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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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.

E-Fest: Bringing Innovation to Africa’s Solution Issues

The Entrepreneurship Festival (E-Fest) is a hallmark event at ALA: it comes at the end of the second term, during which Year 1 students develop and incubate business ideas, which are then presented to a panel of judges on the day of the festival. Year 2 students are engaged too on the day, showcasing their…

Mohamed Echkouna ’11 Announced As 1 of 6 Winners of Netflix Short Story Competition  

ALA alumnus Mohamed Echkouna ’11 has been named one of the six winners of the ‘African Folktales, Reimagined’ short film competition, which was created by Netflix in association with UNESCO. The filmmaker from Mauritania won for his Arabic/French short film The Enmity Djinn, and will now $25,000 plus a further $75,0000 production budget to create…

ALA’s New Creative Commons Heralds New Age for Our Young Creatives 

The African Leadership Academy is on the cusp of opening its new Creative Commons, a critical project in our Campus Master Plan, which will help deliver on all three of our ALA2023 Strategy: Win in the Marketplace, Unleash the Network and be a Leading, Innovating, Learning School.  When fully completed, the Creative Commons at ALA…

The Team Behind The Design: Architect Mphethi Morojele 

When discussing the renovation of the older buildings on campus, a recurring theme emerges: we need to preserve the “look and feel” of ALA, meaning the Learning Commons. This is where we tend to spend most of our time on campus and is the brainchild of architect Mphethi Morojele.   Through the vision he shares with…

The Team Behind the Design: Architect Sinethemba Buthelezi 

In South Africa, there is only a small group of professional architects. Sinethemba is one of them, and one of the very few black females among them besides. Given ALA’s mission to develop leaders for the future of Africa, we are delighted, not only to have the African-owned MMA Design Studio leading the architectural work…

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…

2022 Global Scholars Program Applications are Open

We are inviting youth from all over the world to experience a transformative African leadership camp through the Global Scholars Program (GSP) at African Leadership Academy (ALA). Over the past 11 years, the Global Scholars Program (GSP) has been a unique experience for our camp graduates where they not only engage in a productive, practice-based…

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 Admissions

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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.