These scholarships is designed for aspiring or professional developers residing in Africa. The training will be delivered online via the Udacity training site , while the Andela Learning Community will monitor students (in Nigeria and Kenya) through a tutoring system, face-to-face meetings and access to online communities.
Africa is experiencing rapid digital development today. According to the most recent data , more than 73 million people have accessed the Internet for the first time in Africa in 2017 – more than the population of the United Kingdom!
This means that today there are nearly 435 million people on this continent who use the Web to search for contacts, connect to and access information on the Internet. That’s very good news ! But this growth requires more means to make the Web more relevant and useful to African users. This evolution requires the presence of trained personnel alongside individuals and local businesses to develop content and platforms that are in line with the digital growth that the continent is experiencing today.
In July 2017, Sundar Pichai, Google’s CEO, announced the company’s commitment to digitally train 10 million people in Africa. Google also wants to offer mobile developer training to 100,000 Africans. Today, as part of this commitment, we are pleased to announce the launch of our new Africa Web & Android Scholarship program, which aims to offer 15,000 scholarships to developers based in Africa.
To benefit from the entire Nanodegree scholarship, participants will have to validate the courses and questionnaires offered as part of the Udacity training programs (also called training challenges). They will also have to actively participate in the student community and support other participants.
We are committed to offering 10,000 scholarships to beginners (those with little or no experience in programming) and 5,000 scholarships for professional developers (with one year of experience) focused on Android and mobile web technologies.
The 10,000 Beginner Scholarships will include introductory level courses on Android and an introduction to HTML and CSS while the 5,000 Intermediate Scholarships will focus on the basics of the Android system and application development offline web. Both courses offered to Africans are taught in English via an online program accessible on Udacity.
Level/Field Of Study:
The scholarships is designed for aspiring or professional developers residing in Africa. So students, IT Professionals with the require Computer Skills are eliigible to apply.
All Countries in Africa are Eligible to Apply.
To apply for the Google Scholarship for Africa, you need to be at least 18 years old and live in a country in Africa. When applying, you will choose between learning web development or Android development. From there, once you’re accepted, we’ll place you in one of two tracks (beginner or intermediate), depending on your existing skills and experience.
After that, the learning begins! Some scholarship recipients may be able to participate in an Andela Learning Community with our partners from Andela. Finally, top students from each track will earn full scholarships to one of our Android or Web Development Nanodegree programs.
How to Apply for the Scholarship:
If you are interested or want to know more, visit the website http://udacity.com/google-africa-scholarships
At the end of the program, the first 500 students will be awarded a Nanodegree Scholarship for one of Nanodegree’s four programs in Android or web development.
Applications are closing on April 24th.