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

Scholarship Description
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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.

The Google Anita Borg Memorial Scholarship: EMEA

To be eligible to apply, applicants must:
  • Be a female student currently enrolled at a university for the 2015-2016 academic year
  • Intend 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 year
  • Be studying Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Informatics or a closely related technical field
  • Maintain a strong academic record
The 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.

Selection criteria:
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.

Eligible groups
Women citizens of EMEA countries (i.e. countries in Europe, the Middle East and Africa)

Participating Institutions
All accredited universities in Europe, the Middle East, or Africa

Fields of study
All Bachelor's level, Master's level or PhD level courses 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.

Scholarship benefits
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 your application 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.

Application will close on 31st December 2015, 17:00 GMT.

This scholarship allows for distance or online study. For this to be valid, the online or distance study must be from an accredited EMEA university and you are getting your Bachelor's, Master's or PhD.

If you are interested in an internship position with Google, please indicate your interest in the online application or visit the Google Students site.

Dr. Anita Borg (1949-2003) devoted her adult life to revolutionising the way we think about technology and dismantling barriers that keep women and minorities from entering computing and technology fields. Her combination of technical expertise and fearless vision continues to inspire and motivate countless women to become active participants and leaders in creating technology.

Anita Borg believed that technology affects all aspects of our economic, political, social and personal lives. A technology rebel with a cause, in her life she fought tirelessly to ensure that technology’s impact would be a positive one. It was this vision that inspired Anita in 1997 to found the Institute for Women and Technology. Today this organization continues on her legacy and bears her name, The Anita Borg Institute for Women and Technology (

Application deadline: 31 December 2015
Open to International Applicants: Yes

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