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Advance Africa Scholarship Program

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Access Bank and Udacity are awarding 2,000 scholarships in 2021-2022! Apply if you want to enhance your future career or skill set in today’s most sought-after, in demand tech skills.

How It Works

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 in the banking industry in 2021-2022.

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.
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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
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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.
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Scholarship timeline:

Cohort 2 applications for the Advance Africa Scholarship Program are open!
  • Applications Accepted: December 1, 2021 - December 29, 2021

  • Challenge Winners Announced: January 7, 2022

  • Challenge Course: January 11, 2022 - February 16, 2022

  • Scholarship Winners Announced: February 25, 2022

  • Scholarship: March 1, 2022 - May 2, 2022

Frequently Asked Questions

  • What is the “Access Bank Scholarship Program”?
  • Who can apply?
  • What are the prerequisites?
  • What is the program language?
  • Where does the program take place?
  • How does this scholarship program work?
  • When will the results be announced? When do classes start?
  • Are there specific class hours when students need to be online or can they go through the lessons and study whenever they want?
  • What are the technical requirements for participating in this program?
  • What are the criteria for being selected as one of the 5,000 Challenge course participants in a cohort?
  • How does the Scholarship application work?
  • What are the criteria for being selected as one of the 500 recipients of the full scholarship for a Nanodegree program in one of the 2 cohorts?
  • What are the Terms & Conditions?
  • Do scholarship recipients have to pay anything to participate?
  • Who will manage communication with the participants and support them during the scholarship program?
  • What is a Nanodegree Certificate?