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Google has announced its Africa Scholarship Program in partnership with Andela and Udacity to provide 15,000 scholarships for aspiring developers in Africa. It will serve as a platform where people who wish to pursue a career in software development can begin their journey, and also help newbie developers grow their skills.

Africa Scholarship Program

The scholarship is available in two tracks – Web development and Android Development for both beginners and intermediate learners. Beginners do not need any coding experience; intermediate learners you need some basic knowledge. The initial scholarship program will run for two months starting May 8th 2018. 500 high performing learners will be awarded a follow-up Nanodegree scholarship after the initial 2-month program. This will grant them an additional 6-months to complete the Nanodegree program.


All participants must be residents of a country in Africa and be at least 18 years of age. When applying, applicants will choose between web development and Android development. Once accepted, participants are placed in one of two tracks (beginner or intermediate), depending on theirskill level as stated in the application form.


The program takes place 100% online, so participants need a PC and stable internet connection. There will also be in-person meet-ups with scholarship coursemates within the participant’s city of residence. Meetups are facilitated by the Andela Learning Community.

How to Apply

To apply, click here. The application form should be filled with correct details. Forms can be updated anytime before the April 24th deadline. Scholarship recipients will be announced/notified on May 2, 2018. Classes begin on May 8, 2018. Click here for more information.

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This article was first published on 27th March 2018


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