AFRICAN LEADERSHIP ACADEMY: APPLICATIONS FOR THE CLASS OF 2019 ARE OPEN!

African Leadership Academy (ALA) seeks to enroll the most outstanding young leaders from across African and around the world  — ALA is not only looking for young people who are smart and excel academically, we are also looking for young people with potential to lead and impact the world around them through their courage, initiative and innovation. Please watch our video if you would like to learn more.

Admission Criteria

African Leadership Academy (ALA) seeks to enroll the most outstanding young leaders from across Africa and around the world. ALA is not only looking for young people who are smart and excel in the academic environment, we are looking for young people with the potential to lead and impact the world around them through their courage, initiative and innovation.

Selection Process
First Round

ALA’s selection process is extremely competitive. The Academy receives several thousand applications from a diverse array of African countries each year. These applicants come from a wide range of social, economic, cultural & educational backgrounds. The application includes short questions and essays and must be submitted with academic transcripts. Please check the admissions timeline below to confirm the appropriate application deadline for you.

Final Round

At this stage approximately 400 finalists are selected to attend Finalist events held across the continent. At these events, finalists write entrance exams, participate in group activities & are interviewed one-on-one by the ALA Admissions team. Finalists are also required to submit teacher recommendations.

Selection

The hardest part of the selection process: the Academy is only able to select 120 students from the pool of extraordinary finalists to attend the Academy. All finalists will be notified of their admissions status by mid- April.

 

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