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Google Udacity African Scholarship Program and How to Apply

Are you a programmer or aspiring to be a programmer but you don't know how to? Are you one of the people residents in African countries who want to be a web or mobile software developer? If your answers are yes and you are at least 18 years of age, then I encourage you to apply for the Udacity Google web and Android development scholarship meant for Africans resident in Africa. Udacity provides the opportunity for aspiring developers from Africa to be among the best web and Android developers.

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The program provides grants scholarships to students living in Africa and Udacity are the full sponsors of this scholarship.

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What is Google Udacity?

Google Udacity is a web and android scholarship program made available to aspiring developers currently living in African countries. According to Google, that they already organized a partnership with Andela and Udacity to provide fifteen thousand "single course" scholarships and five hundred nanodegree scholarships to persons aspiring to be developers in African countries like Nigeria, South Africa and Kenya etc. candidates who want to participate in this scholarship must be at least eighteen years of age and live in Africa.

This simply means Africans resident outside Africa will not be eligible to apply for the scholarship program. That is a person born in Africa and currently living outside Africa does not qualify to apply for the Google Udacity African scholarship program.

How I knew about Google Udacity Scholarship for Africans

Well, I seem to get the information late on my end but when some of my friends were awarded the scholarship, I asked and was told that the scholarship was announced in April and it was on TVs, online adverts and newspapers. This is a golden opportunity I never wish to pass me by. I will keep tabs for the next 2019/2020 application data to be announced.

How to Apply for Udacity African Scholarship

The Udacity scholarship application 2018/2019 is already closed and successful candidates enlisted. The application was announced by Google on April 24th, 2018, Successful recipient was notified on May 2nd, 2018 and the program will begin on May 8th, 2018. Meanwhile, to apply for this Google African scholarship, you need to be at least 18 years old and live in Africa.

The application process is simple and straightforward. It takes just 10 to 15 minutes to complete and you have to indicate whether you are interested in learning Android development or web development. You will also choose whether you are a beginner or already had some experience in programming.

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Once an applicant is accepted, they will be placed in the beginner or intermediate level based on their development skills or experience. At the end of the Udacity scholarship program, top students from each track will be awarded another full scholarship to one of Google's Android or Web development Nanodegree programs.

So who is Eligible for this Scholarship?

To gain one of these scholarships, applicants must be at least 18 years old and resident in one of the African countries.

Requirements

An approved Scholarship application is necessary, A laptop or desktop computer with good specs and features. Make sure the webcam is working fine. A stable internet connection, Your time is important. Your interest is paramount.

How will the Scholarship Program take place?

The program will be conducted 100% online and you can participate wherever you are as long as you are connected to the internet. Although you can organize an in-person meet up with your classmates if you are living together.

Benefits of the Google Udacity Africa Scholarship program

You get to learn important skills that will advance your career in mobile and web development; you experience world-class curriculum development ideas from Google and Udacity experts; You also get to meet a large community of mobile and web developers across Africa.

For More Information, visit the Udacity Google Africa Scholarship Program Official Page.

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