Power Your Future in Tech

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Claim Your Place in the New Global Digital Workforce

Our programmes are designed to prepare you for a career in the world’s fastest growing industries.

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Software Engineering Plus

15 Months | Full Time

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AWS Cloud Engineer

7 Months | Full Time

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Salesforce Administrator

7 Months | Full Time

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Data Analytics

6 Months | Full Time

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Intro to Software Engineering

4 Months | Self Paced

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Global Quality,
African Accessibility,

Our partnership with the Mastercard Foundation allows us to offer eligible candidates sponsored access to world-class programme training and state-of-the-art in-person and online infrastructure, delivering an unparalleled learning experience for thousands of learners on the continent. Each candidate has the opportunity to apply for a sponsored placement during the application process.

Take the Lead with ALX

With ALX’s best-in-class training and our commitment to lifelong learning, we’ve created an unrivaled opportunity to prepare, launch and grow your career.

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Future Proof

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

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Career Development

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

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Hybrid Learning

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

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Ready to Work

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

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

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Sponsored places available for eligible students in 2023.

More than 50,000 young leaders
graduated from ALX programmes

The ALX Journey

At ALX we make leaders, not students!

There are plenty of programmes that teach tech skills. At ALX, our “secret sauce” comes from our career-focused approach to learning. We aim to develop well-rounded tech professionals who are equipped with both the professional and technical skills that enable them to thrive in the most in-demand, high-growth industries.

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About ALX programme

Founded in Silicon Valley. Built for Ghana.

Gain the technical capabilities and the job-ready skills employers require. Through your ALX software engineering programme you will benefit from your peer community, unlock new experiences, and connect to opportunities that will make an impact.


ALX Student Reviews 

“ALX has been an opportunity I would forever appreciate. The community, network, learning platform, and opportunities are top-notch and something I will 100% recommend. The mode of learning and projects will compel you to give your best and be easy to understand. By the end of my program, I look to become a qualified software engineer and create an app or software that will solve a global problem.”

— Abdul Latif Mohammed Rufai, Ghana

“The course is very loaded, but beginner friendly. And the community is great so its easy to get answers and help when need be. The higher you go, the cooler it becomes.”

— Ametepe, Awusi Dagbenya, Ghana

“ALX has opened my eyes in so many ways—aside from the vast knowledge gained during the program, the massive community has conditioned my mindset to believe in winning and helping others win. The growth mindset I learned from ALx training has kept me on track to reach my ambitions.”

— Jermin Amartey, Ghana

“What ALX brings to the table is not just the provision of technical knowledge but a well-rounded curriculum that delves into the mind of the Learner and equips them for the World beyond the classroom. In addition, ALX provides its Learners with the opportunities to interact with a broad network of people. This allows for knowledge sharing, character building and a bond that transcends school to the real world. I will recommend ALX for anyone looking for a learning platform that will not only transform your career but your life as whole.”

— Olivia Adedokun, Ghana

“The ALX learning approach provides the skills and experience one can easily practice. There are days you will get confused and lost especially for an SE amateur like myself, but keep doing hard things.”

— Linda Owusua Tetteh, Ghana

ALX Young Leaders On The Move


Our Karibu 'Welcome' Ceremony witnessed an impressive turnout of about 3000 learners. Hear what a few of our learners had to say.

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Our Hubs

Co-working, Connecting and Climbing

Unlock the key to success and join a community of like-minded individuals in a state-of-the-art co-working environment. High-speed internet, peer support, and an environment built to help you thrive will take your productivity and success to new heights.

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The Community to Power Your Future

Gain Access to The ROOM

The ROOM is our Job match-making platform.

An exclusive community for our graduates to connect to colleagues and employers and find job placements around the globe. Utilizing the best of virtual community building combined with in-person experiences, events, and opportunities. 

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Why We Do What We Do

We believe talent is equally distributed, but opportunity is not.

As part of the African Leadership Group, our mission is to transform the future of Africa by creating 2M job opportunities by 2030 for young African talent and inspire the next generation of leaders.

