African Leadership University
ALU goes above and beyond to provide you with an education like no other. We focus on giving you a holistic experience designed to make you a successful entrepreneur, leader and a better citizen of the world. ALU has identified several fundamental strategies that make our approach to teaching and learning unique, relevant and engaging.
PREPARATION FOR TOMORROW’S WORLD
In an ever-changing world, narrow academic theory quickly loses relevance. Therefore we go beyond just giving you a solid academic grounding. We also develop skills like leadership, critical thinking, problem solving, quantitative reasoning, communication and teamwork—skills that will always be relevant for the jobs of tomorrow.
Students who meet the following criteria are eligible to apply to ALU:
- Passed a final national senior secondary school exam and graduated from secondary school
- Passed at least two A levels subjects or equivalent with a minimum grade C *
* Applicants who do not have two A levels or an equivalent qualification, but who may have equivalent tertiary education will be considered for admission. These will be assessed on a case-by-case basis by the Admissions team.
Please note: Sufficient proficiency in the English language is required for students to fully participate in all academic and non-academic activities at ALU. If you do not have sufficient proficiency in English you will be required to participate in the English Immersion Programme before starting official classes at ALU. Please click here for more information about the English Immersion Programme.
Additional Eligibility for ALC Mauritius Degree Programmes
The following high school subjects are required for the following degree programmes offered at ALC Mauritius in partnership with the Glasgow Caledonian University (GCU):
- BEng/MEng Electrical Power Systems Engineering: A Level (or equivalent) in Math and Physics and/or Chemistry with a minimum B grade
- BSc (Hon) Computing Science: A Level (or equivalent) in Math with a minimum B grade
Additional Eligibility for ALU Rwanda Degree Programmes
The following high school subjects are required for the following degree programmes offered at ALU Rwanda:
- BSc (Hon) Computer Science: A Level (or equivalent) in Math with a minimum B grade
Reasons To Study Here
EDUCATION MEETS THE REAL WORLD
We break down barriers between universities and the real world. You will solve real problems for real organizations from day one. We design our curriculum with employers. And each year, in our undergraduate programs, you spend 8 months on campus and 4 months in the workplace, ensuring you have one year of work experience by the time you graduate and are ‘ready to hit the ground running.
DEVELOPING ENTREPRENEURIAL LEADERS
We believe every graduate in the 21st century should be able to think entrepreneurially. Therefore, you learn the habits that make great entrepreneurs—how to solve big problems with limited resources, how to think innovatively, how to form and lead teams, and how to dream big—in whatever field you go into.
PAN-AFRICAN AND GLOBAL NETWORK
At ALU, we believe that creativity is fostered by experience and exposure, and as such we bring together students and staff from all the 54 countries of Africa and around the world to live, study, and play together in a rich, vibrant community where different cultures are respected and celebrated. You form deep bonds with inspiring classmates and graduate with a powerful, global network for life.
A STUDENT DRIVEN EXPERIENCE
We empower you to be the driving force behind your undergraduate experience. You and your peers have the power to design your extra-curricular activities, and are supported to launch your own ventures, engage in local communities, and participate in our total wellness programme, ALUAlive.
A UNIQUE LEARNING MODEL
University Accreditation & Awards
Seen by Forbes as "The Harvard of Africa"