Disability is deﬁned as a long-term or recurring issue that impacts one or more major activities that others may consider a daily function. This deﬁnition also includes the perception among others that a disability exists.
If you are currently studying at a university in Europe and meet our criteria for scholarship eligibility, you can apply. Persons who are (1) residents of embargoed countries, (2) ordinarily resident in embargoed countries, or (3) otherwise prohibited by applicable export controls and sanctions programs may not participate in the scholarship.
We are aware that some countries do not offer a Bachelor’s or a Master’s degree (e.g. “Civilingenjör Datateknik” in Sweden, “Diplomstudiengang Informatik” in Germany, etc.). When completing the online application form, please select the degree which most closely mirrors your level.
Finalists can re-apply. Previous recipients of Google scholarships are not eligible to reapply.
The Scholarship for Students with Disabilities is dedicated to supporting students who are studying Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or majoring in a closely related technical field which contains at least 3 of the following computer science core courses: Algorithms, Coding, Data Structures and Operating Systems.
Yes, as long as it's from an accredited university and you are getting your Bachelor's, Master's or PhD.
We do not have a physical application form. Please complete the online application 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 of your reference. Please scan your transcripts into electronic format (PDF format preferred).
No, all supporting documents will be submitted in electronic format through the online application form.
All applications should be submitted in PDF, Google Docs or .doc format. We are unable to accept applications which are not submitted in these formats.
You will receive an email notification once your application is complete and has been submitted online.
The deadline is December 31st, 2015, 17:00 GMT.
All Google Scholarship for Students with Disabilities review processes are administered in English. Please submit all application documents in English, we will not be able to consider applications in other languages at this time.
Google will distribute the scholarship funds directly to you, to use towards tuition and education-related expenses.
We require all applicants to provide official transcripts.
Official transcripts are documents that are authorized and issued by your university and demonstrate your academic performance. The official transcript should include an account of your grades and an explanation of the grading scale at your university. If you still have not received last semester’s grades, please submit the most updated transcripts you have.
Please upload the original, non-English transcripts as well as your English translation of your transcripts. Please have your translation confirmed by an official authority of the university such as the Dean or Provost.
In this instance, the academic records from your most recent, highest form of education can be used. I.e. High School academic records.
PhD students should upload transcripts from their bachelor’s and master’s degrees instead.
We are aware that in some countries an excellent academic record is difficult to prove. We are looking for applicants who have an outstanding academic performance within their university. Good examples include students who are teaching assistants, participating in research internships, etc.
Please list any examples of leadership within your wider technology community. This might include teaching, tutoring, lecturing, mentoring, organizing summits, conferences or workshops, supporting other disabled students in the field, or contributing to open source projects. Tell us about the impact you’ve made in your community.
Whilst 400-600 is only a guideline, we recommend you stick as closely to the word limit as possible.
The recommendation letter will be submitted directly by your reference. You have to enter the name and email of your reference into the online application. Your reference will receive an email generated by the online application including further instructions about how he/she can upload the recommendation letter to the online application. It’s important that the recommendation letter is submitted by 22nd January, 2016.
If you're unable to get a reference from your current university, you can use somebody else. This person should know you well enough to comment on your abilities. Ideally from a member of faculty or a tutor who can comment on your work.
The selection process for the scholarship will be separate from any internship or full-time position. If you are interested in an internship position with us, please indicate your interest in the online application or visit the Google Students site
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