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Advance Africa Scholarship Program for Teens and Young Africans


Udacity and Access Bank are partnering to empower African youths who are interested in learning tech-forward skills. This empowerment program will help you to kick-start careers in the banking industry, or the tech industry, which houses some of the highest growth, most in-demand careers today.

The aim of this program is to close 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.

Therefore, the program is out to ensure a robust pipeline of trained, talented tech professionals, by offering 1,000 Nanodegree program scholarships for young Africans to build practical, in-demand, cutting-edge tech skills.


Engagement with classmates in a robust actively managed student community.

Upskilling across numerous tech fields.

Engagement with subject matter experts and on-demand tutors.

Completing a portfolio of real-world projects that demonstrate mastery of highly sought-after tech skills.

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Scholarship timeline:

Applications for this scholarship program are now open. The timeline for Cohort 1 will be:

  • Applications Accepted: August 2, 2021 – August 31, 2021
  • Challenge Winners Announced: September 10, 2021
  • Challenge Course: September 13, 2021- October 18, 2021
  • Scholarship Winners Announced: October 28, 2021
  • Scholarship: October 29, 2021 – December 24, 2021

The hands-on learning opportunities will range from Business Analytics to Programming, to Data Science, to Product Management and the to Digital Marketing.


For more information, visit the Udacity/Access Bank Advance Africa Scholarship Program official webpage.

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