Apply to LoAI

Participation in most Leaders of Africa Institute programs requires an application. You can find out more information about application requirements by viewing all of the programs. Learn more about the application process and access the application portal here.

Eligibility

Every program has different eligibility requirements. Some programs are open to post-graduate, professionals, and faculty only while others are for advanced undergraduate students. Some programs are open only to those based on the African continent, while other programs are for internationals and the diaspora. Check out the program page for the eligibility specific criteria.

Programs with Open Applications

Data + Design for Development Program

Application Requirement

The application process ensures that you are eligible to participate in our programs. It also allows us to know about your academic and relevant work experiences, as well as what you expect to gain by taking courses and experiencing our mentorship. We want to get to know you so that we may serve you. If you have any questions about the program and application, reach out to us via the website chat or at [email protected].

Quick Advice

Our application ensures that you are eligible to participate in our programs. It also allows us to know about your academic and relevant work experiences, as well as what you expect to gain by taking courses and experiencing our mentorship. We want to get to know you so that we may serve you. Carefully answer all of the application prompts fully and directly. If you have any questions about the program and application, reach out to us via the website chat or at [email protected].

Review & Decision

After the deadline passes, the Admissions Committee carefully reviews each completed application. Admissions decisions are shared within a few days and up to one month, depending on the program, after the closing date.​

 

Quick Advice

For some programs, the application process is highly selective and competitive because we want to ensure that each cohort has the requisite skills to succeed in our program format and is small enough to achieve the best learning experience. If you are eligible but are not accepted in your first attempt, we will suggest that you apply again in the future.

Admission & Getting Started

You will be welcomed into our Leaders of Africa Institute community and will be informed about the courses and mentorship you will receive. All accepted Scholars and Fellows receive an Impact Scholarship and access to Leaders of Africa’s prestigious Research & Innovation Lab, Media Lab, and Tech Lab. Learn more about past and present Scholars and Fellows.

Quick Advice

Upon acceptance, we will share information about your program, courses, and mentorship plan. Accepted applicant must confirm their participation and complete all registration tasks by the deadline on the acceptance letter. Your learning and professional development will begin immediately after you have been accepted.

 

Application Portal

All information and materials must be submitted through the application portal linked below. You are able to begin completing your application and save and resume the application at a later date. It is suggested that you download the application information to understand what materials are expected on the form.

 

Data + Design for Development Program

Deadline on January 19, 2022 (Extended by 2 Days) at 5 PM UTC

Get In Touch

We look forward to your application. Kindly message us through our website chat or e-mail us if you have any questions as you complete your application: [email protected].

Leaders of Africa
Institute

Inquiry + Creative Expression

Applications to the Institute opening in Dec 2021