future changemakers and help transform the continent.

African Leadership Academy (ALA) seeks to enroll the most outstanding young leaders, aged 15 - 18, from across Africa and around the world. Only the most passionate and brilliant young leaders can transform the future of our continent. Are you one of them?

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Do you have what it takes to be part of Africa's next generation of future leaders?

When you apply to ALA, you will be asked to think critically about your role in our changing world. Click on the links below to read more on the selection process and admission criteria.

Read about ALA alumni making an impact on the continent and around the world.

Founders Day Sports Carnival: ALA Campus Life Returns 

The 2022 Founders Day Sport Carnival marked a welcome return to vibrant life on campus. In the wake of the lockdown restrictions, it had not been possible to host gatherings of this nature, but this year saw the return of the much-anticipated occasion.  Founders Day at ALA is a celebration of the visionary founders who…

Distinguished Guest Speaker Dr David Sengeh: How Data Solves Sierra Leone’s Problems 

“Why are you talking about data? Our children are poor, they can’t eat data.” This is just one of the many instances of the pushback that Dr David Sengeh, Minister of Basic and Senior Secondary Education and Chief Innovation Officer for the Directorate of Science, Technology and Innovation first got from the public of Sierra…

ALAMAU 2022 – Propelling Vision Toward Action

The African Leadership Academy Model African Union (ALAMAU) was established in 2013 as a platform for young leaders to develop implementable solutions to African challenges through a format inspired by the Model United Nations and the African Union. This year’s ALAMAU2022 theme is 20 Years of the AU: Propelling Vision Toward Action – a topic motivated…

Maged Hassan ’19 qualifies for finals at the U.S. Universities Arabic Debating Championship

Maged Hassan ‘19 from Egypt is one of three students on the Connecticut College’s Arabic Debate Team who finished in the top four at the 2nd U.S. Universities Arabic Debating Championship (USADC). The group went up against 40 teams representing 34 of the most prestigious universities in the U.S., hosted by the University of Chicago.…

ALA partners with the Project Management Institute Educational Foundation (PMIEF)

ALA has recently partnered with the Project Management Institute (PMI) to help empower young people with the skills and mindset in entrepreneurship and project management necessary for 21st-century success. Through a series of youth Accelerators hosted across the African continent by the ALA Recruitment Team, we aim to help prepare young leaders between the ages…

ALA selected as the only African school in GALESS TiltShift Challenge

A team of four ALA students have been selected to take part in the Global Alliance of Leading Edge Schools for Sustainability (GALESS) TiltShift Challenge, making African Leadership Academy the only school in Africa to qualify for the competition. Audreen Rutendo Murewa ’21 from Zimbabwe, Zyonnah Wuraoluwa Isiguzo ’21 from Nigeria, Varlee Fofana ’20 from…

Alumnus Osa Nwokah ’18 Releases New Music Video

ALA alumnus Osaruwa Nwokah ’18, now studying in the USA, has released a new music video Pepempere. We caught up with the budding young singer to reflects on her artistic journey, and the role which ALA played.   Tell us about yourself. Who is Osa?    I am a 19-year-old singer and songwriter from Lagos, Nigeria. My musical background was shaped by my family, being surrounded by singers my…

Trevor Lwere ’16 selected for Schwarzman Scholars Program

ALA alumnus Trevor Lwere ’16 from Uganda will join the seventh cohort of Schwarzman Scholars for 2023. The Schwarzman Scholars experience is anchored in a rigorous and immersive Master of Global Affairs degree program at Tsinghua University in Beijing. From an initial pool of nearly 3000 applicants, Trevor was selected as one of 151 Schwarzman…

Breaking Down Funding Barriers for Young Entrepreneurs

Access to finance is difficult for any entrepreneur. It is particularly difficult if you are very young, with deep credibility and trust factors at play. According to Dr Adesina Akinwunmi, the executive director at African Development Bank Group, “Young people face numerous institutional barriers when sourcing funding for their ventures. Often the funding arrives a…

Break Down Barriers and Unlock the Power of Youth

We believe in the power of youth at ALA. It is one of our founding beliefs. The importance of empowering and inspiring young people is something I saw in my own life, through the support of grandparents and parents. My grandmother was one of the first of her peers to get an education. As an…

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ALA ADMISSIONS NON-DISCRIMINATION POLICY

The Academy is committed to basing judgments concerning the admission of individuals upon their qualifications and abilities. The Academy’s policy in respect to admissions is consistent with African Leadership Academy’s policy on non-discrimination. As such, in accordance with our value of diversity and in compliance with South African law, ALA does not discriminate on the basis of gender (identity or expression), race, religion, disability, sexual orientation, nationality, ethnicity (or tribal affiliation), wealth or income.