Learn more about the African Leadership Group


How can I get in touch with ALX Africa to answer the questions I have?
Please ask LEA our Learning Experience Assistant for more information and answers to any additional questions.
What is your selection process like?
The ALX Selection Process is a two-step online process. First applicants will be required to complete a registration form which will take a few minutes to complete. Once this has been submitted, applicants will be directed to our online application platform. The application will take approximately 90 mins to complete and consists of three sections; including an English proficiency test. Applicants will also receive access to the online application via email. Your link to the application is personal and therefore cannot be shared.
When will I hear if I’m accepted?
ALX programmes have a set number of cohort seats and in order to ensure you stand the best possible chance of getting accepted into the programme we recommend you apply as early as possible. The ALX selection period is split into two halves. Learners who apply before 9th August will receive feedback on their registration by 16th August. Learners who apply later than 9th August will receive feedback by 12th September.
What does ‘fully sponsored’ mean? Will I still need to pay the administration fee?
With the support of our partners, ALX is able to offer young African talent access to world-class, high quality programmes to help them build their skills to be successful in the digital workforce of tomorrow. This means that if you meet our eligibility requirements, and if you are able to successfully motivate for the program to be fully sponsored, you will not need to pay the programme costs which range from $7,500 USD to $49,000 USD for African students. You will need to pay our one-off administration fee to enroll into your programme, meaning that once you are accepted into your programme of choice, you are required to pay this one-time fee in order to continue into your course.
When will I need to pay?
Learners will be asked to complete their one-time payment when confirming their enrollment into the programme, no later than two weeks after receiving their confirmation of acceptance.
How does payment work?
Learners will be asked to complete their one-time payment when confirming their enrollment into the programme. Learners will receive an email to confirm acceptance into their selected programme from selection@alx.app. From this email you will be able to access our dedicated payment portal to pay your fee. This will be the only time that ALX will request payment for an administration fee from its sponsored learners - if you receive any other communication around selection fees or application fees, please notify us on legal@theroom.com.

ALX does not offer the option to pay for our administration fee in instalments at this time.

ALX has the following payment terms:
For our part time Introduction to Software Engineering, payment will be due from one month before the programme start date, and no later than 5 business days before the programme start date.

For our full time Software Engineering programme, payment will be due after successful completion of month-1 of the programme.

For our Data Analytics, AWS Cloud Computing and Salesforce Administrator programmes, payment is due within two weeks of receiving the notification of acceptance into the programme.

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 payment options. You will have the option to pay in local currency or in USD.
Can I pay in my local currency?
Learners can choose to pay either in their local currency or in USD.
Will I be able to pay through a local payment provider?
ALX accepts a wide variety of payment providers.
  • Egypt: Debit and Credit Cards, Applepay, Googlepay, Fawrypay
  • Ethiopia: Debit and Credit Cards
  • Ghana: Debit and Credit Cards, Applepay, Googlepay, MTN, Vodafone, Airtel
  • Kenya: Debit and Credit Cards, mpesa, Airtel
  • Morocco: Debit and Credit Cards, Applepay, Googlepay
  • Nigeria: Debit and Credit Cards, Bank Transfer, Applepay, Googlepay, POS, USSD, NQR, Bank transfer, eNaira, PayAttitude, Paga
  • Rwanda: Debit and Credit Cards, MTN, Airtel
  • South Africa: Debit and Credit Cards, Nedbank, FNBm Absa, Standard Bank, Investec, African bank, bidvest bank, thymebank, 1voucher, Applepay, Googlepay, Zapper
  • What happens if I drop out or am unable to complete the course, will I receive a refund?
    The registration fee is a non-refundable, one-time fee that is charged prior to starting your 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.
    I am unable to start my programme for this cohort, am I still able to defer?
    You will still be able to defer your participation from one cohort to the next cohort. You have two options:
    If you defer BEFORE before confirming your enrollment and completing your registration fee, your fee will roll over to the next cohort and you will need to complete payment prior to starting.

    If you defer AFTER you have confirmed enrollment and paid your registration fee, your place will roll over to the next cohort and you will NOT need to pay the registration fee again. 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.

    NB: ALX continuously evolves its programme portfolio and we cannot guarantee that your selected programme will be available in the next cohort.
    If I don’t meet the age and origin requirements, can I still apply for a sponsored place?
    Learners who do not meet the country of origin or age requirements for sponsored placements have the option to pay for the programme, or apply for our ALX Global programmes. ALX Global programmes are offered at reduced time and rate, however will not include the foundation modules or offer access to any of our in-person, community or hub activations.
    Are ALX programmes online?
    ALX programmes are now fully online, opening opportunities for aspiring learners nationwide, and not just people based in Accra. While the programmes are conducted online, we recognize the immense value of in-person collaboration and networking. Learners are encouraged to visit ALX hubs to connect, network, and build lasting relationships with the learning community.