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Data Science

  • Gain a Data Science certification
  • 100% remote, online learning
  • Hands-on, practice-based training
  • No pre-requisite skills required
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13 Months 35 hrs/week, Online
Application Deadline: Applications now closed
Start Date: 11 March 2024
Cost: Admin Fee Applies

Become a Data Scientist

The ALX Data Science programme is developed in partnership with ExploreAI, a world leader in online data science education. It is designed for people with some background in data who are interested in advancing their skills.

The programme kicks off with ALX Foundations, a 2-month module that prepares you to thrive in the digital workforce. You will learn critical communication, leadership, and career-building skills that will help you develop into a well-rounded professional.

You will then start your Data Science specialisation with an introduction to spreadsheets, statistics, and data modelling. Throughout the course, you will also learn database management with SQL, data visualisation with Power BI, and how to program with Python. The last module of the programme is focused on cloud computing, where you can put your data science skills to the test. Upon successful completion of this programme, you will receive a certificate of completion in Data Science.



Top Employers Who Are Hiring Data Scientists

59% of companies plan to increase positions requiring data analysis skills.


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Who This Programme is For


You are new to Data Science or come from a different industry but are looking to future-proof your skillset.


You are looking for a programme that will work around your schedule and you can dedicate up to 35-hours per week to learning.


You are inspired by Big Data, Machine learning, or AI and have a strong desire to learn about how to use data to solve real-world problems.

Become a Data Scientist

This fully-online programme will prepare you for an entry-level role in data science, securing your place in the digital economy.

Prepare for jobs such as

  • Data Scientist
  • Data Engineer
  • BI Analyst
  • Machine Learning Engineer
  • Artificial Intelligence Engineer
  • Big Data Architect

Our Learner’s Journey

"The program is challenging, but the hard things in life are the things that lead you further."


South Africa

"Don't let your gender define what you do. There are always unlimited opportunities - so with this ALX course I just took it."

Rufaro Razuwika

South Africa

"ALX got me to step out of the norm into a totally different industry. I could never have imagined that I would be studying Software Engineering."

Busisiwe Duma

South Africa


You’ll learn about

  • Building dashboards to tell compelling stories with data
  • Common data terminology
  • The fundamentals of Python
  • Working with databases and SQL to store, read, and update data sets
  • Preparing data for modelling, and how to build regression prediction models using Python

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Course Duration & Learning Modalities

11 months 35 hours per week
15% Live Learning 3 hours / week
10% Peer Learning 2 hours / week
70% Doing Projects 14 hours / week
5% Taking Quizzes 1 hours / week

How You’ll learn


Work through downloadable content and online instructional material at your own pace.


Interact with your peers and mentors online or in-person at our Tech Hubs.


Supplement your learning with interactive content including video lectures and walk-throughs.


Test your knowledge with weekly quizzes and projects based on the latest in tech.


Investigate real-world case studies and learn to apply your skills practically.

Fees & Financing

Our partnerships allow us to offer eligible candidates access to sponsored world-class training with programme costs waived.

For all successfully accepted learners, ALX charges a one-time administration fee, payable upfront or in monthly instalments to confirm your enrollment in your programme.

2024 Administration Fee: $300

Pay in Full (discount 20%): $240

2x Instalment Plan: $150

Pay as you Learn (monthly): $25


2024 Administration Fee: *R5745

Pay in Full (discount 20%):  *R4700

2x Instalment Plan: *R2873

Pay as you Learn (monthly): *R479


*Please note administration fees are subject to currency exchange rates based on the country IE (South Africa) currency when making payments and that the cost indicated above may change based on this premise.  Participants acknowledge that the course fee in their local currency may change based on fluctuations in the exchange rate. The rand fees are guideline on costs and students should refer to the dollar amount.


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Programme Requirements

  • 18-34 years old
  • Of African origin
  • Ability to write and speak English proficiently
  • A laptop or desktop computer with access to a stable internet connection


What is Data Science?

The ALX Data Science is suitable for complete beginners as well as those with limited experience with coding or programming. Tech-savvy professionals looking to level up their skill set can also benefit from this programme.

What do I need to be successful in program?

This program has no prerequisites or prior experience required in Data Science. However, to be successful we do require you to be able to dedicate up to 35 hours a week for the duration of the program, you will be required to have access to a steady internet connections and be proficient in written and spoken English.

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. 
What are the payment terms and options?
Find out about our available payment terms and options here . Eligible candidates can apply directly for sponsored placements in the programme
Am I able to go to the Hubs?
Attending the in-person hubs is a benefit of the ALX learning experience. The in-person co-working spaces are designed to provide accountability, peer support, and the opportunity for face-to-face interaction and networking. This is intended to boost productivity and help individuals achieve their goals.
What happens after my programme ends and I need to find a job?

All ALX learners are invited to join Fellowship community where you will have access to a global network of resources, job opportunities, and ongoing career support.

What happens after I complete my programme?
Upon successfully completing your programme, you will be invited to join The Fellowship community where you will have access to a global network of resources, job opportunities, and ongoing career support.
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
Can I register for multiple programmes at the same time?
You can only register for the one programme at a time due to training requirements rigour. If you have already applied to or are currently enrolled in a programme, you will not be eligible to apply to another programme.
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.