Andela Nigeria Fellowship Cycle XVII (FEMALE ONLY)


Join the Andela movement, to ensure that while the digital revolution may have begun in Silicon Valley, its future will be written in Lagos, Nairobi, and cities across Africa.

This one-of-a-kind opportunity is for women with an interest in technology, prior experience or education in the field notwithstanding. They are to be taught the basics of software development by a team of experienced engineers.

The only requirements are that the candidates are female, hardworking, detail oriented and have a passion for technology.


The Fellowship is a four-year, paid Technical Leadership Program designed to shape you into an exceptional software engineer. Through your training and work with top global technology companies, you will become excellent in the professional and technical skills needed to become a technology leader, both on the continent and around the world.

Watch the full video of a deep dive on Andela and you can read more about our values here.



Stage 1: Application and Aptitude Assessment

First, you’ll complete an application, which lets us learn more about you. Once we receive your application, we’ll email you (within 2-days of your application) an online test that measures logical reasoning and personality fit.

Andela does not have any degree or diploma requirements. However, if you have completed University or have a Higher National Diploma from a polytechnic, you must complete your one-year National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) before applying to Andela, unless you have been formally exempted.

Stage 2: Home Study

Next, you’ll need to complete an introduction to software development self-study course focused on Python. You can find the downloadable version of this course here. During the course, you’ll complete a Proctor test that will evaluate your knowledge of the content you’ve learned. You will also be invited to a Slack Community called “Open Andela” to help guide and encourage you throughout the process.

Stage 3: In-Person Interview

Based on performance on the Aptitude Assessment and Proctor test, we invite a select group of applicants to interview with Andela. If selected, you’ll receive an email one week prior to the interview stage, inviting you to a panel of interviews made up of staff members and fellows at an Andela Campus.

Stage 4: Two-Week Boot Camp

Successful applicants participate in a two-week, full-time Boot Camp at an Andela Campus led by our senior engineers. You’ll be expected to learn independently as well as work on a team to deliver a final project. We’re looking for determination, work ethic, passion, and teamwork.

Stage 5: Acceptance

The highest performing participants are accepted into Andela’s four-year Technical Leadership Program.

For inquiries, please read the Application FAQs and Home Study FAQs. If you still have unanswered questions, please send an email to [email protected].

Recruitment Schedule for Andela Nigeria Fellowship Cycle XVII (FEMALE ONLY)

Please note that Male applications will not be considered this cycle. Thank you. 

Application Deadline: October 30th

Home Study Test Submission Deadline: November 4th

Please study and complete the Home Study Curriculum before your test.

Interview Dates: 14th November - 18th November

Boot camp: 1st December -  9th December


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