The Application Process
We appreciate the diverse backgrounds 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.
The ALU Leadership Assessment is a norm-referenced assessment through which you will discover how you measure on the 5 core leadership traits and if you are pre-qualified to continue to the academic sections of the application.
The ideal ALU student is deeply motivated to become a catalyst for change—an entrepreneurial leader. Entrepreneurial leaders solve complex problems in creative ways, even with limited resources. They achieve more than anyone thinks is possible, with fewer resources than anyone thinks is possible. Africa and the world at large needs these kinds of leaders in government, civil society, and in business.
Entrepreneurial leaders are not necessarily entrepreneurs (as in ‘founders of companies’). An entrepreneurial leader can be a scientist, a government servant, a corporate, an NGO operator. Entrepreneurial leaders are not bound by status quo, creative, nimble, resilient, imbued with faith, stubborn about their vision, visionary and humble.
The ideal ALU student is one who has a high potential and the deep desire to develop and fully embody these characteristics.
Upon completion of the Leadership Assessment you will receive your leadership potential score, insights about your leadership strengths and opportunities and discover if you are pre-qualified to continue to the academic portion of the application.
You will begin your ALU application by sharing basic details on yourself and parents/guardians. Please ensure that all the information in this section is the same as it appears on any legal or national identification documents that you have. You will also be required to upload a scanned copy of your passport/ID to confirm your identity.
Once you have shared your personal and parent/guardian details, you will let us know your preferred campus and degree programmes. These choices are non-binding. Admitted students will be able to confirm their campus in the enrolment process.
ALU has campuses located in Rwanda and Mauritius. The campuses differ not just by location, but also by degrees offered, accreditation, and fees structure. Please find more information about ALC Mauritius here and ALU Rwanda here.
Applications for our September 2020 intake are now open!
The first step is the ALU Leadership Assessment where you’ll discover your Entrepreneurial Leadership score.