Diploma Program for African High School Students from African Academy Leadership 2020

Date limite : 31 août 2020

Organisation à but non lucratif: African Leadership Academy

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Diploma Program for African High School Students from African Academy Leadership 2020

The African Leadership Academy (ALA) offers a two-year diploma scholarship to high school students before their enrolling in the university. The two-year pre-university Diploma Program at ALA fosters a tight-knit, pan-African community and empowers each student with the skills and mindsets required for transformative leadership. The curriculum goes well beyond academic theory and examined content, it aims to foster critical inquiry, entrepreneurial leadership, and cross-cultural competence.


The academic program at ALA combines an international faculty and unique instructional methods to create a strong student-centered learning experience. Core courses of Entrepreneurial Leadership, African Studies, and Writing and Rhetoric empowers young leaders with the knowledge and skills required for complex problem-solving; in addition, students may select from a set of externally and internally designed courses in the Humanities, Sciences, Languages, and Creative Arts. Externally designed programs include a variety of Cambridge Advanced International Examination (CAIE) AS and A-Level courses. Teachers are trained to deliver exceptional lessons in the classroom or remotely.

Available Subjects:

Core Courses:

  • Entrepreneurial Leadership.
  • African Studies.
  • Writing & Rhetoric.
  • Omang (Interdisciplinary Humanities)
  • Wellness.

Arts & Humanities:

  • Economics.
  • Geography.
  • History.
  • French.
  • Creative Arts.
  • Business.
  • English Literature.

Sciences & Mathematics:

  • Mathematics.
  • Physics.
  • Chemistry.
  • Biology.
  • Further Mathematics.
  • Computer Science.


  • Scientific Research.
  • Humanities & Social.
  • Science Research.
  • International Relations.
  • Creativity Research.

In addition to the options listed, students may undertake independent study in a specific course or register for a course through the Global Online Academy in the second year.

Additional Features:

  • SAT Tutoring: Students at the Academy have access to a tutoring program at the Academy in preparation for the SAT exams, which are also written at ALA three times each year
  • University Guidance: Every student has access to in-house university guidance and support in submitting applications to universities across the world.
  • Guest Speaker Program: The Academy offers a robust guest speaker program, creating platforms for students to learn from leading experts in Academy-wide Distinguished Guest Speaker series and thematic Executive Seminars.
  • External Opportunities: Students are afforded the opportunity to participate in a range of conferences, symposiums, and competitions in several countries across the world each year.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Applicants to the Academy must be between the ages of 15-18 and must have completed a minimum of Grade 10 or its equivalent in their home country.
  • Leadership Potential: At African Leadership Academy they seek young leaders with the potential to transform Africa and the world. They encourage students to share the activities in which they participate and the leadership roles they assume at home, in school, or in community, and they hope students will think critically about what “leadership” means to them.
  • Entrepreneurial Spirit: Entrepreneurs identify needs in the world around them and take action to alleviate those needs. They start businesses, health clinics, youth organizations, and social movements. They bring new products and ideas to the world. Their efforts create value and improve their lives. The academy encourages students to celebrate their entrepreneurial spirit and share their entrepreneurial ideas with the academy.
  • Passion for Africa: Do you have an African dream? Are you excited by the idea of spending two years in a community of individuals from a wide range of cultural, ethnic, socioeconomic, and religious backgrounds from across the continent?
  • Commitment to Service: Are you passionate about uplifting your community? Do you dream of a world in which all people are able to realize their dreams? Have you demonstrated this passion at school or in your community? We hope you will share with us how you plan to give back to your community and the world.
  • Academic Achievement: selection 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.


The all-inclusive cost of $30,900 per annum to attend ALA includes:

  • All-inclusive for fees for a full year covering tuition, accommodation, sports, activities, meals, and uniforms.
  • Full access to ALA’s campus facilities including entertainment areas, sports fields, high-speed fiber internet, biometric security control.
  • There are proactive health and wellness care, including private medical insurance for every student.
  • The Explore Johannesburg program, which gets students out and about in our world-class African city, attending cultural and entertainment events.
  • Exclusive access to the Africa Careers Network, a team at ALA dedicated to finding and securing employment for ALA graduates across the continent with top employers.

About the African Leadership Academy (ALA):

African Leadership Academy seeks to transform Africa by developing a powerful network of over 6,000 leaders who will work together to address Africa’s greatest challenges, achieve extraordinary social impact, and accelerate the continent’s growth trajectory.

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Pays hôte: Afrique Du Sud

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