Our Students

AIMS Senegal has trained over 600 students since its inception in 2011. Our students benefit from the experience of renowned visiting lecturers, with capacity building provided by tutors who are always available on campus to ensure a 24-hour learning environment.

With backgrounds in mathematics, engineering, physics, computer science, and actuarial science, AIMS students are required to invest at least 20 hours in community service activities during the academic year to strengthen their leadership skills and their commitment to give-back to Africa.

For this academic year, AIMS Senegal host 58 students from twenty African countries in its Regular Master’s and Co-op programs. Out of this number, 42% are female. Meet our students for the 2023/24 Academic year.

Regular Onsite

Maeva Cybelle Zambou Zoleko

Regular – Cameroon

Alassane Sanden Kante

Regular – Senegal

Aliyu Ibrahim

Regular – Nigeria

Bamba Gueye

Regular – Senegal

Esi Abaka Quansah

Regular – Ghana

Esther Tublu

Regular – Ghana

Filone Gilson Longmou Moffo

Regular – Cameroon

Gift Strepah Mbewe

Regular – Malawi

Lamine Demba

Regular – Gambia

Stella Nyambura Kahianyu

Regular – Kenya

Mamadou Thiam

Regular – Senegal

Melvine Ridvane Hou Codjo

Regular – Benin

Mina Chavelle Tchoua-Tchoua

Regular – Cameroon

Moussa Kone

Regular – Burkina Faso

Peter Chola Ndandu

Regular – Zambia

Sokhna Fatimata Bigue Ndiaye

Regular – Senegal

Sorel Flora Makam Tacune

Regular – Cameroon
Life on Campus

AIMS tuition, study materials and housing are fully funded through a generous scholarship. AIMS’ residential nature allows more contact time between lecturers and students than is available in a typical university setting.

Students typically study two subjects for three weeks each, with each day comprising morning lectures followed by problem-solving and computing sessions each afternoon. Additional tutorials and special lectures are held in the evenings when students also usually complete their assignments.

AIMS Senegal has one residence for students and tutors (Residence Crystal) and another for lecturers (Residence Kadi), all within walking distance of the centre. The student residences are double-occupancy rooms with a communal living space and laundry facilities.

AIMS Senegal is a bilingual institute (English and French), and we have students, tutors and lecturers from various nationalities. We have two language teachers who help the students become as bilingual as possible within the first few months. All lectures are delivered in either English or French. PowerPoint slides usually accompany lessons to facilitate the process for students with difficulties in one language.

Life at Mbour

Mbour is located in the middle of the Petite Cote region, only 80 km south of Dakar. Supporting a population of around 200,000, it is Senegal’s fifth-largest city and one of the country’s fastest-growing.

The sandy beaches of Mbour and especially Saly are popular tourist attractions. The Bandia Game Park is 20 km from the institute and hosts many species, native and non-native to Senegal.

The IRD site, which hosts AIMS Senegal, offers many natural attractions, including over 350 species of birds, unique trees and other flora and fauna.

A great base to explore the region, Mbour is located less than a day trip away from many other interesting sites on the Petite Cote and the nearby Sine Saloum: visit the beaches, markets, Joal Fadiouth, la Réserve de Bandia, La Somone or Popenguine.

A large city, Mbour contains a melange of all of the countries’ ethnic groups and languages. While Wolof is spoken widely, Sereer, Pulaar and French are equally widely used.