ALX ADMISSIONS PROCESS 

Welcome to ALX Admissions. You will find all the information you need on our current intake and what the admissions process entails.

Our 3-Step Admissions Process

Eligibility Requirements

To apply and join ALX, you need to meet our eligibility criteria:

    1. Be 18 -34 years old
    2. Be of African origin

Current intakes

Below are the programme types we currently offer. Click on any of the programmes below to learn more and apply.

A. Data

B. Programming &  Development

C. Business

D. Career

 

 

Click the button below to apply to your preferred programme.

 

 

Fees and Finances

Our partnerships allow us to offer eligible candidates access to world-class training with programme costs waived. For successfully accepted learners, ALX may charge a one-time administration fee to confirm their enrolment in our programme.

For enrolment into the Data, Programming & Development and Business programmes, ALX offers a programme fee sponsorship that requires learners to only pay an administration fee. This payment is due upon graduation from the 2-month Foundations program, before learners proceed to their Tech Specialisation.

ALX offers flexible payment terms:

  1. One-time payment upfront with a 20% discount. This payment is due upon completion of your Foundations Module, no later than ten days after receiving the payment request email.
  2. Monthly instalments with the first payment due upon completion of your Foundations Module, no later than ten days after receiving the payment request email.
  3. 50/50 instalments with first payment due upon completion of your Foundations Module, no later than ten days after receiving the payment request email.
  • Administration fees are as follows based on the payment terms chosen:
ProgrammeRetail Value for African Learners2024 Admin
Fee
Pay in Full
(discount 20%)
Pay as you Learn 50/50 instalments
Career Accelerator (AiCE)TBC$0$0$0$0
AWS Cloud Computing$7,500$150$120$50/month (3)$75 (2)
Front-End Web Development$9,500$200$160$66.67/month (3)$100 (2)
Back-End Web Development$9,500$200$160$66.67/month (3)$100 (2)
Salesforce Administrator$7,500$175$140$58.33/month (3)$87.50 (2)
Data Analytics$7,500$150$120$50/month (3)$75 (2)
Data Science$12,500$300$240$30/month (10)$150 (2)
Virtual Assistance Program (VA)TBC$0$0$0$0
ALX Professional FoundationsTBC$0$0$0$0

View our payment terms and conditions.

 

For enrollment into our Career programme, AICE, candidates are eligible for a full sponsorship, covering the administration and programme fees for the duration of the programme. This sponsorship is granted based on application performance, allowing selected individuals to pursue their education without financial constraints.

Making Payment

Upon completing the 2-month ALX Foundations Module, to enrol in your Tech Specialization, you will be required to make payment no later than ten days after receiving the payment request email.

 

Pre-Application Resources

As you prepare to get started on the application, here are some materials to help you prepare for the assessments. Please note that ALX has no affiliation with the recommended sites below.

Communication

  1. Welcome email: You will receive an email that requires you to confirm your email address within 24 hours. You will not be able to complete or submit your application without doing so.
  2. Application decision: Once you submit your application, you will view your decision on the portal immediately. If accepted, it will include an enrollment call to action. Please ensure that you confirm your participation in the programme to secure your spot.
  3. Acceptance email: Upon acceptance into the programme, you will immediately receive an acceptance email in your inbox with a  prompt to confirm your enrolment.
  4. Enrolment acknowledgement: Once you enrol, your status on the homepage will change to “confirmed”. You will also receive an enrollment confirmation email with the next steps.

 

Portal Status

Once you start your application on the portal, your status in the application will be shown on the home page, which you can access by clicking on the ALX icon on the top left corner of the portal.

Resume > You have yet to complete the admission process, which includes enrolment.

Dropped > You have dropped the programme you were applying to. Once you drop a programme, you will no longer have access to apply to it and can choose a different programme.

Confirmed > You have successfully enrolled in the programme and at this point, no further action is required from you. You will later receive an email from the ALX programme team before the programme start date, to get you started.

Re-applying

  • In-progress application:

 To resume your application or apply to a different programme, simply log back into the Admissions portal and click “Apply” next to your programme of choice. This will take you to the beginning of the application to re-confirm your eligibility. Your personal information will be saved so you don’t need to complete that section again unless something has changed. Click “Next” to complete the rest of the application.

