Andela Paid Technical Fellowship Program 2016

Dream of using technology to change the world?
Join the Andela movement and help ensure that while the digital revolution may have begun in Silicon Valley, its future will be written in Lagos, Nairobi, and cities across Africa.
A four-year paid technical leadership program designed to shape you into an elite software developer. Through your training and work with top global technology companies, you’ll master the professional and technical skills needed to become a technology leader, both on the continent and around the world.


Stage 1: Application and Aptitude Assessment
First, you’ll complete a free application so we can learn more about you. Once we receive your application, we’ll email you an online test that measures logical reasoning and personality fit. (You’ll receive an email with the next steps within 2-days of applying).

Stage 2: HomeStudy
Then 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
If selected, you’ll be invited to a panel of interviews made up of staff members and fellows at an Andela Campus. (You’ll receive an email 1 week prior to the interview stage. Please see below for the recruitment timeline).

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 developers. You’ll be expected to learn independently as well as work on a team to deliver a final project. We’re looking for work ethic, passion, and teamwork.

Stage 5: Acceptance
The highest performing participants are accepted into Andela’s four-year Technical Leadership Program.

To learn more about the Andela Fellowship please visit

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

Recruitment Schedule for Andela Nigeria, Cycle XIV

Application Deadline: June 24th

Home Study Test: The Home Study test is a requirement for making it through our selection process. Please study and complete the Home Study curriculum before your test. 

Interview Dates: July 18th – July 29th
Bootcamp: August 15th –  August 26th

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