Application FAQs

The 10 Academy training program is rigorous.  A typical day will include 3-4 hours of in-class time, 4-6 hours of group work and project work and extra activities such as evening talks, preparation for article discussions.  We only have a month and will use most of this time, including weekends and evenings. Social contact comes from living, eating and working together in the residential environment.  In the past, 10 Academy Fellows developed strong and long-lasting bonds with other Fellows.
The 10 Academy training program is rigorous.  A typical day will include 3-4 hours of in-class time, 4-6 hours of group work and project work and extra activities such as evening talks, preparation for article discussions.  We only have a month and will use most of this time, including weekends and evenings. Social contact comes from living, eating and working together in the residential environment.  In the past, 10 Academy Fellows developed strong and long-lasting bonds with other Fellows.
The location for the next 10 Academy training is to be announced.
The next edition of 10Ac will take place from 4 February to 1 March, 2019.  The location is to be announced.
The focus of this cohort’s academic program is Data Science. You would learn and apply basic concepts of Big Data to solve project challenges focused on healthcare.
In the past we have had 90% of our Fellows find paid positions after 10Ac. We are working with our partners to provide paid internship opportunities. We do not guarantee paid internship opportunities.
Yes you can. However, you must have graduated or yet to graduate between the period of 1 Jan 2017 and 31 Dec 2018.
You need to have completed an undergraduate degree, in any field, with a graduation date falling between 1 Jan 2017 and 31 Dec 2018.
The February 2019 edition will only select nationals of Nigeria, Ghana, Kenya, Rwanda and Ethiopia.  Nationals of other African countries are welcome to apply and their applications will be considered for future 10 Academy training courses.
10 Academy would provide shared room, meals and all related cost to the training. Selected applicants however, are responsible for the cost of a flights/transportation to the host country/institution.
Applications for the next cohort are open. To be considered for admission to the Feb 2019 course, you must submit your application by 31 October 2018 at 23h59 GMT.
The 10 Academy team, together with select external experts, conducts all rounds of selection, including application review and interviews.
Simply becaus it needed doing! To go from promise to progress in Africa, the continent needs to be able to effectively empower its young people with the highest potential into positions where they can contribute maximally. Effective systems to identify the highest potential young people and to stream them into challenging opportunities exist in most major regions of the world, with Africa being a notable gap. Scientific research conclusively demonstrates that the top performers in an institution can have more than 10x the impact of a typical employee. These high potentials, unleashed, could have outsized impact across the continent, especially when enabled by today’s modern technology. Africa's population of young people between the ages of 10-24 is currently estimated at 370 million. This means a huge potential for the African continent. We want to use this potential and 10 Academy is only one step we plan to take.
There is no tuition fee and we are working to raise funds to cover all accommodation and meals during the 10 Academy course. During the 6-month internship in the private sector after the training course students will receive a stipend directly from the internship-granting agency that should be comfortably sufficient to cover living and travel costs.
Applications open on 1 Febraury 2017 and close on 31 March 2017. The 10 Academy programme begins in July 2017. You can find the full admissions timeline on our website, including when applicants will receive updates from 10 Academy on the status of their application.