Misk Udacity Connect Program

Misk Udacity Connect Program

  • Locations: Riyadh, Alkhobar and Jeddah

  • Program Begins: March 2018

  • Duration:

    Onsite Connect:
    3 – 5 months of online learning with a weekly in-class connect session.
    Online Connect:
    3 – 4 months of online learning with a weekly virtual connect session.

About the initiative

The initiative aims to build the knowledge and skills needed to work in the technology field, hence partnering with Udacity is considered a major step to improve the technical skills for technology seekers in the Kingdom, which will then have direct impact on our youth and our country in general.
Misk Foundation is awarding 2,650 scholarships in Mobile Development, Web Development, Business Analysis, Machine Learning, Programming and others for its Saudi tech enthusiasts. Scholarships are offered for 2 programs; Onsite Connects and Online Connects. Both programs require 15 hours of weekly self-study, and on weekend there will be a connect session with the instructor; either onsite or online.
First round of applications was opened in January 2017 for a pilot of 150 students. For Phase 2 of the initiative 2,500 more scholarships will be awarded over 4 cohorts till end of 2018. First cohort was conducted in Riyadh and Alkhobar with 350 students onboard. For the second cohort, we’re adding Jeddah and conducting the program to include even more students.

Eligibility

  • Saudi National.
  • Aging between 18 – 35.
  • Excellent spoken and written English proficiency.
  • Commitment to 15 hours/week of self-study and attending 3 hours of the connect session whether it was Onsite or Online.
  • Submitting the online application before deadline.
  • Submitting a 1-minute interview video.

Nanodegrees

Intro to Programming (IPND)

March 5th - June 5th 3 months Availability:
Onsite: Riyadh, Alkhobar, Jeddah
Online: All Saudi.

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Data Foundation (DFND)

March 5th - June 5th 3 months Availability:
Onsite: Riyadh, Alkhobar, Jeddah
Online: All Saudi.

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Android Development (ABND)

March 5th - June 5th 3 months Availability:
Onsite: Riyadh, Alkhobar, Jeddah
Online: All Saudi.

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Front-End Web Developer (FEND)

March 5th - June 5th 3 months Availability:
Onsite: Riyadh, Alkhobar, Jeddah
Online: All Saudi.

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Business Analyst (BAND)

March 5th - June 30th 4 months Availability:
Onsite: Riyadh, Alkhobar, Jeddah
Online: All Saudi.

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Machine Learning (MLND)

March 5th - August 10th 5 months Availability:
Onsite: Riyadh
Online: Unavailable.

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