Kibo is an global online university that provides STEM degrees to young Africans.

Kibo recently won the GSV Cup, the largest edtech pitch competition in the world, and raised $2 million to offer online degrees to students in Africa.

They believe in Africa’s potential, and recently launched applications for the 2nd cohort of Kibo’s 3-year Computer  Science BSc program. Kibo is looking for students in Nigeria (Abeokuta, Ibadan, Lagos), Ghana (Accra, Kumasi), and Kenya (Nairobi) who are ready to become world-class technologists. The degree provides students the opportunity to:

  • Earn a globally accredited and relevant degree: The degree program combines computer science fundamentals with practical classes in software development and communication and leadership skills.
  • Join a supportive community of peers and mentors: Join a vibrant community of peers, and be matched with a professional mentor to guide them on their journey. A local advisor will organize meetups and events so they can connect in-person with other learners in their city.
  • Get industry experience to make you job-ready from day 1: Kibo has lined up employer partners like GitStart and Gebeya who are ready to offer paid internships and part-time jobs to qualified learners at the end of the first year.

The deadline to apply is May 15, there are also no application fees, and applicants can take advantage of their deferred payment plan which allows students to learn now and pay later.