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ALU Bachelors Degree Scholarship for Wildlife Conservation

Deadline: 27 March (3rd round) and 12 June (final)


The ALU School of Wildlife Conservation is dedicated to developing ethical African leaders for conservation. We believe that by equipping Africa’s top talent with tools and real world experience they can shape the destiny of Africa’s natural heritage. The Scholarship for Young Conservation Leaders is aimed at empowering future leaders with a demonstrated passion for conservation–to pursue fully funded bachelor’s degrees at ALU Rwanda in any track of their choice within the Global Challenges degree. Beneficiaries will come from a diverse set of African countries in particular those with viable wildlife populations. The scholarship includes full coverage of tuition for the degree, plus a living expenses/internship stipend of US $2000 per year. Conservation scholars benefit from unique access to seasoned conservation professionals through the Conservationist in Residence program, guest speakers and faculty. These professionals also provide mentorship and career guidance. The students also receive one-on-one guidance to design, drive and launch a conservation related mission. The school further assists students to secure internships in positions relevant to conservation.

The Global Challenges Degree

ALU’s Global Challenges degree program is an inter-disciplinary course of study designed to address specific challenges facing Africa. Through social inquiry, applied data analysis, and internships, students are empowered to be agents of change in their selected area of study. The Global Challenges degree program begins with ALU’s signature ‘Leadership Core’ – a set of mandatory courses aimed at preparing all graduates with 21st-century, real world skills. In order to specialize in Wildlife Conservation studies, Global Challenge students declare their ‘mission’ related to conservation, after which they will take courses, engage in projects, shadow experts, and conduct relevant research with facilitation and support from the School of Wildlife Conservation. All ALU students are encouraged to gain one year work experience through four 3-month internships in relevant or transferable fields of expertise. This may be a conservation organization, protected area management, tourism facility or corporate organization with appropriate conservation stakeholder interest. A Global Challenge degree specializing in Conservation ultimately culminates in a published ‘manifesto’, outlining how each student plans to impact wildlife conservation throughout their career.

The scholarship committee selects scholars based on the following criteria:

  1. Leadership Potential: maximizing the opportunities of wildlife conservation will require courageous leadership therefore we seek young people who have demonstrated the potential to lead by actively participating in identifying and solving problems in their communities.

  2. Demonstrated passion for the environment: the committee will be looking for candidates who are excited about the environment and have acted on that passion in practical and sustainable ways.

  3. Commitment to dedicate all or large portions of their career to conservation: environmental conservation is a long-game, we are seeking young people with grit and vision to innovatively work through the challenges of managing Africa’s natural assets.


  • Attend at least 6 “conservation talks” each term,

  • Attend all scheduled tutorial sessions

  • Take up at least two of their three internships with a conservation organization or department within an organization

  • Complete their capstone project on a conservation related area and

  • Work for a minimum of two years in a position relevant to conservation in Africa upon graduation


African Leadership Scholarship

The African Leaders Scholarship will enable the most promising young leaders from across Africa to study at Africa’s most innovative university, despite financial adversity or economic hardship. We are searching for mission-driven young students who have demonstrated impact in their communities

Female Scholarship

The Female Leaders Scholarship for young African women has been created to empower exceptional, young women to realize their leadership potential and lead a life of impact despite financial limitations. Scholarships will be awarded based on the strength of the applicant’s leadership potential, entrepreneurial drive, and demonstrated impact. We are searching for 50 resilient, driven, innovative, creative, mission-driven young women who have demonstrated impact in their communities to join us on our Rwanda and Mauritius campuses as the inaugural Female Leader Scholars. In line with the vision of ALU which is, to develop 3 million ethical and entrepreneurial leaders for Africa and the world by 2035, the scholarship will support the aspirations of fresh applicants for any of the undergraduate programmes at the African Leadership University.

ALU Disability Scholarship

The ALU Disability Scholarship is a long-term commitment to support exceptional young students with disabilities pursuing higher learning. Scholarships will be awarded based on the strength of applicants’ entrepreneurial drive, demonstrated impact, and financial need. Applicants must have a documented disability and be able to provide proof of said disability. Disabilities are long-term or recurring impairments that impact one or more major activities that others may consider to be a daily function—this includes visual, hearing, mobility, cognitive, or speech impairments. This definition of disability is informed by the World Health Organization. Candidates with all disabilities are encouraged to apply. We aim to empower resilient, driven, innovative, creative, mission-driven youth with disabilities to join us on our Rwanda and Mauritius campuses as part of the ALU Disability Scholarship.

ALU Patoranking Scholarship

The ALU Patoranking Scholarship, sponsored by award-winning Nigerian dancehall artist Patoranking, will enable the most promising young leaders from across the continent to study at Africa’s most innovative university, whatever their financial resources or background.

ALU Refugee Scholarship

The ALU Refugee Scholarship is a unique program enabling access to higher education for refugee students with exceptional entrepreneurial drive, demonstrated leadership potential, and excellent academic track record. Applicants must be registered and/or officially recognized refugees who have no other means of support for University or College studies. We aim to empower 50 resilient, driven, innovative, creative, mission-driven refugee students to join us on our Rwanda and Mauritius campuses as part of the ALU Refugee Scholarship.


African Leadership College (ALC) in Mauritius currently offers the following degrees programmes, accredited and awarded by Glasgow Caledonian University in Scotland, UK

BA (Hons) Business Management

BSc (Hons) Computing

MEng (Hons) Electrical Power Systems Engineering

BA (Hons) Social Sciences

African Leadership University in Rwanda currently offers the following degree programmes, accredited by the Higher Education Council of Rwanda and awarded by ALU.

BSc (Hons) Computer Science

BA (Hons) Entrepreneurship

BA (Hons) Global Challenges

BA (Hons) International Business and Trade


If you have any questions about ALU or the application process feel free to email The website is

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