Since its inception, ALA has been committed to making the diploma program accessible for all successful applicants. Everyone who applies and is then admitted to ALA, regardless of background or nationality, is eligible to receive significant financial assistance.
97% of ALA students receive financial assistance.
Everyone who applies and is then admitted to ALA, regardless of financial background or nationality, is eligible to receive significant financial assistance in the form of scholarships towards studying at ALA and accessing membership to our lifelong network. The cost of tuition at ALA is $30,900 per year. African Leadership Academy fees are all-inclusive, including tuition, accommodation, meals, and uniforms.
At ALA, the value of financial awards is determined after admissions decisions have been made. Fees charged to a given student will be based on a family’s financial means. We expect that every family will stretch themselves to finance the ALA education, just as we ask ALA’s network of supporters from around the world to stretch themselves to ensure that every admitted student is able to attend. Students from more financially disadvantaged backgrounds receive more significant financial assistance from ALA, and families with more resources are expected to contribute more to their child’s education at ALA.
Do you know a young African with leadership potential? Nominate them for the Diploma Program.
At ALA, we recognize that young leaders can be found in all corners of society, and we are dedicated to finding them. That’s why we have a nomination process that allows community members to bring outstanding young leaders to our attention.
If you know a high school student, as young as 13 years old, who has demonstrated leadership potential in your community, we encourage you to nominate them using the form below. By doing so, you give them the opportunity to join our diverse community of young leaders from across Africa and around the world. We will carefully review all nominations and reach out to the nominee to encourage them to apply.
We do not discriminate, and we are able to serve students from differing backgrounds and abilities who have demonstrated extraordinary leadership potential. The Academy is committed to basing judgments concerning the admission of individuals upon their qualifications and abilities. The Academy’s policy with respect to admissions is consistent with African Leadership Academy’s policy on non-discrimination. 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.