How to Apply for the ALX Software Engineering Programme 2022/2023


It is no longer news that digital transformation is the next industrial revolution. Companies across the globe will continue to face technology talent gaps over the next decade. Software engineers are some of the most in-demand, higher-paid professionals helping navigate the advanced digital transformation across the business landscape.

Being able to program will be a must for those who want to develop software, web applications, and websites. It’ll also be useful for IT workers who want to automate tasks. Changing careers or starting a new one can be an overwhelming task and ALX has designed a full-year program to aid those interested.

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The applications are currently open for the 2022/2023 ALX Software Engineering Programme. Do you have a dream of becoming a certified software engineer? Take advantage of this opportunity.

What Is ALX?

African Leadership X (ALX) offers a variety of programs across in-demand tech disciplines that power our world. The platform provides job-ready training in the tech fields employers need most. With ALX, you have the opportunity to gain the skills, experience and relationships that keep you ahead of the curve. 

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

The 12-month ALX Software Engineering Programme prepares you with the technical and work-ready skills for a global career as a Full-Stack Developer.

Who can join?

Anyone interested in learning tech and specifically computer science can join. It is an open opportunity that is backed up by various tech players in the space like Microsoft, Jumia, MTN, Flutterwave, Amazon, Meta etc

Program Start Date/Duration Start 

Monday 15 August 2022 

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Duration: 12 months 

Program Requirements 

The following are the requirements for the ALX Software Engineering Programme: 

  • 12 months, 70 hours/week 
  • English proficiency 
  • Access to a desktop or laptop 
  • No prior programming experience is required; in-course assessment 
  • Commitment and determination

Program Sprints 

The Programme is divided into four sprints (12-Week Modules); namely: 

  1. Understanding Programming Languages 
  2. Programming Foundations 1 
  3. Programming Foundations 2
  4. Front-End or Back-End Specialisation Programs 

Post Certification 

After successful completion of the Programme, you will have access to: 

  • Join The ROOM’s talent community
  • Discover, explore, and create professional opportunities 
  • Build life-changing relationships for your future success 

Application Deadline

It’s important to note that online applications will close on Monday, 08 August 2022. Please submit your application before the deadline to be considered for the next cohort. 

If successful, your onboarding will take place on Monday, 15 August 2022. Head over to the application page to join this year’s cohort.

Application Process

This application experience will allow you to assess your eligibility for the programme and reflect on why ALX is right for you. It should take a maximum of 10-20 minutes to complete. Here are checkpoints you’ll hit in this application experience:

It has three main phases, The Challenge, The Why & The Commit.

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The Challenge is more of getting to understand the applicant, The Why involves getting to find your motivation in this program & The Commit is more of verification and acceptance to its terms and flow since it is a full-year program.


I have already applied to this in order to horn my skills, join like-minded talents and create meaningful relationships. I am also expecting to learn a lot from this and you too can leverage this opportunity to join the tech industry or an impactful career switch.


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