African Leadership University(ALU) Application Process 2018/2019

By | January 31, 2018

African Leadership University(ALU) Application Process 2018/2019

African Leadership University(ALU) Application Process

We appreciate the diverse background and experiences of all our applicants and have therefore designed an online application process that gives you an opportunity to show us who you are, as well as reflect on some of your strengths and achievements.

Each component of the process can be accessed through the application portal. The application process consists of the following:



If you know someone who can give us even more insight into your leadership and/or academic potential then we encourage you to submit a recommendation. If you choose to submit a recommendation you will be required to enter your recommenders contact details (name and email address) on your application portal. An email will automatically be sent directly to your recommender with a link to a recommendation form that they must fill in and submit before the deadline. This recommendation is completely confidential and will not be visible to the student at any time. This section of the application is entirely optional.

How should you choose your recommender?
A recommender should be a person who knows you well and who has had significant and meaningful interactions with you. They should be people who have seen and experienced how you work in teams, how you engage with others and how you handle yourself in various situations. They might also be someone who has a good understanding of your academic potential.

English Proficiency Assessment

  • English
  • Français
  • Português

If applicable

If you are a non-English speaking student or if English is not your strength you must take an assessment to determine whether you will be required to participate in ALU’s English Immersion Programme which begins approximately 2.5 months prior to the start of the academic year.

You must complete this assessment if you meet any one of the following criteria:

  • The primary language spoken at home is not English
  • The primary language that school studies were completed in is not English
  • University level coursework delivered in English could not be successfully completed without supplemental English classes or lessons.

Even if you come from an English speaking or bilingual country (e.g. you are from Rwanda and you speak mostly Kinyarwanda or you are from Tanzania and you speak mostly Swahili at home) but you know that you would benefit from taking additional English support then please take the English Proficiency Assessment.

Click here to learn more about the English Immersion Programme and relevant application deadlines.

Africa Rising: Online Course

Optional – Now available

Your application journey with ALU doesn’t end once you hit the submit button. In fact, it gets better! All applicants who complete the mandatory components of the application process will receive free access to the Africa Rising online course and community.

What is Africa Rising?

How to sign up for Africa Rising?

The course is entirely optional and is not used in the application process review process. However, we highly recommend that you participate in the course. Applicants who complete 100% of the course will receive a personalised Certificate of Completion.

The Africa Rising course is now available.