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At the Akilah Institute, we enroll students who are passionate and motivated to build exciting careers and become future leaders.

Akilah has an active campus life that offers opportunities for professional and personal growth. Students join clubs, compete in startup competitions, and run for student government. Off campus, they complete internships, participate in conferences, and volunteer in their communities.

We work closely with private sector partners to develop a competency-based curriculum, meaning you’ll graduate with the skills and knowledge needed to excel in the workplace with global companies like Marriott International, Radisson Blu, Impact Hub, Kate Spade, MTN, and more.

Class of 2019

We welcomed our largest incoming class of nearly 400 students in September 2017. Our newest students bring diverse experiences, goals, and ideas to our community.


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Evaluation Criteria

English Fluency

In order to assess your listening, reading, writing, and grammatical skills, you will be asked to complete a series of oral and written assessments. Akilah is an English-only campus, and fluency in English is necessary to be successful.

Academic Excellence

We will review each applicant's national exam results to ensure that you have met our minimum standard for the national exams (dependent on combination type and the year the national exam was taken).

Choose Your Program

Akilah offers three diploma programs:

Business Management & Entrepreneurship, Hospitality Management, and Information Systems.

All diplomas are available in our Day Program and Evening & Weekend Program.

Choose your diploma program and schedule when you apply. The application process and tuition are the same for all programs.

Day Program Schedule: Monday to Friday from 8 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Evening & Weekend Program Schedule: Monday to Friday from 6-10 p.m. and Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Application Checklist

  • Application Form (Mandatory)
  • National Exam Results* (Mandatory)
  • Successful completion of English assessment and interview
  • National ID (or passport for international applicants)

*Applicants must obtain at least two principal passes (grade E or above) in two principal subjects.

Important Dates


Application Opens


Application Deadline


Bridge Program Begins

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