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OLX Boost Your Skills Scholarship Program

OLX and Udacity are awarding learners with scholarships in 2022. Learn valuable skills to open new career opportunities in the lucrative fields of site reliability or front end engineering.

About this program

If you reside in Spain or any of the Indian cities of Gurgaon, Bangalore, Hyderabad, Pune, Mumbai, or Chennai and have a valid work authorisation with a minimum of a bachelor's degree, then this scholarship is for you.

The OLX Boost Your Skills Scholarship Program aims to help eager learners—especially women—looking to advance their skills in either site reliability or front end engineering. Prepare for a potential career at one of the world’s leading tech companies, as graduates will be eligible for opportunities to interview for roles at OLX.

Learn more about OLX here.

Today’s challenge

Site reliability and front end engineering are two of the fastest-growing fields in tech, and the demand for these skill sets will only continue to grow in the coming years.

The field of site reliability engineering incorporates aspects of software engineering and applies them to problems of infrastructure and operations. Individuals with these skills design systems to automate responses to software site issues.

Front end engineers, on the other hand, use their skills to build and develop a variety of websites and applications. They construct and develop interactive websites and applications using JavaScript and HTML.

OLX and Udacity are proud to be running programs such as this scholarship to try and make tech a more inclusive, empowering industry for female workers.

Designed with student's needs in mind:

  • Convenient: Courses are part-time and online so you can learn when and where it’s convenient for you.

  • Flexible: Our flexible schedule means you can put in just a few hours a week and learn at your own pace.

  • Inclusive: The scholarship is available to work-eligible learners in Spain and the following cities in India:
    • Gurgaon
    • Bangalore
    • Hyderabad
    • Pune
    • Mumbai
    • Chennai

  • In-depth: Students can access dozens of hours of free training modules and tutorials on site reliability or front end engineering and their real-world applications.

  • Cutting-edge: Students get the exciting opportunity to learn competencies in two of the most in-demand and fastest-growing fields in tech.

  • Mentor-supported: Learners participate in Connect Sessions where they can engage with experienced professionals as well as other students to get support and ask questions.

  • Career-focused: Graduates of this scholarship program will have the opportunity to interview for a role at OLX.

Scholarship timeline

  1. September 7, 2022:

    OLX Boost Your Skills Scholarship Program applications open on Udacity's website.

  2. October 5, 2022:

    Last day to submit applications to earn scholarship access on Udacity's website.

  3. October 14, 2022:

    Scholarship winners announced.

  4. November 2, 2022:

    Nanodegree program begins.

  5. Feburary 22, 2023:

    Nanodegree program ends.


  • What is the OLX Boost Your Skills Scholarship Program?

    OLX and Udacity are partnering to offer 80 fully-funded Nanodegree programs to train learners in the latest tech skills, specifically Site Reliability Engineer and Front End Developer. In return, successful graduates will be eligible to apply for relevant roles at OLX.

  • What does this program entail?

    This program is free of charge and available to all eligible learners who successfully pass the application and technical assessment on our website. The program consists of a 4-month, self-guided learning journey with the rest of the OLX Boost Your Skills Scholars cohort. Students have the option to select their desired Nanodegree program from the following selection: Front End Developer and Site Reliability Engineer.

  • How can I benefit from this program?

    This employee development program uses experiential projects with the most up-to-date content, co-created with top industry experts to build your portfolio. Throughout your journey, you will have access to a supportive online community, where you can get help from mentors and fellow learners—and build a strong industry network.

  • What does the learner journey look like as part of this program?

    As a student in the OLX Boost Your Skills Scholarship Program, your learning journey will be 4 months long and self-guided, depending on your track. You will dedicate an average of 10 hours of learning per week, and you can learn on your own time, whenever it works best for your schedule during the week. You will still need to virtually attend live cohort sessions at specific times to support your learning journey. Throughout the scholarship program, you will have access to an online community platform, where you can ask other students and mentors for support to help you through any learning difficulties, or even to network.

  • What are the eligibility criteria to enroll?

