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SUSE Cloud Native Foundations Scholarship Program

Learn to apply modern cloud native application development and DevOps principles and accelerate your career growth.

Become a Cloud Native Practitioner

Learn in-demand skills in the rapidly growing field of cloud native application development and open yourself up to endless career opportunities.
Demonstrate your mastery of the principles of microservices and cloud native architecture by completing a series of real-world projects.
Join a community of peers spearheading the future of application development and be at the forefront of digital transformation.

How It Works

Udacity is collaborating with SUSE, a global leader in true open source solutions, to empower developers and operations specialists to meet today's high growth career challenges. We invite students 18 years of age or older who want to build new cloud native application development, deployment, and management skills to apply to the SUSE Cloud Native Foundations Scholarship Program.

The applications for this scholarship will be accepted between April 6, 2021 and May 25, 2021. Once applications are closed, 15,000 applicants will be granted entry into the Foundations course to participate in the scholarship challenge. Over a two month period, scholarship challenge participants will learn how to structure, package, and release an application to a Kubernetes cluster, while using an automated CI/CD pipeline. The Foundations course is intended to help learners of all skill levels get started with cloud native application delivery.

At the conclusion of the scholarship challenge period, 300 finalists will be selected to receive SUSE Cloud Native Foundation Scholarships. Scholarship winners will be awarded free access to the full Nanodegree program, Cloud Native Application Architecture!

Take the Scholarship Challenge


Cloud Native Foundations

  • Apply to the SUSE Cloud Native Foundations Scholarship

  • 15,000 applicants will be enrolled in the Cloud Native Foundations course and will learn how to structure, package, and release an application to a Kubernetes cluster, while using an automated CI/CD pipeline.

  • Dedicate 3-5 hours a week to complete the course and qualify for a Nanodegree scholarship.

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300 Seats

300 top performers will receive scholarships to advance through the full Cloud Native Application Architecture Nanodegree program at no cost.

Applications Closed

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    April 6, 2021

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    May 25, 2021 (23:59 PT)

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    June 7, 2021

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    August 16, 2021

Applicants selected for the scholarship challenge will be notified on June 3, 2021. Nanodegree scholarship winners will be announced on August 12, 2021.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • How does this scholarship program work?
  • Who is eligible to apply?
  • When will applications open and close?
  • How many SUSE Cloud Native Foundations Scholarships will be awarded?
  • Are there any prerequisites associated with this program?
  • Are there specific class hours when I need to be online or can I go through the lessons and study whenever I want?
  • Where does the program take place?
  • How is the free course offered as part of the scholarship challenge different from Udacity's single course offerings?
  • What will I learn?
  • How will it help me?
  • Will I definitely get a job based on these scholarships?
  • What are the Terms and Conditions?
  • What if I have additional questions?
  • Will there be a Certificate of completion provided?
  • Scholarship Timeline