Claim Your Place in the New Global Digital Workforce

ALX Ethiopia offers tech training programmes in Software Engineering, Data Analytics, Salesforce, and AWS Cloud Computing with all programme fees waived. Our short-term programmes are designed to prepare you for a career in the world’s fastest growing industries. We are committed to providing our learners with the skills and knowledge they need to succeed in the tech industry. Our programmes use real-world projects to give our learners hands-on experience. If you are passionate about technology and want to make a difference in the world, then ALX Ethiopia is the right place for you. Apply today and start your journey to a successful career in tech!

Global Quality, African Accessibility.

Our partnership with 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.


The ALX Difference

There are plenty of programmes that teach tech skills. At ALX Ethiopia, 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 know your fellow learners at our hubs located at Lideta Capstone Building and Hayahulet Mazoria Noah CityPoint Building.

Ready to Work

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


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


Fully sponsored spots are available for all eligible learners in 2023.

Hear From Other Ethiopians Just Like You

— Kibirt Bayou I ክብርት ባዩ, Ethiopia
"ALX is the toughest and most exciting training experience I've ever had in my life; I have gained valuable technical skills that I plan to apply to entrepreneurial projects, aligning with my own interests in mobile development, e-commerce, and fintech."
— Helina Abye | ሕሊና አብይ, Ethiopia
"As a student in the ALX Software Engineering Program, I had the opportunity to learn from my peers, was given a formal structure, and was able to acquire the skills I needed to advance in my career and my passion for software engineering."
— Leykun Gizaweh | ለይኩን ግዛው, Ethiopia
"My desire to learn software engineering has always been strong. I started out by learning on my own, and a while later a relative of mine sent me a link to ALX. I visited the website and found Fred Swaniker's video where he discussed his ambitions. That gave me the push I needed to apply, and it turned out to be the best decision I have ever made."
— Kalkidan Berta | ቃልኪዳን በርታ, 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!"

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What is ALX?

ALX offers job-ready training in the tech fields employers need most. ALX, in partnership with The ROOM, is brought to you by the organisation that leads African Leadership Academy, African Leadership University, and Anzisha Prize Foundation.


ኤ.ኤል.ኤክስ ምንድን ነው?

ኤ.ኤል.ኤክስ በስራ ቀጣሪዎች ዘንድ በእጅጉ የሚፈለጉ እና ለሥራ ዝግጁ የሚያደርጉ የቴክኖሎጂ ክህሎቶች ሥልጠና ይሰጣል። ‘ኤ.ኤል.ኤክስ’ እና ‘ዘ ሩም’፣ ‘የአፍሪካ ሊደርሽፕ አካዳሚ’ ፣ ‘የአፍሪካ ሊደርሽፕ ዩኒቨርሲቲ’ እና ‘አንዚሻ ሽልማት ፋውንዴሽን’ የተሰኙትን ተቋማትን በመሰረተውና ከ15 ዓመታት በላይ በርካታ ወጣቶችን በመምረጥ፣ በማብቃት እና በማበልጸግ በሚታወቀው ‘የአፍሪካን ሊደርሽፕ ግሩፕ’ ለእናንተ ቀርቧል

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.

ኤ.ኤል.ኤክስ እንደተቀበለኝ መቼ ነው የምሰማው?

የኤ.ኤል.ኤክስ ፕሮግራሞች ዉስን የተማሪዎች መቀመጫዎች ስላላቸዉ ወደ ፕሮግራሙ ተቀባይነት የማግኘት እድልዎን ለመጨመር በተቻለ ፍጥነት እንዲያመለክቱ እንመክርዎታለን። የ ኤ.ኤል.ኤክስ የመግቢያ ውሳኔ ጊዜ በሁለት ይከፈላል- ከነሃሴ 3 በፊት የሚያመለክቱ ተማሪዎች እስከ ነሃሴ 10 ድረስ ስለ ምዝገባቸው ግብረ መልስ ያገኛሉ። ከነሃሴ 10 በኋላ የሚያመለክቱ ተማሪዎች እስከ መስከረም 2 ድረስ ግብረ መልስ ያገኛሉ።

When will I need to pay?

Learners will be asked to complete their one-time administration fee payment when confirming their enrollment into the programme, no later than two weeks after receiving their confirmation of acceptance. For self-funding learners, flexible payment options are available.

