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Celebrating 10 Years of Akilah Impact

Our history is rooted in a commitment to women’s equality.

Our campus for female leaders, Akilah, opened in Rwanda in 2010. As East Africa’s pre-eminent higher education institution for women, Akilah graduates have launched careers in finance, clean energy, eco-tourism, agribusiness, conservation, technology, and more. The Akilah experience combines the Davis academic model with an intensive focus on women’s leadership.

Akilah graduates join a distinguished network of the region’s female leaders and entrepreneurs, facilitating access to unique mentorship and career opportunities, and changing the way women participate in the economy as innovators, technologists, and changemakers.

Within Davis College, Akilah remains a unique and nurturing environment for young female leaders to gain the confidence, skills, and knowledge to transform their communities.

Applications to study at Akilah will open in August 2019.

Please check back soon for information regarding the admissions process, tuition fees, and campus life.

80% of Akilah students are the first in their family to attend higher education.
88% of alumnae are employed within 6 months of graduation, and earn 12x the national median income.
In 2019, Akilah accepted less than 10% of applicants. With additional scholarship support, we can significantly increase our 2020 student intake.