Duration: 12 months/Full Time | Application deadline: May 8th 2023


ALX is a leading technology training provider, built to accelerate the careers of young Africans through the technology and professional skills that enable them to thrive in the digital economy.

ALX Africa/MasterCard Software Engineering Scholarship offers some of the most lucrative and exciting career opportunities, with companies seeking tech professionals who can solve 21st-century problems.

As the tech ecosystem continues to evolve, innovators are required who are able to develop cutting-edge solutions that draw from engineering principles and programming skills.

We provide world-class training to the next generation of technology professionals, innovators, entrepreneurs, and business leaders, preparing our talent to join the global workforce and influence innovation across the tech landscape.

Together with our partners – the Mastercard Foundation and The ROOM – we aim to be a major driver in technological innovation, jumpstarting Africa’s trajectory into the 4th Industrial Revolution.

About ALX Africa

ALX has created an unrivaled opportunity to prepare, launch, and grow careers. Through our best-in-class training, and our commitment to lifelong learning, we offer in-demand programs in digital transformation, business intelligence and support, and entrepreneurship.

ALX is brought to you by the organization that leads African Leadership Academy, African Leadership University, and Anzisha Prize Foundation.

What You’ll Learn

  • Problem-solve using coding and other forms of technology
  • Develop design systems and gather information on project limitations, capabilities, performance requirements, and interfaces
  • Model a system or application to help developers write the code that is needed
  • Calculate, recommend, and plan computer specifications, layouts, and peripheral equipment modifications through analysis and recommendation
  • Analyse system capabilities and requirements by storing, retrieving, and manipulating data
  • Key professional competencies such as project management, critical thinking, creative problem solving, interview techniques, communication, and collaboration skills

What Career will this Programme Prepare you for?

  • Front-End Engineer
  • Back-End Engineer
  • Full-Stack Engineer
  • Graphics Engineer
  • DevOps Engineer
  • Mobile App Developer
  • Embedded System Engineer
  • Systems Administrator 
  • Cyber Security Engineer


  • 12 months, 70 hours/week
  • Access to a laptop or desktop
  • Access to a stable internet connection
  • Proficiency in written and spoken English
  • Between 18-34 years of age

Eligibility Criteria

For Africans

Must be of African origin

Age between 18-34 years

Access to a computer and internet during the programme

For Non-Africans

Must pay for course

Age: 18 years and older

Access to a computer and internet during the programme

Sponsorship Eligibility

Our partnership with Mastercard Foundation allows us to offer eligible African candidates access to world-class programme training at no cost. Each African candidate has the opportunity to apply for a sponsored placement during the application process.
If you are non-African, you will need to pay for the course. See payment terms and conditions below:

Payment & Cancellation Policies

Price List and Payment Deadline


The fees for the chosen programme must be paid in full as detailed in the table above. Enrolment is not complete until African Leadership International (“ALI”) has received full payment of the fees. 

Accepted applicants will receive an automatically generated invoice which includes a payment link from Stripe, our robust global payment gateway. 

Accepted payment methods are VISA, Mastercard, American Express or an International Wire Transfer made payable to African Leadership International.  

The ALI finance team will send an email to the applicant acknowledging receipt of funds, followed by an email confirmation of enrolment from ALI’s selection team.


The policies below apply to all training courses offered by African Leadership International. By enroling in a class, you are agreeing to accept these policies.

Cancellation / Rescheduling by the Student

Notice of cancellation/rescheduling more than five (5) full business days prior to programme start date is eligible for a full refund or reschedule without penalty.
Notice of cancellation/rescheduling on or after the fifth (5th) full business day prior to programme start date is not eligible for refund and is subject to approval and a reschedule penalty may apply.
To request a reschedule within the qualifying period,  a future date must be identified immediately. In the event, the request is accepted the rescheduled date is limited to one time and for only the same course. The new course must begin up to a maximum of twelve months from the original course date.

For no-shows, payment is non-refundable. “No Shows” is defined as the student does not show up on the date the course starts, and there was no prior communication from the student to cancel or reschedule the course

Substitution of Students

Substitutions of one student for another for a specific enrolment are NOT accepted. 

Cancellation by African Leadership International

ALI may cancel or reschedule any programme and will attempt to provide at least seven (7) business days notice when cancelling or rescheduling. At the student’s request, we will refund the fees paid for the cancelled programme or credit the fees toward the fees chargeable for the rescheduled programme.
ALI  assumes no liability for any costs that may be incurred in the unlikely event of a programme cancellation or rescheduling.

Programmes can be cancelled without prior warning, and money refunded to enroled students if an event of Force Majeure affects the  delivery of a particular programme.

How to Apply

Visit the ALX website to apply.

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