Generation Google Scholarship (Women in Computer Science)

About Google

Google is a leading technology company that is primarily known for its search engine. The Google search engine is used by over a billion people around the world to find information. Its parent company, Alphabet, is involved in creating a wide range of tech products.

Google has a rich presence in Africa, with offices in Johannesburg, Nairobi, Accra, Lagos, among other cities. It is improving internet connectivity and access to information.

Generation Google Scholarship (Women in Computer Science)

Google is inviting students to apply for the Generation Google Scholarship: Women in Computer Science, for the 2024-2025 academic year. Google is running multiple scholarship programs to encourage more students to take up science and technology.

One such scholarship program is the ‘Generation Google Scholarship for Women in Computer Science’. It aims to encourage more female students to enter the field of technology and become computer scientists. The bursary program is available for residents of African, European, and Middle Eastern countries.

The students can be pursuing a Bachelors, Masters, or PhD programme in any of the following areas:

  • Computer Science
  • Computer Engineering
  • Any other related fields

The scholarships are valued at 7000 Euro (EUR) (approximately R142 000) and cover the following expenses:

  • Tuition fees
  • Textbooks
  • Study supplies
  • Other equipment

Students are expected to pay for the rest of the expenses like accommodation and meals.

This is a scholarship programme, and selection is based on merit. Students must demonstrate an excellent academic track record, professional leadership qualities, and a strong desire to impact diversity.

Eligibility Criteria For The Women in Computer Science Scholarship

There are certain eligibility criteria in place for this scholarship programme. These are developed by Google to select the students from a large pool of applicants. Everyone applying for the funding must meet all of the requirements to be considered. Therefore, always cross-check before applying.

The eligibility requirements for Generation Google Scholarship (Women in Computer Science) are:

  • Must be a female student
  • Must be a resident of any African, European, or Middle Eastern country
  • Must be currently enrolled in a graduate or undergraduate course at a recognised university in Europe, Africa, or the Middle East
  • The course must commence from 2024-25 academic session
  • Must be pursuing a full-time degree (Bachelors, Masters, or PhD)
  • Must be pursuing education in one of the fields of study mentioned above
  • Must have a strong academic record
  • Must be interested in computer science and passionate about impacting the lives of underrepresented groups

Not everyone applying for the scholarship funding will be awarded. Preference is given to those with a stronger academic record or leadership qualities.


How to Apply For The Scholarship?

Eligible students should move forward with the application process. It’s an online process that’s quick and easy to complete. However, it requires attention to detail and diligence. Incomplete or incorrect submissions are rejected without further consideration.

To get started, you must submit the Generation Google Scholarship: For Women in Computer Science Online Application.

Then, submit the required documents.

Documents Required

  • Updated CV
  • Brief background details (personal details, current and past studies, contact details)
  • Academic transcripts of the current and completed study programmes (must be on institution letterhead)
  • Letter of reference from your instructor, professor, adviser, or supervisor

Finally, you’d have to write essays on the following topics (a maximum of 500 words). The two short answer essay questions below are intended to assess your problem solving skills and commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.:

  • Share a time when you faced a complex problem with no clear solution. Outline the steps you took to find a solution, including the resources and options you considered. Reflect briefly on the lessons learned from this experience. That problem can be faced at school, work, extracurricular activities, or at home.
  • Share a personal experience of a barrier hindering equal access to the technology field. Explain its root cause. Discuss actions you have taken to tackle this disparity and your plans. Focus on the actions you have already taken, considering that impact can manifest in various forms and scales.

IMPORTANT: Before starting the application, please have the following ready for upload:

  • A PDF copy of your resume (if applicable, please include leadership positions, extracurricular activities, and diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts on your resume)
  • A PDF copy of your current or most recent transcript (unofficial is acceptable)

Closing Date

Tuesday, April 23, 2024.

Or, when 500 eligible application responses are received. 

Contact Details

Please reach out to Google directly for any queries related to this competition:

If the bursary/scholarship has already been closed, please do not make any queries if the bursary/scholarship is closed. View our other bursaries open for application here:

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