Students admitted to ALA each year

Why Study At ALA?

African Leadership Academy offers a transformational leadership and education experience for Africa’s brightest teenagers. Every year, we receive thousands of applications from all across the continent and we enrol 130 students who have demonstrated leadership potential, entrepreneurial spirit, academic achievement, commitment to service and passion for Africa.


Universities have enrolled ALA graduates

Are You A Young Changemaker?

African Leadership Academy is the ideal institution to develop your problem-solving skills, connect you to a high performing network of achievers, expose you to global leadership opportunities, as well as enable you to access more than 160 universities across the world who have admitted ALA graduates over the last decade.


Awarded to ALA graduates in university scholarship funding

World-Class Curriculum

At ALA, you will experience intellectual growth through our internally-designed curriculum including courses in Entrepreneurial Leadership, African Studies and Writing & Rhetoric, while preparing for the Cambridge Advanced Level (A’level) qualification and Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) for universities. There is a wide range of science, arts and humanities courses for you to choose from at ALA.


Financial Aid / Scholarships

ALA is one of the most prestigious education institutions in the world, with a unique financial model designed to enable us to identify, develop and connect Africa’s future leaders. 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 and loans towards studying at ALA and accessing membership to our lifelong network.

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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.