  • Failed application:

To re-apply to the same or a different programme, simply log back into the Admissions portal and click “Apply” next to your programme of choice. This will take you to the beginning of the application, to re-confirm your eligibility. Your personal information will be saved so you don’t need to complete that section again unless something has changed. Click “Next” to complete the rest of the application.

Admissions Policy

The Admissions Policy is a guideline for what is expected of you as an ALX applicant during the admissions process and once you become part of the community. It also outlines the consequences of potential misconduct during the application process. View the full policy here.

 

Where can I get help?

  • LEA, our AI experience assistant, is available to assist you.
  • Join our Admissions Office Hours held every Wednesday at 11 AM GMT/ 12 PM WAT / 1 PM CAT / 2 PM EAT.

FAQs

If you meet our eligibility requirements, and if you are able to successfully motivate for a sponsored place, you will not need to pay the programme costs. You will, if you are applying to one of the tech programmes, be required to pay the administration fee to enrol into your programme.

Accepted applicants will be required to pay their first instalment upon completion of the compulsory 2-month Foundations module. Learners will receive their first reminder 10 days prior to their payment deadline via email. At this point, learners have the option to pay the administration fee in monthly instalments, or in full with a 20% discount on their total administration fee.

A. ALX offers flexible payment terms: 1. Monthly instalments with the first payment due upon completion of your Foundations module, no later than ten days after receiving the payment request email, or by managing your payment in the payment app as per the deadline communicated there. 2. One-time payment upfront with 20% discount. This payment is due upon completion of your Foundations module, no later than ten days after receiving the payment request email. 3. 50/50 instalments, due at the start of month 1 and the start of month 3 of each tech specialisation. B. You can either pay for the ALX Administration fee yourself or have someone pay for you on your behalf. We accept all major credit cards, Apple and Google Pay, PayPal and mobile money payment options. You will have the option to pay in local currency or in USD. Some markets have cash options as well.

Learners can choose to pay either in their local currency or in USD. ALX fees are charged in USD and therefore are subject to exchange rate fluctuations.

ALX accepts a wide variety of payment methods, including (but not limited to). Egypt: Debit and Credit Cards, Paypal, ApplePay, GooglePay, FawryPay Ethiopia: Debit and Credit Cards, Paypal, TeleBirr, CBEBirr, M-Pesa, Hello Cash, EBirr Ghana: Debit and Credit Cards, Paypal, ApplePay, GooglePay, MTN, Vodafone, Airtel Kenya: Debit and Credit Cards, Paypal, M-Pesa, Airtel Morocco: Debit and Credit Cards, Paypal, ApplePay, GooglePay, Cash Payments Nigeria: Debit and Credit Cards, Paypal, All Major Banks, Bank Transfer, ApplePay, GooglePay, POS, NQR, eNaira, PayAttitude, Paga, 1Voucher Rwanda: Debit and Credit Cards, Paypal, MTN, Airtel South Africa: Debit and Credit Cards, Paypal, All Major Banks, 1Voucher, ApplePay, GooglePay, Zapper Other African markets: many of the above options are available in other African countries as well NB. For bank transfers, please check with your provider as bank charges may apply. NB. For all non-card transactions (such as bank transfers, Applepay, GooglePay, FawryPay or mobile transactions) a 2% non-refundable processing fee may apply.

The administration fee is a non-refundable fee that is compulsory for learners to complete their programme. You will not receive a refund if you are unable to complete the programme, however you will be able to defer to a later cohort. Please note that the deferment cut-off date is at the end of week 2 of your programme. After this date you will not be able to select to defer and will be considered as having dropped out of your programme. If you do decide to defer to another cohort, you will not be required to pay the administration fee again. NB. Please note that deferment is not possible for learners in Data Science.

You will be able to defer your participation in 2024. You have two options: If you defer BEFORE before confirming your enrollment and completing your administration fee, your fee will roll over to the next cohort and you will need to complete payment upon completing your 2-month Foundations module. If you defer AFTER you have confirmed enrollment and paid some or all of your administration fee, your place will roll over to the next cohort and you will NOT need to pay the full administration fee again. Please note that the deferment cut off date for Tech Lite Cohorts is at the end of week 2 of your programme. After this date you will not be able to select to defer and will be considered as having dropped out of your programme. NB: ALX continuously evolves its programme portfolio and we cannot guarantee that your selected programme will be available in the next cohort.

If rejected, you can only apply in the next intake.

At this time, we do not offer full sponsorship for the Data, Programming & Development or Business programmes.

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