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Advance Africa Scholarship Program

Access Bank and Udacity are awarding 1,000 Nanodegree program scholarships in 2023! Apply if you want to enhance your future career or skill set in today’s most sought-after, in demand tech skills.

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About the Program

Udacity is collaborating with Access Bank, a multinational commercial bank, to empower people in Africa who are interested in learning tech-forward skills to kick-start careers.

We are proud to provide hands-on learning opportunities in fields such as Business Analytics, Programming, Data Science, Product Management and Digital Marketing. Scholarship recipients will complete a portfolio of real-world projects that demonstrate mastery of highly sought-after tech skills.

As the world becomes increasingly reliant on digital tools, the need for tech-fluent talent grows as well-making this your chance to begin a long-term career.

Access Bank’s Corporate Philosophy:

Our vision: To be the world’s most respected African Bank.

Our mission: Setting standards for sustainable business practices that deliver superior value to our customers and provide innovative solutions for the markets and communities we serve.

Our core values:

  • Leadership
  • Excellence
  • Empowered employees
  • Passion for customers
  • Professionalism
  • Innovation

Our Solution

Udacity and Access Bank are committed to closing the divide between the number of tech jobs available and the number of Africans working in tech by providing opportunities to those who would not otherwise have them. That starts with ensuring a robust pipeline of trained, talented tech professionals. Together, we are offering:

  • 2,000 Nanodegree program scholarships for Africans to build practical, in-demand, cutting-edge tech skills.
  • Engagement with classmates in a robust, actively managed, student community.
  • Subject matter experts and on-demand tutors.

The scholarship will create upskilling opportunities for individuals and give them the skills needed in the digital world. In fact, the tech industry comprises some of the highest growth, most in-demand careers today.

Scholarship timeline

  1. May 9, 2023 – June 13, 2023

    Applications Accepted

  2. June 19, 2023

    Challenge Winners Announced

  3. June 22, 2023 – August 3, 2023

    Challenge Course

  4. August 13, 2023

    Nanodegree Winners Announced

  5. August 17, 2023

    Nanodegree Begins


See also

Fifth annual $100,000 GoGettaz Agripreneur Prize Competition

UNICEF 2023 Venture Fund for Frontiers Tech Solutions

Open the Knowledge Journalism Awards (up to $2,000)

The AWARD Leadership Program for Emerging African Women in Science

PAGES 2023 Inter-Africa Mobility Research Fellowship Program Scholarships

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