Google Europe Scholarship for Students with Disabilities

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Scholarship for the Academic Year 2022/2023

Scholarship Amount

€ 7,000 (or equivalent)


Students enrolled in a Bachelors, Masters or PhD programme (or equivalent) in 2021/2022 at a European or Israeli University. Studying Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Informatics, or a closely related technical field*

* Related technical fields may include: Software Engineering,  Electrical Engineering (with a heavy computer science component)

Related technical fields do not include: Civil, Mechanical or Industrial Engineering, Management Information Systems/ IT Management

Final  Deadline

Midnight, Thursday 31st of December 2021**

**EmployAbility will be reviewing applications on an ongoing basis, providing feedback and the opportunity to amend your application. We recommend that you submit your application as early as possible, before the deadline date.

About the Google Europe Scholarship

Access to knowledge is Google’s passion. When it comes to higher education for promising scholars, Google doesn’t want anything to stand in the way. That’s why Google, in partnership with EmployAbility, is proud to present the Google Europe Scholarship for Students with Disabilities. Google is committed to helping the innovators of the future make the most of their talents by providing scholarships for Computer Science students with disabilities.

Recipients of the Google Europe Scholarship for Students with Disabilities will each receive a €7,000 scholarship for the 2022-2023 academic year. Scholarships will be awarded based on the strength of the applicant’s academic background, leadership skills and demonstrated passion for Computer Science. Full terms and conditions for this scholarship can be found at Google Europe Students with Disabilities Scholarship Terms and Conditions.

Eligibility requirements

To be eligible, applicants must:

  • Have a disability, mental health or long term health condition (which includes dyslexia, dyspraxia, visual impairment, hearing impairment, diabetes, epilepsy, depression, anxiety disorders, and any other physical or mental impairments or health conditions)

  • Be currently enrolled as an undergraduate or graduate student at a university for the 2021-2022 academic year

  • Intend to be enrolled in or accepted as a student in a Bachelors, Masters, or PhD program at an accredited university in Europe or Israel for the 2022-2023 academic year

  • Be studying computer science, computer engineering, informatics, or a closely related technical field 

  • Demonstrate a strong academic record

  • Exemplify leadership and demonstrate a passion for computer science and technology


Application Process

Applicants will be asked to complete an online application through EmployAbility which includes:

  • General background information (e.g. contact information and details about your current and intended universities)

  • Resume/CV

  • Academic transcripts from your current and prior institutions (if you have earned a prior degree)

  • One letter of reference from a professor, instructor, adviser or supervisor

  • Responses to a series of questions about your passion for and ability in computer science. The questions in full and some further guidance can be found here.

  • Recipients will be selected based on the overall strength of their essays and application materials compared to the entire applicant pool or respective peers (e.g. Bachelors students compared to other Bachelors students).

  • Please ensure that your chosen referees are aware of your application and are ready to supply you with the reference.

Recipients will be selected based on the overall strength of their essays and application materials compared to the entire applicant pool.

Further Information

  • Please see below a link to a Google Hangout on Air session created especially to help you make an effective application: In this 30 min Hangout on Air Emea Scholarships session you can find general tips on what Google look for when reviewing applications, answering questions about the application process. The tips were given by a panel of former scholar recipients finalists who currently work at Google and senior judges who sit on the application review committee. View the session by clicking this link.

  • As part of the application you will be expected to questions based on your interest on computer science, about a technical project/research assignment you were involved and on a time you exhibited leadership.  It is highly recommended that you use as close to the maximum word count as possible for each question and try to use specific examples which are supported by evidence. The questions in full and some further guidance can be found here. Please note that the word limit applies to the text entered into the online application form which may not correspond exactly to the word count of other word-processors such as Microsoft Word.

  • For your answers on the technical project/research question, you can include additional material, such as graphs, diagrams, algorithms, sections of code etc. to support your arguments, but these will need to be saved in individual files which you will upload along with your CV/resume. If you wish to include any such supporting documentation, please reference them in your essay in the appropriate place with the file name written in square brackets, for example [MyGraph1].

  • In order to help you tailor your own CV/resume for the scholarship application we have provided two examples of a resume written by former scholars.

            Application example resume #1
            Application example resume #2


How to apply

Please note that candidates should apply via EmployAbility’s site. You will not be able to apply directly via Google.

Should you wish to discuss any aspect of the application process with EmployAbility, including mitigating circumstances which have affected your academic and/or work experiences, please contact us at

We run first year, internship, and graduate programmes, as well as vacation schemes and training contract opportunities, with our inclusive employer partners. Applying through us, you can be confident that you will be competing on a level playing field, and be provided with full support. You can also benefit from our employer insight days and skills workshops to maximise your chances of success. 

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