Power Your Future In Tech
Gain the digital career-ready skills to transform your future
6 months/Full Time
At ALX, our programmes are designed to prepare you for a career in the world’s fastest growing industries.
ALX graduates since 2021
6-month employment rate for ALX graduates
graduate satisfaction score
global demand for tech professionals by 2030
Problem solving skills are more important than the ability to purely write code. ALX created a habit loop of researching, learning, then applying. That, combined with the deadline-driven projects, created a time crunch mentality that pushed us to code at a high-level, international standard.
Unlock the key to success and join a community of like-minded individuals in a state-of-the-art co-working environment. Take advantage of high-speed internet, peer support, and a vibrant space to help you thrive.
Our hubs are designed to take your productivity and growth to new heights, where the rigour of online training is deepened through in-person experiences and practised in context.
Johannesburg, South Africa
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
ALX helped me unlock my true potential and start to believe in myself. Through the experience, I was able to grow my skill set and identify my definition of success. It helped me to remember who I am and what I stand for. As a result, my outlook on life changed and I became inspired to recognise the contribution I could make as a young person.
ALX showed me the depth and scope of the tech field and what it would take to work for a global tech company.
What differentiates the ALX Software Engineering programme from any programme I have taken or heard of is its unique non-traditional approach to learning. I can testify that within 3 months I learnt more than I did in one full year of my university with the traditional education model. The project based approach to learning makes it possible to grasp every concept in detail. You will also develop the soft skills that are required for your career, learning from your peers and learning about professional growth constantly.
When an opportunity arose to join ALX, I didn’t hesitate to submit an application. I was overjoyed to have been accepted and the experience exceeded my expectations in every way. The coaching and mentorship I received was incredible, accelerating my growth and giving me the confidence to start working in new environments. It was also wonderful to be in a group of likeminded people focused on building their skills on the continent.
During my time at ALX, what stood out the most to me was the fast paced and highly comprehensive curriculum. I also enjoyed the focus on developing skills relevant for today’s tech industry, and how the Software Engineering programme grooms you to be able to solve complex, real world problems.
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.
Embark on a rigorous journey that prepares you to succeed in the most in-demand, high-growth industries. Through your ALX programme, you will gain the job-ready skills and critical competencies to seamlessly navigate the digital economy.
Focused on the high paying, in-demand fields of today and tomorrow.
Go beyond ALX and gain access to The ROOM - a network of opportunities, and a community to support your career growth.
Collaborate, gain support and get to know your fellow learners at our city hubs.
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.
Sponsored places available for eligible students in 2023.
Please ask LEA our Learning Experience Assistant for more information and answers to any additional questions.
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.
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.
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.
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].
Learners can choose to pay either in their local currency or in USD.
ALX accepts a wide variety of payment providers.
Find out about our available payment terms and options here. Eligible candidates can apply directly for sponsored placements on each relevant programme page.
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.
Due to training requirements and programme rigour, ALX permits learners to be enrolled in only 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.