2016 Applications Open

African Leadership Academy (ALA) seeks to enroll the most outstanding young leaders from across Africa and around the world – ALA is not only looking for young people who are smart and and excel in the academic environment, we are looking for young people with the potential to lead and impact the world around them through their courage, initiative and innovation.

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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.

Late applications are still welcome for candidates who would like to be considered for the two year program class entering on 3 September 2016. All applications received will be reviewed, with offers for admission made according to availability of spaces in the class. We recommend that candidates seeking consideration for 2016 email their application to Admissions@africanleadershipacademy.org as soon as possible to ensure consideration. We seek to notify applicants of their application status within six weeks of the receipt of their application.

Contact ALA Admissions

Email: admissions@africanleadershipacademy.org
Tel: +27 11 699 3000

Also available in: French, Arabic, Portuguese (Portugal)