መቼ ነው መክፈል ያለብኝ?

ተማሪዎች ወደ ፕሮግራሙ መመዝገባቸውን ሲያረጋግጡ የአንድ ጊዜ የክወና ክፍያ እንዲያጠናቅቁ ይጠየቃሉ፣ ተቀባይነት ካገኙ ከሁለት ሳምንት ባልበለጠ ጊዜ ውስጥ ክፍያውን ማጠናቀቅ ይኖርባቸዋል።

ሙሉ ወጪዉን በራሳቸዉ ለሚሸፍኑ ተማሪዎች  የተለያዩ የክፍያ አማራጮች አሉ።

How does payment work?

Learners will receive an email to confirm acceptance into their selected programme from [email protected]. 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 [email protected].

ክፍያው እንዴት ነው የሚሰራው?

ተማሪዎች በመረጡት ፕሮግራም ተቀባየነት እንዳገኙ የሚያረጋግጥ ኢሜል ከ [email protected] ይደርሳቸዋል። ከዚህ ኢሜል ክፍያዎን ለመክፈል የሚያገለግል የክፍያ ፖርታል ማግኘት ይችላሉ። ኤ.ኤል.ኤክስ ስፖንሰር ካደረጋቸው ተማሪዎች የክወና ክፍያ የሚጠይቅበት ጊዜ ይህ ብቻ ይሆናል። የምርጫ ክፍያ ወይም የማመልከቻ ክፍያ  እንዲክፍሉ ምንም አይነት መልዕክት ከደረስዎት እባክዎ በ [email protected] ላይ ያሳውቁን።

Will I be able to pay through a local payment provider?

Learners can pay the administration  fee by a Debit Card.

በአካባቢያዊ የክፍያ አቅራቢ በኩል መክፈል እችላለሁ?

ተማሪዎች የክወና ክፍያን በዴቢት ካርድ መክፈል ይችላሉ።

Can I pay in my local currency?

Learners can choose to pay either in their local currency or in USD.

በአገር ውስጥ ምንዛሬ መክፈል እችላለሁ?

ተማሪዎች በአካባቢያቸው ምንዛሬ ወይም በዶላር መክፈል መምረጥ ይችላሉ።

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 here.

የክፍያ ውሎች እና አማራጮች ምንድን ናቸው?

ስላሉን የክፍያ ውሎች እና አማራጮች እዚህ ይወቁ። ብቁ እጩዎች በፕሮግራሙ ውስጥ ለስፖንሰር ምደባዎች በቀጥታ እዚህ ማመልከት ይችላሉ።

How do I join The ROOM Fellowship?

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


‘ዘ ሩም’ን እንዴት መቀላቀል እችላለሁ?

ሁሉም የኤ.ኤል.ኤክስ ተማሪዎች የአለም አቀፍ የመረጃ መረብ፣ የስራ እድሎች እና ቀጣይነት ያለው የሙያ ድጋፍ ወደ ሚያገኙበት የ ‘ዘ ሩም ፌሎሺፕ’ ማህበረሰብ እንዲቀላቀሉ ተጋብዘዋል።

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.

ያሉኝን ጥያቄዎች ለመመለስ ከኤ.ኤል.ኤክ አፍሪካ ጋር እንዴት መገናኘት እችላለሁ?

ለተጨማሪ መረጃ እና ለማንኛቸውም ተጨማሪ ጥያቄዎች መልስ ለማግኘት እባክዎ LEA የኛን የመማር ልምድ ረዳት ይጠይቁ።

Can I register for multiple programmes at the same time?

Due to training requirements and programme rigor, ALX permits learners to be enrolled in one programme at any given time. If you have applied to or are currently enrolled in a programme, you will not be eligible to apply to another programme.

በተመሳሳይ ጊዜ ለብዙ ፕሮግራሞች መመዝገብ እችላለሁ?

በስልጠና መስፈርቶች እና የፕሮግራም ጥብቅነት ምክንያት፣ የኤ.ኤል.ኤክስ ተማሪዎችን በማንኛውም ጊዜ በአንድ ፕሮግራም እንዲመዘገቡ ይፈቅዳል። ለ አንዱ ፕሮግራም አመልክተው ወይም በአሁኑ ጊዜ ተመዝግበው ከሆነ፣ ለሌላ ፕሮግራም ለማመልከት ብቁ አይሆኑም።

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