Google and Bertelsmann fund 75,000 new Udacity scholarships in Europe

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Apply for Google Web and Android Scholarship Program on Udacity. Scholarships available for residents of Europe, Russia, Egypt, Israel and Turkey

Deadline – October 15, 2017

Recipients Notified – October 30, 2017

Recipients Begin Program – November 6, 2017


The programme will cover both Android, Web and Data Science courses, and includes Israel, Turkey, Egypt and Russia in addition to EU and EFTA countries. The initiative aims to close the digital skills gap in the region and is an important step in Google and Bertelsmann’s investment into European talent.


The launch builds on the success of last year’s programme, where 70,000 people applied for 10,000 Udacity scholarships. In response to such high demand and the success of the previous year’s programme, Google has increased the number of Udacity scholarships available to 60,000, extended eligibility to Egypt, Israel, Russia and Turkey, and expanded the programme to include both Android and Web Development training. Similarly, Bertelsmann will fund 15,000 Udacity scholarships in the field of Data Science. This is the next step in a partnership which aims to prepare new European talent for the digital future.

Of the 60,000 Udacity scholarships funded by Google, 40,000 are reserved for applicants with no programming experience, the remaining 20,000 are reserved for people with 1-3 years of programming. These challenge scholarships provide three months of access to one of four Udacity courses in Web and Android Development. The top 6,000 students in the programme earn an additional 6-month scholarship to one of four Nanodegree Programmes in the respective fields. Applications close on October 15, and scholarships will be awarded by Udacity on October 30. Applications are open at
Bertelsmann will also fund an additional 15,000 Udacity scholarships. These scholarships are for beginners and experienced programmers in the field of Data Science.

Similar to Google’s scholarships, the scholarship is structured in two parts: After the initial 3-month challenge scholarship program, full Nanodegree scholarships will be awarded to students based on the progress in Phase 1. For this round of scholarships, Bertelsmann willmake scholarships available to both its employees and external talent.


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