ALX Africa - Power Your Future in Tech
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Software Engineering

12 months/Full Time | Application deadline: 5 June 2023

Claim Your Place in the New Global Digital Workforce

At ALX, our programmes are designed to prepare you for a career in the world’s fastest growing industries.

Global Quality, African Accessibility.

Our partnership with Mastercard Foundation allows us to offer eligible candidates access to world-class programme training at no cost. Each candidate has the opportunity to apply for a sponsored placement during the application process.*

US / Europe

USD$79,500

Africa

USD$39,750

Sponsored

Fully Funded

*For more information, click here.

The ALX Difference

There are plenty of programmes that teach tech skills. At ALX, our “secret sauce” comes from our career-focused approach to learning. We develop well-rounded tech professionals who are equipped with both the technical proficiencies and soft skills that will enable them to thrive in the future of work.

Learn more about the ALX Journey

“I believe that those of us who are privileged enough to be educated, healthy, and part of powerful networks should not be doing easy things.”

— Fred Swaniker, CEO

Founded in Silicon Valley.
Built for Africa.

Embark on a rigorous journey that prepares you to succeed in the most high-growth industries. Through your ALX training, you will gain the job-ready skills and critical competencies to seamlessly navigate the digital economy.

Future Proof

Focused on the high paying, in-demand fields of today and tomorrow.

Career Development

Go beyond ALX and gain access to The ROOM - a network of opportunities, and a community to support your career growth.

Hybrid Learning

Collaborate, gain support and get to know your fellow learners at our city hubs.

Ready to Work

Real world learning approach provides the skills and experience you can put to work on day one.

Flexible

Regular start dates let you kick-off when you are ready to commit.

Accessible

Sponsored places available for eligible students in 2023.

Hear From Our Talent

— Matsobe Kealeboga Portia, South Africa
“ALX goes beyond technical training - it supports a journey to go deep into your personality and provides powerful opportunities to build yourself. The learning atmosphere is great and it goes beyond just focusing on the end product.”
— Ogiji Simon Adanu, Nigeria
“Twelve years ago, when I had just finished my college degree, all I wanted to do was become a Software Engineer. One day, I found this amazing programme, and I am having the best time of my life studying Software Engineering. I can’t begin to imagine what joy I will have when I start using my knowledge to solve real life problems.”
— Grace Kamau, Kenya
“ALX provided powerful lessons in self-awareness, which helped me to understand who I am as a person as well as my passions and interests. It helped me become clear about my purpose in life and my vision. As a problem-solver, I got to understand what ails Africa and see myself as a leader who has potential solutions for these problems. The whole experience was amazing.”
— Kalkidan Berta, Ethiopia
"I studied Computer Science in college, and there wasn’t much time in between learning the modules and being tested on them. What I love about ALX is that we are given several tasks to practise and apply the modules. Anyone can apply to the Software Engineering programme. Seventy hours a week may seem like a lot, but while you’re doing the projects, time flies by. If you’re someone who likes solving problems, then this is a fun programme to be in, and I highly recommend it!"
— Firdaus H. Salim, Kenya
“In April 2021, I met the most important thing in my life and career - the ALX SE programme. Since then, ALX has become the light and company I need in my learning journey to make my dream a reality. It’s now January 2022, and I’m more than glad to say I am halfway there!”
— Julius Awugo, Nigeria
“The ALX program had a profound impact on my career development. The program exceeded my expectations in every way. Within weeks of graduating from the program and implementing some of the learnt strategies, I began to get invitations for interviews, one of which has translated into my current job.”
— Xolani Wisdom Makhoba, South Africa
“What stands out at ALX is how intense the training is. At the same time, such incredible support is available whenever you need it. It really brings out the best in a person to be able to compete with the world's best. With so much learning in a short space of time, it's quite a privilege to have taken part in this awesome programme.”
— Leila Kaitesi, Kenya
“In all probability, I think I’ve learned more at ALX over the past 4 weeks about navigating the real world than I did during my entire 4-year stay on campus.”

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