Google Anita Borg Scholarships for Female Bachelors, Masters and PhD Students from Africa, Europe and Middle East
The Google Anita Borg Memorial Scholarship: EMEA
Course(s) Offered: Computing, Informatics, Related fields
Course Level: Undergraduate (bachelors), Postgraduate (masters, PhD)
Provider: Google Inc.
Country to Study in: Europe, Middle East, Africa, Online
The aim of the “50/50 by 2020” initiative, proposed by Dr. Anita Borg, is that women earning computing degrees would be 50% of the graduates by year 2020. However, the percentage of Computer Science degrees earned by women is still far from 50% throughout the world.
As part of Google’s ongoing commitment to furthering Anita’s vision, the company is pleased to announce The Google Anita Borg Memorial Scholarship for Europe, the Middle East and Africa.
Through the scholarship, Google aims to encourage women to excel in computing and technology, and become active role models and leaders in this field.
To be eligible to apply, applicants must:
Be a female student currently enrolled at a university for the 2015-2016 academic yearIntend to be enrolled in or accepted as a full-time student in a Bachelor’s, Master’s or PhD program at a university in Europe, the Middle East or Africa for the 2016-2017 academic yearBe studying Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Informatics or a closely related technical ﬁeldMaintain a strong academic recordThe Google Anita Borg Memorial Scholarship is a global program. If you are a student who will NOT be enrolled at a university in Europe, the Middle East or Africa for the 2016-2017 academic year, please visit the Anita Borg Scholarships Homepage to learn more about Google’s Anita Borg Scholarships around the world.
Scholarships will be awarded based on the strength of each candidate’s academic background, passion for increasing the involvement of women in computer science, and demonstrated leadership.
Women citizens of EMEA countries (i.e.countries in Europe, the Middle East and Africa)
All accredited universities in Europe, the Middle East, or Africa
Fields of study
All Bachelor’s level, Master’s level or PhD levelcourses in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Informatics or a closely related technical ﬁeld at the participating institutions.
Note that you may apply this scholarship to distance or online study. The prerequisite for this is that the study MUST be from an accredited university and you are getting your Bachelor’s, Master’s or PhD.
Number of awards
A group of female undergraduate and graduate student finalists will be chosen from the applicant pool. Multiple scholarships will be awarded based on the strength of candidates’ academic performance, leadership experience and demonstrated passion for computer science.
The scholarship recipients will each receive a €7,000 (or equivalent) scholarship. All scholarship recipients and finalists will be invited to attend an annual Google networking retreat. This will usually include workshops with a series of speakers, panels, breakout sessions and social activities, and will provide an opportunity for all finalists to meet and share their experiences.
Method of Application
There is no physical application form for this scholarship. Please complete the online application and submit all requested documents by the deadline date below. You will receive an email notification once yourapplication is complete and has been submitted online. All application documents must be in English.
If you are a first time user, you will need to register. If you are already registered, simply log in. You will also be asked to submit electronic versions of your CV, essay responses, transcripts, and name and email address of your reference. Please scan your transcripts into electronic format (PDF format preferred).
It is important to visit the official website (link to it is below) for complete information and access the online application portal.