    Applicants must meet the following criteria:

    • Submit the online application form here
    • Hold a minimum of a bachelor's degree
    • Reside in Spain or India. Candidates from India must be located in these cities only for their application to be considered: Gurgaon, Bangalore, Hyderabad, Pune, Mumbai, Chennai.
    • Be eligible to work in Spain or India. The program does not offer any sponsorship for work permits.
  • Are there any fees for enrollment?

    No, scholarship training programs like this are free through Udacity.

  • What is the duration program?

    The program is designed to run from November 2, 2022 until February 22, 2023. However, it is important to note that the program is self-paced and you can finish it in less than the designed duration if you are willing and able to do so.

  • What are the prerequisites for enrollment?

    The technical prerequisites for each Nanodegree program track are below. In addition to the technical prerequisites, you will need access to a computer and a reliable internet connection.

    Site Reliability Engineer

    • Python, Linux
    • Simple SQL queries
    • DevOps tasks, such as setting up monitoring, doing feature rollout, troubleshooting production issues
    • Work with Kubernetes and basic kubectl, such as kubectl apply, kubectl create, kubectl config

    Front End Developer

    • Experience in building front end web apps using HTML, CSS, and Javascript
    • Good knowledge of asynchronous Javascript
    • Familiarity with web APIs and Webpack

  • How do I apply for the program?

    Learn more details and apply here.

  • When will the applications open/close?

    Applications opened on September 7, 2022, and will close on October 5, 2022.

  • How will I know if I am accepted for the scholarship?

    We will contact you via email on or before October 14, 2022. Please make sure to check your e-mail frequently. Also, please use one email for everything Udacity-related during the program, and make sure to check your spam folder to see if you received emails from our side.

  • Can I join two Nanodegree programs at the same time?

    Unfortunately, this is not possible as you will only be accepted to one Nanodegree program at a time. We recommend that you apply for the Nanodegree program you are most interested in.

  • Can I cancel an application I submitted?

    A fully submitted application cannot be deleted. Please ensure you are submitting accurate and correct information, and that you are committed to the program timelines before submitting your application.

  • Is this program online, in-person, or a combination of both?

    The program takes place 100% online.

  • Does Udacity provide any career support within this program?

    Yes, Udacity provides career support for all the program students through:

    • Career projects (in the classroom) that allow you to get a detailed review on your digital profiles—Linkedin, Resume, GitHub (if applicable), and cover letter—from an industry professional to ensure your digital profiles effectively convey your abilities and get attention from employers.
    • Live webinars delivered by expert career coaches aim to teach you how to craft your elevator pitch and polish your digital profiles. You will also get invited to attend webinars delivered in collaboration with OLX that aim to provide you with insights about the company and its interview process to help you successfully land your desired job at OLX.
    • Mentorship & coaching that provides you with support from your career coaches when you attend the live career coaching sessions. You can access the schedule of those sessions from your weekly schedule.
    • Dedicated Career Community channel on Slack which enables you to engage with your peers and career coaches during the program on Udacity’s Community platform and ask your career-related questions as well as share your experience, knowledge, and support. You can access the schedule of Slack office hours from your Google sites.
  • If I am having a problem with my career projects, what can I do?

    Every time you submit a project, you will receive in-depth, personalized feedback on your project submission from one of our expert project reviewers. They will not only tell you what you got right and wrong, they will also provide guidance on what you should try next and give suggestions on how you can go even further with your project. Once your review is ready, you will get an email notification allowing you to view it.

  • How do I locate the date and time of my weekly career coaching session?

    Go to your weekly schedule and find the column that includes all the info about your career coaching sessions.

  • Will you provide us with any kind of career support?

    All learners will have access to Udacity's career offerings, including projects, workshops, and a dedicated career coach. The career support aims to prepare learners to apply to (and hopefully interview with) OLX for their open roles that include site reliability engineers and front end developers.

  • Can I change the email address that I have used to sign up?

    You should maintain the same email address you used to apply for the program for the duration of your entire course in order to maintain eligibility for this Nanodegree program.

  • Can I withdraw/postpone studying after I am enrolled?

    There are no withdrawal or postponing options available in the program. You should only join this program if you are committed to learning and graduating within the defined timeline of the program.