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African Leadership University Refugee Scholarship 2020 (Fully Funded)

Exceptional leaders and change-makers can come from anywhere. Environmental constraints should not prevent the next great African leader from gaining the tools, skillsets and networks to bring positive change and create impact

The ALU Refugee Scholarship is a unique program enabling access to higher education for refugee students with exceptional entrepreneurial drive, demonstrated leadership potential, and excellent academic track record.  

Applicants must be registered and/or officially recognized refugees who have no other means of support for University or College studies.  

We aim to empower 50 resilient, driven, innovative, creative, mission-driven refugee students to join us on our Rwanda and Mauritius campuses as part of the ALU Refugee Scholarship. 

Beneficiaries will be rewarded with 100% paid tuition* and a once in a lifetime opportunity of being part of the next generation of extraordinary African leaders and entrepreneurs.


  • 100% Tuition Fee Waiver which covers the cost of tuition fees, accommodation and other study-related costs for the duration of the undergraduate programme at the Rwanda and Mauritius campuses of the African Leadership University
  • Annual living allowance for the duration of the undergraduate programme 
  • Relocation allowance to cover incoming travel and removal expenses for one way travel (for applicants living outside Rwanda and Mauritius



1. Entrepreneurial Leader
● Not bound by the constraints of what exists today
● Takes initiative
● Visionary, bold—willing to take risks
● Innovative problem-solver
● Continuous learner
2. Demonstrated Impact
● Mission-driven
● Civic mindset
● Contributes to community
● Creates tangible solutions
● Personally humble
3Overcome Adversity
● Confronts challenges with courage
● Does not give up when knocked down
● Resilient and persistent
● Sees possibilities and not only obstacles


1. Apply online to the African Leadership University.You must be conditionally or fully admitted to ALU Rwanda or ALC Mauritius to qualify for any scholarship.
2. Submit a 400-500 word essay in English. We will ask you to demonstrate how you have actively engaged in your community and meaningfully impacted the people around you.
3. Submit a creative piece in any format of your choosing. We will ask you to show, not tell us how you are extra! What makes you exceptional?
4. Submit two letters of recommendation. We will ask you to select two people (e.g. mentors, advocates, teachers, community leaders, etc.) who know you well and can speak to your leadership potential. These letters should be originals and in English.


1. Submission of your application to ALC Mauritius to be considered for Admission or Conditional Admission: 09 March, 2020
2. Submission of your application to ALU Rwanda to be considered for Admission or Conditional Admission: 20 April, 2020
3. Scholarship Application Deadline for ALC Mauritius: 03 April, 2020
4. Scholarship Application Deadline for ALU Rwanda: 15 May, 2020

NOTE: These milestones are subject to change depending on whether you are required to participate in one of our mandatory supplementary programs.

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Date: Feb 22, 2020

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