African Leadership Academy in South Africa invites applications for the undergraduate scholarship program for open to young leaders in the 2019/2020 academic session.

African Leadership Academy (ALA) seeks to enroll the most outstanding young leaders from across African and around the world. The academy is looking for young leaders who can impact the world around them through their courage, initiative and innovation.

ALA identifies young leaders from across the continent with demonstrated leadership potential, a passion for Africa, an entrepreneurial spirit, and a track record of community service. After graduating, ALA continues to cultivate these leaders throughout their lives, in university and beyond, by providing on-going leadership training, supporting their growth through access to internships and careers and connecting them to high-impact networks of people and capital that will empower them to create transformative change.

Worth of Award

  • The cost of tuition at ALA is USD $30,900 per year.
  • 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.


African Leadership Academy seeks to enroll young people aged 16 to 19 based on the criteria below:

  • Students must have demonstrated mastery of the subject matter taught at the school they attended before entering the Academy. Our selections committee will closely review scores from national examinations and the marks and comments on each applicant’s school reports. Finalists will also write an entrance examination.
  • Leadership potential to transform Africa and the world and to be critical about identifying needs in the world around them and take action to alleviate those needs.
  • Passionate for Africa and being excited about being committed to community service.

How to Apply

  • Applications are done online via their website. See link below
  • Before you start your application, they require that you download the simple Application Guide and provide basic contact information.
  • Read the guide before you start your formal application. You will learn more about the application process and get practical tips on how to write your strongest possible application.

Deadline: Application closes January 11, 2019

Click here for more information and to apply

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