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ALU African Leadership University Rwanda

African Leadership University

African Leadership University [ALU – Rwanda] is a university located in Kigali, Rwanda. It is accredited by the Higher Education Council of Rwanda. The undergraduate campus opened in September 2017, with 270 students, ALU Rwanda expanded to Kigali’s new Innovation City, where a permanent campus was completed in 2020. Currently ALU Rwanda has two-degree programmes: Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Entrepreneurial Leadership (BEL) and Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Software Engineering (BSE) and they all take three years to complete. Continue reading to know the requirements.

Location: Bumbogo, Kigali Innovation City, Next to Azam, Kigali, Rwanda.
Faculties & Degrees: Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Entrepreneurial Leadership (BEL) and Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Software Engineering (BSE)
Established: 2019
Scholarship And Aid: Yes, When in need.
No of students: 1000+
Applications: Open
Contact: +250 784 650 219
Website: alueducation.com

About ALU

” ALU provides higher education for a higher purpose. Our students declare missions, not majors. They develop the real-world skills to take on the world’s most pressing challenges. And they take ownership of their learning from day one through our peer and student-led approach – because ALU believes in the power and agency of young people to start shaping the future right now. Together with a world-class faculty and staff, our students are igniting a ripple of positive impact across Africa and the world.” Said ALU

Degree Programmes

BSc (Hons) Entrepreneurial Leadership (BEL)

The Bachelors of Science in Entrepreneurial Leadership is a 3-year program that is designed to create a new generation of entrepreneurial leaders for the continent. It has been carefully developed to equip graduates with the skills and attributes needed to adapt to a dynamic world and address the variety of complex and interrelated challenges that society is currently facing. In this interdisciplinary degree, students curate personalised learning journeys by identifying a challenge or opportunity they would like to address, acquiring a rigorous understanding of that particular area, and developing skills to create innovative and contextualised solutions.

Degree: Bachelors
Duration: 3 Years
Requirements: ALL A-Level Sections allowed
How To Apply: Click-Here

This type of education aims to produce entrepreneurial problem-solvers who will not only be highly employable but also better equipped to create their own jobs. Invest in a degree that prepares you for the future, no matter where it leads.

The eligibility criteria includes completion of a final national secondary school exam and graduation from secondary school with a certificate of secondary education on an A Level or equivalent; Having taken a minimum of 2 A-Level subjects or equivalent with a minimum overall grade average of a C; Evidence of having attained sufficient English language proficiency.

BSc (Hons) in Software Engineering (BSE)

Acquire the technical skills and job-ready competencies that employers need.

The ALU Software Engineering Programme is a 3 years programme that prepares graduates to address the world’s complex challenges as they manifest in the African context through the pervasive application of design thinking for the continual improvement of ideas and the building of robust, transformative, scalable and sustainable and contextualized technology solutions. 

Degree: Bachelors
Duration: 3 Years
Requirements: ALL Sections allowed
How To Apply: Click-Here

It is expected that over the next decade, companies all over the world will continue to experience technology talent shortages. This is resulting in an ever-increasing demand for tech talent across the globe and especially from Africa. But employers are looking for more than just degrees. They are looking for exceptional, well-rounded talent that has the right combination of technical and professional skills.

The programme is delivered in partnership with the Holberton Software  Engineering School. BSE students will complete 3 Foundation sprints (within their specialization) to build their knowledge on computer science and web development, before choosing one of four specialization areas: AR/VR,  Machine Learning, Low level & Algorithm and Full-Stack Web Development. Students  complete their specialization with an open-ended capstone project in their area of interest.

Admission Requirements

General eligibility requirements for ALU Rwanda:

  • Completion of a final national secondary school exam and graduation from secondary school with a certificate of secondary education on an A Level or equivalent;
  • Having taken a minimum of 2 A-Level subjects or equivalent with a minimum overall grade average of a C;
  • Evidence of having attained sufficient English language proficiency
  • Programme eligibility requirements for the Bachelor of Software Engineering
  • The programme eligibility requirements require prospective students to have an A Level (or equivalent) in Mathematics or Computer Science with a minimum C grade. In the absence of the required grades in Mathematics or Computer Science, an A Level (or equivalent) in a related scientific or technical subject (such as Physics, Engineering etc) with a minimum B grade shall be considered.
  • Individuals seeking to enroll onto the Software Engineering programme will be asked to meet additional requirements such as taking and passing a test.
  • The minimum general eligibility requirements must be met before programme specific requirements will be considered.

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