The AstroLabs Digital Upskill and Startup Acceleration Scholarships


AstroLabs is the capability building company for the innovators of MENA.

Since 2013, we have upskilled thousands of alumni through our Academy and partnered with the largest organizations in the region to enable their digital transformations. From offering broad-scale enterprise training to managed incubators and accelerators, we design and deploy custom programs for corporates, universities, and government entities. We are also growing the innovation economy in the region by supporting hundreds of global ventures and entrepreneurs with local business licensing and coworking at our network of collaborative spaces in the UAE and Saudi Arabia.

Our mission has always been to develop and grow the digital ecosystem of the MENA region and we’re excited to partner with Google for Startups to launch these two Scholarship Programs to further support this mission.

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Scholarship for individuals

The Digital Upskill Scholarship

Scholarship Selection and Benefits

100 Scholarships will be offered to carefully selected applicants who satisfy these two main criteria

  1. They are able to provide evidence of how they might benefit from the scholarship and the classes over another applicant.
  2. They are able to explain how they would be committed to using what they have learnt to pay it forward, whether it be to support an individual, a team, a company or society as a whole.

Digital Upskill Scholarship Details

An average of 400USD Credit (program dependent) will be awarded to each participant to use on any of the AstroLabs in-person or online LIVE training programs including the Comprehensive Digital Marketing Course (English/Arabic), the eCommerce Launcher Course, the Coding Bootcamp and the No-Code Bootcamp, or other scheduled classes in 2020.

Apply as an individual

Apply for the Digital Upskill Scholarship

Please complete the application comprehensively to be considered for the scholarship

Scholarship for Startups

15 Startup Acceleration Scholarships Granted!

AstroLabs has offered the GFS Startup Acceleration Scholarship to 15 startups that have proved their scaling potential and the ability to make a positive impact across different fields in the region (including Edtech, Healthcare, and FinTech). Each startup was offered the opportunity to attend AstroLab's training programs as well as a chance to be mentored by our experts on specific topics.

Interested in Startup Scholarships?

Apply for upcoming opportunities

The GFS Startup Acceleration Scholarship round is closed but we continuously look for opportunities to support entrepreneurs in this region!

Submit your application to stay up-to-date with future scholarship opportunities.

About Google For Startups

Google for Startups is Google’s initiative to help Startups thrive across every corner of the world, by bringing the best of Google's products, connections, and best practices to enable them to build something better.

To learn more about Google for Startups, visit startup.google.com or follow on Twitter (@Googlestartups) and Facebook (/GoogleForStartups). Check out all of Google’s Startup resources at startup.google.com.