Your journey to become a world-class software engineer starts here.

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Sweskills Academy trains African youths to become world-class software engineers at no up-front cost.

We are now accepting applications to the Sweskills Academy Cohort 3 Fellowship. Application closes by midnight GMT on 30th August 2019.


Applicants can either apply to the 4 months full-time onsite bootcamp in Lagos-Nigeria or the 7 months part-time online training.

Shortlisted applicants will be notified by 2nd week in September and invited to complete an online study/test. The fellowship will commence in October 2019.

Sweskills provides tuition scholarship to a limited number of fellows who pay back 20% of their income or a fixed amount for the first two years after they are employed in full-time software engineering positions. Fellows may also decide to pay a discounted tuition upfront.

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What you'll enjoy?


Our world-class curriculum is built using curricula from Stanford and MIT as base; we've worked with engineers at world's leading tech companies to make the curriculum market relevant.

Live Projects

Trainees work in teams to complete software projects that tackle real-world challenges; directly applying core computer science concepts and software engineering practices.


Trainees are assigned experienced software engineers, from leading tech companies, as mentors. Mentors provide technical direction throughout the programme.


We place graduates in paid employment with our hiring partner companies. We retain a number of graduates to work full-time in our software development outsourcing consultancy.

Join if you are...

A recent graduate
STEM background (preferred)
Completed NYSC or exempted
Commit to 4 months full-time onsite bootcamp or 7 months part-time online training

Can you persevere?

We are looking for exceptional individuals with a passion to learn and develop skills in a transformational industry. You are one step away from your destiny.

Step 1: Apply
Step 2: Self Study
Step 3: Assessment
Step 4: Onsite Bootcamp
Step 5: Employment

What our graduates say

"I was lucky to be part of the SWESkills Academy. SWESkills exposed me to fundamental computer science and Full Stack Software Development. There assiduous efforts for the program's success is awesome."

Shuayb Popoola

Software Developer, Ubanquity

"If  you ever have desired to be not just a coder but a good software engineer that builds world-class software, go the SWESkills way."

Mmekut-mfon Edet

Software Engineer, Interswitch Group

“The SWESkills Academy made it possible for me to break into the world of software development and helped me to understand the rudiments of software engineering. I’ve built on this and made career advancements.”

Emmanuel Asiegbu

Software Developer, Field Insight


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