Applications are invited for Africa PhD Fellowship in Africa. Application is open for International Students to pursue PhD degree  in 2018-2019 academic year.

The aim of this scholarships is to encourage and support academically able and talented students.

Deadline:19 January 2018
Study in:
Providers:Google
Course Level:PhD
Field of Study:Science and Related Area

Benefits for Africa PhD Fellowship:

  • Successful students receive named Fellowships, which include a $10,000 award per year over 3 years.
  • The funds are given directly to the university to be distributed to cover the student’s expenses and stipend as appropriate.
  • The funds are given as an unrestricted gift, and it is Google’s policy not to pay for overhead on unrestricted gifts.
  • In addition, the student will be matched with a Google Research Mentor who we hope will become a valuable resource to the student.
  • There is no employment relationship between the student and Google as a result of receiving the fellowship.
  • Fellowship recipients are not subject to intellectual property restrictions unless they complete an internship at Google.
  • Fellowship recipients serving an internship are subject to the same intellectual property and other contractual obligations as any other Google intern.
  • If a Fellowship student is interested, an internship at Google is encouraged, but not guaranteed or required.

Eligibility for Africa PhD Fellowship:

For current Ph.D. students

  • Applicants must be enrolled in a full-time Ph.D. program at a university in Africa. Applicants who are currently in their first year of a part-time Ph.D. program and transferring to full-time positions are also welcome to apply.
  • Students should be early stage Ph.D. students, i.e., should not have been into more than 1 year of their Ph.D. Applicants for the 2018 Fellowship must have started their program on or after 1 January 2017.
  • Students must remain enrolled in the Ph.D. program for the duration of the Fellowship or forfeit the award.
  • Applicants must be pursuing a Ph.D. in Computer Science or related areas.
  • Google employees and family members of Google employees are not eligible.
  • Students who are already receiving another corporate fellowship are not eligible.

For current Undergraduate/Masters students and Professionals

  • Grant of the fellowship to this category of applicants is contingent on them joining a full-time Ph.D. program at a university in Africa within the calendar year of the award.
  • Student applicants must be current full-time Undergraduate or Masters students enrolled at an African university. Professionals must be employed/affiliated with an organization registered in Africa.
  • The Google Fellowship award shall be contingent on the awardee registering for the full-time Ph.D. program of an African university, in Computer Science or related areas, within the calendar year 2018, or the award shall be forfeited.
  • Grant of the Google Fellowship does not mean admission to the Ph.D. program of a university. The awardee must also complete the Ph.D. admission process of the respective institute/university where he/she wishes to register for a Ph.D.
  • Grant of the Google Fellowship will be subject to the rules and guidelines applicable to the institute/university where the awardee registers for the Ph.D. program.
  • Google employees and family members of Google employees are not eligible.
  • Applicants who are already receiving another corporate fellowship are not eligible.

Eligible Regions: Open for all


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