Apply to Palestine Launchpad with Google

Future-proof your skills for the digital economy 

In our dynamic world, time and technology are vital. The digital and gig economies transcend borders, creating opportunities for talent and innovation. The Palestine Launchpad with Google aims to equip you with the skills, knowledge, and network to enter the global tech talent pool and become a top earner.

• Fully funded scholarship for a Nanodegree Programme
• Flexible self-paced learning schedule
• Live virtual sessions with top-tier mentors
• Career workshops from resume building to interview preparations
• Exposure to career growth opportunities
• Networking with local, regional and international employers

💻 Become a Web Developer
🤖 Become an AI Engineer
📊 Become a Data Scientist

Become a Web Developer

Intermediate Track: Front-End Developer

Designed for computer science graduates, our Nanodegree Programme provides you with advanced web development skills:

• Propel your career through practical projects, expert mentorship, and personalised feedback based on line-by-line code review.
• Master responsive design using CSS, Flexbox, and CSS Grid.
Enhance UI with JavaScript and HTML, while seamlessly connecting to backends.
Automate workflows with Webpack and optimise offline performance using Service Workers.
Network with industry professionals to kick-start your tech journey!


HTML layout | CSS styling | JavaScript coding | Debugging

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Become a Web Developer

Foundational Track: Intro to Programming

Master web page creation with HTML and CSS, crucial for web development and design.

• Propel your career through practical projects, expert mentorship, and personalised feedback based on line-by-line code review.
Create captivating web pages using HTML and CSS.
Become a Python expert, mastering programming, debugging, and data manipulation skills.
Acquire soft skills for software engineers and data analysts.
Receive guidance from industry professionals and career coaches.
Review your portfolio and receive guidance from expert career coaches.

Previous education/work experience in a computer science-related field.

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Become a Data Scientist

Intermediate Track: Data Analytics

Access portfolio reviews, career coaching, and networking. Your profound tech career awaits. With this programme, you will:

• Propel your career through practical projects, expert mentorship, and personalised feedback based on line-by-line code review.
• Master Python’s commanding libraries – NumPy and pandas – for data prowess.
• Decode real-world data complexities, fuelling transformative insights.
• Craft Matplotlib visuals, spotlighting your expertise for impactful storytelling.
• Gain industry feedback, unlock portfolio reviews, and refine your skills under expert guidance.
• Access career coaching, tailor your path for success.
• Network, connect with industry peers, and open doors to opportunities.

Python | Descriptive Statistics | pandas | Matplotlib

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Become a Data Scientist

Foundational Track: Programming for Data Science

Embark on a transformative data journey, mastering key tech skills to build your dream career.

• Conquer real-world data challenges, honing high-demand tech skills.
Gain expertise in crucial programming languages: Python, SQL, terminal, Git.
Showcase strengths to employers via portfolio review.
Elevate LinkedIn profile for recruiters and hiring managers.
Unveil a pathway to a thriving tech career, transcending language barriers.

Previous education/work experience in a computer science-related field

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Become an AI (Artificial Intelligence) Engineer

Intermediate Track: Introduction to Machine Learning (TensorFlow)

Build, train, and deploy models for data-driven insights and predictions, from image classification to natural language processing.

• Gain practical experience through engaging projects and real-world applications.
Use Python and SQL to access and analyze data from various data sources.
Build predictive models using a range of unsupervised and supervised machine learning techniques.
Perform feature engineering to enhance the performance of machine learning models.
Optimise, tune, and enhance algorithms according to specific metrics such as accuracy and speed.
Compare the performances of learned models using appropriate metrics.

Python | Probabilities and Statistics | Install Anaconda with Python

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Become an AI (Artificial Intelligence) Engineer

Foundational Track: AI Programming with Python

From machine learning fundamentals to neural networks and beyond, you’ll delve deep into the intricacies of AI development.

• Utilise programming tools like Python, NumPy, and TensorFlow.
• Understand applications of Calculus and linear algebra.
Execute key techniques of neural networks, including gradient descent and backpropagation.

Basic Calculus & Algebra | Programming Knowledge

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Who can apply?

You are eligible for this programme if you are

• Currently residing in Palestine
• Looking to be part of tomorrow’s tech-powered economy
• Recently graduated from a computer science related field (or are in your final years of study)
• Want to upskill, reskill, or specialise in the various fields shaping this economy, this programme is your springboard.

The programme will be conducted in English.

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What Will My Learning Experience and Journey Look Like?

Students will access course materials through their virtual classroom. They will also have weekly virtual touchpoints with Udacity Session Leads to monitor their progress, work through case studies, and resolve technical challenges. To graduate, students must complete a set of projects within the specified timeframe. They will also benefit from networking opportunities with like-minded individuals, mentors, and potential employers through events such as career fairs, study jams, and other in-person activities.

What Are “Connect” Sessions?

“Connect” sessions are mandatory weekly meetings with a Udacity Session Lead to track students’ progress, address their technical challenges, and collaborate on relevant case studies whenever possible. These sessions also provide an excellent opportunity for students to connect and exchange knowledge with their Session Leads, ensuring they stay on track to graduate on time.

How Many Places Are Available on the Programme?

There are only 6,000 scholarships available for students throughout the entire programme duration. Applying early increases your chances of securing a spot on the programme.

What Is The Eligibility Criteria for Enrolment?

Applicants for the Palestine Launchpad with Google programme must currently reside in the West Bank, East Jerusalem, or Gaza. Ideal applicants should be young professionals with an educational background in a computer science field or a related area, and have the flexibility to dedicate 10-15 hours per week to online learning and attend mandatory 1.5-hour weekly virtual sessions with their assigned Udacity Session Lead.

Are There Any Fees for Enrolment?

No. This is a free scholarship opportunity. Once accepted, you will be exempted from all programme fees.

When Do Applications Start and Close for the Programme?

The Palestine Launchpad with Google is a three-year programme operating in cycles. In the first cycle, we selected 611 participants to enrol in one of the three Nanodegrees. This means that there are 2,389 opportunities still available. For the second cohort, applications are open between 28th August and 3rd October 2023, providing a chance for 600 new students to enrol.

What Is the Duration of This Programme?

This programme spans a 4-month learning journey. Seats are limited, and we encourage you to ensure you can commit the required time and energy before applying.

Will This Programme Be Conducted Online or In-Person?

The programme was designed to be a comprehensive online learning experience. With a functional internet connection, you can learn, work, and progress from anywhere. While physical in-person sessions are available, they are not mandatory.

Can I Join Two Programmes Simultaneously?

To ensure access for as many students as possible, and due to limited capacity, each student can only enrol in one programme at a time. After graduating, you can apply to other nanodegree programmes in future cohorts, provided these programmes are still available.

Will I Receive a Certificate After Completing the Programme?

Certainly! You will receive a completion certificate upon graduation. You can view your certificate on your Udacity account and share it with others.

How Will My Name Appear on the Certificate?

The name on your certificate will match the name you used to create your Udacity account. If you need to make any changes to your name, make sure you edit it in your classroom settings before clicking the “Graduate” button”. Name changes cannot be made to certificates after graduation.