Booking.com, one of the world’s largest travel e-commerce companies and digital technology leader, has introduced its new Booking.com Women in Technology Scholarships, a two-year initiative designed to support women seeking careers in technology. Working in partnership with the University of Oxford in the UK, and the Delft University of Technology (TU Delft) in the Netherlands, these scholarships will be granted to women looking to further their education and career in the technology sector. The grants will equal €500,000 across both university partnerships.
A total of 15 scholarships will be available starting in the 2018-19 academic year. Ten of these will be for one-year Master of Science (MSc) courses across three departments at The University of Oxford – Department of Statistics, Mathematical Institute, and Department of Computer Science – available to female students from across the European Union (EU). A further five will be two-year MSc courses offered through TU Delft and available to female students from a range of its partner universities across sub-Saharan Africa, ensuring access to opportunities in technology for female students from this region in addition to driving UN Sustainable Development Goals.
To apply candidates will follow the usual application processes for these universities. Candidates will be asked to submit applications to gain places on the respective postgraduate courses at each university. Once an application to the university has been successful, each university admissions team will match successful candidates with the available scholarships. All scholarships will cover both university fees and living expenses.