What is the Women Techsters Fellowship about?
Women Techsters Fellowship is a 1-year virtual learning program delivered through 6 months of intensive training, a 6-month paid internship and enrollment into a mentorship program to equip women with skills to build tech careers and tech-enabled businesses at zero cost.
How long do I have to wait to get feedback on my application?
You will get a confirmation mail as soon as you apply. When the application closes, all applications will then be reviewed.
Below are details of the different stages of the application and the timeline.
WOMEN TECHSTERS FELLOWSHIP CLASS OF 2024: APPLICATION TIMELINE
- 1st Stage Application: April - May 2023
- First stage screening: June - July 2023
- Successful applicants for 1st stage contacted: July 2023
- 2nd stage Application: July 2023
- Second stage screening: July 2023
- Successful applicants for 2nd stage contacted: July 2023
- 3rd stage Application (Alumni-led Interview): July - August 2023
- Successful applicants Notification: August 2023
- Onboarding/ Orientation for Class of 2023: September 2023
- Learning Commences: September 2023
What skills, background, or technical experience do I need to be a part of the Women Techsters Fellowship?
Basic Digital Literacy and Basic Knowledge in your interested learning Track, use this link to assess your basic digital literacy level
How do I apply for the Fellowship?
An application link for the fellowship will be published via our social media platforms and website. Also, A PDF containing the entire application question has been provided so applicants can pre-fill their application before starting with the actual application.
What is the fee for the Fellowship?
The Women Techsters Fellowship is Tuition-free.
What is the Fellowship timeline?
Six months of virtual intensive training and six months of internship (for qualified beneficiaries)
How many hours do I need to commit to learning per day?
Minimum of 4 hours per day
What is the language of instruction?
English is the official language. All instructions, applications, training and results will be delivered in English. We encourage all applicants to have at least basic level of English proficiency.
Is the training physical or virtual?
The training is virtual (Instructor-led)
virtual instructor-led training (VILT) is a type of remote training delivered through an online platform with an instructor leading the session in real-time. Participants join the session from their own devices, enabling real-time interaction, group discussions, and activities
What do I need to have in place before applying?
Basic requirements include;
- A working laptop
- Microsoft Outlook Account
- One minute motivation video
Can I get an internship opportunity?
There are internship opportunities available, but they are limited and competitive. However, participating in the intensive 6-month training program will equip you with valuable skills that can enable you to access future opportunities on your own and through our support
Do I need a university degree before I can apply?
No, you do not need a university degree before applying.
Which countries are eligible for the fellowship
The fellowship is currently available in 22 African countries (Nigeria, Ethiopia, Egypt, DR Congo, South Africa, Tanzania, Kenya, Uganda, Algeria, Sudan, Morocco, Angola, Ghana, Mozambique, Madagascar, Botswana, Gambia, Liberia, Rwanda, Sierra-Leone, Zambia, Zimbabwe)
What courses are available?
Product Design, Product Management, Cybersecurity, Data Science, or Artificial Intelligence, Software Development, 3D animation & Mixed reality (AR & VR), Mobile Development.
Are there other benefits apart from technical training?
Definitely. The Women Techsters Fellowship is an all-encompassing training. In addition to the technical training, beneficiaries are also trained in soft skills that equip them with the necessary skills to thrive in the tech ecosystem. They are also given access to the Women Techsters Community of diverse yet like-minded women across Africa and presented with mentorship opportunities with industry experts.
Is the Women Techsters Fellowship open to all genders?
No, the fellowship is exclusive to the female gender.
When would the application for the Women Techsters Fellowship class of 2023/2024 open?
April 27th, 2023
My question was not addressed, what do I do?
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